Engineering Manager - Runtime
At Databricks, we are passionate about enabling data teams to solve the world's toughest problems — from making the next mode of transportation a reality to accelerating the development of medical breakthroughs. We do this by building and running the world's best data and AI infrastructure platform so our customers can use deep data insights to improve their business. Founded by engineers — and customer obsessed — we leap at every opportunity to tackle technical challenges, from designing next-gen UI/UX for interfacing with data to scaling our services and infrastructure across millions of virtual machines. And we're only getting started.
In this role, you will work closely with leaders across the company, within engineering, as well as with product management, field engineering, recruiting and HR. You will be responsible for ensuring sustained hiring of the highest quality talent, organizational design and alignment with peer/partner teams within and outside engineering and robust processes for efficient execution against product strategy.
The impact you will have:
- Deliver a high quality compute fabric and platform abstractions for resource, access control and environment management
- Ensure high SLAs across owned services (at least 4 9's, low/no regressions)
- Grow a world class team of software engineers working on our compute fabric. Increase headcount by 10+ engineers in next 18 months, with continued growth beyond that according to product objectives. Hire top-notch staff+ level talent
- Ensure consistent delivery against milestones and strong alignment with the field working "two-in-a-box" with product leadership
- Evolve organizational structure to align with long term initiatives, build strong "5 ingredient" teams with good comms architecture
- Manage technical debt, including long term technical architecture decisions and balance product roadmap
What we look for:
- Can ensure the team builds high quality and reliable infrastructure services. Experience being responsible for testing, quality, and SLAs of a product. Previous experience building and leading teams in a complex technical domain, such as on distributed data systems or database internals
- Ability to attract, hire, and coach engineers who meet the Databricks hiring standards. Can uplevel existing team via hiring top-notch senior talent, growing leaders and helping struggling members. Can gain trust of team and guide their careers. Experience managing distributed teams preferred.
- Existing experience building and running cloud platforms -or- demonstrated ability to quickly learn new concepts in the SaaS space (e.g technical background and fast learner).
- Comfort working cross functionality with product management and directly with customers; ability to deeply understand product and customer personas.
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