Engineering Manager, Scalability SRE

Cisco Meraki

Location: San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time


Meraki is making IT easier, faster, and smarter with technology that simply works. Our full stack teams build and maintain features, frameworks, and tools to craft an excellent user experience in Meraki’s Dashboard. We operate across Meraki’s entire product line, from firewalls, switches, and wireless routers to security cameras and application analytics. Dashboard drastically simplifies the process of deploying and configuring distributed networks, enabling customers to debug networking issues in real time from anywhere. Its rich data visualizations help users detect trends in network traffic and foot traffic alike. Meraki Engineers put the customer experience first, own projects from beginning to end, and are problem solvers.

The SRE Scalability team is responsible for owning the overall ability of the Meraki Dashboard to meet scaling and availability demands. Meraki's high growth rate means our processes and tooling must be automatic and efficient; never driven manually. The projects we work always have an impact and move us towards an infrastructure that meets demands and allows for flexibility and speed.

As a manager at Meraki, you will guide architectural leadership, teach good code review and design practices, and focus relentlessly on quality and automation. You will link your team's goals to the wider organization by telling stories that empower and inspire. You will be a strong mentor, nurturing a collaborative environment where your team can do their best work. You will have opinions about the direction of engineering at Meraki, and will directly contribute to the rapid evolution of our platform!


  • Lead the team and hold regular one-on-ones; ongoing coaching and mentorship, writing performance evaluations, and compensation planning. Grow staff into tech leads or managers, according to their chosen track.
  • Helping your team navigate between in-house solutions and open source products; striking a balance between self-learning, formal training, conferences, and commercial support.
  • Be an advocate for security standards and quality in the tools and processes that your team develops.
  • Build a respectful, inclusive, and successful team culture.
  • Be a champion for SRE practices within your own team and across the wider engineering organization. Create tight links with other teams that consume your services, and agree metrics to measure performance. Work with other engineering managers to grow our culture of automation and reliability.
  • Develop and own a roadmap to improve automation, grow the team, build out a hybrid cloud, and migrate bare-metal workloads into virtualized or containerized infrastructure.


  • Are interested in a leadership role because it allows you to work closely with others to help them achieve their best.
  • Have a software engineering background with experience building, testing, and deploying a very large Ruby/Rails application (background in containerization a big plus) and understand how large scale applications are architected well.
  • Worked with large infrastructure deployments in Cloud Environments using tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Fabric.
  • Have driven and guided teams to significant improvements and evolution in developer efficiency through automation and tooling.
  • Have formal project management qualifications, or experience leading large, multi-team projects.
  • Believe that development and operations are best carried out in close co-operation; all our teams are developers, and own what they create.

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Compensation Range:
$164,200$241,700 USD

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U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

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