Global Head of Engineering (1071)

What You’ll Do

The Head of Engineering role at CloudBees focuses on defining and leading the implementation of long-term strategic technology roadmap. This role brings company-wide architecture, platform, data design and engineering practices under one leader. The Head of Engineering is responsible for the common foundational technology strategy for the company.

Key goals of the Head of Engineering include expanding globally and ensuring availability in all regions, improving software delivery efficiency, product resiliency and optimizing compute and network costs as well as growing and managing a global engineering team.

Leading the strategy, planning, and execution of the CloudBees technology roadmap
Defining, evolving and implementing CloudBees Architectural Principles
Working cross-functionally with teams inside CloudBees and influence decision making within senior-level audiences
Researching global technology trends and their applicability to CloudBees’ capabilities
Representing CloudBees at technology conferences and at executive level customer engagements
Evangelizing, define and implement self-service software to drive efficient software development practices
Maintaining strong relationships with key customers, partners, and vendors
Promoting a positive work environment; select and train new team members; continuously provide feedback, mentoring, and coaching to existing team members
Partnering closely with business leaders across functions to identify and prioritize the company’s goals
Leading leaders globally; mentoring and fostering a high performing collaborative team

Key responsibilities include:

Partner with customers, partners, and internal stakeholders to develop and drive CloudBees’ Platform strategy:
Learn and understand the near and long term needs of our customers, partners, internal stakeholders
Develop and champion the near-term targets against long term strategy for how developers build applications on the Salesforce ecosystem
Partner with peer organizations and the office of the CTO and CISO to develop long term strategic technology plans
Build a world class engineering team:Foster and facilitate the professional growth and development of our engineering staff as well as lead effective cross-functional collaboration across groups within the organization
Build organizational capability within these teams by recruiting and retaining outstanding talent and providing mentoring, training (internal and external), and other opportunities for professional growth and development
Partner with peer functions and organizations to deliver the training and enablement the team requires
Lead, motivate, and challenge a diverse distributed team
Ensure that your products and systems are Trusted:
Meet/exceed the security, reliability, performance and scalability requirements required to continue to be the most trusted PaaS in the industry
Deliver best in class products that developers and customer love to use because they can be trusted, are integrated to Salesforce products and easily integrated to their process and tooling
Communicate, Collaborate, and Deliver:Deep understanding of cloud infrastructure and environments (public/private) and able to lead the team through strategic architectural decision making and technical challenges in implementation
Communicate design and decisions and influence technology and product direction of peers and executive leadership
Make and meet commitments. Communicate change in plans whether they be design or timeline modifications honestly and transparently
Implement best engineering management and organizational development practices:
Lead through organizational scale and priority changes
Streamline and deliver greater efficiency in the engineering organization, both in software development and operational activities
Drive continuous systems improvement for managing, documenting, staffing, and reviewing engineering projects and services
Reflect best practices back into our products and recommendations for customer implementation

What The Role RequiresWhat You’ll Get

Deep understanding of cloud infrastructure and environments (public/private) and ability to lead the team through technical challenges in implementation
Hands-on full-breadth (architecture, development, program management, QA, performance, and operations) expertise
Deep understanding of developer operations, developer experience and developer tooling
Strong orientation to user needs and experience
Demonstrated expertise at navigating complex organizational issues and driving results collaboratively and/or through directive management
Strong and broad working knowledge of the state of the art in cloud computing infrastructure including IaaS, PaaS, containers, analytics, data center deployments, and others
Experience working in high growth companies and the ability to identify and build new capabilities as the scaling needs arise
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills of teams across multiple geo-locations.
Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to work under tight deadlines while being flexible and responding to changing business and technical conditions
Highly competitive benefits and vacation package
Ability to work for one of the fastest-growing companies with some of the most talented people in the industry
Fun, Hardworking, and Casual Environment
Endless Growth Opportunities


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About CloudBees

Every business is a software business, and is under pressure to innovate constantly. This increased velocity introduces new business risks. CloudBees (www.cloudbees.com) is building the world’s first end-to-end automated software delivery system, enabling companies to balance governance and developer freedom.