Engineering Manager & Software Architect, Nautobot

Title: Engineering Manager & Software Architect, Nautobot

Location: Remote (US)

Who we are:

Network to Code bridges the gap between DevOps and Network Engineering. We are a pioneer in the network automation industry. Our mission is to drastically change the way networks are managed, consumed, and operated on a day-to-day basis. We offer a variety of professional and consulting services as well as training on Network Automation, DevOps for Networking, and how the network can be operated with an Infrastructure as Code mindset. Our services and solutions enable clients to better serve their business and the needs of their customers.

Impact of this leadership role:

As an Engineering Manager & Software Architect, you will guide product development of one or more key Python & Django-based open source projects including the Nautobot project. The Manager manages a distributed engineering team and works closely with the Product Owner and Scrum Master to ensure optimal delivery and engineering excellence.  The Manager is a player and coach–the individual must be able to contribute code, perform code reviews, while assisting in roadmap planning & development.  The Manager & Architect is capable of leading a high performing team while personally delivering code at the same time. This management role provides a platform to drive the strategic direction of the Nautobot project.

A day in the life:

  • Manage a team of direct and indirect reports to drive engineering development
  • Work with the Product Owner to build a robust backlog
  • Develop Python Django software products using the Django REST Framework with a focus on Nautobot and Nautobot plugins (apps)
  • Perform full lifecycle software development
  • Establish engineering metrics ensuring each team member is contributing to the overall team velocity
  • Assist the team in removing the required roadblocks for the team to deliver
  • Review code and assess code quality
  • Working in an agile environment with an excellent team of engineers
  • Gather requirements by talking with internal stakeholders to further refine the backlog

What you bring:

  • Passion for creating feature-rich stable software
  • Honesty and empathy to those around you on a daily basis
  • Ability to drive the ball forward and deliver results with little to no oversight
  • Ability to gain the trust of both senior leadership and highly-skilled engineers
  • Ability to work effectively with Product Owner and Scrum Master
  • Detail oriented and an understanding of how present decisions impact the future development of the platform
  • Confidence and decisiveness in moving the ball forward while being flexible and open

What you have:

  • Experience managing development/engineering teams
  • 7+ years experience of Python coding skills
  • 3+ years hands on experience with the Django framework and DRF
  • Solid database skills in a relational database (i.e. MySQL, PostgresQL, etc.)
  • Knowledge of how to build and use RESTful APIs
  • Strong knowledge of version control (i.e. git, svn, etc.)
  • Comfortable doing day to day development in a Linux environment
  • Familiar with traditional Git workflows for working in a collaborative environment.

Extra Credit:

  • Have managed or worked with open source projects and communities

Why us:

Our workplace at Network to Code is innovative, fast, and exciting. We build solution stacks that are rooted in the latest open-source technologies and enable our clients to get more work done better, faster, and cheaper than ever before. No wonder Gartner named us a Cool Enterprise Networking Vendor in 2020!

Our teams are humbly led by some of the most recognized names in the network automation community. We continue to give back to the community through blogs, industry events and open-source software contributions. Although we’re located throughout the world, we use technology to maintain close peer relationships with regular virtual team events and happy hours.

We believe people are our most valuable resource at Network to Code. Our culture is rooted in collaboration, community, and forward thinking. We are passionately committed to leading and shaping the future of network automation; and as we continue to grow rapidly, we’re always on the lookout for talented, innovative people to join our team!

Network to Code is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Network to Code does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.