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Engineering Manager, Growth Engineering

at Pinecone, New York City

About Pinecone

Pinecone is on a mission to build the search and database technology to power AI applications for the next decade and beyond. Our fully managed vector database makes it easy to add vector search to AI applications. Since creating the “vector database” category, demand has grown incredibly fast and it shows in our user base. We are a distributed team with clusters in New York, San Francisco, Tel-Aviv, and Manchester.

If you’re excited about:

  • Helping customers get started and accelerate their onboarding into engineering LLM-driven applications

  • Shaping the course of a fast-growing company and product category.

  • Working with people who value clarity, creativity, passion, initiative, and thoughtfulness.

Then this is your opportunity to join an early-stage, fast-growing, and well-funded startup to shape the course of an entire industry.

You will report to the Director of Engineering for Experience. The Growth Engineering team at Pinecone is responsible for our user onboarding, management console and our integrations ecosystem.

As an Engineering Manager at Pinecone, you will drive the planning and execution for our growth engineering roadmap, including both long term capabilities and short term campaigns. You’ll support a team of experienced engineers and help them do their best work in a creative area, and you’ll grow the team with world class talent.


  • Delivering UI changes and campaigns to meet specific business objectives

  • Planning with product and marketing teams to ensure the roadmap is aligned with our business goals

  • Grow a world class team of engineers and support them in doing the best work of their career

  • Develop and improve processes that ensure consistent delivery against objectives and drive strong alignment across teams

  • Evolve the organizational structure to meet long term objectives

What we look for:

  • BS in Computer Science, a related technical field or equivalent experience.

  • 2+ years of experience leading teams of 3+ people

  • Experience with React and REST API backends

  • Familiarity with distributed systems

  • Ability to recruit world-class talent, and make sure they have the conditions to do their best work

  • Use creativity to get outcomes, not outputs

  • Growth mindset, courage and curiosity to stretch beyond your previous experiences

Big Bonus points:

  • Strong familiarity with at least one compiled language such as Rust, Go

  • Growth engineering experience

Perks & Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health coverage including Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Free mental health therapy sessions; free One Medical, Tela-doc, and Health Advocate subscriptions

  • Cost-savings on gynecology, fertility, and family-building care

  • Equity award

  • 401(k)

  • Flexible time off

  • Paid parental leave

  • Annual Department Retreat

  • WFH Equipment Stipend

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) are the cornerstone of everything we do at Pinecone. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications in a job description. Our top priority is finding the best candidate for the job and if you are interested in the position, we would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications listed in this posting. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.