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Engineering Manager, Developer Productivity & DevOps



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Culver City, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024


Spotter, named one of TIME100's Most Influential Companies this year, empowers top YouTube creators to accelerate their business and unleash their full creative potential by giving them access to the capital, knowledge, and community they need to succeed at scale. As the top provider of creator-friendly growth capital, Spotter tailors our investments to meet the unique needs of each creator we partner with, giving them the freedom to create without compromise.

Creators are free to reinvest their funds however they choose, from hiring a team, to building their own production studios, and everything in between, all while maintaining total control over their catalogs, their channels, and their future earnings. In addition to funding, Spotter provides creators with in-depth data insights into the performance of their existing content, enabling them to leverage the full value of their library, as well as the value of future uploads and how they can improve performance in the future.

Featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Variety, Axios, and more, Spotter has already deployed over $850 million to YouTube creators to reinvest in themselves and accelerate their growth. Spotter has licensed content that consists of over 725,000 videos, which generate 88 billion monthly watch-time minutes. With our curated premium video catalog, we deliver a unique scaled media solution to Advertisers and Ad Agencies that is transparent, efficient, and 100% brand safe.

Who You Are

You are an experienced software engineering and DevOps manager. You are very technical - an engineer’s engineer! You care about Developer Productivity and DevOps deeply. You are optimistic, energetic, driven, you have a can-do attitude, you move fast, and you believe in velocity through quality and simplicity. You are a passionate practitioner of “Trunk Based Development” (https://trunkbaseddevelopment.com). You believe in enforcing upstream code quality and defect prevention (rather than defect detection) through techniques like fast commits and integrations, continuous deployment, static and dynamic code analysis, code beautifiers and standardizers, feature toggles / gates, dependency analysis, and fast automated testing. You care about the speed of builds. You are opinionated about code organization, because you know that well-organized code is a major boost of build times and developer productivity. You think both in terms of reusable platforms and opinionated solutions built on top of them.

You want to build the industry-leading system of code development and deployment, that takes developer productivity and delivery velocity to a whole new level, with instantaneously-deployed betas (CI/CD), and a rich, easy-to-use, standardized, reliable and resilient developer toolset. You think “velocity and productivity” in everything you do.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and grow our Developer Productivity & DevOps team.
  • Transition the team to a monorepo, and Trunk Based Development
  • Establish a set of standardized tools, taking developer productivity to the next level
  • Manage all DevProd and DevOps projects - great project management skills
  • Monitor key metrics (deployment frequency, MTTR, etc.)
  • Drive post-mortems and retrospectives to enable continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with the rest of the development team

Who You Are

  • 10+ years Software Engineering experience
  • 3+ years people management experience and committed to leading and growing outstanding organizations.
  • Strong Computer Science background
  • Deep understanding of various build technologies and CI/CD pipelines. Expert in Git
  • Expertise with AWS infrastructure, Kubernetes, Terraform, etc..
  • Experience with Trunk Based Development and transitioning organizations to Trunk Based Development
  • Passion for simple, clean systems
  • Passion for velocity
  • Experience in project management
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills and able to work effectively in a team environment, and across teams.

Your work will have a lasting impact on a rapidly growing company, in a unique culture built on innovation. If you're a seasoned manager looking to tackle challenging problems in a dynamic environment, we'd love to hear from you!

Why Spotter

  • Medical & vision insurance covered up to 100%
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Stock options
  • Complimentary gym access
  • Autonomy and upward mobility
  • Diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, where your voice matters.

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles that will be performed in Culver City. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. A reasonable estimate of the current pay range is: $100K-$500K salary per year. The range listed is just one component of Spotter’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include an annual discretionary bonus and equity.

Spotter is an equal opportunity employer. Spotter does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, use of or request for family or medical leave, political affiliation, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.

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