Engineering Manager, Core

Lead a team of distributed systems experts building the future of streaming

We are building Redpanda, a real-time streaming engine for modern applications. Redpanda is used by Fortune 1000 enterprises pushing hundreds of terabytes a day, and by the solo dev prototyping a React application on her laptop. We go beyond the Kafka protocol into the future of streaming, with inline WASM transforms and geo-replicated hierarchical storage. Think of it as a data API platform that scales with you from the smallest projects to petabytes of data distributed across the globe.

We are on a mission to enable every developer to supercharge their real-time applications.

You Will

  • Lead and manage a team of distributed systems engineers working on Redpanda.

  • Recruit top-tier engineers to the team

  • Provide career development guidance and structure to members of the team

  • Drive evaluation and management of team members’ performance

  • Manage execution of projects that the team takes on

  • Contribute and implement appropriate structure and process that enhances team happiness and efficiency

  • Participate as an integral member of engineering leadership

  • Collaborate with product managers and SREs to deliver solutions to challenging distributed systems problems in storage, consensus, API, WASM, and elsewhere.

You’ll be part of a diverse team with members in both US (New York City, San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Denver) and international locations, including Colombia, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Japan, and growing!

You Have

  • A passion for working on deeply technical projects and wanting to work on distributed systems, concurrency & parallelism, replication protocols, file systems & correctness.

  • Previous experience growing a team to 15-30 people.

  • Reasonably current understanding of C++, C, Rust, or other systems language, including profiling and benchmarking.

  • Comfortable working with a 100% distributed engineering team, collaborating on GitHub, in the open and a self starter.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Kindly highlight if applicable to you

Please highlight any of the following

  • Knowledge of Linux filesystem internals.

  • Experience working on databases or other storage systems internals, such as RPC, caching, allocators, compressors, Raft, Paxos, etc.

  • Previous experience managing managers.