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Senior Engineering Manager



Posted on Monday, December 11, 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.

We are looking for a senior engineering manager (or director role for the right candidate) to lead CCM - both the tech and team. The team will have about 16-18 engineers overall across the locations. The right fit for this role would be someone with a backend dev experience on Java and who is very hands on application architecture and has proven experience with scaling a SaaS application and ideally from a SaaS platform company. High energy, passion for startups, knows how to operate effectively in unstructured environments, willingness to deal with unknowns, make commitments and create outcomes and someone the team can look up to.

About the role

  • 3+ years experience of leading a high caliber engineering team in a technical and people leadership role.
  • 5 years of experience developing SaaS applications, in backend (Java/Go) developer roles. A builder by heart.
  • Track record of assembling high-functioning organization
  • Experience working with teams and customers across timezones
  • 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

About you

  • Take full ownership of the complete tech stack, overseeing the architecture, development, deployment, sustainability, and operation of the application in a production environment.
  • Assess code generated by fellow engineers, offering constructive feedback to uphold best practices, including adherence to style guidelines, code check-ins, accuracy, testability, and efficiency. Shape the mid-term technical vision and roadmap for your team(s), often managing multiple teams. Adapt the roadmap to align with anticipated future demands and infrastructure requirements.
  • Lead the design, validation, and evaluation of system designs within the broader domain, and contribute by writing code for product or system development to address complex challenges.

Work Location

Bangalore. The successful candidate will be expected to be in the Bangalore office 3x / week.

What you will have at Harness

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Time Off and Parental Leave
  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual social and team-building events
  • TGIF-Off program
  • Recharge & Reset Program
  • Monthly internet reimbursement
  • Commuter benefits