Engineering Manager

| Greater Boston Area
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Acquia empowers the world’s most ambitious brands to create digital customer experiences that matter. With open source Drupal at its core, the Acquia Digital Experience Platform (DXP) enables marketers, developers, and IT operations teams at thousands of global organizations to rapidly compose and deploy digital products and services that engage customers, enhance conversions, and help businesses stand out.

Headquartered in the U.S., Acquia has been named a top software company by The Software Report, rated a leader by the analyst community, and named a top place to work by the Boston Globe and the Boston Business Journal. We are Acquia. We are building for the future and we want you to be a part of it!

Does running thousands of machines in the cloud without ever logging into a single box sound like the future to you? Do you like building resilient systems where even a second of downtime is unacceptable? Do you like architecting applications that can scale horizontally to perform billions or trillions of monthly operations? Do you want to power websites for clients that matter? Do you want to make a difference and have the power to design features and quickly see them pushed live to production?

Our cloud engineering team applies a variety of programming languages and technologies to solve many interesting architecture and scalability challenges. Although we run PHP & MySQL at an extensive scale for our Drupal customers, on the backend we’re building scalable systems, automation and stack enhancements in everything from Ruby to PHP to Go, and storing data in everything from MySQL to DynamoDB.

We are looking for a people-focused technology leader to work alongside the Director of Product to ensure that engineering is delivering the value needed to delight our customers and meet our adventurous business goals. If you enjoy the thrill of riding the rapids and love the sense of accomplishment after having navigated tricky obstacles, then Acquia will be a continually exciting experience for you.

Summary:

Acquia is looking for a manager to lead engineers with systems and software responsibilities to work on our Next Generation Cloud team. The ideal candidate strives to lead an impactful team and recognizes their work is never done. The candidate also is comfortable working in a large organization, operates as a true teammate, has technical expertise to ask the right questions, is a thoughtful communicator, and is a leader with compassion. This leader should be highly organized and pushing for success through effective prioritization, retrospecting on continuous improvements, and inspiring change. Technical experience in things like Kubernetes, AWS, Linux, Docker, and Jenkins are desired. Conceptual knowledge of DevOps, domain-driven concepts, and infrastructure-as-code are also effective.

Responsible for:
  • Experience leading teams and people responsible for systems and software
  • Knowledge of Agile practices and software development lifecycle methodologies
  • Experience with effective product engineering practices
  • Familiar with project management concepts
  • Ability to inspire change through identifying bottlenecks, resolving blockers, and leading improvement opportunities
  • Experience with quality engineering, DevOps, and CI/CD
  • Ability to form good partnerships with Product Managers, Product Owners, and other departments   
The Ideal Candidate is:
  • Active listening skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Leadership skills and a positive, can-do attitude
  • Emphasizes work/life balance and team morale
  • Ability to break down complex problems into smaller, concrete steps and outcomes
  • Committed to a positive culture
  • Background in technically relevant areas
  • Facilitating cross-team teamwork through RFCs, reviews, and historical work
  • Background in systems maintenance, automation, release management, and testing strategies
Nice to have skills:
  • Desire to perform technical work on an as-needed basis
  • Experience with Kubernetes and AWS
  • Desired to have previous people management experience
Job Qualifications:
  • 6+ years of working within a team focused on cloud systems and development 
  • 4+ years (senior) hands-on experience building similar solutions
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related subject area preferred.
  • Proven delivery skills, working with software engineering teams in an Agile environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Interested residents of Colorado may contact [email protected] as it relates to regulation C.R.S. § 8-5-201. Information regarding benefits are linked here.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • DrupalCMS

Location

Acquia is in the Financial District near Faneuil Hall and Post Office Square with tons of great restaurants and fun after-work venues to choose from!

An Insider's view of Acquia

What are some social events your company does?

For the past five years, the Boston office has partnered with the Wonderfund (www.wonderfundma.org) to pair Acquians with the holiday wish lists of local children. We sponsored 250 kids in 2019 and look forward to continuing our partnership in 2020!

Amy H.

Senior Talent Operations Partner

What projects are you most excited about?

There are a number of different projects we are always working on from maintenance and performance optimizations to new customer features. For me, the most exciting and rewarding projects are where we release a piece of functionality that excites and delights our customers and makes their jobs easier.

Rok

Senior Director, Engineering

How does the company support your career growth?

Our culture of continuous, lifelong learning allows every Acquian opportunities to learn, stretch and grow. With support and coaching from their managers and Global Learning Programs, Acquians have access to a robust online learning platform, a mentor program, and more. Every day offers the opportunity to take on unique challenges.

Amy P.

Senior Director, Global Talent Development

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The trick to empowering creativity is encouraging frequent communication and iteration. Embrace behaviors, not platitudes, that remind the team there is no such thing as failure. Embed creativity and make it more than a tagline. Show that nothing is unsalvageable; focus on ‘why’ things occurred, and make everything a learning opportunity.

Brian

Manager, User Experience Research

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are able to influence how content is delivered and monetized by global businesses in 2 ways. Acquia's founder created Drupal, the leading open source CMS in the world and we are proud of our close relationship with the Drupal community. We have also pivoted towards DXP capabilities and offer a full suite of solutions to our customers.

Charley D.

Vice President, Products

What are Acquia Perks + Benefits

Acquia Benefits Overview

Work/life balance is important to us. Employees take time off when they need it, and come back to work feeling refreshed. We offer up to 13 weeks of maternity and six weeks of paternity, partner and adoption leave, all paid at 100 percent. Our returning-parent transition program allows new parents to ease back into work. Office amenities include snacks and beverages, common areas, a game room, Friday afternoon Happy Hour, and Mac computers.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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