Software Development Manager | Site Reliability (Remote) at HomeAdvisor

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Here at HomeAdvisor, our Engineering organization is driven by innovation and teamwork. We are motivated by new challenges every day to solve unique problems while setting the standard for the home services marketplace. Our co-workers are our collaborators, our teammates and everyone has the opportunity to contribute and build. We believe strongly in a culture of an independent team of engineers, who are considered an expert in their own business domain and makes decisions relevant to that expertise. The SRE team defines the standard of excellence within engineering around reliability, transparency, and availability.

About the Role 

Software Development Managers are responsible for fostering a strong team through coaching and feedback, as well as driving excellence in user-facing services and other HomeAdvisor production systems. SREs are a hybrid of operators and software engineers that leverage engineering principles, operational experience, and automation to our environments. You will help shape our infrastructure and support the team in building a strong foundation for the rapid, reliable delivery of our product. Our stack consists of technologies such as Kubernetes, Java Spring Boot, Oracle, Postgres, Coherence, Redis, Elasticsearch inside a hybrid cloud.  

We are looking for an experience Software Development Manager who meets the following criteria: 

Technical: 

  1. Breadth of knowledge across our infrastructure and application stack.  
  2. Experience with container orchestration technologies like Kubernetes, Mesos, or Nomad. (We use Kubernetes.) 
  3. A track record of leveraging automation whenever and wherever.  
  4. An appreciation of and enthusiasm for software engineering best practices, such as infrastructure as code, testing, and continuous delivery 

Execution: 

  1. Identifies changes for the product or infrastructure architecture focusing on reliability, performance and availability perspective with a data-driven approach. 
  2. Proactively work on the efficiency and capacity planning to set clear requirements and reduce the system resources making HomeAdvisor operate with cost as a discipline.  
  3. Identify parts of the system that do not scale, provide immediate and long term resolution of these incidents. 
  4. Identify Service Level Indicators (SLIs) that will align the team to meet the availability and latency objectives. 

Collaboration and Communication: 

  1. Know a domain really well and permeate that knowledge across the rest of the engineering organization.  
  2. Perform and run blameless RCAs on incidents and outages and drive to prevent the incident from reoccurring.  
  3. Show ownership of a major part of the infrastructure. 

As an Software Development Manager for the SR team you will: 

  • Apply a MVP mindset to solving problems and negotiating deliverables
  • Give and receive constructive feedback
  • Coach teammates in both technology and culture from a position of experience
  • Run our infrastructure with Terraform and Kubernetes. 
  • Use a data-driven approach to findings, turn into repeatable actions and then into automation. 
  • Improve the deployment process to make it as quick and dependable as possible. 
  • Design, build and maintain core infrastructure pieces that allow HomeAdvisor to scale to meet its market demand. 
  • Plan and shape the growth of HomeAdvisor’s ever-evolving infrastructure. 

You may be a fit for this role if you: 

  • Build people and teams: you focus on Servant Leadership, empowering teams and collaborative work practices
  • Have experience presenting ideas to internal and external audiences
  • Think about systems - edge cases, failure modes, behaviors, specific implementations. 
  • Design new systems, whether from scratch, adapting legacy or design thinking
  • Have an understanding of large scale system design, monitoring, and operational practices. 
  • Have a burning desire for delivering quickly and iterating fast. 
  • Have experience with Nginx, HAProxy, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, or similar technologies 

All candidates must be eligible to work without sponsorship for any U.S.-based company, now and in the future. Unfortunately, HomeAdvisor cannot provide work sponsorship at this time.

About Us:

At HomeAdvisor we create the digital tools and services that empower millions of service professionals to connect with hundreds of millions of homeowners. We are a dual sided marketplace that nurtures growth of the independent small business and delivers a seamless experience in home improvement. As #1 in the Homeservices category, our tremendous scale is the launchpad to boundless inventions in technology and product!

HomeAdvisor is the self-contained operating business of ANGI Homeservices (NASDAQ: ANGI), a federation of spirited technology companies that build for a better economy. In 2017, Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor combined to create the world’s largest Homeservices marketplace. We love the software that we invent, the millions of service professionals whom we empower and the hundreds of millions of homeowners whose lives we beautify. As a purposeful technology company, we foster a culture of collaboration, and nurture growth through innovation. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We are proud to be recognized as a Top Workplace in Denver for 6 years and counting!

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Location

Our brand new Headquarters opened in early 2019 in the trendy River North (RiNo) neighborhood of downtown Denver.

What are HomeAdvisor Perks + Benefits

HomeAdvisor Benefits Overview

HomeAdvisor's main focus is our employees. By providing flexible working hours, monthly Fun First Friday happy hours, career growth and development, paid volunteer days, non-profit donation matching and other benefits, we place our employees at the center of everything we do!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
We have an onsite gym in our RiNo building for unlimited use by our employees!
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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