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Senior Engineering Manager, Product Engineering - SRE

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 Hybrid, IL, US, N/A LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:

We are looking for a Senior Engineering Manager on our Site Reliability Engineering team, which plays a pivotal role in providing a great experience for our customers and team members.  You will provide technical leadership and build our observability roadmap. You will partner closely with our engineering teams to ensure new features are ready for production and identify ways to optimize our performance and reliability. 

You will report to the Director, Product Engineering and can be based either in downtown Chicago or Lake Forest, Illinois.


You Will:

  • Evangelize performance and reliability goals by collaborating with development teams
  • Identify, prioritize, and execute on opportunities to optimize the customer experience by improving the availability, resiliency, and performance of our applications
  • Lead and develop a high-caliber diverse team of engineers
  • Build and execute on an observability roadmap, in expansion and evolution of additional features and capabilities
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to develop technical solutions


You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience leading engineering teams, prior management of SRE teams is a plus
  • Experience designing and building on the public cloud (AWS, GCP or Azure)
  • Experience with observability, distributed tracing, monitoring tools
  • Experience with incident management, and CI/CD
  • Experience with content delivery networks (Akamai, Fastly)
  • Experience establishing and measuring OKRs
  • Creativity, Critical thinking, and an appetite for continuous learning
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, related disciplines or equivalent work experience


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.