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Senior Manager, Engineering - Galaxy, Control Plane



United States
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024
About Starburst
At Starburst, we are working to dismantle the status quo of data silos and vendor lock-in every single day. For decades, database companies have held their customers hostage and we believe that’s just plain wrong. Starburst offers a full-featured data lake analytics platform, built on open source Trino. Our platform includes all the capabilities needed to discover, organize, and consume data without the need for time-consuming and costly migration projects. Today more than 300 leading organizations trust us to make better decisions faster.
Though Starburst has raised $414M in venture funding from top investors, we were founded in a rather unusual way as we bootstrapped the business with customers and revenue from the very beginning! We are a remote-first company with employees all over the world and are proud to be named a Best Place to Work. Come join our team of All-Stars!
About the role
We're seeking an experienced Engineering leader to help scale our growing engineering team. You will build and lead a motivated team responsible for developing our SaaS platform (Galaxy) to be the best data lake analytics platform. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of successfully building platforms, teams, and the culture necessary to create competitive advantage for previous companies along with the personal passion to see the same applied to this industry.
Given the locations of the members of this team, we are looking for this leader to be located in the Pacific Time zone.

As a Senior Manager, Engineering at Starburst you will:

  • Lead and grow a team of passionate engineers. Provide support and guidance that enables the team to self-organize and to achieve sustained high velocity and predictability.
  • Drive and deliver the vision for serverless SaaS and end to end functionality for data lake analytics platform covering ingestion, data management and governance.
  • Help employees grow through career development, coaching, and mentoring while guiding senior contributors to maximize their potential. You'll provide a clear path for progression through personal development plans, defining goals, performing evaluations, and collaborating with employees on their objectives. Most of all, ensure employees are having fun with their work.
  • Own, operate, and maintain your team’s services. Employ Agile methodologies to continuously deliver value to customers. Enhance and maintain a rotating on-call incident escalation and response process.
  • Represent your team’s operational maturity to Starburst’s executives and product teams across the company.
  • Collaborate on roadmaps with Product Managers, Architects, and Tech Leads to ensure the team has clear direction and priorities.
  • Act as an ambassador for Starburst, recruiting and motivating top talent

Some of the things we look for:

  • You have a track record of leading distributed systems engineering and operations teams in software companies.
  • You have demonstrated expertise in building and running a platform in multiple locations at Billions of events/week or greater scale either on-premise or in public cloud. Specific expertise in Highly Available data architectures across multiple availability zones is highly desired.
  • You are passionate about engineering hygiene and operational excellence. You have the know-how to build an engineering organization that delivers it.
  • You are familiar with agile processes, continuous integration, and test automation.
  • You are a strategic thinker as it relates to scale and removing humans from the loop.
  • You thrive when operating in broad scope, from conception through the continuous operation of 24x7 services to defined SLA’s.
  • You distill complex and ambiguous situations into actionable plans for your team.
  • You represent your customers’ perspectives. You plan for how they will be impacted by the services you build, and you always work to enable their success.
Why build your career at Starburst?
We live by our three core company values: Character, Competence, and Ownership and are a team of top performers. We are each in the driver’s seat, shaping our organization and working together towards our common mission. We are solving exceptionally complex and meaningful challenges here and as we innovate, we each have the opportunity to build our careers alongside Starbursts’s growth.
We take care of our global workforce by making sure employees enjoy competitive salaries and attractive stock grants, remote-friendly work options, flexible paid time off, and more!
Starburst Data is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to work. Everyone is welcome at the Starburst table and we have several employee resource groups such as Womxn At Starburst, Starburst Military, and Starburst Pride. We know that the more diverse perspectives we have at the table will only serve us to make a better team and company.
Starburst provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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