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Software Engineering Manager

  • Location

    Philadelphia

  • Type

    Full-Time Job

  • Category

    Dev / Eng

Linode’s software engineering team is seeking an experienced manager who has the right balance of technical knowhow and aptitude for managing and leading by example. In this role, you will be responsible for working with a diverse team of developers, project management, and company leadership to deliver on the product roadmap across multiple sectors of the company.

Linode’s software engineers are a highly skilled set of individuals who work in an agile environment are directly responsible for all facets of the company’s products: new product rollout, maintaining existing systems, and responding to mission-critical events. In this role, you’ll be expected to collaborate regularly with Linode’s executive team and other department heads. This role requires a high level of strategizing all the way down to daily implementation and maintenance. Strategic thinking and a proven track record of web development are a must.

Founded in 2003, Linode is a leading cloud hosting provider with more than 400,000 customers worldwide served out of eight global datacenters. Linode invests heavily in its people and has set the bar for excellence in the cloud hosting industry. Our customer service, development, ops, hardware, marketing, and documentation teams are all part of making Linode the most simple, powerful and reliable hosting provider. This industry moves fast, but we’re committed to hiring the kind of people who can stay a step ahead and keep us – and themselves – at the top.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead, mentor, and continue to build a team of top software engineers in an agile environment
  • Maintain a best-in-class engineering 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 software development in a large-scale environment
  • Lead by example, care for your team, and establish credibility with the quality of your and your team’s technical execution
  • Participate in product and project design and retrospective meetings
  • Monitor the activities of the software engineering team to remove any roadblocks and ensure timely completion of all work tasks

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience managing an engineering and/or development team responsible for customer-facing web applications
  • 6 years of relevant technical work experience, web development experience highly preferred with progressively increasing responsibility
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field preferred
  • Strong understanding of Linux, virtualization, and networking concepts
  • Understanding and familiarity of the fundamentals of Linux scripting languages; Bash, Python, Perl, 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
  • Experience with agile development methodologies (e.g. SCRUM)
  • Willingness to assist with occasional on-call situations that may arise, requiring your leadership

About Us

Even if you’ve never heard of Linode, one of the world’s first and largest open source-focused cloud hosting providers, you likely frequent a website or use an application that wouldn’t exist without it.

With a platform that boasts nearly half a million users around the world and growing, it might come as a surprise that Linode is based in Haddonfield, New Jersey — though the company will call Philadelphia home when it moves into its new headquarters on 3rd and Arch Streets later this year.

It wouldn’t be the first surprise Linode has to offer.

Though the company is, by all means, a major tech player, its growth has been organic and its values have not changed. There aren’t many layers between engineers and C-level executives, feedback is always taken seriously and the impact employees have on the company, its customers and the Linode community is visible on a day-to-day basis.

Fostering a supportive environment is a big part of Linode’s company culture and the backbone of the work the company does. The team is passionate about solving problems and helping people, and as a result, professional growth at Linode is bound only by individual ambitions.

As one employee put it, “There’s no ceiling here.”

Linode has never stopped looking for new tech talent, and they’ll continue to look for new teammates as the company and its online community continue to grow.

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