Data Engineering Manager, Cockroach Labs

$185-230k

+ Stock Options

Python
Tableau
Looker
Scala
Java
Airflow
Spark
Segment
Snowflake
Hive
Senior and Expert level
New York

More information about location

Cockroach Labs

Cloud-native, distributed SQL database

Open for applications

Cockroach Labs

Cloud-native, distributed SQL database

501-1000 employees

B2BData storageBig dataSaaSCloud Computing

Open for applications

$185-230k

+ Stock Options

Python
Tableau
Looker
Scala
Java
Airflow
Spark
Segment
Snowflake
Hive
Senior and Expert level
New York

More information about location

501-1000 employees

B2BData storageBig dataSaaSCloud Computing

Company mission

Cockroach Labs' mission is to make data easy by providing an industry-leading model for resilience, horizontal scalability to accommodate fast-growing businesses, and the ability to move data close to business' customers, wherever they reside across the globe.

Role

Who you are

  • 8+ years of experience as a Data Engineer using Python, Java, Scala or any other programming language
  • Experience designing and developing data collecting and processing systems to handle large data sets
  • 3+ years of experience and knowledge of modern data warehouse, building scalable pipelines and reporting/analytic techniques
  • 3+ years of people management experience in leading analytics teams. Experience with a geographically distributed team is a plus
  • Deep expertise in tools such as Spark, Airflow, Presto/Hive, Spark, or any other streaming technologies to process incredible volumes of data, Looker, Tableau or other reporting tools
  • Demonstrated ability in designing and implementing centralized modern data warehousing/platforms (snowflake/looker/segment/etc) that support self-service analytics
  • Strong knowledge of data architecture, data modeling, statistics, data science and data infrastructure ecosystems
  • Effective communication skills: Able to work with cross-functional stakeholders and present ideas in a non-technical way
  • Experience in establishing data engineering best practices and methodologies to ensure data transformations and computations are accurate, efficient, and tested

What the job involves

  • We are looking for an experienced Data Engineer to lead the data engineering team at Cockroach Labs
  • As a member of the data organization, you’ll help power data science, ETLs, self-service data, and tools to make us efficient and facilitate scalable decision-making
  • You will be responsible for defining, developing and managing curated datasets, key business metrics and reporting across functional units at Cockroach Labs
  • You will also manage a small team of Data Engineers and provide mentorship and guidance in their career goals
  • Lead the design, build, and scaling of our backend data infrastructure (across data acquisition, pipelines, and warehousing) using the latest data engineering technologies to ensure the data platform is reliable, extendable, and performant
  • Conceptualize, develop and own the data architecture, data pipelines and centralized data warehouse with trustworthy curated datasets and standardized metrics and business definitions to empower data access and self-service
  • Collaborate with engineering, product, design, and operations teams to build best-in-class data applications that will support Cockroach Labs’s missions and goals
  • Provide strategic and tactical recommendations for Product, Sales and Marketing
  • Augment our systems to create a modern data architecture using best practices for data democracy and self-service analysis
  • Create data tools to translate data questions into flexible methodologies that scale to improve operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics
  • In your first month, you will go through the Cockroach Labs onboarding process and start to build relationships with stakeholders across the company. You will understand our current data architecture and the internal and external resources we use to maintain it. You will start to prioritize the current backlog of data requests
  • After 30 days, you will have a grasp on the major questions the product management team needs to answer, as well as the executive-level questions that require coordination between disparate data sets. You will update the roadmap priorities and put in place key processes for building out this function. You will develop a point of view on the direction we need to take our data platform to support our product operations
  • After 90 days, you will be fully integrated into the team. You will put in place the major processes for supporting Product and the broader organization, and make incremental improvements to our data platform that demonstrably improve our ability to make decisions. You will socialize a strategy for data in the Product team and how this will support the needs of other departments in the future
  • Reporting to Veera Ilamurugu, Head of Data

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Cockroach Labs was founded by a team of ex-Google employees who wanted to build a database management system similar to Google’s Spanner. The result is CockroachDB, an open-source distributed SQL database. It offers local or global scaling with familiar SQL, failproof fault tolerance, and guaranteed transaction consistency, and can be deployed across any cloud.

Maintaining full SQL compliance with global cloud capabilities will help Cockroach Labs take advantage of the wave of companies needing to scale their existing SQL databases onto the cloud. Cockroach Labs grew from a $2 billion valuation to $5 billion in under a year, proving itself as an enticing and approachable prospect in this developing sector.

It already commands a high-end raft of clients including Comcast, Bose, and Baidu - but competition is stiff, particularly with industry giants like Oracle and AWS. Its hope is that CockroachDB’s high failure tolerance and geo-distribution will provide attractively swift functionality whilst allowing customers to remain within their legal jurisdictions - and will prove pivotal in 5G use cases. Its success to date, targeted updates to ease network migrations, and its recent expansion into EMEA markets, suggest it has a strong shot.

Insights

Top investors

Few candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

11% employee growth in 12 months

Company

Funding (last 2 of 7 rounds)

Dec 2021

$278m

SERIES F

Jan 2021

$160m

SERIES E

Total funding: $633.2m

Company benefits

  • Employee referral bonus + donation match
  • Connect and Contribute days
  • Flexible Working
  • Spring Health and an Employee Assistance Program to provide free counseling and support mental health
  • $2500 annually to support learning and development through workshops, conferences, and networking events
  • We dedicate company time to bond over everything from trivia and karaoke to paint-alongs and fitness classes
  • Flexible Time Off
  • 100% health insurance coverage & One Medical membership
  • Gym discounts & free Citibike membership
  • FSA
  • 401(k)
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave & $500 in baby bucks
  • Relocation Support

Company values

  • Commit to Excellence
  • Respect Each Other
  • Establish Balance
  • Communicate Openly & Honestly

Company HQ

Chelsea, New York, NY

Founders

Spencer Kimball

(Co-founder & CEO)

Worked at WeGo Systems as CTO for 3 years before joining Google as a Software Engineer for almost 10 years. Also, previous CTO of Viewfinder and Engineer at Square.

Previously Software Engineer at Square, Co-Founder at Viewfinder and Software Engineer at Google.

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