Software Engineering Manager, Core Infrastructure

BuzzFeed, New York

The social news and entertainment company.

BuzzFeed is looking for an Engineering Manager to help build and grow the Infrastructure teams who oversee the platform that powers our products. This is a huge opportunity to help shape the way we deploy, and operate production quality systems.

BuzzFeed Tech cares about the engineering experience by empowering through tooling and automation. We share knowledge and improve our systems through architecture reviews, post-incident retrospectives, and documentation of best practices. We build for scale and support millions of users globally. We aim to improve the experience of those users and having an impact on our organization.

BuzzFeed has grown in the past few years across our editorial teams and products, with groundbreaking news investigations and new brands such as TastyYou will join a creative company full of highly engaged people with the ambition to do great things, such as giving a voice to marginalized groups. You would be supported to help grow our teams and cultivate a healthy environment to make BuzzFeed a happy place to work. Data measurement is embedded in everything we do, and Tech plays a central role in empowering our creative teams — we’d love for you to join us on this journey!

About The Job

We have built rig, our own platform as a service, to make it easy for other engineers to deploy and run their services. In the 2 years since we launched rig, there have been over 100,000 deploys, and we have over 400 services running on it today. However, we’re just getting started!

We're looking for an Engineering Manager with a high level of empathywho is passionate about creating tools and automation to develop and improve this platform. 

You Will

  • Mentor and manage a team of 3-5 engineers who build and maintain BuzzFeed’s core infrastructure, including the platform that all other services depend on

  • Lead technical projects and manage career growth for your team

  • Oversee the operations of your team

  • Empower the team do their best work, by managing processes to improve workflow

  • Help translate goals to technical projects

  • Collaborate with product and engineering in the design and architecture of systems

  • Be hands-on with code. Perform code reviews and architecture reviews

  • Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation

  • Report to Director of Engineering, Core Infrastructure

You Are

  • Empathetic, curious, and pragmatic

  • Compassionate and have experience supporting, mentoring, and helping people achieve their career goals

  • Resourceful

  • You value and offer high-context messaging, seeking mutual clarity in any exchange

  • You value repeatability, resilience, observability, and operational simplicity

  • Collaborative

Life at BuzzFeed

At BuzzFeed, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. As a BuzzFeed employee, you can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions

  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth via work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning Team, Employee Resource Groups, and more

  • An attractive compensation package, including salary and equity

  • A generous and well-rounded benefits program featuring PTO and unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym and wellness discounts, and much more

  • No shortage of snacks, catered lunches, beverages, birthday treats... even leftovers from the Tasty kitchens in LA and NYC!

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