We're seeking a Manager of System Engineering to build and lead a top notch operations team. Linode’s System and Reliability Engineers work day in and day out to ensure that hundreds of thousands of users can seamlessly utilize their Linode service without a glitch. You would be responsible for leading this team, but certainly won’t be hesitant to jump besides them and get your hands dirty when duty calls.

As a technical manager, you lead a team of highly skilled individuals and are directly responsible for Linode’s critical internal infrastructure, guiding and directing your team, and enabling our engineers to deliver the best cloud hosting solution on the market. Although you have management experience, you are passionate about technology and are capable of performing the role of any engineer below you. As with anyone we hire, the ability to communicate and mesh with your team is crucial.

You will report directly to Linode’s Chief Executive Officer and will regularly collaborate with Linode’s executive team. This role requires high level strategizing all the way down to daily implementation and maintenance. You are a strategic thinker with a background in system engineering concepts. The position may require occasional on-call responsibilities that may arise requiring your leadership.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead, mentor, and continue to build a team of top system engineers in an agile environment
  • Maintain a best-in-class engineering and operations team supported by an internal environment based upon teamwork, innovation, and dedication to quality
  • Work closely with the other engineering and product leadership departments to architect solid technical design and approach to operations in a large-scale environment
  • Lead by example, care for your team, and establish credibility with the quality of you and your team’s technical execution
  • Own end-to-end availability and performance of mission critical infrastructure and assist in monitoring, automation, and tools development to prevent problem reoccurrence
  • Monitor the activities of the systems engineers to remove any roadblocks and ensure timely completion of all work tasks

Minimum Requirements

  • 5 years of experience managing an engineering and/or operations team responsible for critical systems
  • 10 years of relevant technical work experience in a DevOps or SysAdmin role
  • Strong understanding of Linux, virtualization, and networking concepts
  • Practical hands-on experience with open source programming languages: Python, JavaScript, Ruby, Perl, etc.
  • Experience with open source configuration management tools: SaltStack, Chef, Puppet, Vagrant, Ansible, etc.
  • Experience with version control; specifically Git and GitHub
  • Excellent project management, interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to drive and implement ideas in an agile environment
  • Must be able to participate in 24/7 incident response
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field preferred

Work With Us

  • Flexible work hours: We have flexible start times and a very generous paid time off package.
  • Unbelievable benefits: We provide comprehensive health insurance, 401(k) contributions, a profit- sharing program, and pension plans.
  • Monthly wellness reimbursements: up to $100 towards gym memberships, diet plans, massages, etc.
  • A Macbook Pro: to use around the office and at home.
  • Free hosting service: Take advantage of some Linode service - we’ll pick up the tab.
  • Linode Lunch: What goes better with technology than food? Nothing. We’ll bring in a catered lunch every week.
  • Competitive salary: It all begins with fair compensation. We believe in paying people well and rewarding those who go the extra mile.
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