DevOps Manager

Location / San Francisco, CA, United States

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Mavenlink is looking for a thoughtful, collaborative manager for our close-knit, enthusiastic DevOps team. Our team of 4 works great together, tackling interesting technical challenges while building Mavenlink’s DevOps culture. As DevOps Manager, you’ll lead the team as they evolve our technology, prepare for growth, and help our wider engineering team adopt DevOps principles.

We’re deployed on AWS and GCP, and we’re well down the road of successful Kubenetes adoption. Some of our product teams already own their own infrastructure & deployment, and we’re working to empower the others with greater DevOps independence.

Here’s a few reasons you might love this job:

  • Great team. Our ops engineers are passionate problem-solvers who enjoy working with each other and with our product teams.
  • Enthusiastic collaborators. Our product engineers love our DevOps culture, and they’re eager to work with and learn from our DevOps team. 
  • Supportive culture. We encourage experimentation and take joy in helping each other succeed.
  • Exciting technology. The Kubernetes initiatives we’re working on are at the forefront of the technology.
  • Opportunity for impact. While building a great team, you’ll help scale a platform for a rapidly growing business.

While your technical leadership will be valued, this is fundamentally a management role. We’ll need you to strengthen team processes, manage a distributed team, and guide the careers of our DevOps engineers. You’ll partner with leaders across product, infosec, engineering and senior management to achieve organizational priorities. Liaising with our product engineering teams, you’ll maintain awareness of their DevOps needs and keep them abreast of your team’s work.

We trust you can learn new technologies, so we won’t get overly specific. Instead, here's a list of statements. See how many of them you agree with:

  • Systems should run themselves
  • The only way to test the security of a system is to try and break into it
  • Blameless post-mortems promote healthy outcomes
  • An unmonitored system is a system you have to worry about
  • Backups aren't very helpful unless you can effectively restore from them
  • Feedback should be kindly shared and openly received
  • System provisioning should be automated and repeatable
  • Psychological safety leads to healthy teams

We’d love to hear what you’d add to the list!

As a DevOps manager, you’ll be hands-on with a tight team. DevOps is complicated and moving quickly, so we would appreciate candidates with:

  •  8+ years industry experience 
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a reliability role within a DevOps environment


Our Philosophy

Working for a successful smaller-size tech company is a lifestyle choice rather than a job choice. We believe every company can be successful with the right technology and that every individual can be successful with the right culture. We believe in collaboration - that working hand-in-hand brings the best thoughts to the table and creates an environment of learning and growth. Here, you’ll enjoy:

  • An intentionally engaging culture - ditch the silo!
  • Competitive pay and benefit options
  • Strong work-life balance as a focus of the company
  • The chance to learn from some of the best people in the business, including the company’s founders
  • A vibrant, collaborative and devoted team, who still makes time for fun
  • Snacks? Check. Drinks? Check. Game nights? Check!



About Mavenlink

Mavenlink is a Software as a Service platform for running professional services businesses. Our customers include companies like design agencies, architecture firms, and IT consultancies—any company that bills their clients for their time. We help these businesses plan project staffing, deliver projects, manage budgets, and understand company performance.

Founded in 2008, we’re now over 250 employees with strong sales growth. We have a mature, productive startup culture combined with company stability and reliability. Our recent $39M investment round led by Goldman Sachs validated our progress and positioned us for continued success.

Mavenlink is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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