Engineering Manager

at Puppet, Inc. Portland, OR

Hi, I’m AJ Johnson, Sr. Director of Engineering, at Puppet, 

I’m looking for an Engineering Manager to be a key part of the Puppet teams delivering new capabilities for our flagship product. If you’re eager to lead 2-3 established teams of talented and engaged engineers working on hard problems that directly change the shape of software used on millions of systems every day, then this is the job for you! You’ll guide a diverse set of engineers collaborating across multiple teams—working on a multitude of projects that form the core value of Puppet Enterprise to help us meet the ever-changing needs of our expanding customer base.  

You’ll coordinate with a variety of teams and groups within Puppet—such as Product Management, User Experience, and Technical Documentation to help ensure that the engineering team can ship new features quickly and with confidence. As an Engineering Manager, you are passionate about building high-performing and engaged development teams. When you hear “that’s the way we’ve always done it” you see it as an opportunity for improvement.  Clear vision, fast feedback loops, and engaged teams are your mantra. 

Meaningful work you’ll contribute 

  • You’ll coordinate with a variety of teams and groups within Puppet such as Product Management, User Experience, and Technical Publications to help ensure that the engineering team can ship product quickly and with confidence. 
  • Help set a vision for where we want to take our products and chart a course for how best to execute on that vision. Our products form the backbone upon which our customers build their infrastructure and deploy their critical applications, and you’ll help make sure they continue to delight users in all the ways typical enterprise software doesn’t!
  • Guide, nurture, and develop 2 or more extraordinary (and established) teams of talented and engaged engineers who will lead Puppet into its next phase of growth.
  • You’ll be part of a peer group that values being supportive, learning and sharing.

You are… 

  • A hands on manager with a knack for identifying the right solutions that best address customers’ needs while weighing technical trade-offs. You are eager to impact the business. 
  • A leader who values engagement over assignment and knows the importance of team retrospectives.
  • Able to proactively sense looming process or personnel problems early enough so we can react appropriately.
  • Not afraid to make tough decisions, and are able to effectively prioritize the most important projects that will return the greatest impact for our customers.
  • The customer’s champion. We serve our customers by managing their expectations and delivering what we promise.

Valuable experiences and skills you’ll bring to Puppet

  • You’ve successfully lead a sizable team (~5-10+) of software engineers and have ~5+ years experience managing engineering teams.
  • You have a history of building high performing teams working on multiple projects across different technology stacks. 
  • You’re an effective leader and you understand how to make an existing team work better as a group—keeping the team effective and functional as we add new people of varying backgrounds and experience. You have familiarity with front-end development methodologies and tooling.
  • Track record of shipping high-quality software on time using agile principles.
  • You have expertise applying different processes to best enable your teams to achieve success.
  • You’re able to successfully navigate change and coach employees through transition.

We are hiring at various experience levels and we’re particularly interested in having a diverse team with a broad set of skills and viewpoints. If this seems like your dream job, but you’re not sure if you qualify, apply anyway!

*Visa Sponsorship

Please note, this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

About Puppet

Puppet’s core mission is to eliminate soul crushing work. We created the industry standard for managing infrastructure as code. And we didn’t stop there—our product portfolio has grown to help organizations automate across their entire software delivery lifecycle. With more than two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies using Puppet’s open source or commercial products, our code is helping power thousands of organizations across the world.

As the industry leader in DevOps solutions, we realize that our success is a collective effort; all made possible by the incredible people working here, our customers, partners, and Puppet community. Our culture is built on positivity, diversity, inclusivity and support—and we seek people who are resilient, entrepreneurial-minded, team players who continually strive to be incrementally better every single day. In our work together we aim to be curious, accountable, empathetic and, above all, collaborative. If this sounds like the environment you’d thrive in, why not say hello?

Learn more about Puppet by checking out the values we live by and the awesome benefits and perks we offer employees!

Puppet is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact +1-877-575-9775 for assistance.

 

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An equal opportunity employer

Puppet is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact recruiter@puppet.com for assistance.

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