Head of Operations

Engineering - Palo Alto, CA, United States

Headed by Mike McCue, former CEO of Tellme, and Evan Doll, former Senior iPhone Engineer at Apple, Flipboard is inspired by the beauty and ease of print media and combined with the power of social media, helps inform, entertain and inspire people every day.

The company is based in Palo Alto, California and backed by legendary investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer, Index Ventures and Insight Venture Partners.
Head of Operations
Flipboard is looking for a hands-on Head of Operations to own the day-to-day operation, health, uptime and reliability of all Flipboard services. This is both a leadership and hands-on role, located in Palo Alto, CA and this role reports to the CTO.

  • Manage the global infrastructure of our large scale service, and support a rapid software development and deployment process
  • Work with engineering in designing services that are reliable and maintainable
  • Monitor, model, and project all aspects of service costs, and continually push service efficiency
  • Lead and participate in the design and implementation of future service management and automation tools
  • Build, manage and grow a world class operations development platform infrastructure team
  • Design, implement, run, and refine all operations policies and processes
  • Build and run a world class network operations center


  • A solid background in Internet service deployments and a strong understanding of scalable service technologies, including load balancers, caches, networking architecture, SQL and NoSQL databases, high availability, and cloud services.
  • Deep experience operating large scale services deployed on Amazon Web Services required.
  • Strong leadership skills and a professional, detail-oriented track-record of running an operations team.
  • Excellent communications skills and experience with partner and vendor management.
  • Minimum 7 years experience, BS CS or equivalent

Why Join Flipboard

  • Build a product that millions use and love every day, transforming how people discover, browse and share media. By joining Flipboard now, our startup culture will enable you to learn and grow while shaping the product, the company, resulting in the most impactful work of your career.
  • Team-up with cutting-edge thought leaders from Apple, Google, Netflix, Adobe, Ellerdale, Sony, Ning, Tellme, and Microsoft, Time Inc. & Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to help grow the world's first social magazine across multiple platforms.
  • CEO, Mike McCue is a creative visionary experienced at building innovative products and companies (acquired by Netscape & Microsoft).
  • Collaborative teams work together with strong purpose and vision. “Mock O’clock” held each week serves as a forum for team members to demo new ideas and projects.
  • Pick your equipment: we provide your choice of computers, screens, tablets, and peripherals.
  • Flipboard’s HQ is an open, beautifully converted art studio centrally located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto.
  • Compensation including base, equity, plus generous, comprehensive benefits

Benefits & Perks:

  • 401(k) with company contribution
  • Vision, dental, life, and health insurance
  • Unlimited “out of office time” for holidays, vacation, sick leave, and personal or family needs
  • Flexible hours
  • Subsidized commuter programs
  • Beer Fridays: casual team & friend meet-ups at Flipboard HQ
  • Team celebrations: company anniversaries, birthdays, Thanksgiving, weddings/babies- you name it, we celebrate it.
  • Flipboard Sports- Basketball team, certified rock climbers, biking, or anything you’d like to organize.
  • Lots of snacks- healthy and otherwise.