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Asana // productivity software for teams
Engineering, Full Time    San Francisco    Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020
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The mission of Asana Engineering is to build Asanas products at a high quality bar at a sustained high velocity. As the Engineering Operations lead, you will assist engineering leaders in pursuing our mission by gathering data, identifying gaps, improving processes, aligning teams & communicating results across the company.

We are looking for an experienced leader who will up-level the engineering organization on measurement, management & communication of our work. This is a new role & youll be setting up the foundation of engineering operations at Asana. You will directly contribute to improving execution & work with other leaders to identify, prioritize, & evangelize strategic opportunities to improve execution & processes. You will report directly into the Head of Engineering.


  • Develop, lead, delegate & guide key initiatives to scale the engineering team (in partnership with engineering leaders & People Ops).
    • Iterate on & optimize engineering on-boarding & training programs
    • Identify gaps in engineering leadership/management & develop programs to address
    • Spread good practices related to: program execution, cross-office communication, cross-functional collaboration
    • Create process for identifying, prioritizing & staffing work towards developer efficiency
  • Own the execution & evolution of key processes & rhythms of the eng organizations. e.g.
    • Tracking program execution across teams & identifying challenges & opportunities
    • Coordinating/communicating staffing decisions
    • Headcount assignment & tracking
    • Off-sprint, hackathon
  • Increase speed of decision-making
    • Identify crucial decisions blocked by lack of clarity, create appropriate process, bring stakeholders together & drive to conclusion
    • Ensure progress towards goals is clearly & consistently communicated by teams


  • 8 years relevant professional experience, including: software development, engineering management, management consulting, project/program management of software deliverables
  • Experience leading & supporting high-performance, collaborative, engineering teams; expertise in software development processes
  • Strong systems thinking
  • Demonstrated leadership (with & without formal authority)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • B.S. or higher, preferably in a quantitative field (engineering, applied math, etc.).

About us

Asana is a leading work management platform for teams, on a mission to help humanity thrive by enabling all teams to work together effortlessly. More than 60,000 organizations & millions of users across 195 countries rely on Asana to focus on the work that matters, including Airbnb, Disney, KLM Air France, NASA, Uber & Vox Media. Our highly recognized culture spurs innovation & business results, & for the last two years, Asana has been named a Top 5 Best Place to Work by FORTUNE & one of Glassdoors Best Places to Work. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Dublin, Sydney, & Vancouver, Asana is always looking for bright, collaborative individuals to be a part of our inclusive culture & help us achieve our mission.

Our goal is to ensure that Asana upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected & valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We welcome applicants of all educational backgrounds, gender identities & expressions, sexual orientations, religions, ethnicities, ages, citizenships, socioeconomic statuses, disabilities, & veteran statuses, & we'd love to learn about what you can add to our team.

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