Salesforce hosts web services and applications written by thousands of internal developers and tens of thousands of customers to provide the largest business automation cloud on the planet.  The compute infrastructure that enables this innovation and value is evolving to fully embrace lights-out operations, single-click deploy to tens of thousands of nodes, and services that self-heal and self-optimize.

Salesforce is building out our compute infrastructure team to reinvigorate the way we deliver, deploy, operate, secure, monitor, and repair our data centers and the code that runs across them – at consumer web scale.  We are looking to add experienced distributed systems Software Engineering Manager who can step up and own big chunks of that vision.

Some attributes of successful candidates:

– Eat, sleep, and breathe services.
– You have experience balancing live-site management, feature delivery, and retirement of technical debt,
– Have strong, heartfelt opinions on CAP theorem, can sketch out four different consistency models on a single napkin and defend each of them, and understand Paxos, Raft, and Zookeeper at an implementation level.
– Familiarity with crash-only and recovery-oriented software design.
– Excited by building reliable, self-healing services on unreliable hardware.
– Experience designing, developing, debugging, and operating resilient distributed systems that run across thousands of compute nodes in multiple data centers.
– Agilista capable of driving and delivering thin slices of end-to-end functionality on a regular cadence with data-driven feedback loops.
– Ability to coach and grow engineers to achieve their best
– Effectively work with program/product management to meet requirements of internal customers


– 5 years of Software Management experience
– 5-15+ years of development experience
– 4-years’ experience OpenStack Development
– Experience with Java and/or C++ in a Linux/UNIX data center environment
– Experience owning and operating multiple instances of a mission-critical service
– Experience with Agile development methodology and Test-Driven Development
– Experience using telemetry and metrics to drive operational excellence

Company Overview:
Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform, and world’s #1 CRM empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company was founded on three disruptive ideas: a new technology model in cloud computing, a pay-as-you-go business model, and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model. These founding principles have taken our company to great heights, including being named one of Forbes’s “World’s Most Innovative Company” five years in a row and one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” eight years in a row. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and this level of growth equals incredible opportunities to grow a career at Salesforce. Together, with our whole Ohana (Hawaiian for “family”) made up of our employees, customers, partners, and communities, we are working to improve the state of the world.