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.
- 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.