Ref#: R0017144

Additional Posting Location(s): Tokyo

Our mission.

As the world’s number 1 job site, our mission is to help people get jobs. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for job seekers.

The team.

We are a rapidly growing and highly capable engineering team building the most popular job site on the planet. Every month, over 250 million people count on us to help them find jobs, publish their resumes, process their job applications, and connect them to qualified candidates for their job openings. With engineering hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Tokyo and Hyderabad, we are improving people's lives all around the world, one job at a time.

Your job.

As a Systems Project Manager, you are a leader for a variety of technical specialists.  Your broad technical knowledge acts as a sounding board for the team members looking for direction, and your experience helps to avoid pitfalls in adopting new technologies.  You enjoy keeping up-to-date on the diversity of tasks being organized and executed by the self-directed teams under your lead, using project management skills to help keep things organized.  You can write a script to automate a task, or write a project plan for a complex software upgrade. Your communication skills are solid, and you relish an opportunity to talk to other teams about how you and your teams can help them, but you also can sit and listen to team members in one-on-ones, helping them to shape their own future through coaching and training.


  • Work with the various Systems Engineering teams to develop projects to help them become more efficient

  • Suggest improvements in configuration management and process, documenting and automating where possible

  • Evaluate and implement processes for onboarding new technologies

  • Communicate regularly with Systems Engineering leadership, evangelizing the team as consultants to improve internal services

  • Build metrics and track progress on projects, directing resources as needed to ensure that schedules stay on track.

  • Manage on-call schedules and responsibilities with the Systems Lifecycle team, helping to stay on top of Production issues and directing the response to problems.

  • Regularly meet with team members in one-on-ones, helping to unblock them in their tasks, but also coaching them for career development and training opportunities

  • Triage Systems Project tickets, prioritizing high-profile tasks and helping to move stalled tasks forward.

  • Work with other managers to properly prioritize the work of the team, communicating and adjusting as needed

About you.


  • Extensive knowledge of Linux Administration and Engineering

    • We use CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), you should too.

    • You can read and interpret IETF standards and RFCs

    • systemd?  Love it or hate it, you realize it's just another tool to use.

    • You’re as comfortable with /bin/perf as you are with /bin/ls.

  • Experience leading a team of self-directed individuals towards common goals

  • Well-organized project skills.  Spreadsheets are your friends, but so are Kanban boards and ticket queues.

  • An advanced background with a higher level scripting language, such as Perl, Python, or Ruby.

  • A willingness to take responsibility, accountability, and ownership.

  • A willingness to mentor and teach people what you know.

  • Broadly knowledgeable.  You want to know something about everything and already have a head start.

  • Experience working with Program and/or Product Managers to build out complex roadmaps and project plans and working those plans to completion, updating stakeholders and the plan as needed.

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