Engineering Manager


San Francisco



We are looking for a senior Engineering leader who will hire, mentor and organize multiple product development teams toward multiple goals. The right candidate will have experience managing a diverse set of reports and values innovation, collaboration and mentorship. Focus areas for Kong in 2018 are Edge Compute, Security, and Auto-configuration, while also extending and integrating our world-class gateway products. We hire the best we can find regardless of location, and as such we have a geographically dispersed team (Brazil, Europe, Netherlands, etc), and a headquarters in San Francisco. You will not only mentor your own teams, but set a good example for the whole department regarding quality, uptime and SDLC. 


*Deliver product features in existing product lines to help the company meet timely revenue goals

*Hire, mentor and maintain healthy Engineering teams who value collaboration and innovation 

*Manage through uncertainty and work closely with product management to deliver novel software solutions to customer problems

*Organize and manage your teams to fit constructively into the org as a whole and help the company succeed

*Give constructive feedback to Engineers, conduct 1:1’s, address inter-personal issues and conduct reviews

*Suggest Engineering guidelines, principles and processes to improve the Engineering org

*Assure high quality work and SLA adherence from the entire Eng org


*4+ years of Eng management experience

*Experience managing remote teams

*Experience doing reviews, hiring, comp

*Demonstrated leadership of Eng teams

*Proven customer relationship skills sets

*On-premise, cloud and hybrid product background

*Experience working on an infrastructure product line

Bonus Points:

*Open Source Software experience

*Machine Learning experience

*Security background


*Stock options

*Your choice of computer and other equipment

*Unlimited vacation days

*Catered lunch twice a week

*Snacks and beverages to keep you going through the day

*Game nights

*Italian food cooked by the founders

*Awesome medical, dental, vision plans

*401k plan

*Fun happy hours and company outings

*A second family – whatever problem outside of work; we'll be there!