Senior Manager, Engineering at WP Engine

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It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Since launching in 2010, WP Engine has become the world’s leading WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), now with over 100,000 customers in 140 countries. We’re proud of the technology and service we offer our customers that move their businesses forward faster. We do the best work of our careers and feel empowered to do what is right for our customers. We love investing in employee success and uncovering opportunities for you, the best, to get better. 99 percent of employees believe you’re made to feel welcome at WP Engine. Be you. Be here.

What's cool about this job?

WP Engine is looking for a Senior Manager of Engineering to lead a team of engineers that are utilizing an SRE mentality to craft, build, and maintain complex systems at scale. In this role, you’ll be responsible for shipping products of high quality, recruiting exceptional engineers, and motivating and leading engineering teams to do their best work! You’ll work closely with peers in product and program management to define and shape the overall product roadmap and ultimately deliver net positive impact to our customers and teams.

Day to Day

  • Curating an engineering culture that is biased toward shipping while maintaining very high standards of quality
  • Recruiting new WP Engine engineers from all backgrounds and establishing WP Engine as THE place to be if you’re an exceptional engineer interested in solving hard problems
  • Leading all aspects of a team of 4-6 engineers while ensuring their productivity, happiness, and personal growth at WP Engine
  • Balancing objectives set by executive management
  • Partnering with product management to drive and measure impact that teammates are proud of

Your Expertise and Passion

  • 6+ years of engineering leadership experience leading productive, high-functioning teams, and can describe how you enabled their productivity
  • Love helping engineers develop new skills and advance in their careers
  • You have experience with cloud hosting providers, specifically compute technologies (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud)
  • Passionate about fast feedback loops, faster time-to-market and better quality of delivery metrics
  • Background in engineering and can understand and efficiently represent the details of the team’s work
  • Familiar with working with APIs, CI/CD, Containerization, Kubernetes, and Agile development
  • Proven servant leader to your team
  • Lifelong learner, particularly as it relates to building a remarkable and enviable engineering team and processes

The Perks and Benefits

  • Stock Options (Every employee is an owner in the company)
  • Health Benefits (100% Paid Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • Fertility Benefits (IVF/Fertility drug coverage)
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a match
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Paid Family and Caregiver’s Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn’t like time off)
  • One-time $500 Home Office Stipend
  • Company Wellness Days
  • Wellness Program

At WP Engine, we strive to have the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to include the background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person unique. WP Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. ​

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Constant ContactEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen


WP Engine is on the corner of 5th and Lavaca, blocks away from the Colorado River and Congress Avenue.

What are WP Engine Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

100% Employee Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision. Lunch provided Monday - Thursday. Equity - Every employee is an owner in the company. Paid downtown parking.