Acquia: Manager, Acquia Cloud Platform Engineering

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.