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Manager, Acquia Cloud Platform Engineering

| Greater Boston Area

Freedom. For tens of thousands of high-profile sites around the world and the users that depend on them, Acquia means freedom. Our purpose is to deliver the highest performance platform for Drupal-powered sites and back that up with the best support available anywhere. With Drupal and Acquia you are free to create and express yourself knowing that no matter how big your ideas become we've got your back.

Acquia Cloud team is looking for a hands-on Engineering Manager to lead a team of talented developers on one of our core Engineering teams. Work with your team to craft and deliver on long term roadmaps that deliver services leveraged by our valued customers to create amazing digital experiences. The ideal candidate will have a healthy mixture of technical and people skills and love fostering happy collaborative teams. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing co-located and distributed development teams who report directly to you
  • Creating processes, setting and managing expectations, and holding the team and themself accountable
  • Communicating cross-functionally and driving engineering efforts
  • Removing impediments that block or slow down the team
  • Mentoring and career development of all employees that report to you
  • Motivating employees to achieve the business goals of the product
  • Ensuring that the right roles are filled by the right people
  • Working with senior management and product management on developing schedules, backlog grooming and planning

The ideal Candidate is:

  • Passionate about people more than technology
  • Uncompromising in their focus on excellence
  • Customer first attitude
  • Biased towards iterative delivery and practical solutions
  • Inquisitive and has a knack for seeking out truth
  • More likely to set expectations in writing as opposed to verbally
  • Technically proficient enough to earn the respect of a senior development team
  • An educator as opposed to an orator
  • Both a highly technical, sometimes hands-on coder and effective people manager

Job Qualifications

  • Proven leadership skills, working with software engineering teams in an Agile environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to work well cross-functionally on a personal level with upper management and individual team members
  • Has navigated teams through adverse situations, either successfully or unsuccessfully
  • Proven ability to establish clear priorities and execute strategies in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience developing and leading high performing teams
  • A passion for building scalable high performance cloud based software
  • Well versed in modern development techniques and automated testing strategies

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience in core languages used - PHP, Ruby, etc.
  • Experience with AWS services
  • Experience with Drupal
  • Experience with managing a team responsible for a SaaS or PaaS product

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.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

Excellent, busy area close to Faneuil Hall with shopping and fun after-work options. Tons of varied and great lunch options - we have a great list!

An Insider's view of Acquia

What are some social events your company does?

The Boston office partnered with the Department of Children and Families to pair employees with the holiday wish lists of children in DCF care. In December, 2017, we helped fulfill the wishes of 200 children through gifts of toys and clothing.

Amy H.

Senior Talent Operations Partner

What projects are you most excited about?

I believe we will see even more significant technology-driven changes in our lives in the next decade or two . . . I am optimistic that the good in us will prevail and that we will achieve a more just society driven by technology. I am proud to be a part of the software industry which is a major factor in this technological advancement of humanity.

Radhika

Manager and Principal Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Our people are motivated by professional growth and development, and every day, there’s an opportunity to learn something new that can help you develop your career. We have a really strong peer-to-peer learning culture, and our internal mobility program encourages Acquians to explore new roles within the company.

Amy P.

Senior Director, Global Talent Development

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

Acquia’s made an invaluable impact to raise the profile of the amazing creative and technical work that’s happening across the city. Innovation in Boston spans AI to cryptocurrencies, security and fintech. We’re driving innovation around the customer experience, and Boston is a great place to do that.

Matt

Senior Vice President, Product

What are Acquia Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

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, six weeks of adoption leave paid at 100 percent. Our returning-parent transition program allows new parents to ease back into work. Office amenities include snacks and beverages, comfortable space, common areas, game rooms, and Mac computers.

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