Stacklok is an innovative software supply chain security startup founded by Kubernetes co-founder, Craig McLuckie and Sigstore founder, Luke Hinds. Our mission is to make it easier to securely develop software. With our deep expertise in open-source technologies and commitment to enhancing software security, we are seeking highly skilled and motivated individuals to join our team. This is a rare opportunity to join a startup at an early stage, and to be part of a team that is committed to building something truly innovative and impactful. Learn more about Stacklok’s mission, virtues, and leadership, HERE.


This is a hybrid-remote role requiring on-site work at our London office, 3 days per week. Our office is located in the WeWork at 1 Mark Square London, EC2A 4EG

Elevator Pitch

Stacklok just launched two new products, Trusty and Minder, that help developers and open source communities keep their software secure and choose safer dependencies. As we look ahead, we are expanding the platform to meet our customers' needs and demands. To ensure that, we are seeking a Sr. Manager to help grow our engineering team.

As a Sr. Manager you will be focused on scaling the Software Engineering team. It’s a unique opportunity to help us sharpen hiring practices, design engineering processes that optimize team interactions and fast feedback loops.  You’ll collaborate and contribute to the engineering roadmap, drive technical excellence and collaborate with other teams across engineering to deliver more secure, performant and engaging platform experiences that helps developers fortify the software supply chain.

Role Success: 6-12 Month Expectations

  • Deliver Stacklok’s commercial software as a service platform.
  • Acclimatize to the team, understanding the workflows, processes, and ongoing projects. This includes getting to know team members, the company culture, and the specific tools and technologies used by Stacklok.
  • Build the foundation for Stacklok’s growth: Hire, lead, grow and coach a team of 7-10 engineers. Help them develop new skills and experiences that help grow their career.
  • Create plans (roadmap/milestones/sprints) that bring visibility to timelines and risks while creating a sustainable pace for the team.
  • Create a culture of accountability and excellence.

In this Role, You will have the Opportunity to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of our senior leadership goals and strategic priorities. Amplify and personalize goals and priorities so individual contributors feel deeply connected to the mission.
  • Define and refine engineering hiring practices and ensuring a high quality and  consistent candidate experience
    Responsible for executing day to day operations of the team (stand ups, Sprint planning, 1 on 1s, etc.)
  • Build a high performing engineering culture with psychological safety and empathy
    This role will require you to build strong relationships and partnerships across the company including other Engineering Managers, Engineers, and Product, and Marketing.

We know from experience that not ticking every box on the skills sections stops many from applying. Please apply regardless of your self-assessment -- we want to hear from you! We have seen candidates succeed with a diverse range of skills and experiences.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Must be a self-starter, self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Familiarity with distributed and highly available systems and have strong technical foundation.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and growing engineering teams including managing managers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving and management skills.
  • Proven experience leading and executing complex, cross team projects with distributed teams.
  • Experience leading teams through ambiguous situations and delivering business impact.
  • Expertise in agile software development practices.
  • A commitment and drive for quality, technical excellence and impactful business outcomes.
  • Experience within domains such as cybersecurity, developer tooling, DevOps, or cloud infrastructure, is highly advantageous.


Why Join Us?

At Stacklok, you will be a part of a culture that values open communication, collaboration, and innovation. We offer a competitive salary package and flexible work hours. If you’re a self-motivated and result-driven individual with a passion for designing and building secure, scalable, distributed systems, and you want to be part of the most exciting startup in the secure supply chain space, come and join us!

Stacklok Inc, is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law.

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