Sr. Manager, Partner Engineering

We’re looking for a Senior Manager of Partner Engineering to further develop and lead the team that works side-by-side with Slack’s full ecosystem of partners, from the largest enterprise software companies to startups that are building high-quality experiences for our mutual customers.

You will be responsible for overall team leadership and development, defining strategy for the Partner Engineering group as a whole, while also working with key partners and leaders in our developer community. Our Partner Engineering team works directly with partner teams as they build apps on our platform, from defining integration use cases to how it interacts with our APIs. You and your team will work side-by-side with our BD team in developing new and growing existing relationships. You will advocate for our developer ecosystem’s needs internally, collaborate closely with platform product and engineering teams to set roadmaps and define new features, and work with our go-to-market business development and solutions engineering teams to ensure Slack takes a coordinated approach to the market.

The Partner Engineering manager position requires proven leadership and team building success, a deep technical background, and clear communication and relationship development skills. You love building successful teams and helping people solve problems.

Slack has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture—we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. In our work together we aim to be smart, humble, hardworking and, above all, collaborative. If this sounds like a good fit for you, why not say hello?

What you will be doing

  • Develop and lead Slack’s growing team of Partner Engineers.
  • Drive successful adoption of Slack’s platform by developers through direct interaction, team interactions with partners and broader advocacy at conferences and events.
  • Advocate for developers internally and collaborate with Slack product, engineering, and other colleagues to build new features, improve the platform, and grow the app ecosystem.
  • Work directly with partners on crafting the best possible experiences for joint users; be an authority on Slack’s platform capabilities and app design patterns.
  • Ensure the team and developers are supported through coordination with broader Developer Relations on standard methodologies, code samples, documentation, and tools.

What you should have

  • 10+ years of partner/sales engineering, software engineering, or developer advocacy experience
  • 5+ years in management and teams of 10+ engineers
  • Proven technical underpinnings, both operational and design of APIs, tokens, security issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; you can explain a complex technical issue in such a way that most people could understand
  • Consistent track record in successfully launching major products and programs with large scale strategic partners
  • Experience leading product development efforts with large scale enterprise companies
  • Experience working with leaders across functions (business development, product, engineering, design, and marketing)
  • Passionate about Slack, our platform, and the problems we are solving

Slack is registered as an employer in many, but not all, states. If you are not located in or able to work from a state where Slack is registered, you will not be eligible for employment.Visa sponsorship may not be available in certain remote locations.

Visa sponsorship is not available for candidates living outside the country of this position.



Slack has transformed business communication. It’s the leading channel-based messaging platform, used by millions to align their teams, unify their systems, and drive their businesses forward. Only Slack offers a secure, enterprise-grade environment that can scale with the largest companies in the world. It is a new layer of the business technology stack where people can work together more effectively, connect all their other software tools and services, and find the information they need to do their best work. Slack is where work happens.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work.

Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.