At BrightDrop, we are reshaping e-commerce by developing smarter, greener, and more efficient ways to deliver goods and services to your door, while delivering a brighter future for the cities where we live. We are building an ecosystem of all-electric, zero-emissions delivery solutions – from electric vehicles, to ePallets and software that leverages real-time data to drive intelligent optimizations for e-commerce. To deliver on our mission we are growing fast and building a team, based in Palo Alto, with offices in Atlanta and Detroit, that is customer-focused, agile and passionate about innovating for a more sustainable future.
From engineering to product management and operations, BrightDrop is looking for people who can combine a passion for technology and sustainability with high doses of curiosity and rigorous thinking to deliver a better future.
Backed by General Motors, BrightDrop is striving to improve the communities where we live and deliver a better future for generations to come. We hope you’ll join us.
In this Senior Engineering Manager role, you will lead and grow a strong team of DevOps and SRE engineers, act as the enabler and connector for customers internally and externally, and ensure the reliability, scalability and availability of our platform infrastructure and systems for BrightDrop’s new electrified last-mile delivery ecosystem. This role provides a unique opportunity where you will be enabling all of the BrightDrop software products, and truly steering the future of BrightDrop’s DevOps and SRE practices, CI/CD, automation, cloud platform, and infrastructure-as-code practices. We are an innovation first team, and we need your help to ensure we meet the highest standards. Come join us and let’s innovate!
What you get to do in this role:
Recruit, hire, scale, and develop an amazing team of DevOps and SRE engineers
Provide guidance to the engineering team on architectural directions that will provide highly available, performant, and scalable infrastructure for our enterprise customers
Empower the engineering team to achieve a high level of technical productivity, reliability and simplicity
Lead engineering team on high quality and timely execution and delivery of software services
Collaborate across various engineering teams, product, and other cross-functional stakeholders to effectively deliver the best solution to internal and external customers
3+ years of experience in managing DevOps and SRE engineers
7+ years of experience in DevOps, SRE, or related roles, with a focus on cloud-based infrastructure (AWS Azure or GCP only) and automation
Extensive experience building CI/CD pipelines
Experience with cloud security
Experience with managing enterprise level cloud infrastructure budgets
Experience scaling native cloud infrastructure at an enterprise level
Experience hiring top talent, building diverse and inclusive teams, foster a culture of healthy work environment that is both supportive and challenging
A genuine enjoyment of learning about how things work, with the ability to ask engineers good questions about architecture and product decisions
Ability to work well cross-functionally, and navigate through ambiguity
Ability to think rigorously and make hard decisions and tradeoffs
Extreme customer focus, committed to investing in partnerships with
other engineering teams to establish empathy and understand their use-cases
BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science/Engineering preferred
BrightDrop is a tech company transforming commercial delivery and logistics. Its portfolio of electric delivery vehicles, smart eCarts, and software solutions are designed to create a smarter, safer, more sustainable future. BrightDrop is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors. For more information, visit gobrightdrop.com.
Why Join Us
We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.
The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.
General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statements
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