Engineering Manager - Growth

Job description

At Proton, we envision an internet where privacy is the default, and we’re building ways to help all people secure their digital lives and take control of their data. Proton was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). And since its inception, the company has grown at a fast pace and today has over 40 million users.

Our principal product, Proton Mail, is the world’s largest secure email service. Our second product, Proton VPN, is one of the world’s most popular VPN services. Our vision is to build an internet platform for the protection of digital rights, and we are also developing additional products, including Proton Calendar, Proton Drive, and more to come.

Our users include New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens. The world is adopting our products at an accelerating pace. Whether it’s in New York, or at the front lines of the global struggle for freedom and democracy in Hong Kong, Belarus, and Myanmar, the work we do saves lives and is transforming the world. Our team is diverse and dynamic, representing over 30 different nationalities, with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Prague, London, Vilnius, Skopje, and Taipei, employing people around the world.

Proton is a mission driven company. We’re deeply committed to enabling freedom online and ensuring the internet serves the interests of all people. Our technologies provide trusted ways for people to be secure online and in control of their information at all times. The world is adopting our products at an accelerating pace. Help us bring it from tens of millions of users, to billions of users. We’re creating one of the world’s most impactful tech companies.

Purpose of the role
As a leader within the Growth Engineering team, you will manage a cross-functional team of engineers that has direct responsibility of reaching millions of new customers and onboarding them into our product ecosystem. You will lead design and development of systems pertaining to acquisition, onboarding, activation, and engagement while creating great user experiences at scale. As a member of the Growth leadership team you will partner with Product and Marketing to refine our growth strategies, design experiments that discover and validate customer hypotheses, and optimize our customer experiences to drive engagement and keep our existing customers happy. You will report directly to the VP of Engineering.


What you will do

  • Collaborate with senior leadership and your peers to develop the strategy for your team
  • Lead and participate in technical design and product discussions with leaders across the company
  • Hire, develop, and coach engineers, and help them learn and grow to achieve their goals
  • Hold yourself and your team accountable to high engineering standards
  • Guide your team to continuously improve our systems towards greater observability and resiliency
  • Develop efficient processes, instill a sense of urgency, and motivate your team to operate with high velocity, ownership, and accountability
  • Build products, systems, and services that solve your customers' problems
  • Foster an inclusive environment for your team to show up and give their best each day
  • Contribute to the broader technology and open source communities


Technologies we use and teach

  • Javascript, React, Gatsby
  • PHP, Symfony
  • SQL, MySQL, Kafka, Redis
  • Event driven architecture

Job requirements

  • 10+ years of software development or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years directly managing engineers
  • Proficiency in JavaScript, familiar with using concepts such as asynchronous programming, closures, and ES6, at a minimum
  • Demonstrable experience in web development, building responsive websites, and using CSS frameworks such as Tailwind CSS and Sass
  • Experience with Prismic, Contentful, or other headless content management systems a plus
  • A history of collaboration with product, product marketing, design, and analytics on developing product roadmaps
  • A curious, passionate, and growth-oriented mindset
  • Experience creating well-crafted, maintainable code
  • Eagerness to share your ideas, and openness to those of others


Why you should join Proton

  • Be part of a movement - Proton is not just a product or service but a community-driven movement united by a shared vision of online freedom. Our services are open source, audited, and supported by community contributions. We give back to our community by maintaining core encryption libraries and by supporting other organizations furthering the same goals as us.
  • Work with smart and dedicated people - Our team is diverse, collaborative, and tight-knit with people coming from all walks of life, including many of the world’s top academic institutions and organizations, such as MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Caltech, Cambridge, and ETH.
  • Join a strong brand - Our encrypted email service - Proton Mail - has grown to be a staple of online security and privacy. Proton has been featured in multiple popular television and film productions, such as Mr. Robot, Knives Out, Sounds of Metal, and more.
  • Grow with us - We’re one of Europe’s fastest-growing startups, doubling in size every year. Our growth gives you limitless career and educational opportunities as well as the opportunity to work side-by-side with many world-leading experts in their fields.
  • Have your voice heard - We value your opinion and encourage you to speak up and share your ideas and thoughts. At Proton, no problem is someone else’s problem. We collectively strive to do the right thing and be the undisputed best in the world at everything we do.
  • Benefits – these vary by location and type of contract but expect support on your vacation, parental leave, refreshment if working from the office, learning and development opportunities, equity for shared success, flexible working hours and remote work, company events and team building activities.

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