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|1 weeks ago|
Slack is seeking an experienced product manager to align our infrastructure engineering roadmap and our product and business priorities. This person will work hand-in-hand with the Head of Infrastructure Engineering and will liaise with customer-facing product group leaders to help them understand the present and future capabilities of our technical infrastructure and architecture. They will also anticipate needs they will have from our infrastructure to deliver upon their product roadmaps in the future.
The ideal candidate for this role will bring technical experience of his or her own at significant scale. He or she will have experience establishing product and business requirements for highly-complex, technically-complicated projects — just like the ones we face here at Slack. To give you a taste of our scale:
We are a small team making a large impact. We rapidly iterate and work closely with other teams in engineering to ensure we build resilient systems that can scale. This person should have excellent cross-functional collaboration skills, and should be able to make forward progress while working within different priorities and objectives. With Infrastructure building many of the foundational systems at Slack, your work influences — and is influenced by — the many projects Slack undertakes and strong technical and project organizational skills will be how you operate and lead.
About our Infrastructure
Slack's API and web backend is built on PHP/Hack, and our backend services are written in Java and Go. Our data infrastructure is built on Kafka, Hadoop, Hive, Presto, Spark, and MySQL. Our Chief Architect, Keith Adams, spoke about our architecture at QCon in 2016. For a sample of the kind of projects this team works on, check out these blog posts: Getting to Slack faster with incremental boot, Reducing Slack's memory footprint and Flannel: An Application-Level Edge Cache to Make Slack Scale.
Launched in February 2014, Slack is the fastest growing business application ever and is used by thousands of teams and millions of users every day. Slack's investors include many of the best-recognized firms in the world, including Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Social+Capital, KPCB, Google Ventures, Horizons Ventures, IVP, Spark Growth, DST, and Index Ventures. We currently have eight offices worldwide, in San Francisco, Vancouver, Dublin, Melbourne, New York, London, Tokyo, and Toronto.
Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack's values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a fun place to work. Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.