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Sr. Manager, Engineering (Console) - New York, NY

Cockroach Labs

Cockroach Labs

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

Cockroach Labs is the creator of CockroachDB, the most highly evolved cloud-native, distributed SQL database on the planet that scales fast, survives anything, and thrives anywhere. We created CockroachDB to unshackle teams from the constraints of their database. Join us on our mission to enable every developer to build world-changing applications!

About the Role

CockroachDB Cloud provides CockroachDB to anyone who needs to scale fast, survive anything, and thrive everywhere. We're looking for a Senior Engineering Manager to lead our Console team, the team responsible for CockroachDB Cloud’s frontend, billing, authentication and API surfaces. The Console is our control plane application for CockroachDB Cloud and it allows users to manage clusters across their organization. Our team has broad ownership and some domain area examples include the signup/login/onboarding flows, creating/organizing/managing clusters, notifications and billing, and managing roles and permissions of a user or service account. This ownership also includes the external facing surfaces in which a user can interact with the control plane including the Console UI, Terraform, API, and other CLI tools.

The Console team’s mission is to bring the power of CockroachDB to every developer, through a trusted managed-service offering that enables them to easily setup, manage, and operate their clusters for their world-changing applications. Working closely with our SRE team, Frontend and other Backend Engineers, and Database Engineers you will be part of a collaborative culture striving to make data easy at global scale by integrating distributed databases and the cloud with a world-class developer experience.

You Will

  • Help engineers successfully navigate their day-to-day by providing them the resources they need, as well as access to individuals who can help them accomplish their goals at Cockroach Labs.
  • Partner closely with our engineering and product leadership to set the engineering roadmap for CockroachDB and our future products.
  • Collaborate with managers across teams to tackle people management challenges, but to also ensure the coordination of documentation, marketing, and product initiatives as we scale.
  • Coach and provide direct feedback to your team to guide personal development and growth beyond just technical skills. Managing performance and making sure that our engineers are achieving their goals is essential to retaining a high performing team of engineers.
  • Exemplify our core values of aim high and build to last, establish balance, be transparent about highs and lows, and respect. This is especially important as you begin to grow the team.
  • Be excited to bring your technical understanding and product architecture knowledge to Cockroach Labs and learn more about databases
  • Enjoy being involved in tech talks, community meetups, conferences, and hackathons and encourage your team to participate in events that interest them. Your engagement helps to strengthen our open-source community and increase our presence in the tech community.

The Expectations

In your first 30 days, you will become an integrated member of our engineering team. You’ll spend time learning about the Console team’s domain, processes and people, as well as learning about CockroachDB and CockroachDB Cloud. We believe that it's essential for you to take this first month to become familiar with our technology and our company.

After 3 months, you will be fully integrated into the team and comfortable leading the Console team’s execution in partnership with Product and Design. You’ll have built an understanding of the Console team’s tech stack and feel comfortable with the Console’s architecture and components. You’ll understand the team’s priorities and roadmap.

After 6 months, you’ll be ready for our next bi-yearly planning process, with your comprehensive understanding of our roadmap and priorities. You will be making sure that each member of your team is working on projects that align with both our needs and their interests, and able to partner with them to shape their career development.

You Have

  • A passion for building relationships and are responsible for the welfare of the engineering team you manage, including their professional development and growth. We're looking for managers that want to empower the team to achieve their professional and personal goals.
  • Experience working on technical user-facing products with frontends and APIs. Have exposure to SQL, databases and infrastructure software platforms.
  • Comfort managing full-stack teams in collaboration with tightly-nit product-engineering-design teams. Console has a very broad scope and is responsible for both backend services and the frontend application website.
  • Familiarity with a programming language like Go for the backend and Typescript/React on the frontend.
  • A solid product architecture knowledge and grasp how a variety of teams interactions’ may impact it.
  • Been exposed to performance management, understanding the importance of building an effective team that can function independently, while collaborating and supporting each other.
  • Partnered across departments, ensuring coordination with internal teams (e.g., with Documentation; Marketing; Product).

The Team

Reporting to Jordan Lewis - Senior Director of Engineering

Jordan is the Head of Engineering for CockroachDB Cloud. He’s responsible for the teams that build, maintain and keep CockroachDB Cloud reliably serving the needs of Cockroach Labs’ most demanding customer base. He joined Cockroach Labs as a database engineer in 2016 when it was just 25 people before moving into engineering leadership and most recently moving to lead the Cloud organization. Jordan lives in his hometown of Brooklyn NY with his wife. Outside of work he enjoys folk music and riding his electric scooter around town.

Our Benefits

  • Competitive Health Insurance Coverage (for you & your dependents!)
  • Paid Parental Leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flexible PTO
  • Learning & Development Budget
  • Relocation Support (as applicable)

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at accessibility@cockroachlabs.com.

The annual anticipated base salary range for U.S. candidates for this role is USD $208,000 to $276,000, plus commission if a sales role. We set standard ranges for all U.S.-based roles based on function, level, and geographic location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. In order to be compliant with local legislation, as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, we share salary ranges on all job postings regardless of desired hiring location. Actual salaries may vary and fall outside of this range depending on factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, geographic location, skills, experience, and competencies. In addition, we are often open to a wide variety of profiles, and recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced (or more senior) than this job description as posted. Salary is one component of the Cockroach Labs’ total rewards package, which includes stock options, health insurance, life and disability insurance, funds towards professional development resources, flexible PTO, paid holidays, and parental leave, to name a few! Salaries for candidates outside the U.S. will vary based on local compensation structures.