Glynn Capital
Glynn Capital

Manager, Engineering - Tracing



United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024


Chronosphere is the provider of the only observability platform that puts engineering organizations back in control by taming rampant data growth and cloud-native complexity, delivering increased business confidence. Teams at startups to well-known global brands in the Fortune 500 around the world trust Chronosphere to help them operate scalable, highly available and resilient applications.

Chronosphere is looking for trailblazers who are experts in their space and are passionate about creating meaningful solutions for engineers and digital businesses.

Chronosphere is a series C startup with more than $343M in funding and a $1B+ valuation. We’re a remote-first company, backed by Greylock, Lux Capital, General Atlantic, Addition and Founders Fund.

About the role

We are looking for a Manager of Engineering who can develop and nurture a strong efficient team and partner with multiple stakeholders. You will be responsible for supporting the engineering team that owns distributed tracing capabilities in our product. This team owns the product area of making tracing accessible and usable for our customers

You Will

  • Partner with key stakeholders such as product and design to vet the direction for the tracing product and the product roadmap, drive alignment and prioritization on the team

  • Manage projects to that roadmap, establish delivery sequence, and drive day-to-day execution focused on priorities

  • Balance work across our individual contributors and help them do their best work by creating a healthy team environment

  • Support and develop a team of 6 engineers through all stages of their career via feedback, coaching, performance management

  • Eliminate barriers to execution and help drive efficiency and high velocity for the team

  • Own the reliability of tracing software in production. Be accountable for the uptime of our systems, and ensure that your team has the focus, tools, and processes needed to meet our reliability standards.

  • Collaborate with other engineering leaders on wider organizational initiatives.

What you will achieve

In the first 3 months, you will build a deep understanding of Chronosphere’s platform, the tracing product line, our customer’s needs, the underlying technology and how we deliver changes. You will establish relationships with our key stakeholders. You will start to manage your direct reports and own the planning and day-to-day execution for the team. You will partner with your manager to ensure the onboarding plan gives you the time to build relationships and learn the workings of the domain and the team before you take on the responsibility of managing the team yourself.

After 3 months, you will manage all day to day activities of the team yourself in close partnership with key stakeholders, Your manager will be available to support you when needed. You will start to build relationships across the organization. You will learn about and collaborate on initiatives in the engineering organization.

You have

  • Experience partnering with product and design.

  • An ability to take on ambiguity and evolve it into clear direction and priorities for the team by driving alignment and accountability.

  • Ability to establish and change processes to empower the team to achieve their goals.

  • Experience iterating with product and design and empowering engineers to go from high level requirements to execution plan, and have a track record of successful delivery on the team.

  • Familiarity with enterprise software and software as a service. We deliver a highly reliable service to demanding business customers, and you should understand how this impacts the way the product is built, validated, released, and operated.

  • Experience coaching and developing software engineers of varied backgrounds and levels.

  • Empathy and understanding of how to support engineers to do their best work.


United States - Remote

The team

We are a remote-first team currently located across multiple time zones in the US

Reporting to Charu Govil, Engineering Manager

Our benefits

  • Health Insurance Coverage

  • Unlimited Vacation Time

  • Competitive Salary

  • Stock Options

  • And More

Chronosphere is an equal opportunity employer. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't line up exactly with the job description. Your skills, passion, and desire to make a difference will stand out. At Chronosphere, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge the standard. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at talent@chronosphere.io

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