Engineering Manager, Infrastructure at Clever | Powderkeg

Founded by educators and technologists passionate about improving education, Clever is on a mission to unlock new ways to learn for all students. Already used by more than 75% of U.S. K-12 schools, Clever brings all applications into one secure portal and provides single sign-on for everyone. With the leading network of digital learning providers, Clever makes school more engaging, personalized, and fun.

As the engineering manager of Infrastructure, you’ll lead a team of engineers working on the foundational infrastructure that all of Clever’s products are built on. We work with large volumes of data that is integral to the success of Clever and education of America’s students. The Infrastructure team enables Clever’s product teams to move fast while being resilient, efficient, and secure.


As the manager for the Infrastructure team at Clever, you'll lead a collaborative team of engineers tackling impactful and exciting challenges like:

  • Leading the team that builds and maintains the underlying infrastructure of the Clever platform, processing tens of millions of data events and logins each day.
  • Build interfaces and tools for the latest AWS and 3rd party technologies including DynamoDB, MongoDB, App Mesh, CloudFront, Fargate, Lambda, Golang, CircleCI, GitHub, and many more.
  • Developing the skills and impact of the engineers who report to you through support and coaching
  • Driving the definition and execution of new infrastructure features like deployment tools, monitoring, alerting, and logging. Whatever is needed to make developing services at Clever fast, easy, reliable, and secure.
  • Collaboration with product teams, security, and finance to define our roadmap and next steps.
  • Working with the other engineering managers and leaders to define engineering best practices and supporting their organizational adoption
  • Running an agile development process to efficiently build world-class software
  • Understanding and prioritizing the Clever engineering culture - see our blog post on Defining Clever's Engineering Culture

To get a sense of what we're working on, check out our engineering blog at

We work across the full-stack to create products that are robust and delightful for students, educators, and developers to use. We write frontend code in Node.js, TypeScript, and React with Redux and use Go for backend services. We also use MongoDB, Postgres, Dynamo, Docker, and many AWS services (Fargate, Lambda, Step Functions, etc).


You should have experience managing a team of engineers working on core infrastructure, or 3+ years experience working as an engineer on core infrastructure.

You may be a fit for this role if you have:

  • 2+ years of management experience
  • 4+ years of software development experience
  • Strong fundamentals in computer science and software engineering
  • The desire and ability to mentor and support engineers at all levels of experience
  • The drive to learn and teach through collaboration and code reviews
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A desire to build and work in a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment with a highly collaborative team
  • Experience with any of the tools we use is a plus


  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Top-notch healthcare, vision, and dental coverage for you and your family
  • Best-in-class mental healthcare service that supports employees' mental and emotional wellness
  • A generous personal development yearly budget which can be used for courses, conferences, trainings, books, and more
  • LinkedIn Learning subscription with unlimited access to thousands of expert-led online courses
  • Annual company and team events to connect with fun, bright coworkers


The range of our base salary cash compensation for this role for candidates living in the United States, besides NYC and San Francisco, CA, is between $177,700 - $209,000. For candidates living in NYC and San Francisco, CA is between $195,400 - $229,900. All final offers are determined using multiple factors including experience and level of expertise.

Clever does not conduct interviews via text or Telegram. We will never ask for your financial information or reimbursement of equipment of any kind. If you receive any communications regarding employment with Clever that you think might be a scam, please email

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Engineering Manager, Infrastructure
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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