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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 11/30/2016

Puppet Portland, OR

Company
Puppet
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
274186
AJE Ref #
576081144
Location
Portland, OR
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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SUMMARY OF ROLE

Puppet is seeking an engineering manager to be a key part of the Puppet team delivering our products. You ll be leading a diverse set of engineers to help keep our technology state of the art through our Open Source projects and commercial offerings. You ll help manage, grow, and develop the team, ensuring they are well-equipped to handle not just our current challenges, but also things we ve yet to start but are in the pipeline.

You ll coordinate with a variety of groups within Puppet such as Release, QA, User Experience, and Operations to help ensure that the engineering team can ship product quickly and with confidence. Our products form the backbone upon which our customers build their infrastructure and deploy their critical applications, and you ll be helping make sure our products continue to delight users in all the ways typical enterprise software doesn t!

If you want to work at a rapidly growing company, manage a fantastic team of engineers working on hard problems, and change the shape of software used on millions of systems every day, then this is the job for you!



QUALIFICATIONS

* You understand the value of engineering process, but you also understand the value in making such changes gently and incrementally.

* Excellent team-building and leadership skills. You understand how to take an existing team and make them work better as a group, and you know how to keep the team effective and functional as we add new people of varying background and experience.

* You know how to handle local employees, employees on the opposite coast, and employees on The Far Side of the World.

* You understand the particulars of and differences between developing open source and commercial software.

* You have experience working with a polyglot team (our developers work in JavaScript, Clojure, and C++).

* Track record of shipping high-quality software using agile or kanban principles.

* Obsessive follow-through; absolute inability to let a ball drop.

* Can sense looming process or personnel problems early enough so we can react appropriately.

* Familiarity with project management and issue tracking tools; helps ensure that we re always using the best tools for the job.

* Drive for continuous improvement of processes within engineering.

* Minimum 5 years of development experience.

* Minimum 2 years of managing a team of developers.

* BSCS or equivalent or relevant industry experience.

* Requires logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

* Requires contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, virtual meetings, VOIP or otherwise) and the ability to work and interact in a group or team.

* Experience with Containerization ecosystem (Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos) and/or Cloud providers (AWS, Azure), a plus

Application Instructions

In order to be considered for this position, please submit your application online. Please include a cover letter with your application describing why you are interested in working for Puppet, and how you feel your experience fits the listed qualifications of the position.

Working for Puppet

Puppet is leading the movement that will define the next decade of software.

Today it s characterized by the general realization that for companies to remain relevant, they have to constantly provide great software to their users.

Tomorrow it s defined by a world of frictionless software change where any company can deliver a better experience to their users, at any moment.

We re building a world of unconstrained software change. Where the software that powers everything around us is always available, is constantly modern, and accessible from anywhere

The company is growing fast and we're determined for everyone here to have a real impact on the company and our customers every day. We're driven and restless. We encourage creativity and collaboration. By challenging each other, we foster continuous improvement. That s why we hire carefully for passion, self-motivation, intelligence, curiosity, and adaptability.

Puppet offers excellent health benefits for employees and family, a flexible time-off policy (that we do insist you use), and a variety of methods to grow your skills and further your career. We have employees all around the US, the UK, Sweden, Canada, the Czech Republic and Australia. Our headquarters in downtown Portland, Oregon, is one block off Tom McCall Waterfront Park with views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and the Willamette River.

More than 30,000 companies including more than two thirds of the Fortune 100 use Puppet s open source and commercial solutions to achieve situational awareness and drive software change with confidence. We power companies including Twitter, Yelp, Disney, Google, Citrix, eBay, NYSE, Cisco WebEx, Salesforce, Bank of America and PayPal.

Our investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, VMware, Google Ventures, Cisco, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and Emerson Street Partners.

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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Puppet Labs 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.