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Who we are

Our mission at Sourcegraph is to make it so that everyone can code, not just ~0.1% of the population. Our code intelligence platform helps developers and companies with billions of lines of code create the software you use every day. By enabling more people to code, we believe we will create economic opportunity across the world and will drive progress that benefits everyone.

It's an exciting time to join Sourcegraph. Our business is growing rapidly: we've experienced exponential growth and our $125M Series D from Andreessen Horowitz and $50M Series C from Sequoia have given us the opportunity to make big ambitious bets on our future. We have a huge market (every company that builds software) and massive opportunity (most developers haven't even heard of code intelligence yet, but once you've used it, you can't live without it--just like Google). By continuing to hire exceptional people, we have the opportunity to make Sourcegraph one of the biggest technology companies in the world.

Working hours

Given that we are an all-remote company and hire almost anywhere in the world, we don't have a location requirement for this role, but you'll need to be able to work and meet synchronously as needed with the engineering team (about 45% around UTC timezone and 45% in US timezones) and the rest of the company (about 60% in US timezones).

About you

You are a strong, effective engineering leader with the technical skills and wisdom of a Staff Engineer and the leadership skills to run a global team (~80 on Engineering currently) shipping sophisticated software to demanding customers and users. You are highly technical, love to code, and use Sourcegraph (or will use it, or have used similar tools). You are strongly aligned with our values, inspired by our mission to make it so that everyone can code, and motivated to do your best work at Sourcegraph.


  • You have led an engineering organization of 50+ people.
  • You've led teams (at both smaller and larger companies) shipping to large, sophisticated customers with heavy usage. Dev tools and cloud/SaaS experience are strongly preferred.
  • You communicate well asynchronously and directly to a global team.
  • You love technology and believe in the value of code search.
  • You have the technical skills and wisdom sufficient to be a Staff Engineer here. You use those skills and that wisdom to make the team more effective and influence our technical and product vision.
  • You have a customer-first, winning mentality and appreciate when urgency and tradeoffs are needed.


We pay you an above-average salary because we want to hire the best people who are fully focused on helping Sourcegraph succeed, not worried about paying bills. You will have the flexibility to work and live anywhere in the world (unless specified otherwise in the job description), and we'll never take your location or current/past salary information into account when determining your compensation. As an open and transparent company that values equitable and competitive compensation for everyone, we are working hard to make our compensation ranges visible across the board. To determine your salary, we use a number of market and data-driven salary sources and target the high-end of the range, ensuring that we're always paying above market regardless of where you live.

In addition to our cash compensation, we offer equity (because when we succeed as a company, we want you to succeed, too) and generous perks & benefits.

Interview process

Below is the interview process you can expect for this role (you can read more about the types of interviews in our Handbook). It may look like a lot of steps, but rest assured that we move quickly and the steps are designed to help you get the information needed to determine if we're the right fit for you... Interviewing is a two-way street, after all!

Introduction Stage - we have initial conversations to get to know you better...

  • [30m] Recruiter Screen
  • [60m] Hiring Manager Screen / Working Session
  • [60m] Resume Deep Dive

Team Interview Stage - we then delve into your experience in more depth and introduce you to members of the team...

  • [90m] Technical Interview
  • [60m] Peer Interview
  • [60m] Cross-functional Team Collaboration Interview
  • [60m] Team Interview
  • [30m] Hiring Manager follow up

Final Interview Stage - we move you to our final round, where you meet cross-functional partners and gain a better understanding of our business and values holistically...

  • [30m] Values Interview
  • [30m] Leadership Interview
  • [Optional] Fly to meet Quinn Slack, Beyang Liu, and board members
  • References and offer preparation

And that's it! Please note - you are welcome to request additional conversations with anyone you would like to meet, but didn't get to meet during the interview process.

Not sure if this is you?

We want a diverse, global team, with a broad range of experience and perspectives. If this job sounds great, but you're not sure if you qualify, apply anyway! We carefully consider every application, and will either move forward with you, find another team that might be a better fit, keep in touch for future opportunities, or thank you for your time.

Learn more about us

To create a product that serves the needs of all developers, we are building a diverse all-remote team that is distributed across the world. Sourcegraph is an equal opportunity workplace; we welcome people from all backgrounds and communities.

We provide competitive compensation and practical benefits to keep you happy and healthy so that you can do your best work.

Learn more about what it is like to work at Sourcegraph by reading our handbook.

We want to ensure Sourcegraph is an environment that suits your working style and empowers you to do your best work, so we are eager to answer any questions that you have about us at any point in the interview process.

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Company name: Sourcegraph
Remote job title: Head of Engineering
Job tags: Product Vision, Software as a Service, Global Teams

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