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Engineering Manager

| Greater NYC Area

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

Cockroach Labs is the team behind CockroachDB, an open source, distributed SQL database. We strive to build infrastructure that keeps pace with the world, so developers can focus on what matters most: building the best products. Come and join us on our mission to Make Data Easy. Are you ready to aim high and build to last?

The Role

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to help our engineers create technically sophisticated and innovative, products and features, as well as grow their skills and make an impact. As one of our engineering managers, we want you to help build a productive work environment for our engineering team, ensuring that resources are balanced appropriately, and projects support the overall business goals.

  • 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.
  • You’ll work directly with our engineering and product leadership to set the engineering roadmap for CockroachDB and our future products.
  • You will collaborate with managers on cross-functional teams to tackle people management challenges, but to also ensure the coordination of documentation, marketing, and product initiatives as we scale.
  • You will coach and provide direct feedback to your team to drive personal development and growth beyond just technical skills. Managing performance and making sure that our engineers are achieving their goals is key to retaining a high performing team of engineers.
  • You exemplify our core values of aim high & build to last, establish balance, be transparent about highs and lows, and respect. This is especially important as you begin to grow the team.
  • You are excited to bring your technical understanding and product architecture knowledge to Cockroach Labs and learn more about databases
  • You 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. 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 contributing to CockroachDB's backend stack. You will start taking on your first few direct reports once you have a solid grasp on our product roadmap and priority projects.

After 6 months, you’ll be up to managing a team of 6-8 engineers and starting to grow the team yourself. You will be successfully making sure that each member of your team is working on projects that align with both the business needs and their interests.

You

  • You love building relationships and are responsible for the welfare of the engineering team you manage, including their professional development and growth. We are looking for managers that want to empower the team to achieve their professional and personal goals.
  • You enjoy working on complex technical products and have exposure to distributed systems, concurrency control, data replication, file systems, or SQL processing.
  • You are comfortable using programming languages like Go, C/C++, Java, and Python. We use Go on the server side, but if you don't know it, you'll learn while you're here.
  • You have solid product architecture knowledge and grasp how a variety of teams interactions’ may impact it.
  • You have been exposed to performance management, understanding the importance of building an effective team that can function autonomously, while collaborating and supporting each other.
  • You work effectively across departments, ensuring coordination across teams and cross-functionally (e.g., with Documentation; Marketing; Product).

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 [email protected].

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • CockroachDBDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • AirtableManagement

Location

We’re located right next to Union Square at 101 5th Avenue. We are easily accessible from the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W & close to the F, 1, 2, & 3.

What are Cockroach Labs Perks + Benefits

Cockroach Labs Benefits Overview

Flexible Working: You are free to arrange your work schedule to meet your individual circumstances.

Free Fridays: One day a week, focus on what drives and motivates you outside of your core work responsibilities. Dedicate time to a community project. Spend a day at home with the kids. Work on the next super feature. We’re convinced that providing adults with time to be creative outside of their day-to-day work yields better results.

Food for All: We provide food throughout the Cockroach Labs work week (Mon-Thu) and grab dinner twice a month as a team at one of NYC’s outstanding restaurants.

Events
 and Outings: Once a quarter we enjoy some downtime as a team, whether it’s catching the latest blockbuster, picnicking in Central Park, or strolling through a museum for inspiration.

Team Trips: Twice a year we voyage beyond Manhattan’s shores. These might be trips to the Caribbean or to the mountains. The connections made in these environments build friendships and deepen the ties which make working together fun and productive.

Flexible Time Off: We care about productivity, not face time. Take time off when you need it.

Learning is Good: We provide $1500 annually to support learning and development through workshops, conferences, and networking events.

Health & Retirement: 100% health insurance coverage for you & your dependents; One Medical membership; Gym discounts; free Citibike membership; 401(k).

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
100% Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance for You, Your Spouse, Partner, and Dependents.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Equity compensation is determined by the impact we expect an individual to have in their role paired with the risk that earlier employees took in joining the company.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
8-12 Weeks of Family Leave + $500 Baby Bucks
Flexible Work Schedule
Cockroach Work Week: In-office Monday thru Thursday, with the option to work remotely on Fridays. Core Office Hours: 10am-4pm (except Tuesday Team Meeting from 5:00pm-6:00pm)
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax Commuter Account & Paid Citi Bike Membership
Company Outings
Monthly Company Activities & Bi-Annual Company Trips
Free Daily Meals
Lunch Monday thru Thursday & Team Dinners Every Other Tuesday
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Relocation Assistance for You and Your Family to Move to NYC
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1500 Learning & Development Stipend + $1500 for Associated Travel
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