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Engineering Manager


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Why CircleCI?

Great Benefits

Regardless of location, we prioritize the health and wellness of our employees and their families. In addition to unlimited PTO, we offer generous parental leave and benefits that can cover employees and dependents up to 100%. We also offer quarterly wellness days, wellness reimbursement, and Cleo for new parents.


At CircleCI, employees have ample opportunity to learn new skills, including project-based learning and presentations from our colleagues. Your continued professional development is important to us because it’s important to you.


What does it mean to work at CircleCI? For us, flexibility is key.

At CircleCI, we enable developers to do better work every day. We’re solely focused on helping our customers build, test and deploy code faster, with confidence. We’re seeking hardworking engineering managers to join us for the adventure.  In this role, you will challenge and support our engineers with the individual in mind and focus on helping to build a great culture that values diversity, inclusion, action orientation, and openness. We’re looking for a manager to support our Deploy and Release space, providing easy-to-adopt, easy-to-use continuous delivery and release automation and insights.

What you’ll be doing

This role is a people management position focused on engineering strategy and team performance as well as the growth of engineers. Your recurring tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • People Development: Attract, onboard, and retain diverse top talent. Develop people and the team through coaching, mentoring, and management support. Conduct regular 1:1s, goal setting, and feedback conversations with engineers and support them in their career path. Continuously work to improve inclusion and belonging.
  • Business Value Delivery: Ensure incremental value delivery and high-quality standards for the team while supporting strategic work in collaboration with partners in Design, Product, and Data.
  • Process and Collaboration: Maintain high levels of transparency and efficiency, with other development teams, product managers, and other stakeholders. You’ll also be involved in broader organizational development and cross-team initiatives with the rest of our engineering management team. 
  • Technical Enablement: Help grow the expertise of your team’s performance, reliability, resilience, scalability, maintainable architecture, and experimentation. 

Who you are

  • People Management: You have proven experience managing, mentoring, and training software engineers, including establishing teams and attracting top talent. Bonus points if you have done so in a fast-paced and growing startup environment.
  • Remote Work: CircleCI is a remote-first company and you should have some experience leading and motivating a distributed team.
  • Delivery: You do not “boil the ocean” but prefer to deliver solutions incrementally, perhaps with a little bit of experimentation and innovation along the way. You know the ins and outs of modern software engineering practices and how to apply them to drive effective, timely, high-quality delivery and achievement of your team’s goals. Experience with agile methodologies is an asset for this position. 
  • Learning: You bring action orientation and seek to continuously improve the teams you work with. You excel in a culture centered on open communication, strong feedback, quick experimentation, blamelessness, and embracing failure to learn from it.
  • Communication: You believe in open and honest communication and work to cultivate this within the team and organization. You approach everything with an open mind and listen to different perspectives before determining a path forward.
  • Technical: We don’t expect you to write or review code on a regular basis, but you should be technical enough to earn your team’s trust, facilitate discussions and decisions, anticipate pitfalls, and occasionally be the tiebreaker in technical conversations. 


CircleCI welcomes those passionate about learning and evolving, so however you identify and whatever your background, if this looks like a role where you could do your best work, we hope you’ll apply.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

About CircleCI

CircleCI is the world’s largest continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, and the hub where code moves from idea to delivery. As one of the most-used DevOps tools - processing more than 3 million jobs a day - CircleCI has unique access to data on how the most effective engineering teams work, and the tools to help software companies successfully leverage the power of AI into their commercial applications. Companies like Hinge, HuggingFace, and Samsung use us to improve engineering team productivity, release better products, and get to market faster.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in downtown San Francisco with a global, remote workforce, CircleCI is venture-backed by Base10, Greenspring Associates, Eleven Prime, IVP, Sapphire Ventures, Top Tier Capital Partners, Baseline Ventures, Threshold
Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Owl Rock Capital, Next Equity Partners, Heavybit, and Harrison Metal Capital. 

CircleCI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.