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Manager, Software Engineering - Developer Platform & Experience



Software Engineering
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Linkedln is the world's largest professional network, built to help members of all backgrounds and experiences achieve more in their careers. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Every day our members use our products to make connections, discover opportunities, build skills and gain insights. We believe amazing things happen when we work together in an environment where everyone feels a true sense of belonging, and that what matters most in a candidate is having the skills needed to succeed. It inspires us to invest in our talent and support career growth. Join us to challenge yourself with work that matters.

At Linkedln, we trust each other to do our best work where it works best for us and our teams. This role offers hybrid options, meaning you can work from home and commute to a Linkedln office, depending on what's best for you and when it is important for your team to be together.

This role is based in Mountain View, CA.

The CI platform team within the Developer Platform and Experience (DPX) organization is responsible for providing an automated, instantaneous, efficient, and delightful software delivery pipeline that is used by LinkedIn developers every day. Developer Platforms and Experiences (DPX) organization helps accelerate R&D velocity and drive product innovation. Our vision for DPX is to create capabilities that drastically reduce the iteration time for new features while dramatically increasing the stability and quality of all software at LinkedIn. At the core of this vision is our unwavering commitment to enhancing the developer experience.

We automate everything from developing and shipping quality code, dynamically scheduling computing resources, and deploying our code to those resources within LinkedIn world class data centers that power LinkedIn services.

This leadership role is part of the CI Platform team in the Developer Platform and Experience (DPX) organization where you will get an opportunity to influence, transform, and create an amazing experience for developers at LinkedIn. You will identify, develop, and lead strategic investments to make development iterations faster and make step function improvements in the lives of developers. This spans multiple areas including but not limited to: Providing tools and infrastructure that creates delightful development experience; Provide and support application frameworks that empower LinkedIn Engineers to build member facing products; Provide actionable insights that leverages data and metrics; Provide tools and data that help LinkedIn teams listen to their customers; and most importantly deliver reliable and scalable infrastructure. You will have the opportunity to engage the industry-wide developer community and contribute to open-source software as well.

● Build and mentor an engineering team that provides Microservice and CI infrastructure and tools that enable all LinkedIn developers to build services for LinkedIn members
● Work across Engineering to build relationships with other teams and use their feedback
and understand their goals to build and prioritize a roadmap for your team
● Own the design, development, testing, deployment and craftsmanship of your team's
infrastructure and systems capable of handling massive amounts of requests with high
reliability and scalability
● Leverage your deep and broad technical expertise to mentor engineers and provide
leadership on resolving complex technology issues

Basic Qualifications:
● BS in Computer Science or related technical field with 5+ years of relevant engineering work
● 3+ years of hands-on technical management experience
● 4+ years programming in Python, Java, C++, Go, Rust
● Experience in collaboration and project management tools (like Jira and Confluence)

Preferred Qualifications:
● Experience with developing Developer tools and infrastructure, including development and code collaboration environments, CI/CD pipelines and measuring software development productivity and quality
● Experience with cloud-native technologies and platforms, including containerization (e.g., Docker images), orchestration (e.g., Kubernetes), and cloud services (e.g Microsoft Azure)
● Been actively involved in creation and execution of technical strategy and roadmap
● Experience with architectural patterns of large, high-scale systems
● Shipped several large-scale projects with multiple dependencies across teams
● Actively coached and mentored team members in their careers
● Track record in partnering with recruiting to build incredible engineering teams
● Experience with Microservice or Monorepos is a plus
● Experience managing hybrid teams across US time zones is a plus
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Suggested Skills:
● Technical Leadership
● Software Engineering
● Software Design & Architecture

Linkedln is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.

The pay range for this role is $144,000 to $235,000. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location. This may be different in other locations due to differences in the cost of labor.

The total compensation package for this position may also include annual performance bonus, stock, benefits and/or other applicable incentive compensation plans. For more information, visit

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