Manager, Engineering at Alert Logic (Houston, TX)

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Job Summary:

Alert Logic, the industry's first SaaS-enabled Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider, is seeking an Engineering Managerto join our global engineering team to develop backend services. In this role, you will be working alongside other talented engineers in building our MDR platform as well as building your skills in the following areas:
  • Cloud technology - we use everything AWS has to offer for our platform and integrate with the other clouds
  • Scalable architecture - our microservice-based platform scales to meet the needs of our growing business
  • Big data processing - learn what it takes to ingest/process terabytes of data a day at scale
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment - know what it takes to safely and consistently deploy services and experience the freedom to focus on what matters
  • Critical systems management - learn what availability means and the impact it has on customers
  • Cybersecurity - contribute to the ability to protect our customers from an ever-changing threat landscape


As a member of our Engineering team, you will contribute to design, development, testing and operational maintenance (DevOps model) of the software components owned by the team.

In collaboration with other Engineering teams, you will ultimately deliver complex solutions for our Managed Detection and Response platform that services thousands of customers around the world.

The Manager, Engineering of the development team is chartered with developing new micro-services and managing the day-to-day operations for the team including providing guidance in areas of Development, Testing, and Operational Support (DevOps) activities.

As a manager in the Engineering organization reporting to a Director, Engineering, this individual will steer a team of development professionals working on complex and challenging tasks. The applicant will partner with internal Alert Logic teams to optimize and improve our service platform with constant focus on customer satisfaction and operational excellence. The applicant will be responsible for the development processes, product features, and operational state of components that comprise our distributed, highly available platform providing Security as a Service to thousands of customers on a 24/7 basis. In collaboration with other development teams and technical leaders, the Engineering Manager will work towards continuous improvement of the Alert Logic technology platform, sharing responsibility for its success.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high quality, fast, scalable, and cost-effective microservice and serverless solutions in an Agile Scrum environment involving bleeding edge development technologies
  • Facilitate Agile Scrum events for the team
  • Motivate and influence employees to strive for a high level of alignment with our company values: Customer Obsession, Operational Excellence, Ownership, Design Thinking, and First Team
  • Coach and develop team members professional career growth within Alert Logic
  • Manage team performance using objective indicators to continually enhance team effectiveness
  • Focus on value delivery, clearly communicate blockers and progress
  • Be transparent while providing technical and operational support
  • Maintain high availability of the services built by your team
  • Ability to manage your time and communicate with other teams regardless of location
  • Grow your system, domain, and technical knowledge; and help others do the same


Required Skills and Experience:

  • 2-3 years of experience managing multiple complex technical projects with multiple software engineers
  • 5 years development experience using any of the following programming languages: C/C /Python/Java/Erlang
  • Applied experience in full Software Development Life Cycle, specifically Agile Scrum methodologies
  • Experience managing engineering teams supporting complex systems with strict service level objectives, i.e. scalability, 24/7/365.
  • Good understanding of DevOps and software ownership principles
  • Positive attitude and a passion for software development with a willingness to continually learn and grow
  • Have ownership in what you and your team deliver
  • University degree in Computer Science or related field


Other Skills and Experience:

  • Experience developing high performance distributed systems (e.g., concurrent systems/microservices, Docker/Kubernetes development)
  • Developing for cloud platforms, especially AWS and Azure
  • Hands-on experience with AWS/Azure solutions such as ECS, S3, Lambdas, etc
  • Knowledge of network protocols such as IP, TCP, UDP, with emphasis on HTTP
  • Experience developing full-stack production applications (e.g., developing and consuming RESTful APIs, using noSQL database technology such as Riak or AWS DynamoDB, and using relational databases such as AWS RDS or SQL)
  • Experience developing for Linux distributions (CentOS)
  • Knowledge of network security
  • Scrum Master certification


Alert Logic is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by emailing [email protected]
More Information on Alert Logic
Alert Logic operates in the Cybersecurity industry. The company is located in Houston, TX, Austin, TX, Dallas, TX and Seattle, WA. Alert Logic was founded in 2002. It has 620 total employees. To see all 18 open jobs at Alert Logic, click here.
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