CircleCI is looking for Engineering Team Leads to support our engineering teams in continuously delivering user value. If you bring an engineering background and are excited about helping engineers deliver user value every day, and want to grow further towards engineering management, this role could be for you. 

The Team Lead role is an essential part of our distributed engineering organization, and Team Leads play a key role in helping teams be healthy and understand and shape their daily work on delivering value to our users. As a Team Lead at CircleCI, you’ll become part of one of our engineering teams. You’ll spend around 80% of your time supporting your team, and around 20% of your time on hands-on technical work. The Team Lead role is the first step on CircleCI's engineering management career track.

 Who you'll work with:

You'll join a distributed, cross-functional team of 6-8 people that includes both product and site reliability engineers. You'll collaborate with other Team Leads and work closely with:

  • Tech Leads: senior engineers responsible for driving technical decisions within their own teams and across the engineering organization.
  • Product Manager: collaborate with Product and your engineer teammates to solve our customers’ biggest challenges, jointly define milestones, and guide the team's weekly planning.
  • Engineering Managers: you'll report directly to an engineering manager who supports 1-2 teams on a more strategic level, coordinates staffing, and supports career development of you and your teammates.

You will have a direct impact in the following ways:

As a Team Lead at CircleCI, you’ll have impact in the following areas:

  • User value delivery: Ensure incremental value delivery and high-quality standards for your team. Partner with product managers to plan your team's strategic work.
  • Facilitation: Guide your team’s agile ceremonies on an ongoing basis. Plan and prepare those together with the Product Manager and Tech Lead for your team.
  • Planning: Collaborate with the engineering and product leadership teams on longer-term, strategic  planning. Develop measurable OKRs and ensure the team utilises them to guide their work.

  • Knowledge sharing: Ensure that your teammates continue to learn and grow together as a team.
  • Process and Product: Maintain high levels of transparency, efficiency, and collaboration in your team, as well as with your peers and your team’s Product Manager.
  • Supporting growth of your team and your teammates: Work with your teammates and engineering leadership to make use of opportunities to grow.
  • Feedback & communication: Provide feedback to your teammates, as well as engineering leadership, on a regular basis. Communicate you team's progress towards its goals.
  • Technical work: In this role, you’ll spend 10-20% of your time coding, with frequent pair programming

About you:

This role is most suited for folks with an engineering background who have started doing project and process management work already.—Do you love collaboration and teamwork? Are you eager to learn new things and help others learn, too? Are you a strong communicator in both synchronous and asynchronous mediums? If so, here’s the additional experience we’re looking for:

  • 1+ year of experience in agile/lean project management with engineering teams (or similar roles). You understand modern software engineering practices and how to apply them to ensure continuous incremental delivery of user value. You know how to utilise metrics and agile ceremonies to continuously improve the way your team operates.
  • Remote work: You bring at least 6 months of experience working with distributed teams.
  • Technical skills: At least 2 years of experience crafting code in Clojure, Go, or another functional programming language.
  • Learning: You bias towards action, both in your own work, as well as in your enablement of others, and bring a drive to continuously help your team improve.
  • Communication and teamwork: You’re an effective communicator and collaborator. You thrive on building strong relationships with your teammates and stakeholders for your team.

We know there’s no such thing as an “ideal” candidate - we’re all a work in progress and are growing new skills and capabilities all the time. CircleCI welcomes those who are enthusiastic about learning and evolving, so however you identify and whatever your background, if this looks like a role where you could do work that excites you, we hope you’ll apply.


About CircleCI

CircleCI is the best platform for software teams looking to rapidly build quality projects, at scale. Our intelligent continuous integration and delivery tools are simple yet powerful. Our aim is to provide the wisdom of a connected development ecosystem to every team member making technology decisions.

We run 12M+ builds a month on our platform for companies like Spotify, Kickstarter, Sony, and Coinbase. Over 25,000 organizations and 300,000 developers actively build, test, and deploy on CircleCI. We’ve raised $59.5M in venture capital from Industry Ventures, Top Tier Capital, Scale Venture Partners, DFJ, Harrison Metal Capital, and Baseline Ventures.

We are a globally distributed team working towards the common goal of being the standard bearer for continuous integration and deployment software. We are looking for people who are interested in helping us shape software engineering best practices for the industry as a whole.

CircleCI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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