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Senior Engineering Manager - Databases (Remote, Spain)

Grafana Labs

Grafana Labs

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Spain · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

This is a remote position. We are looking for candidates in Spain.

About the role:

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to help us grow and develop our Databases Profiles & Traces teams. Our managers take an active role in creating a productive environment for our engineers; be it through removing blockers and impediments, facilitating cross-team collaboration and understanding, or by aiding the team in helping themselves by constantly improving and refining their working practices. You’ll be responsible for managing a team of engineers working on our Tempo and Pyroscope products and helping them to perform at their best.

Tempo is an open source distributed tracing backend that is user-friendly, scalable, and a key component of Grafana Enterprise Traces (GET). Tempo allows users to easily search for traces, create metrics from spans, and connect tracing data with logs and metrics.

Pyroscope is an open-source continuous profiling database that offers rapid, scalable, highly reliable, and efficient storage and querying capabilities. It aids in gaining a comprehensive insight into resource utilization within applications, right down to the specific line of code. The project seamlessly integrates with Grafana, enabling users to correlate profiling data with metrics, logs, and traces, and leverage profiles as a crucial component of application observability. Our dedicated backend development team works closely with clients and the Grafana Cloud teams to deliver profiling solutions for on-premises and cloud environments at scale.

What we seek:

  • The core focus of the role is on people management but you should have enough technical skills/understanding of our stack to manage a highly technical team/product.
  • You will act as project manager as well as working with product owners to ensure the product roadmap is defined and up-to-date
  • You have a strong technical background and are capable of engaging in technical conversations and challenging teams to arrive at strong technical decisions themselves
  • You will be comfortable working with engineering teams who have a strong sense of autonomy in their decision making, be it technical or product focussed
  • Some customer facing experience will help, as interacting with customers will occasionally occur
  • While you’re great with people and adept at managing relationships, you still keep up-to-date with the latest technical trends and shifts in order to maintain and enhance your understanding of the challenges your teams face.
  • Ideally you will have a Computer Science degree or equivalent experience from having worked as an engineer before moving into Management.
  • Whilst our backend is written in Go, and our frontend is React/TypeScript, we are Cloud Native and deploy on Kubernetes across all Cloud Service Providers, using Helm and Jsonnet — conceptual familiarity with Kubernetes and Helm is desired, exposure to distributed systems would be valuable.

Your day-to-day will include:

  • Regular 1:1s to ensure your direct reports are motivated, happy and engaged
  • Coaching and mentoring of your direct reports
  • Providing continuous feedback to engineers to ensure that they can add value while maintaining high standards
  • Contributing to and reviewing design documents for upcoming features
  • Ensuring features are well-defined and ready for development
  • Advising your reports on how to break down features into tasks
  • Collaborating with our Engineering Leaders to help define and influence product strategy, roadmaps and technical designs
  • Maintaining headcount by working with our People Ops team to attract and hire talent

In Spain, the Base compensation range for this role is EUR 88,000 - EUR 106,000. Actual compensation may vary based on level, experience, and skillset as assessed in the interview process. Benefits include equity, bonus (if applicable) and other benefits listed here.

*Compensation ranges are country specific. If you are applying for this role from a different location than listed above, your recruiter will discuss your specific market’s defined pay range & benefits at the beginning of the process.

About Grafana Labs: There are more than 20M users of Grafana, the open source visualization tool, around the globe, monitoring everything from beehives to climate change in the Alps. The instantly recognizable dashboards have been spotted everywhere from a NASA launch and Minecraft HQ to Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Grafana Labs also helps more than 3,000 companies -- including Bloomberg, JPMorgan Chase, and eBay -- manage their observability strategies with the Grafana LGTM Stack, which can be run fully managed with Grafana Cloud or self-managed with the Grafana Enterprise Stack, both featuring scalable metrics (Grafana Mimir), logs (Grafana Loki), and traces (Grafana Tempo).
Benefits: For more information about the perks and benefits of working at Grafana, please check out our careers page.
Equal Opportunity Employer: At Grafana Labs we’re building a company where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay, and do their best work. We know that our company runs on the hard work and the dedication of our passionate and creative employees. If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.
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