Hiring Engineering Manager, Infrastructure | Zip

Engineering Manager, Infrastructure


Date listed

2 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time



We are looking for an experienced engineering leader to lead and grow our Infra team, which oversees the following areas: 

  • Core Infrastructure: reliability and scalability of a few core infra systems at Zip including Elasticsearch, Celery, Redis and Nginx
  • Data & Storage: RDS & a standard DB entity accessing layer on top, Kinesis/Kafka, streaming infra, and observability across the tech stack 
  • DevOps: system provisioning & scaling, k8s maintenance & stability, CI/CD, testing infra, and local dev setups
  • SRE: process and tooling for incident response and management 

You Will:

  • Inherit a team of 4 engineers, and grow the team to 8-10 engineers in 2023
  • Identify talent gaps, attract and hire top talent, and grow individuals
  • Set and be responsible for Zip’s overall reliability, performance, and engineering efficiency goals
  • Provide hands-on technical leadership on critical areas for the team, as well as set the team's long term technical vision and goals
  • Own and drive execution toward clear objectives with measurable key results
  • Design and implement processes to help the team scale and be productive, while also allowing for agility and speed
  • Facilitate and drive a rigorous and effective incident response and management process for Zip's engineering team
  • Collaborate closely with other engineering teams at Zip; help influence long term technical strategies, and help to identify and solve product pain points
  • Promote a strong culture around excellence within engineering


  • 8+ years of software engineering experience
  • 2+ years of managing technical teams
  • Proven track record of successfully running an Infrastructure team with high reliability supporting a critical product
  • A history of success attracting top talent and managing and growing engineers
  • Experience with some of the key systems used at Zip, such as Elasticsearch, RDS, Celery, Redis, Kinesis/Kafka, K8s, nginx 
  • Experience working with DevOps systems and testing frameworks
  • BS or higher, in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding (e.g. physics or math)

Nice to haves:

  • Experience in SaaS or FinTech industry
  • Experience designing and driving horizontal product infrastructure frameworks
  • Experience working at a small company with diverse responsibilities

Perks & Benefits: At Zip, we’re committed to providing our employees with everything they need to do their best work.

📈  Start-up equity 🦷  Full health, vision & dental coverage 🍽️  Catered lunches & dinners for SF employees 🚍  Commuter benefit 🚠  Team building events & happy hours 🌴  Unlimited PTO 💻  Apple equipment plus home office budget 💸  401k plan

We're looking to hire Zippers and that means hiring people who take ownership, communicate openly, have an underdog mindset, and are excited to increase the pace of innovation for every business in the world. We encourage all candidates to apply even if your experience doesn't exactly match up to our job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workspace where everyone (regardless of age, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and more) feels like they belong. We look forward to hearing from you!

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