Engineering Manager, Platform

LaunchDarkly (View all Jobs)

Remote - US

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Interview Process

1. Informational phone screen with Eng leadership 2. Take home project 3. On-site interviews


$190,000 - $224,000

About the Job:

LaunchDarkly is looking for a talented and inspirational engineering manager to help us build, scale, and empower a part of LaunchDarkly's engineering team. You will lead engineers in the development of the LaunchDarkly platform. You will set a mission for your team, define the roadmap to hit our goals, and measure success at each step. You will keep your team motivated, growing, and engaged. As part of our you-build-it-you-run-it culture, all engineers may be responsible to support their production services, including on-call. On-call is compensated in addition.


  • Lead and enable the engineering teams in charge of our infrastructure, shared platform services, and internal developer tooling. Your end users are fellow LaunchDarkly engineers!

  • Design and implement core platform infrastructure; you will codify it, monitor it, evolve it, and solve some devilish problems in production.

  • Ensure that new engineers get up and running in minutes, are quickly able to start contributing, and that their changes flow from laptop to production with minimal friction.

  • Set goals to ensure the health and continuous improvement of the system and its operational processes. You will help drive the overall reliability, efficiency, and operability of our platform.

  • Ensure we run a cost-effective service, and monitor and make changes to hit spending constraints.

  • Help your team keep a healthy service while also prioritizing strategic, high-impact investments.

  • Help build a diverse and highly skilled team able to keep up with a rapidly growing product.


  • 3+ years experience leading people: hiring, motivating, growing, empowering, and performance managing.

  • A drive to truly understand the needs of your customer (our developers!) and the ability to translate those needs into business goals.

  • A hands-on foundation of infrastructure engineering knowledge that allows you to push your team, ask hard questions and recognize excellence.

  • Experience building and maintaining real-time, large-scale production systems.

  • Experience building with a major cloud provider and ensuring cost-effective utilization.

  • Proven ability to track and drive metrics, and the wisdom to understand what they can and can't tell you.


Target pay range for a Level M3 in the United States: $190,000 - $224,000*

*Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), health, vision, and dental insurance, and mental health benefits in addition to salary.

LaunchDarkly operates from a place of high trust and transparency; we are happy to state the pay range for our open roles to best align with your needs. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, degree level, and location.

About LaunchDarkly:

LaunchDarkly is a Feature Management Platform that serves trillions of feature flags daily to help software teams build better software, faster. Feature flagging is an industry standard methodology of wrapping a new or risky section of code or infrastructure change with a flag. Each flag can easily be turned off independent of code deployment (aka "dark launching"). LaunchDarkly has SDKs for all major web and mobile platforms. We are building a diverse team so that we can offer robust products and services. Our team culture is dynamic, friendly, and supportive. Our headquarters are in Oakland.

At LaunchDarkly, we believe in the power of teams. We're building a team that is humble, open, collaborative, respectful and kind. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

One of our company values is 'Widen the Circle'. Which means we seek out diversity of perspectives to get better results. We understand everyone has their own unique talents and experiences. We encourage you to apply to this role even if you don’t think you meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above. We can find out together if it's the right match for your skillset.

We've partnered with KeyValues to help demonstrate the amazing culture we've built here at LaunchDarkly, find more info at

LaunchDarkly is also committed to giving back to our community and is a part of Pledge 1%, an organization that helps companies make this a priority. Through this initiative and its charitable arm, the LaunchDarkly Foundation, the company is committed to such causes as supporting education for the underserved, homelessness relief and moving towards having a net-zero carbon footprint. You can find more about the LaunchDarkly Foundation and the organizations we serve at

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