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Engineering Manager, Developer Effectiveness



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Harness is a high-growth startup that is disrupting the software delivery market. Our mission is to enable the 30 million software developers in the world to deliver code to their users reliably, efficiently, securely and quickly, increasing customers’ pace of innovation while improving the developer experience. We offer solutions for every step of the software delivery lifecycle to build, test, secure, deploy and manage reliability, feature flags and cloud costs. The Harness Software Delivery Platform includes modules for CI, CD, Cloud Cost Management, Feature Flags, Service Reliability Management, Security Testing Orchestration, Chaos Engineering, and continues to expand at an incredibly fast pace.
Harness is led by technologist and entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal, who founded AppDynamics and sold it to Cisco for $3.7B. We’re backed with $425M in venture financing from top-tier VC and strategic firms, including J.P. Morgan, Capital One Ventures, Citi Ventures, ServiceNow, Splunk Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Adage Capital Partners, Balyasny Asset Management, Gaingels, Harmonic Growth Partners, Menlo Ventures, IVP, Unusual Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Alkeon Capital, Battery Ventures, Sorenson Capital, Thomvest Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.
This is an amazing opportunity to be involved in a high-growth, high-potential startup. In this role, we are looking for an experienced, hands-on engineering leader who has deep knowledge in web technologies and large scale distributed systems
We're seeking A players to work with A players. We're a high-growth company on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to revolutionize deployment tools & continuous delivery. Be a part of it.


  • Lead the vision and roadmap for a simple and friendly inner loop for developers at Harness. Work with internal engineering teams, understand their pain points, and set a clear vision and roadmap to improve the effectiveness of the software development lifecycle
  • Provide leadership and technical oversight for a team of up to 4-5 engineers in India and US. This is a hands-on role and you will be expected to spend 50% of the time in implementation cycles
  • Partner with the rest of the engineering teams to understand the experiences and needs of their team's code, build and test cycle.
  • Stay on top of industry trends for developer effectiveness and establish yourself as a domain authority both inside and outside of Harness
  • Cultivate an environment of technical excellence, humility, and continual improvement to form a team that can successfully take on complex challenges across multiple technical domains
  • Hire, and retain a diverse and exceptional group of engineers and foster inclusivity and belonging


  • Proficiency with branching strategies, pull requests, code reviews, and the ability to understand the details of software development to guide your team on best practices and technical implementation decisions. 4+ years of prior coding experience as a developer and 2+ years of leading a small engineering team is a must for this role
  • You are comfortable writing the roadmap -- not just following one
  • You are passionate about coaching and leading other engineers but love to code/debug when the opportunity arises
  • Leadership skills to communicate decisions across multiple teams in a timely manner
  • Track record of successfully hiring, coaching, and mentoring engineering teams


  • Experience building a transformative product
  • End-to-end ownership of your projects
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefit
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Paid Time Off and Parental Leave
  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual social and team-building events
  • TGIF-Off program
  • Remote office stipend
  • Monthly internet reimbursement
  • Monthly Food & Beverage Reimbursement Program


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.