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Director, Engineering - Continuous Deployment



Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023
Harness is a high-growth company that is disrupting the software delivery market. Our mission is to enable the 30 million software developers in the world to deliver code to their users reliably, efficiently, securely and quickly, increasing customers’ pace of innovation while improving the developer experience. We offer solutions for every step of the software delivery lifecycle to build, test, secure, deploy and manage reliability, feature flags and cloud costs. The Harness Software Delivery Platform includes modules for CI, CD, Cloud Cost Management, Feature Flags, Service Reliability Management, Security Testing Orchestration, Chaos Engineering, Software Engineering Insights and continues to expand at an incredibly fast pace.
Harness is led by technologist and entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal, who founded AppDynamics and sold it to Cisco for $3.7B. We’re backed with $425M in venture financing from top-tier VC and strategic firms, including J.P. Morgan, Capital One Ventures, Citi Ventures, ServiceNow, Splunk Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Adage Capital Partners, Balyasny Asset Management, Gaingels, Harmonic Growth Partners, Menlo Ventures, IVP, Unusual Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Alkeon Capital, Battery Ventures, Sorenson Capital, Thomvest Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.


This is an amazing opportunity to be involved in a high-growth, high-potential startup. In this role, we are looking for an experienced, hands-on DevOps Practitioner and Engineering leader who has deep knowledge in Continuous Deployment areas K8S, Serverless, Pipeline orchestration with OPA governance rules. You will lead engineering initiatives, hire, retain and manage globally distributed teams. You will function with high autonomy and design your own paths to success.


  • As the Director of Harness’s Continuous Deployment, you will be responsible for the service layers that Harness rests upon, define and maintain the core data models that Harness uses, and allow all the different parts of Harness modules to work smoothly together at scale• Reporting to the VP of CD Product & Engineering, your peers and customers will be all of the other engineering directors at Harness•You will partner with a multitude of stakeholders to understand Harness’s core service priorities across all of our modules, and will guide the design, development, and adoption of a scalable, reliable, and low-latency core service stack
  • You will be able to understand the customer use cases, handle customer escalations by working closely with Product Managers.
  • Background in driving incident management & remediation with external stakeholders.
  • You will write external RCAs and if needed, connect directly with external customers to find mutual resolutions to production issues
  • You will be responsible for building, growing, and mentoring a world-class team of engineers to help Harness reach its goal of reaching delivering value to every single developer and engineering organization in the market
  • Develop, drive, and execute a long-term vision and strategy for Core Services to be leveraged by all of Harness’s modules
  • Coordinate across product and engineering teams to understand and widely socialize Harness's core service priorities across all of our products
  • Deliver and maintain a long-term roadmap for core service capabilities and supported/recommended interfaces for development
  • Establish a strong Platform-Module interface for feature tracking and prioritization, and provide a trusted, yet opinionated voice for guiding these decisions
  • Drive the identification and scoping of data access and audibility requirements across core services
  • Evolve our backend tech stack using modern and internally supported options
  • Lead, manage, and grow high-caliber engineering teams
  • Provide mentorship and growth opportunities for team members and leaders to evolve in their roles at a company scale
  • Define and support a culture of metrics-driven Quality, with efficient processes and strong, consistent transparency


  • 6+ years experience of managing teams of software and DevOps Engineers and 10+ years of experience developing internet-scale software, in backend roles
  • Professional experience and capability with scaled, high-rate platform services, and API design
  • Track record of assembling high-functioning organization
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and keep projects on schedule
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience

Work Location

Mountain View, CA. Hybrid work schedule, in the office 3 days / week

Pay transparency
$225,000$260,000 USD