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Tech Lead Manager - Web Application Server



Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

About Glean

We’re on a mission to make knowledge work faster and more humane. We believe that AI will fundamentally transform how people work. In the future, everyone will work in tandem with expert AI assistants who find knowledge, create and synthesize information, and execute work. These assistants will free people up to focus on the higher-level, creative aspects of their work.

We’re building a system of intelligence for every company in the world. On the surface, you can think of it as Google + ChatGPT for the enterprise. Under the hood, our platform is the connective tissue between AI and knowledge. It brings all of a company’s knowledge together, understands it at a deep level, provides industry-leading search relevance over it, and connects it to generative AI agents and applications.

Glean was founded by a seasoned team of former Google search and Facebook engineers who saw a need in the enterprise space for their technical depth and passion for AI. We’re a diverse team of curious and creative people who want to help each other get big things done—so we can help other teams do the same.

We're backed by some of the Valley's leading venture capitalists—including Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, Lightspeed, and General Catalyst—and have assembled a world-class team with senior leadership experience at Google, Slack, Facebook, Dropbox, Rubrik, Uber, Intercom, Pinterest, Palantir, and others.


We’re seeking a Tech Lead Manager to drive backend product and product infrastructure development in Glean’s core web application server. As a TLM, you’ll provide expert technical direction and thoughtful coaching to a passionate team of engineers. This team will work closely with product management to drive the Glean Assistant to the next generation of capabilities, performance and enterprise readiness. At the same time, it architects powerful, elegant abstractions that enable multiple teams working on search and assistant features to contribute safely and easily to the codebase.

What you will do and achieve

  • Build a high-performing team with an inclusive and positive team culture.
  • Provide technical leadership and vision in a widely scoped engineering team.
  • Work cross-functionally with product management leadership to drive said vision.
  • Balance a long-term vision with a high-impact and iterative roadmap.
  • Drive the development of the product and platform in a fast-paced environment.
  • Plan for headcount, iterate on interview processes, and close candidates to help grow the team.
  • Coach and mentor engineers at different levels to achieve their career goals.

Who you are

  • 8+ years of engineering with 1+ years of engineering management experience.
  • Proficiency in recruiting, organizing, and motivating teams
  • Passionate about helping people grow in their careers and people management.
  • An owner mindset and passionate about being in a product-focused environment where everyone cares deeply about customer impact.
  • Experience building scalable, high performance web application servers.
  • Expertise in Golang, SQL, GCP, and AWS are highly desirable.
  • Experience with or desire to learn search systems, large language models, and retrieval augmented generation is beneficial.


  • Competitive compensation
  • Healthcare
  • Flexible work environment and time-off policy
  • 401k
  • Transparent culture
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Company events
  • Free meals

For California based applicants:

The standard base salary range for this position is $155,000 - $250,000 annually. Compensation offered will be determined by factors such as location, level, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Certain roles may be eligible for variable compensation, equity, and benefits.

We are a diverse bunch of people and we want to continue to attract and retain a diverse range of people into our organization. We're committed to an inclusive and diverse company. We do not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, civil or family status, age, disability, or race.