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Engineering Manager, Platform Infrastructure



Other Engineering
United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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 Platform Infrastructure, you will play a pivotal role in acceleraterating developers and engineering teams by providing secure and compliant "golden paths" with robust observability. In this role, you will support infrastructure engineers responsible for delivering essential infrastructure primitives across a wide range of complexities, enabling seamless integration and operation by other engineering teams. By the end of your first year, you will have demonstrated significant impact through concrete examples of positively influencing, managing, and facilitating large-scale initiatives. Your leadership will be instrumental in coaching and developing the team, enhancing their maturity and capabilities.


  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and eliminate toil within teams or systems, reducing friction and improving operational efficiency.
  • Proficiency in using data to influence decisions, avoiding reliance on command/control methods. Ability to communicate persuasively without resorting to emotion or hyperbole.
  • Extensive experience with cloud infrastructure technologies (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and best practices in deploying and managing scalable, highly available systems.
  • Successful track record of shaping and maturing infrastructure to support company growth and evolving business needs.
  • Proven ability to develop and mentor engineers, facilitating their career growth and promoting individuals to the next career level.
  • Experience in managing performance issues, including turnaround situations and handling departures with professionalism and fairness.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience or knowledge of blockchain technology, Web3 protocols, and the challenges related to developing large, distributed systems
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and eliminate toil across diverse teams or systems, contributing to overall operational efficiency even outside direct responsibilities.
  • Proven track record of using data to influence decisions at the team or project level, employing factual analysis over command/control methods and avoiding emotional or hyperbolic influences.
  • Extensive hands-on experience working with or managing cloud infrastructure teams, including proficiency in Infrastructure as Code (IaC), GitOps, Kubernetes (K8s), and the Grafana observability stack.
  • Background as an SRE or Infrastructure Manager, with a focus on managing highly visible, high-scale systems critical to the core business of the company.
  • Track record in a successful company that has significantly scaled engineering teams and undergone multiple major infrastructure and/or workflow replacements, navigating challenges and ensuring continuity of critical services.
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