Manager, Engineering (1451)


Acquia is looking for a manager to lead engineers with systems and software responsibilities to work on our Cloud Data team. The ideal candidate strives to lead a high performing team and recognizes their work is never done. The candidate also is comfortable working in a large organization, operates as a true teammate, has technical expertise to ask the right questions, is a thoughtful communicator, and is a leader with empathy. This leader should be highly organized and pushing for success through effective prioritization, retrospecting on continuous improvements, and driving change. Technical experience in things  like AWS, Ruby, APIs, Kubernetes, Linux, Docker, and Jenkins are desired. Conceptual knowledge of DevOps, domain-driven concepts, and infrastructure-as-code are also helpful.

Responsible for ...

Managing people and technical outcomes:

  • Experience leading teams and people responsible for systems and software
  • Knowledge of Agile practices and software development lifecycle methodologies
  • Experience with effective product engineering practices
  • Familiar with project management concepts
  • Ability to inspire change through identifying bottlenecks, resolving blockers, and leading improvement opportunities
  • Experience with quality engineering, DevOps, and CI/CD
  • Ability to form good partnerships with Product Managers, Product Owners, and other departments   

The ideal candidate is …

Skills required include, but not limited to:

  • Active listening skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Leadership skills and a positive, can-do attitude
  • Emphasizes work/life balance and team morale
  • Ability to break down complex problems into smaller, concrete steps and outcomes
  • Committed to a positive culture
  • Background in technically relevant areas
  • Facilitating cross-team collaboration through RFCs, reviews, and historical work
  • Background in systems maintenance, automation, release management, and testing strategies

Nice to have skills

  • Desire to perform technical work on an as-needed basis
  • Experience with Ruby or AWS RDS/EGS
  • Desired to have previous people management experience

Job Qualifications

  • 6+ years of working within a team focused on cloud systems and development 
  • 4+ years (senior) hands-on experience building similar solutions
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline preferred.
  • Proven delivery skills, working with software engineering teams in an Agile environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Individuals seeking employment at Acquia are considered without regard to race, color, religion, caste, creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Whatever you answer will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter.


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