Notion

Engineering Manager, Infrastructure San Francisco, CA

Notion

May 1, 2021


We make software that anyone can mold and shape to take on every challenge — from taking personal notes to running large companies. Usually based in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, we've been building together since 2016 and are trusted by customers including Nike, Airbnb, Slack, Samsung, and more. We're excited to be growing a team as diverse and creative as the millions of people we reach worldwide, and a company where everyone can thrive.
About The Role:
You'll build and manage a team of engineers working on Notion's backend infrastructure—this includes (but is not limited to) core functionality, scaling, reliability, and performance.
What You'll Do:
  • You'll develop a solid mental model of the product and its future direction, and work cross-functionally to guide architectural investments for current and emerging business needs.
  • You'll recruit, coach, and develop engineers; you'll ensure engineers are regularly receiving feedback and that they are making rapid progress on personal and professional goals.
  • You'll facilitate planning—the prioritization, sequencing, and staffing of work—for your team.
  • You'll be responsible for maintaining a high quality bar for everything your team supports.
  • You'll work with others to shape how Notion's engineering organization operates—you'll help develop our technical practices, recruiting and onboarding strategy, planning and prioritization process, and more.
What We're Looking For:
  • You have lead or managed infrastructure-focused engineering teams, particularly ones that own a wide swath of hosted infrastructure (like AWS) and work closely with product teams.
  • You've experienced the challenges of scaling and re-architecting infrastructure through orders of magnitude of growth.
  • You have a sufficiently deep background in infrastructure and technology that you can ask the right questions of your team, balance technology and people concerns, and make hard tradeoffs.
  • You have built, or are committed to building, diverse and inclusive teams; you value empathetic and direct communication and foster environments that are at once collaborative, empowering, supportive, and challenging—ones where people do their best work.
Bonus Points:
  • You have lead or managed engineering teams at startups before, particularly during periods of rapid growth and organizational change.
  • You have experience cultivating engineering practices and processes—e.g., code review, incident management, continuous deployment—where they didn't exist or scale before.
  • You've lead or managed teams that are partially (or entirely) remote.
  • You've heard of computing pioneers like Ada Lovelace, Douglas Engelbart, Alan Kay, and others—and understand why we're big fans of their work.