Solarwinds Inc. Senior Manager, Engineering in Austin, Texas


SolarWinds Cloud develops best-of-breed products monitoring products: Papertrail (Real Time Troubleshooting), AppOptics (Server, Infrastructure, and Application Performance Monitoring), Pingdom (Uptime and Digital experience monitoring and Loggly) (Log analysis Solution)

We are currently searching for an Sr. Engineering Manager for our Loggly Product line. As a Senior Engineering Manager, You would be Leading and growing a team of passionate engineers with support and guidance to achieve sustained high velocity and predictability. To continuously deliver value to customers, you would guide the team through Agile methodologies. You would be growing employees through career development through coaching and mentoring for junior engineers, while guiding each contributor to maximize their potential. To provide a clear path for progression through personal development plans, you would define goals, perform evaluations, and collaborate with employees on their objectives. You will Collaborate on roadmaps with Product Managers, Architects and Tech Leads to ensure the team has clear direction and priorities and ensure there is cross-training and a healthy balance between features and technical debt. You will break down roadblocks, manage communications with stakeholders and dependent teams as well as create a culture of continuous improvement through retrospection. As a key leader in the leadership team, you will foster leadership principles and behaviors throughout the organization to groom the next generation of leaders. You will institute development best practices to ensure the team produces high quality, well architected and supportable code through a continuous delivery model.

This role has a huge impact on the lives of the team and our customers. If you see the amazing potential in what we are doing and want to drive and lead us towards greatness, then apply!

Papertrail, AppOptics, Pingdom and Loggly are wholly owned by SolarWinds Inc. so you get the benefits of a small startup with the backing of a big company, so there is no worry about the next round of funding. SolarWinds offers competitive bonus and matching 401k programs that create an attractive total compensation package.


  • Be a crucial contributor to the SolarWinds Cloud leadership team

  • Help drive the next generation of monitoring tools for cloud applications

  • Continually improve availability, scalability, performance and automation of our services

  • Explore and evaluate cutting-edge distributed systems technologies and practices

  • Come up with creative solutions to solve tough scalability and performance problems

  • Work with a distributed team of engineers across all layers of the product

  • Hire, Recruit and Motivate top talent to make our offerings the best in the industry

  • Lead teams to iteratively plan and deliver on time


  • 5+ years of people management in software development

  • 8+ years of experience building and running SaaS production software

  • Experience with iterative, agile development methodologies (including scrum)

  • Excellence in verbal and written communication with peers and senior leaders

  • Comfortable with cloud-based deployment and remote teams

Extra Credit:

  • Experience working with a remote team

  • Experience with GCP, Azure and AWS cloud

  • Managed highly scalable distributed SaaS applications

  • Managed and grown distributed teams

What's in it for you?

We offer great compensation packages and the opportunity to solve challenging problems with skilled colleagues. Our distributed team uses best practices to maximize our development velocity, including but not limited to: ChatOps, continuous integration/deployment, code review via GitHub pull requests, preferring asynchronous communication to meetings. We have competitive compensation and benefits, a team committed to life/work balance hack day events and fewer meetings, more shipping!

SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2018-10973

# Positions 1

Category Engineering

Position Type Permanent

Business Group SolarWinds Cloud