Brightcove: Engineering Manager

About Brightcove

Brightcove is revolutionizing the way organizations deliver video experiences. We have thousands of customers in over 70 countries that rely on Brightcoves cloud solutions to successfully publish high-quality video experiences to audiences everywhere. Brightcove is also the place for talented, creative and passionate people who are excited about new technologies and being on the cutting edge of Internet TV and web development. We have a culture which values empowerment, individual and team excellence, honesty, and customer focus. If you are smart and have a high drive to get things done then we want to work with you

Position Overview

The Content team at Brightcove is responsible for all of the systems that prepare, catalog, and package video and metadata for customer use -- all on a massive, global scale. We are looking for an engineering manager to lead two teams of backend software engineers who build and maintain scalable, cloud-based backend systems. Our ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about building and growing effective engineering teams that deliver high quality, innovative, scalable products for online services. The Brightcove engineering culture is tailored to software professionals who enjoy solving challenging product development problems. The teams you'll work with are small, self-organized groups responsible for building and maintaining high availability, cloud-based platforms from concept to delivery. We embrace a variety of current technologies and tools for developing, testing, deploying and monitoring our cloud-based offerings.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage 2+ teams of 3-6 software engineers per team
  • Be a champion for your team
  • Foster an effective, accountable and self-organizing team culture.
  • Lead and deliver key engineering initiatives
  • Coach teams by fostering best practices, such as design thinking, build/test automation, code reviews, metrics/data driven decisions, etc.
  • Identify and implement development process and methodology improvements to increase the quality of work products
  • Work with Customer Support and Account Management to respond to customer impacting issues
  • Work with Product Management and Product Marketing to contribute to the strategic direction of the products and roadmaps


  • 2+ years of engineering management experience
  • 5+ years of software development experience in a high-scale SaaS environment
  • Technical architecture and hands-on engineering background
  • Understanding of the full software delivery lifecycle: from developing and testing code to deployment and monitoring
  • Ability to hire and develop software engineers
  • Application of functional programming patterns
  • Development of zero downtime services
  • Deployed and managing EC2 instances through AWS
  • Integrating DataDog for application monitoring
  • Experience with video delivery

Working at Brightcove

As the undisputed global leader in powering premium video for our customers, Brightcove recruits and retains highly qualified and motivated individuals, creating an environment where people can innovate and achieve their best, and we reward them for their performance by giving them the opportunity to share in the companys success. We offer competitive compensation, stock options, 401k matching, and tuition reimbursement, as well as unlimited PTO - and we expect you to use it!

This role is located in our Boston office which is located downtown, right on Fort Point harbor. The office has an open yet focused working space layout with beautiful water views. Employees enjoy access to fully-stocked kitchens and social activities including: happy hours, trivia and movie nights, ping pong tournaments, and philanthropy events. We celebrate a variety of personal interests with organized groups and clubs including Debate Club, Women of Brightcove, Women in Engineering, Philanthropy Committee, Brightcove Bake Club, and many more!

If you've gotten all the way to the bottom of this description, thank you for your interest in Brightcove! If this role sounds like something that is exciting to you please don't hesitate to apply, even if you don't meet all of our qualifications. We recognize that no candidate is perfect and Brightcove would love to have the chance to get to know you.

Send us your resume if you are interested and want to learn more!