Posted on 
Jul 2, 2024

Site Reliability Engineering Manager

Manager
Engineering, IT
Customer.io
Customer.io
Customer.io
Series A
251-1000
Marketing & Marketing Tech

Customer.io is a versatile marketing automation tool for sending relevant messages based on behavior across web and mobile products. 

Job Description

Hi, I’m Terry, Director of Engineering at Customer.io.

I’m looking for someone to manage the global site reliability engineering (SRE) squad responsible for reliability across all our products. Working directly with the product development squads, this team will drive best practices in production readiness, incident management, and observability while operating existing technology and enabling the scaling of our production systems with next generation technology. You’ll get to move fast while leading a team solving challenging problems in scalable distributed systems while maintaining a great customer experience.

At Customer.io, we are tired of the fact that most messages people receive are dull, mistimed, repetitive, and overbearing. We aim to fix that. The first product we introduced is Journeys: the industry’s most flexible automation platform for customer communication (email, mobile push, SMS, and more). Our second product is Data Pipelines: a Customer Data Platform (CDP) that empowers marketers at companies big and small to bring accurate, real-time data to all customer touch points.

Help us continue to make an impact on the high-growth CDP and marketing automation market!

As an Engineering Manager at Customer.io, you will...

  • Lead effective squad rituals, and ensure production readiness through quality peer-review, QA, documentation, deployment, logging, and monitoring practices
  • Ensure your squad’s solutions are scalable, architecturally sound, flexible, and secure
  • Create accountability for delivery timelines while fostering an inclusive, collaborative, and empathetic work environment
  • Provide direct, timely, and specific coaching and development opportunities for your direct reports
  • Hire, onboard, transfer, and manage performance to ensure the right people are in place to accomplish business objectives within your squad
  • Understand Customer.io’s vision, business model, target markets, acquisition channels, competitors, and products well enough to ask questions that drive meaningful investigation within your squad
  • Build and maintain a partnership with your Engineering Manager and development squad leadership peers

We're looking for someone who…

  • Works in North/South American time zones
  • Has at least three years’ experience as an Engineering Manager for SRE teams working on a SaaS product (B2B or B2C) at an (ideally early-to-mid-stage) SaaS company
  • Has at least three year’s experience as an SRE, designing and implementing reliable and scalable infrastructure
  • Understands SaaS software architecture, languages, technologies, and cloud infrastructure deeply enough to represent their squad’s technical choices across the company
  • Makes time to understand technical architecture, tinker with new technologies, review proposals, and provide feedback to level up the engineers around them
  • Builds and nurtures high performing teams
  • Is fueled to reach higher when our customers are having a bad day
  • Communicates concisely, accurately, and directly, both verbally and in writing

About Customer.io

Our mission at Customer.io is to power automated communication that people like to receive. Today over 7,600 internet businesses use Customer.io to manage, send, and track the performance of emails, SMS, push notifications, and in-app messages. Unlike typical marketing platforms, Customer.io helps businesses increase relevance by using behavioral data: what people do or don’t do when logged in to a web or mobile app.

We are offering a starting salary of $175,000-$190,000 USD (or equivalent in local currency) depending on experience and subject to market rate adjustment.

Benefits at Customer.io include:

  • Unlimited PTO - we encourage at least 20 vacation days (in addition to holidays and sick days) so that you can unwind, unplug, and recharge
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave (including adoption and foster care)
  • 100% paid insurance premiums for you and your dependents
  • 401k retirement matching - up to 5% dollar-for-dollar match to retirement contributions
  • $1,500 annual healthy lifestyle budget (for gym memberships, classes, fitness equipment)
  • $250/monthly Remote Work Stipend to be used for home internet, cell phone, and other miscellaneous remote work costs
  • $300/month co-working space rental reimbursement
  • $2,000/yearly professional education budget for conferences, courses, workshops, books, etc.
  • $1,500 home office budget to make sure your working space is ergonomic and just what you need to do your best work!
  • One month sabbatical after five years at Customer.io
  • We also have opportunities to meet in person with your peers throughout the year

All final candidates will be asked to complete a background check and employment verifications as part of our pre-employment process.

Customer.io recognizes the stifling impact of systemic injustice on diverse communities. We commit to using our influence to increase inclusion and equity within the tech industry. We strive to build an inclusive team culture, implement bias-free hiring practices, and develop community partnerships to expand our global impact.

Join us!

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Check out our careers page for more information about why you should come work with us! We are passionate about our core values of Empathy, Transparency, Responsibility, and Awkwardness and are looking for new coworkers to share and build that passion!

How to apply

Apply at the link below and tell us why you're interested in the position! We will respond to all applicants with a status update about your application.

Here's what you can expect from our hiring process (order is subject to change):

  1. 30 minute video call with Recruiter
  2. Take Home Assignment + 60 minute Follow-Up and Q&A Interview
  3. 60 minute Career Accomplishment Interview + 45 minute Leadership Interview
  4. Writing Exercise + 60 minute Review call

Hi, I’m Terry, Director of Engineering at Customer.io.

I’m looking for someone to manage the global site reliability engineering (SRE) squad responsible for reliability across all our products. Working directly with the product development squads, this team will drive best practices in production readiness, incident management, and observability while operating existing technology and enabling the scaling of our production systems with next generation technology. You’ll get to move fast while leading a team solving challenging problems in scalable distributed systems while maintaining a great customer experience.

At Customer.io, we are tired of the fact that most messages people receive are dull, mistimed, repetitive, and overbearing. We aim to fix that. The first product we introduced is Journeys: the industry’s most flexible automation platform for customer communication (email, mobile push, SMS, and more). Our second product is Data Pipelines: a Customer Data Platform (CDP) that empowers marketers at companies big and small to bring accurate, real-time data to all customer touch points.

Help us continue to make an impact on the high-growth CDP and marketing automation market!

As an Engineering Manager at Customer.io, you will...

  • Lead effective squad rituals, and ensure production readiness through quality peer-review, QA, documentation, deployment, logging, and monitoring practices
  • Ensure your squad’s solutions are scalable, architecturally sound, flexible, and secure
  • Create accountability for delivery timelines while fostering an inclusive, collaborative, and empathetic work environment
  • Provide direct, timely, and specific coaching and development opportunities for your direct reports
  • Hire, onboard, transfer, and manage performance to ensure the right people are in place to accomplish business objectives within your squad
  • Understand Customer.io’s vision, business model, target markets, acquisition channels, competitors, and products well enough to ask questions that drive meaningful investigation within your squad
  • Build and maintain a partnership with your Engineering Manager and development squad leadership peers

We're looking for someone who…

  • Works in North/South American time zones
  • Has at least three years’ experience as an Engineering Manager for SRE teams working on a SaaS product (B2B or B2C) at an (ideally early-to-mid-stage) SaaS company
  • Has at least three year’s experience as an SRE, designing and implementing reliable and scalable infrastructure
  • Understands SaaS software architecture, languages, technologies, and cloud infrastructure deeply enough to represent their squad’s technical choices across the company
  • Makes time to understand technical architecture, tinker with new technologies, review proposals, and provide feedback to level up the engineers around them
  • Builds and nurtures high performing teams
  • Is fueled to reach higher when our customers are having a bad day
  • Communicates concisely, accurately, and directly, both verbally and in writing

About Customer.io

Our mission at Customer.io is to power automated communication that people like to receive. Today over 7,600 internet businesses use Customer.io to manage, send, and track the performance of emails, SMS, push notifications, and in-app messages. Unlike typical marketing platforms, Customer.io helps businesses increase relevance by using behavioral data: what people do or don’t do when logged in to a web or mobile app.

We are offering a starting salary of $175,000-$190,000 USD (or equivalent in local currency) depending on experience and subject to market rate adjustment.

Benefits at Customer.io include:

  • Unlimited PTO - we encourage at least 20 vacation days (in addition to holidays and sick days) so that you can unwind, unplug, and recharge
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave (including adoption and foster care)
  • 100% paid insurance premiums for you and your dependents
  • 401k retirement matching - up to 5% dollar-for-dollar match to retirement contributions
  • $1,500 annual healthy lifestyle budget (for gym memberships, classes, fitness equipment)
  • $250/monthly Remote Work Stipend to be used for home internet, cell phone, and other miscellaneous remote work costs
  • $300/month co-working space rental reimbursement
  • $2,000/yearly professional education budget for conferences, courses, workshops, books, etc.
  • $1,500 home office budget to make sure your working space is ergonomic and just what you need to do your best work!
  • One month sabbatical after five years at Customer.io
  • We also have opportunities to meet in person with your peers throughout the year

All final candidates will be asked to complete a background check and employment verifications as part of our pre-employment process.

Customer.io recognizes the stifling impact of systemic injustice on diverse communities. We commit to using our influence to increase inclusion and equity within the tech industry. We strive to build an inclusive team culture, implement bias-free hiring practices, and develop community partnerships to expand our global impact.

Join us!

Check out our careers page for more information about why you should come work with us! We are passionate about our core values of Empathy, Transparency, Responsibility, and Awkwardness and are looking for new coworkers to share and build that passion!

How to apply

Apply at the link below and tell us why you're interested in the position! We will respond to all applicants with a status update about your application.

Here's what you can expect from our hiring process (order is subject to change):

  1. 30 minute video call with Recruiter
  2. Take Home Assignment + 60 minute Follow-Up and Q&A Interview
  3. 60 minute Career Accomplishment Interview + 45 minute Leadership Interview
  4. Writing Exercise + 60 minute Review call
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