You will report directly to the VP of Engineering and partner with him to help build and run a high-quality, rapidly growing engineering organization. As a trusted partner, you will drive and facilitate a variety of projects (examples: standardize/shorten our hiring process, improve engineering onboarding, organize book clubs, do small things that make our team happy), help run team processes (examples: planning, retrospectives, collecting feedback, team offsites), and draft communications (examples: project proposals, internal updates/requests, blog posts, candidate outreach).
Within one month, you will:
Establish trusting relationships with members of the product and engineering leadership team.
Understand the key priorities and challenges of the product and engineering team of Sourcegraph as a whole.
Participate in recurring team processes to identify areas of improvement.
Begin learning the VPE’s voice and work style by drafting the first version of small communications/documents for him to review.
Use Git and Markdown to make updates to our handbook.
Begin work on one or more projects.
Within three months, you will:
Impress our product and engineering leadership team with the quality of your communication and the results you have delivered on multiple projects.
Turn brief problem statements into fully drafted proposals that are ready for feedback.
Within six months, you will:
Facilitate the delivery of major improvements to our planning, communication, hiring, and onboarding processes to help the team scale as we grow.
Have a deep understanding of what makes our team unique, and be an active participant in reinforcing our values by recognizing great work.
Be trusted by the VPE to draft documents and send communications without review.
Within one year, you will:
Be a trusted stand-in to represent the interests of the VPE.
Work autonomously to solve problems that you have identified and prioritized.
You are outgoing, kind, have a positive attitude, and are excited to work on many different kinds of projects. You have excellent communication skills and can effectively/credibly communicate with a technical audience. You are strongly aligned with our values, motivated to be helpful, and inspired by our mission to make it so that everyone can code.
You have 5+ years of experience in relevant/similar roles (examples: manager of a team, program manager, chief of staff, executive business partner), and/or you have delivered results on a large variety of projects.
Your working hours significantly overlap with 8 am-4 pm US/Pacific.