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Engineering Manager, SRE + SDET


Remote / United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Industry: Cybersecurity
  • Post Date: 05/24/2023
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 180 Montgomery St, 20th Floor, San Francisco, California 94104, US
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

About Valimail

Valimail is a pioneering, identity-based, anti-phishing company that has been ensuring the global trustworthiness of digital communications since 2015. Valimail delivers the only complete, cloud-native platform for validating and authenticating sender identity to stop phishing, protect and amplify brands, and ensure compliance. Valimail has won more than a dozen prestigious cybersecurity technology awards and authenticates billions of messages a month for some of the world's biggest companies and organizations, including Uber, Fannie Mae, WeWork, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Job Description

Company Overview

Valimail is a fast growing, venture funded startup and the leader in Email Authentication as a Service. Here is your chance to get in on the ground floor at an important technology innovator and to help build a major business service category. We have built a revolutionary platform on top of open standards — DMARC, DKIM, and SPF — for the first time it makes it possible for any organization to protect itself against email impersonation. Valimail pioneered the notion of automated email authentication, with innovative components like our DNS-based Authenticator (including our patented Instant SPF). We’re committed to building a more trusted email ecosystem.

Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented classes will only apply to roles if they feel they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Valimail, we encourage you to break through that statistic. Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need in the future. NO ONE ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We hope you're open to learning new skills in order to grow with us. Make our team, your team!

Position Overview

The Engineering Manager for Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team will be responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance to the team. The SRE team is responsible for building and maintaining the cloud infrastructure which hosts Valimail's cloud native applications. This includes responsibility for the CI/CD pipeline, monitoring, deployments, compliance activities, and domain management. The Engineering Manager, SRE will be working closely with both our Platform and Application Development teams.

The SRE team is an operational team but achieves operational excellence by adopting such modern practices and Infrastructure as Code (IaC), automation of common tasks, tool building, and Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery.

What You'll Be Doing:

Be a champion for Site Reliability Engineering at Valimail by providing technical and managerial leadership.
Guide the team to maintain and build out our infrastructure, test harnessed, and servers
Identify staff development needs and implement a plan to grow staff in applicable abilities, specializations, and certifications
Drive the process in which our SRE team operates in order to continuously improve our infrastructure to be easy to deploy, scalable, secure, and fault tolerant
Collaborate with architects, software engineers and product owners to improve software delivery, configuration, monitoring, and operation
Ensure information security standard methodologies for our Hosting infrastructure
Participate in the Incident Management process to respond to emergencies and build solutions drawing on your years of infrastructure experience
Develop high level design interaction diagrams, system functionality changes and robust change management processes
Direct capacity planning, provisioning and scaling of the cloud infrastructures including cost benefit analysis of vendor offerings
Lead working sessions on designing and building automation
Implement standard methodologies for Operations across our teams to improve availability, security, visibility and incident response
Measure and report progress against targets for improvement in cited areas
Evolve infrastructure, server, deployment strategies and testing to support our goal of high availability as well as quick turnaround of internal deployments for the engineering organization

About You:

Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Encourages over communication within teams to reduce inefficiencies and ensure clarity.
A true people manager, exuding confidence and inspiring commitment to assigned tasks, initiatives, and the larger business picture.
Approachable, Organized, Accountable.
Managed and mentored SRE/Operations/DevOps teams to increase efficiency while encouraging a work friendly and productive atmosphere.
Have a broad knowledge of hardware, software, testing, network, and cloud technologies to provide a powerful combination of analysis, implementation, leadership and support to drive business forward via innovative technology stacks.
Proven track record at leading the implementing of technology based solutions to address complex information requirements.
Extensive experience in Linux, AWS Cloud, Azure, build pipeline automation, and network/server infrastructures.
Proven understanding of Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity of Operations strategies, and SLAs.

Bonus Points:

Creative thinker and problem solver.
Experience with container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus.
Experience with GitHub, Terraform, CircleCI, is a plus
Prior experience in modern code development.
Prior experience in large scale operations
Passionate about Technology. Always eager to learn about the latest and greatest and not afraid to take risks when necessary.

Who We Are

Valimail is the global leader in zero-trust email security. The company's full line of cloud-native solutions authenticate sender identity to stop phishing, protect brands, and ensure compliance; they are used by organizations ranging from neighborhood shops to some of the world's largest organizations, including Uber, Splunk, Yelp, Mercedes Benz USA, and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. Valimail is the fastest-growing DMARC solution with the largest global market share and is the premier DMARC partner for Microsoft 365 environments.

Why Join Us?

Competitive pay + participation in employee stock option plan
Comprehensive health, dental, + vision coverage
Eight weeks of paid maternity leave & Four weeks of paid paternity leave (if the parent also qualifies for STD, this benefit is in addition)
Remote First Company, you can work anywhere within the US
Unlimited and flexible PTO. We believe balanced, happy, relaxed people do better work

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