We are interviewing and onboarding 100% virtually at this time. PagerDuty is focused on inclusion and employee well-being by building a culture that isn’t location specific and gives equal opportunity to everyone—regardless of where you are working. Unless your job requirements make it necessary to be in a company office, you may choose to work in-office, remotely, or hybrid.

For teams that build and run the digital systems that power businesses, PagerDuty’s operations cloud for the modern enterprise empowers the right action, when seconds matter. With over 600 integrations and powerful automation capabilities, we make it easy to stay on top of urgent, mission-critical work and keep your digital services always on.

We’re continuing to expand our international presence, opening an office in Lisbon, Portugal to support our ongoing innovation and high demand for our product. We’re growing fast and looking for ambitious people who share our values and customer devotion mindset to join our high caliber team.

Why We Need You

We're looking for a General Manager & Engineering Site Lead to take on the challenge of establishing PagerDuty’s expansion to Lisbon, Portugal. The successful candidate will be responsible for hiring, inspiring, growing, and retaining the best and brightest talent in the region. 

In this role, we value collaboration heavily; you’ll be part of our Global Engineering leadership team and work closely with other group leaders in Engineering organization - currently all in North America.  In our roles in Engineering, we are true partners with Product Management to help construct ambitious roadmaps.  You will be responsible for building the local engineering team in collaboration with your talent acquisition partners. You will execute on large-scale projects, participate in important decisions, and help set the standards & processes that drive all of Engineering.  You’ll also work cross-functionally with Product Management, Legal, and our customers to support other parts of the business on important company initiatives.  We build a product for Engineers - our input is both valued and needed in departments outside of Engineering!

As the senior leader of the Lisbon location, you will be the key pillar in our new office and the cultural ambassador for PagerDuty in your region.  While this office will start with Engineering, we anticipate having other job functions grow there over time.  You must lead by example, and live the PagerDuty cultural values in your day to day actions.  Culture and people are what make PagerDuty an incredible company and place to work, and you will be the integral factor to making this a success in our new location.  A large part of your time will be spent in rapidly recruiting the best Engineering talent and helping integrate the new team members into the PagerDuty culture.  We anticipate approximately 25% of your time will be focused on the success of the expansion to Lisbon including ongoing communication with key cross-functional leaders globally regarding overall status of the region.  You will have support from an Office Manager who will be responsible for general office duties and handling specific questions and issues for local employees, vendors, customers, etc. 

This position will report directly to the VP of Engineering with a matrix relationship to the SVP, Engineering and will have company-wide exposure and visibility.


  • You will be one of the first hires for the new office in Lisbon and initially as we grow and expand the office, you will be the main representative of PagerDuty.  You’ll be a big part of helping build the PagerDuty “brand” in the local market in order to attract the best talent.
  • Help recruit, lead and inspire teams of engineers working on agile, cross-functional teams to deliver great software
  • Interact with internal engineering teams to resolve dependencies
  • Make pragmatic trade-off decisions on resourcing and priority
  • Work with the rest of Engineering and Product leadership at PagerDuty on cross-team initiatives, both cultural and technical
  • Work cross-functionally with other departments in the Lisbon office to offer support and leadership where needed.
  • Understand local laws and customs and understand how we can best work within them while still achieving our goals. 

Skills and Experience

  • 8+ years of software development experience
  • 5+ years of people management experience leading technical teams
  • Ability to operate at both a tactical and a strategic level 
  • Proven experience in coaching, mentoring, influencing, and inspiring Engineering leaders on both technical and management tracks.
  • Proven success in collaborating and influencing multiple functions and groups to achieve desired goals.
  • Ability to hire well AND quickly, including by utilizing your personal network.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Ability to host meetings for large groups of people and an ability to inspire by setting vision and direction
  • Able to both collaborate with and negotiate with peers inside and outside of Engineering
  • A passion for building collaborative, inclusive engineering teams
  • Deeply networked in the region and have the industry contacts in hiring/recruitment firms
  • Strong delivery mindset and ability to use product and engineering metrics to drive decision making
  • Previous experience working in a SaaS company with a deep understanding of Agile software development practices is preferred.  
  • Strong business acumen, and comfortable interacting with regional customers directly when needed
  • Previous experience in being a “Site Lead” and setting up an Engineering office in a new region for a multinational company is preferred
  • A genuine interest and willingness to learn PagerDuty’s culture and values and be a strong proponent for them.

Not sure if you qualify?

Apply anyway! We extend opportunities to a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you're new to the corporate world, returning to work after a gap in employment, or simply looking to transition or take the next step in your career path, we are excited to connect with you.

PagerDuty Offers

We are dedicated to providing a culture where our people are happy, enabled and inspired to do their best. One of the ways we do this is by developing a comprehensive total rewards approach that supports employees and their loved ones. As a global organization, our programs are competitive with industry standards and aligned with local laws and regulations. 

Your package may include:

  • Competitive salary and company equity
  • Comprehensive benefits package from day one
  • ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Program)
  • Retirement or pension plan
  • Paid parental leave - up to 22 weeks for pregnant parent, up to 12 weeks for non-pregnant parent (some countries have longer leave standards and we comply with local laws)
  • Generous paid vacation time 
  • Paid holidays and sick leave
  • Paid employee volunteer time - 20 hours per year
  • Bi-annual company-wide hack weeks
  • Mental wellness programs
  • Dutonian Wellness Days - scheduled company-wide paid days off in addition to PTO and scheduled holidays
  • HibernationDuty - a week each year when everyone at PagerDuty, with the exception of a small, coverage crew, is asked to take a much needed break to truly disconnect and recharge

About PagerDuty

PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD) is a global leader in digital operations management, serving over 14,000 customers and 850,000 users worldwide, including 65% of the Fortune 100. 

For the teams who build and run digital systems, PagerDuty is the best way to manage the urgent, mission-critical work that is essential to keeping digital services always on. We make it easy to handle any unplanned task, event, or opportunity, right away.

Led by CEO Jennifer Tejada, 50% of our board of directors is comprised of women, 45% of our managers are from underrepresented groups, and we are a proud member of the Pledge 1% Movement, committed to donating 1% Equity, 1% Employee time, and 1% Product to accelerate change in our communities. We are Great Place to Work-certified™ and our product is top rated in its category on TrustRadius

From how we build our teams to who sits in the boardroom, we hope you can see yourself at PagerDuty.

Learn more: Social Impact; Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity; Culture

Additional Information

PagerDuty is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. PagerDuty does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, parental status, veteran status, or disability status.

PagerDuty is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process. Should you require accommodation, please email accommodation@pagerduty.com and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

Our stewardship of the data of many thousands of customers means that a background check is required to join PagerDuty. We will, nonetheless, consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with local requirements.

PagerDuty uses the E-Verify employment verification program.

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