Senior Incident Manager


About the team

The Platform Infrastructure Engineering team transforms complex infrastructure systems into simple, efficient, and reliable solutions, focusing on scalable operational methodologies to drive business impact and cost savings. Process Management (PRoM) drives best practices for organizational change, handles major incidents, and drives root cause analysis that improves product availability for Zillow customers, so they can unlock life’s next chapter!

The team plays a pivotal role in the company’s success by driving down incident detection and recovery times. This team works closely with Software Development Engineers while supporting all users and brands. Your work with us will be highly visible throughout Zillow Group and have a significant impact on all parts of the business!

About the role

The Senior Incident Manager plays a key role in maintaining availability of Zillow Services. Incident managers drive proactive readiness, organizational change, incident management, and root cause analysis. This requires working successfully in real-time with highly technical engineers and business leaders. Incident managers identify and build processes, demonstrate calm under pressure, and adaptively work with all types of stakeholders.

As a Senior Incident Manager, you will:

  • Own live-site incident management during customer-impacting events, driving immediate engagement where needed and providing executive-facing updates

  • Lead multi-functional teams through detailed incident response in real-time

  • Participate in an on-call rotation to ensure 24/7 major incident response

  • Develop processes and influence product engineering teams to lower incident occurrence, detection, and resolution time

  • Drive development to improve resilience through testing, deployment, observability, etc.

  • Supervise various metrics to ensure SLA compliance and drive improvement where needed

  • Drive analysis of major incidents through multi-functional teams to uncover root cause and contributing factors

  • Analyze trends to gain insight and drive improvements to products and processes

  • Lead problem review sessions and drive on-time completion of process steps

  • Identify and initiate improvement in team processes, including developing standard operating procedures and giving and receiving cross-training

  • Translate technical concepts into business language to clarify issues and impact

  • Create reports and present data to drive understanding and improvement

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice, which must be identified to the Company. U.S. employees may live in any of the 50 United States, with limited exceptions.

In California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York and Washington the standard base pay range for this role is $123,200.00 - $196,800.00 Annually. This base pay range is specific to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York and Washington and may not be applicable to other locations.

In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location.

Who you are

  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field, or a minimum of 3 years’ related work experience leading major incident war rooms

  • Proficiency driving multi-functional decisions in ambiguous situations

  • Proficiency triaging multiple incoming issues and addressing according to priority and severity

  • Sufficient technical background, ideally in networking, systems, and software development

  • Hands-on experience analyzing incidents, root causes, weaknesses, corrective actions, etc.

  • Proficiency presenting technical updates to non-technical team members

  • Business acumen to understand business issues and align communications strategies to outcomes accordingly

  • Experience creating Tableau dashboards from operational data

  • Proficiency with Google and Microsoft Office documents and co-authoring features

Get to know us

Zillow is reimagining real estate to make home a reality for more and more people.

As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow® and its affiliates help movers find and win their home through digital solutions, first class partners, and easier buying, selling, financing and renting experiences. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help make it easier to move. The work we do helps people get home and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making home a reality for more and more people.

Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction are supported by a deep-rooted culture of innovation, our passion to redefine the employee experience, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverages as well as parental leave, family benefits, retirement contributions, and paid time off. We’re also setting the standard for work experiences of the future, where our employees are supported in doing their best work and living a flexible, well-balanced life. But don’t just take our word for it. Read recent reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index, and TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at

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Job Profile


North America


United States


Competitive base salary Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverages Equity awards Family benefits Paid Time Off Parental leave Retirement contributions


Analysis Communications Compliance Employee Experience Engagement Incident Management Innovation Intellectual property Microsoft Office Organizational Organizational Change Process Management Real Estate Root Cause Analysis SLA Compliance Software Development Tableau Training

  • Analyze major incidents for root cause
  • Create reports and present data
  • Develop processes to lower incident occurrence
  • Engagement
  • Initiate improvement in team processes
  • Lead multi-functional teams in incident response
  • Lead problem review sessions
  • Own live-site incident management
  • Participate in on-call rotation
  • Supervise metrics for SLA compliance
  • Translate technical concepts into business language

3 years


BS/BA in Computer Science Business Communications Computer Science Engineering Information Systems Related Field


Remote position U.S. employees may live in any of the 50 United States, with limited exceptions


America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9