Engineering Manager Grafana Labs

  • The core focus of the role is on people management but you should have enough technical skills/understanding of our stack to manage a highly technical team/product.
  • You will act as project manager as well as working with product owners to ensure the product roadmap is defined and up-to-date
  • You have a strong software engineering background and are capable of engaging in technical conversations and challenging teams to arrive at strong technical decisions themselves
  • You will be comfortable working with engineering teams who have a strong sense of autonomy in their decision making, be it technical or product focussed
  • While you’re great with people and adept at managing relationships, you still keep up-to-date with the latest technical trends and shifts in order to maintain and enhance your understanding of the challenges your teams face
  • Ideally you will have a Computer Science degree or equivalent experience and have worked as a Software Engineer before moving into Management
  • We use the following technologies: JavaScript, React, Angular, Vue, JavaScript/Typescript & Nodejs. We also work with Go, Python and/or C/C++ for back-end development.
  • You will have familiarity with using and building RESTful APIs
  • For roles managing our front end teams you will need a solid understanding of HTML & CSS/LESS/SCSS development
  • Familiarity with Git, Linux, Prometheus, Graphite, Influxdb and/or Elasticsearch would all be a strong advantage
Your day-to-day will include
  • Regular 1:1s to ensure your direct reports are motivated, happy and engaged
  • Coaching and mentoring of your direct reports
  • Providing continuous feedback to engineers to ensure that they can add value while maintaining high standards
  • Contributing to and reviewing design documents for upcoming features
  • Ensuring features are well-defined and ready for development
  • Advising your reports on how to break down features into tasks
  • Collaborating with our Engineering Leaders to help define and influence product strategy, roadmaps and technical designs
  • Maintaining headcount by working with our People Ops team to attract and hire talent

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