Director of Engineering, Distributed Database for Management Plane

Engineering - San Jose San Jose, California

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Director of Engineering, Distributed Database for the Management Plane

Job Description

We are seeking a strong technical leader and motivator who owns and drives technical projects and provides leadership for groups of engineers in an innovative, productive and collaborative Agile environment. This role is responsible for the overall planning, execution, and success of complex technical projects.

This role will support datacenter management plane team (Prism) in designing and implementing distributed data fabric that stores configuration and operational data and provides analytics services on top of it.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage complex technical projects and teams 
  • Live the Agile principles and create a high performing team through them 
  • Hire, mentor and grow passionate individuals who work well in strong teams 
  • Strong leader capable of motivating the very best software engineers, as well as gaining their respect 
  • That rare mix of intelligence, initiative, integrity, domain knowledge, verbal agility, and diplomacy which allows you to rapidly earn the trust of astute teams and individuals across the company


  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent 
  • Proven track record leading and building successful software teams 
  • 10+ years of industry experience with 5+ years in a management role 
  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • Experience with at least one NoSQL database solution such as Cassandra, Mongo, HBase or Dynamo
  • Familiarity with a broad mix of technologies such as Zookeeper, MapReduce, Spark, Samza and other big data technologies
  • Desirable: A track record of design and implementation for scaling large systems


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