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Senior Engineering Manager

#productengineering, #Kubernetes

Job Location

Remote, North America time zones

United States

Salary range

Type of Job

Full Time




Published Date

Application closes

Job Reference


About us

Weaveworks was founded in 2014 and is the company behind popular Kubernetes tools like Flux, Scope, Cortex, EKSCTL (the official CLI for Amazon EKS) and the flagship enterprise product Weave Kubernetes Platform (WKP).

Our mission is to help the world’s leading organizations adopt Kubernetes and other Cloud Native technologies and working practices. Enterprises use our products and services to build better software and operate it reliably, at scale. Our approach brings together container-based application deployment, Kubernetes, and operations tooling in a model we call GitOps.

About the job

Are you an engineering manager who cares deeply about empowering developers, helping them build better software and scaling teams? Are you enthusiastic about open source, continuous delivery and modern engineering practices? Would you like to put everything you’ve learnt about high-performing teams into action to improve developer experience and system reliability in our industry? We have a team of talented engineers building software in the Kubernetes ecosystem that we’d like you to meet.

Weaveworks helps enterprises build better software and operate it reliably, at scale. We’re thought-leaders and industry-changers when it comes to Cloud Native technologies and practices. We created open source tools you’re probably familiar with; Flux, Scope and EKSCTL. Our approach - GitOps - is where continuous delivery meets Cloud Native and puts enterprises on the path to continuous everything.

In the trifecta of People, Product, and Process, this role lands in People.You’ll grow and nurture an engineering organisation that is well-regarded, diverse, and regarded as experts in their field. You’ll help us balance engineering efforts that both serve a community and contribute directly to revenue generation. Our portfolio includes established, category-leading products like Flux, products we’re incubating that are yet to be released and our flagship enterprise product, Weaveworks Kubernetes Platform.

You will get to;

  • Manage distributed and remote engineering teams

  • Grow a healthy and collaborative global engineering team by recruiting and retaining amazing software engineers

  • Coach and mentor individuals and teams to help them realize their full potential

  • Partner with other engineering managers to define, advance and advocate the principles of our engineering standards, practices and vision

  • Partner with Product Management to align engineering priorities so that we deliver rapid value to our customers and open source community users

  • Contribute to strategic planning

  • Continue to build your profile, represent Weaveworks with clients and in open source community contexts

  • Collaborate with your peers, teams, product management and our exec team to create a co-ordinated product stack across open source and commercial offerings

We're looking for

  • You’re a former software engineer who has moved into an engineering leadership role in an agile, open source leaning environment

  • Finding an organisation that would make great use of your intelligence, integrity, ideas and inquisitive nature is really important to you right now

  • You have a track record of helping high-performing, highly technical, remote-first teams ship great products

  • You have a pragmatic approach to agile processes and organisational change management

  • Building balanced and inclusive teams while scaling fast is important to you

  • You have an interest in or prior experience leading open source projects

  • You bring breadth of open source engineering practice experiences

This role reports to Cornelia Davis, our CTO. We welcome candidates with interesting and diverse backgrounds, for example fluency in multiple languages and cultures.


Weaveworks is family-friendly, with the option of flexible hours and working practices 

Weaveworks has an extensive WFH policy and benefits, ensuring that you have the right tools no matter where you are.

#Weaveworks is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Weaveworks considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. Weaveworks is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Black lives matter.


United States

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