Engineering Manager, Cloudflare

Web Performance


Salary dependent on location. + Equity

Senior level
Remote in US

Web performance and security platform

Job no longer available


Web performance and security platform

1001+ employees

B2BEnterpriseAnalyticsSaaSCyber Security

Job no longer available


Salary dependent on location. + Equity

Senior level
Remote in US

1001+ employees

B2BEnterpriseAnalyticsSaaSCyber Security

Company mission

Cloudflare's mission is to help build a better Internet that is bold and ambitious.


Who you are

  • Experience building and leading a team, including hiring, coaching, and professional development
  • A self-directing nature, keen to take ownership of projects from start to finish
  • Experience coordinating projects across multiple teams
  • Empathetic and clear communication skills, verbal and written
  • Previous programming experience
  • Knowledge of browser APIs and browser performance tooling (eg. Lighthouse)
  • Strong data analysis skills, ideally with experience in Grafana, SQL or BigQuery
  • Excellent technical leadership skills, driving for very high-quality and low-complexity code
  • A drive for implementing tools, documentations, processes, instrumentation, and metrics to enhance the team’s velocity and performance


  • Experience building distributed systems
  • Experience programming with Rust, Go, Typescript
  • Experience with Cloudflare Workers
  • Experience leading distributed teams

What the job involves

  • Cloudflare is looking for an Engineering Manager to lead the Speed team
  • The Speed team builds technology to measure and accelerate web experiences on Cloudflare. Our mission is to help our customers’ websites get faster
  • The Speed team creates innovative new features like Fonts, Observatory and Speculation Hints, looks after mature systems at scale like Web Analytics, and manages a large pipeline of web performance data that can be used to help benchmark and improve other products
  • As the engineering manager, you will play a key role in shaping the team’s strategy, working with other leaders and teams to build products that customers love, and that meet the team’s ambitious standards of quality, reliability, and scalability
  • You will be expected to lead, inspire, and foster a culture of diversity
  • You will communicate clearly and with empathy, and work towards creating a cohesive high-performance team
  • You will be responsible for all aspects of team life - building roadmaps, running meetings, creating processes, hiring, and setting up engineers for success
  • The team predominantly uses Go, Rust and Typescript and is familiar with browser APIs

Otta's take

Xav Kearney headshot

Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Cloudflare is a multi-service global network that provides web security and infrastructure, DDoS mitigation services, and a content delivery network. Founded in 2009, Cloudflare has risen to become an industry giant, with around 25 million global internet properties on its network.

Cloudflare has been responsible for a number of admirable initiatives, offering free web protection to human rights groups, journalists, artists, and US election websites. This goes some way to counteracting the flak Cloudflare has received in some circles for the controversial groups and users who use its services. This chequered history, however, has not affected its over 80% market share in the content delivery network field.

This is perhaps in part because it has proven sharp at staying abreast of the rapidly morphing tech and digital space and customer demands. For example, Cloudflare is shifting to 100% renewable energy usage to create a zero-emissions internet, and in 2020 released a feature that would help users navigate data privacy regulations by selecting where their data is stored.

The cloud infrastructure market reached $53 billion in 2022. While the Big 3 (Amazon, Microsoft, and Google) own 65% of the market, that still leaves billions of dollars left for companies such as Cloudflare. Its ambitious and successful work is likely to continue being a crucial feature of the web, but in 2023, placed it in the crosshairs of hackers looking to exploit its infrastructure. The beginning of 2024 saw Cloudflare vow to bolster its security and patch vulnerabilities.


Led by a woman

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

16% employee growth in 12 months


Company benefits

  • Minimum 8 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Equal opportunity employer
  • Unlimited paid time off policy
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) plans
  • Family planning and fertility program
  • Gym discounts
  • Commuter Benefits Program

Company values

  • Principled - We create our products and features with a global mindset and democratize important and innovative technologies that drive adoption of the latest standards
  • Curious - Our team is made up of pioneering innovators that approach new challenges with interest and a desire to learn
  • Transparent - We hold ourselves accountable when we make mistakes—and we do everything we can to learn from them

Company HQ

China Basin, San Francisco, CA


Lee Holloway

(Lead Engineer)

Lee started their career as an Engineer at Homewarehouse for a year before working at Unspam Technologies for 4 years. They co-created Project Honey Pot in 2004 and Cloudflare in March 2009, serving as Lead Engineer of both to present.

Michelle Zatlyn

(President & COO)

Having worked for Investor Economics and I Love Rewards for a combined 4 years, Michelle worked at Toshiba for 3 years as a Product Manager. She then co-founded Cloudflare in 2009 as COO, and has served as President since 2020. She is also a Board Member at Atlassian.

Matthew studied for an MBA at Harvard Business School before co-founding Unspam Technologies in December 2001, and Cloudflare as CEO in March 2009.

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