About the position

Ditto aims to expand the internet beyond traditional reach. Our groundbreaking edge sync platform is powered by peer-to-peer database technology that runs on mobile, web, IoT, and server systems, enables devices to sync data in real-time even without the internet.

Help us ignite the future of data synchronization as an Engineering Manager for the Big Peer team at Ditto! We are seeking an engineering manager to help us lead the Big Peer team and expand the product’s capabilities!

Your role is to lead our Big Peer team of database engineers. Help us to improve its query capabilities, scalability, and reliability. Expand and grow the team, work with product managers to shape the future of the product, and deliver on key enhancements to the core database.

As the Engineering Manager, you will:

  • Lead and magnify the impact of a team of 8-10 skilled individual contributors, responsible for ensuring their success, aiding their career growth, and facilitating their technical work.
  • Plan and deliver high-quality engineering solutions that align with the business needs and objectives.
  • Be an active part of the design and implementation of the system architecture.
  • Work with product and design to build the roadmap for the team. This could also involve talking to engineers, researchers, other teams, customers, and partners.
  • Estimate the delivery timeline for projects and communicate with upper management and the broader team regarding project execution.
  • Set team culture by example, expanding Ditto’s culture of Trust, Communication, and Continual Improvement.
  • Mentor, coach, and advocate for your team members.

What you’ll need:

  • 3+ years of experience managing teams of software engineers. This includes people-management responsibilities such as hiring, performance and growth management, and career development.
  • 5+ years of technical leadership, including driving best practices, project scoping and design, and providing architectural guidance.
  • Technical understanding through software engineering experience, especially caching, distributed systems, and databases.
  • An ability to thrive with a high level of self-direction, autonomy, and responsibility.
  • Experience managing a remote, globally distributed team.
  • A willingness to travel (including internationally) once a quarter for team get togethers.
  • Strong communication skills, particularly written communication skills. As a fully distributed team, async communication is the norm and the development process often includes written RFCs. 

Nice to Haves: 

  • Experience with distributed systems, analytical databases, database internals, and storage systems.
  • Experience delivering infrastructure and/or database products.
  • Experience with storage engines like RocksDB.
  • Familiarity with Kafka, K8s, and/or managing database applications in the cloud.
  • Experience benchmarking, debugging and optimizing distributed database systems.
  • Familiarity with CRDTs.
  • Prior experience leading a team of Rust and/or database engineers.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent


About Ditto

Ditto is on a mission to free applications and developers of syncing data, enabling real-time data synchronization even in areas without internet access. As a globally remote team, we prioritize trust, communication, and continuous improvement as our core values. We strongly believe in celebrating diversity and strive to create a team that encompasses a wide range of backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives.

Benefits we offer:

  • Competitive salaries

  • Stock options

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverage

  • Flexible spending account (FSA)

  • Flexible vacation policy

  • 401(k) plan 

Come join our remote team and discover the possibilities of your best career!

Equal Opportunity Employer: Ditto is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Ditto is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know.


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