Engineering Manager - Platform

Mountain View, CA
Engineering Management
Quora's Platform team develops the core internal abstractions, systems, and tools used by product developers across the company. Development velocity is one of our top priorities, and Platform engineers are responsible for building intuitive, robust, and performant frameworks & tools to maximize everyone's productivity. Platform engineers build systems from the ground up, working with other developers to understand the problems they face, architecting generalized, sustainable solutions, and driving the evolution of our frameworks as we rapidly scale. Projects on Platform range from Javascript on the client-side to Python on the server-side, including our A/B testing system, logging abstractions, web frameworks, and debugging tools.

We're growing quickly, and so we're looking for an engineering manager to lead the team. In this role, you'll tackle both people and technical challenges—from shaping team culture and growing the team to contributing to company-wide technical roadmaps and leading projects. Together with the team, you'll solve challenging technical problems to make all product developers as productive as possible. Your work will have an enormous impact on Quora's long-term success.


    • Facilitate the professional growth and development of engineers working on machine learning infrastructure.
    • Work together with product teams to set goals, define roadmaps, and build systems that maximize ease of use, innovation, performance, scalability and reliability.
    • Advise on code quality, high-level architecture, and the adoption of new technologies.
    • Collaborate closely with recruiting to grow the team, which includes sourcing, interviewing, brand-building, and onboarding.
    • Work with other engineering managers to develop new initiatives and improve the culture of the entire engineering team.


    • Love of the Quora product.
    • 5+ years of industry experience in platform or full-stack engineering.
    • 3+ years of direct management experience at a consumer internet or technology company, including hiring and performance management.
    • Experience architecting, building, and maintaining tools and large-scale systems.
    • Passion for taking initiative and driving high-ROI solutions in a rapidly-changing environment.
    • Ability to make data-driven decisions and clearly communicate with team members.
    • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science, or equivalent.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.