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Engineering Manager, Infrastructure Security

Remote Canada


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Engineering Manager, Infrastructure Security


Sprout Social is looking to hire an Engineering Manager to support our Infrastructure Security team.

Why join Sprout’s Engineering team?

The Sprout Engineering team is a place to sharpen your craft and solve hard problems with the smartest people in the industry. You’ll get to work on a “tech-giant” scale, steering our engineering team to make an impact on our company and our customers. As leader of our Infrastructure Security team, you will not only influence the architecture, design, and roadmap of Sprout’s cloud-based infrastructure, but also inform how we build secure experiences for the future. Join other empathetic leaders on our Engineering Leadership team who help each other grow and learn while we support and guide our teams to deliver world-class products. 

What you’ll do

  • Build a high functioning, well-motivated engineering team and steer them to iteratively deliver quality results.
  • Leverage your experience in building and maintaining secure, compliant, and modernized cloud infrastructure deployments to secure the next generation of Sprout experiences.
  • Lead the team through complicated product and technical road maps, and partner with cross-functional and engineering leaders to align on the strategy for your team and support its execution. 
  • Grow your team of SREs with effective feedback, coaching, and career development.
  • Work directly alongside the team by providing code reviews, upholding development standards, and taking responsibility for design and architecture decisions.

What you’ll bring

We’re looking for a collaborative, pragmatic, highly motivating engineering leader to help our teams succeed. If you can confidently lead a team to solve hard problems, and push them to learn from and teach each other, we'd love to talk with you!

The minimum qualifications for this role include:

  • 5+ years of experience developing and supporting infrastructure in a production environment
  • 1+ years of experience managing and leading infrastructure teams

Preferred qualifications for this role include:

  • Experience building and securing infrastructure in a cloud environment such as AWS
  • Experience in driving security initiatives and frameworks in the cloud

How you’ll grow

Within 1 month, you’ll plant your roots, including:

  • Complete Sprout Social’s new hire training & onboarding program alongside other new Sprout team members. You’ll gain a broader understanding of our products and how your role fits into the organization.
  • Make a plan with your manager to set initial priorities, align on expectations for your role, plant goalposts for your career, and learn the team's current Mission, Goals, and Objectives along with future product roadmaps.
  • Begin to understand the capabilities and limitations of our platform, web, and mobile technologies, and how our infrastructure supports them.
  • Start to build relationships with the team.
  • Start to learn the capabilities and limitations of the social network APIs we integrate with.
  • Learn Sprout's management practices and tools.
  • Start 1:1s with everyone on the team and continue building relationships.
  • Provide regular technical guidance and feedback through code reviews.

Within 3 months, you’ll start hitting your stride by:

  • Participate in architectural discussions and decisions, asking the right questions to push your team to successful outcomes.
  • Analyze trends with bugs and help the team identify where to best focus.
  • Help the team shape the technical roadmap for long term success.
  • Assume management of the engineers on your team, Identify career growth opportunities and work with them on goals. 
  • Help the team improve processes and team rituals.
  • Build relationships with our infrastructure, product, and support teams and identify ways your team can be more proactive and effective.

Within 6 months, you’ll be making a clear impact through:

  • Guide your team through and contribute to the successful launch of a major feature.
  • Understand the business goals and help the team balance technical debt, bugs, and product features.
  • Start to grow your leaders and ensure they are focused on the right things.
  • Lead performance review and career band calibration process for your team.
  • Proactively focus your team on the right problems.

Within 12 months, you’ll make this role your own by:

  • Have development plans in place for your team and hold them accountable.
  • Get acclimated to the hiring process and contribute to the recruitment and interviewing processes
  • Surprise us! Use your unique ideas and abilities to change Sprout Engineering in beneficial ways that we haven’t even considered yet.

Of course what is outlined above is the ideal timeline, but things may shift based on business needs and other projects and tasks could be added at the discretion of your manager.

Our Benefits Program

We’re proud to regularly be recognized for our team, product and culture. Our benefits program includes:

  • Insurance and benefit options that are built for both individuals and families
  • Progressive policies to support work/life balance, like our flexible paid time off and parental leave program 
  • High-quality and well-maintained equipment—your computer will never prevent you from doing your best
  • Wellness initiatives to ensure both health and mental well-being of our team
  • Ongoing education and development opportunities via our Grow@Sprout program, employee-led diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and mentorship programs for aspiring leaders
  • Growing corporate social responsibility program that is driven by the involvement and passion of our team members

Candidates for this remote work opportunity must be based in either British Columbia or Ontario. If you are based in another location within Canada, we aren’t able to hire in your location at this time; however, if you’d like to stay in touch with us in case that changes in the future, please apply and we’ll save your application for possible future consideration.

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About Sprout

Sprout Social is a global leader in social media management and analytics software. Sprout’s intuitive platform offers comprehensive social media management solutions, including publishing and engagement functionality, customer care, influencer marketing, advocacy, and AI-powered business intelligence to more than 30,000 brands. Founded in 2010, Sprout has a hybrid team located across the globe. Sprout Social has been recognized as a Glassdoor Best Places to Work, PEOPLE Companies that Care, Great Place to Work Best Workplace for Parents and more.

Sprout Social powers open communication between individuals, brands and communities through elegant, sophisticated software. We are relentless about solving hard problems for our customers and committed to both customer and team success. Our team’s shared belief in Sprout’s mission promotes a culture of openness, empowerment and fun.

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