VP of Cloud Services at Lightbend
San Francisco, CA, US

This job posting is open to all North America, not specifically San Francisco.

Lightbend is seeking a VP of Cloud Services to lead the development, management, and operation of the Lightbend Cloud Services. The VP of Cloud Services will report to the VP of Customer Success and be a member of Lightbend’s Executive team.


As the VP of Cloud Services, you will:

  • Take a lean approach to cloud services development and deployment, learning from customers and setting the direction of the cloud services products
  • Have an active and engaged product owner role within the cloud services team, communicating with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective and rapid delivery of the highest value cloud service features
  • Report to the executive team on progress and challenges, take responsibility for successful delivery against cloud service milestones and deadlines
  • Collaborate across the executive team on marketing, sales and engineering strategy related to the cloud services platform  
  • Build and lead a high-performance team that thrives in an agile development environment.
  • Foster an environment of experimentation and continual improvement through regular Innovation Sprints, technical debt reduction and an architectural runway.
  • Use extensive management skills and experience to develop technical and managerial leadership skills and create a vibrant culture of mutual support and motivation.
  • Stay in sync with multiple development and product teams routinely reviewing specs and roadmaps to assure development cycles stay on time and are of the highest quality.

What to bring:

  • Demonstrated leadership building out complex SaaS applications.
  • Experience building out a strong devops/SRE team and culture.
  • Experience delivering high quality data streaming applications at scale
  • 10+ years of engineering experience, preferably with 5+ years of increasing leadership responsibilities with management of teams of 30+ members.
  • Strong background in driving complex, developer-focused technical projects from conception to rollout/production.
  • Experience managing production incidents with a repeatable process.
  • Ability to use “just enough” metrics to make data-driven decisions without losing flexibility.
  • Experience leading Agile processes
  • Experience leading teams in mature DevOps and Continuous Deployment modes
  • Hands-on experience developing cloud computing platforms
  • Knowledge of cutting-edge technologies and toolkits.
  • Minimum of BS in Computer Science or a related field.

You'll be a great fit if:

  • You love being a part of a distributed, dynamic, and agile team that encourages you to learn and grow
  • You desire to work with some of the world’s top brands
  • You love finding solutions to interesting problems and figuring out how things work
  • You welcome having autonomy with complex tasks
  • You are passionate about using your experience and expertise to inspire the team
  • You have a strong dedication to create a vibrant culture of personal growth.
  • You have a keen sense of humor and avid curiosity.
  • You obsessively focus on the customer

Lightbend is a welcoming, transparent, and highly distributed company dedicated to creating high-performance systems that bring success to all who use them.  With a strong focus on work-life balance, our company offers a fast-paced, collaborative environment mixed with challenging and engaging work. This combination has attracted and retained some of the brightest minds in our technology communities.


Lightbend is an Equal Opportunity Employer