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Engineering Manager, Release Engineering

Chainlink

Chainlink

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024
About Us
Chainlink Labs is the primary contributing developer of Chainlink, the decentralized computing platform powering the verifiable web. Chainlink is the industry-standard platform for providing access to real-world data, offchain computation, and secure cross-chain interoperability across any blockchain. Chainlink Labs helps power verifiable applications for banking, DeFi, global trade, and gaming by collaborating with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, notably Swift, DTCC, and ANZ. Chainlink Labs also works with top Web3 teams, including Aave, Compound, GMX, Maker, and Synthetix. Chainlink Labs was ranked in Newsweek’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces 2023 in both the United States and United Kingdom.
The Engineering Team
At Chainlink Labs, our engineering team pushes the scale and capabilities of decentralized applications across the industry. The Chainlink Network holds >70% market share in the oracle space, solving real-world problems by enabling smart contracts to securely interact with off-chain data/computation.
We value talented and driven craftsmen who work collaboratively to tackle complex challenges, deliver product impact, and grow as builders. Join us and shape the future of blockchain technology and decentralized finance.
About The Role
As the Engineering Manager for Release Engineering, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our release processes and infrastructure at CLL. You will define and establish release golden paths, ensuring smooth and efficient delivery of our products to market. Your strategic insights will redefine our approach to packaging and artifacts in CLL, optimizing efficiency and reliability. Your leadership will drive innovation in GitHub management through code using Pulumi, empowering teams with scalable and automated solutions. By implementing best-in-class standardized release tooling and CI/CD pipelines, you will enhance internal engineering productivity and elevate the experience of our engineering teams. Additionally, your provision of on-demand environments will enable rapid development and testing, accelerating our time to market while maintaining robust quality standards.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in software engineering roles, along with at least 3 years in a software development management role leading a team of 6+ people
  • Experience managing the engineering and delivery of release tools and CI/CD pipelines for globally-distributed internal customers
  • Experience in building k8s based test environments and CI/CD pipelines management
  • Ability to work on a globally-distributed team with a high degree of ownership
  • Identify the different architectural and technical debt challenges and plan their improvement accordingly
  • Strong technical foundation (prior experience as a staff engineer who was responsible for successful delivery of a project of significant scope)
  • Empowering the software engineers and maximize the team’s productivity by setting goals, performing evaluations, and utilizing data to improve operational workflow.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience or knowledge of blockchain technology, Web3 protocols, and the challenges related to developing large, distributed systems
  • Experience with facilitating the team’s ceremonies (standup's, planning and refinement sessions, retros) and removing blockers to support your team’s day-to-day operations.
  • Great understanding of Release Management practices, especially golden paths for CI/CD pipelines and release performance metrics
  • Being flexible and capable of changing the team roadmap when faced with new information/context, communicate, and engage the team in delivering new directions
  • Making data driven decisions
  • Experience working in or leading Platform teams (building internal tools / self-service platforms)
  • Experience defining SLO/SLIs for internal tools
  • Engineering experience building tools with Golang and TypeScript
All roles with Chainlink Labs are global and remote-based. Unless otherwise stated, we ask that you try to overlap some working hours with Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Commitment to Equal Opportunity
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