Glovo is a global player in the on demand delivery space operating in 20+ countries and growing. In 2018 we launched a new city every 4 days on average and with this growth has come significant increases in the amount of data we store and process. To support this growth and future capabilities, we are seeking an experienced engineering manager who can help us improve the way we store, process and deliver data. From files on S3 to our database architecture, you and your team will be responsible for ensuring that our data is safe, secure and easily accessible in an optimal way.

The Engineering manager for our storage team will lead a team of engineers that will build our storage layer and expose it as a service to our product teams. Your team will be responsible for ensuring our database and information architecture is appropriate for Glovo’s long term needs
and work closely with the product teams to start to move away from our current single relational database to adopting NoSQL based persistence strategies where needed. You will define key KPIs for the team and ensure that our storage layer is always accessible and functioning.

As the manager of the team, you will also be the support backbone of your team, helping them grow and ensuring that they are motivated by their work and are a high performing team.

You will:

  • Manage and grow a team of engineers with expertise in database architecture and file storage
  • Evolve our database and storage layer to meet our growing demand for data processing and access needs
  • Work closely with our internal stakeholders to provide services which allow them to access data safely and securely
  • Ensure teams are using the right database technologies and strategies for their services and accessing the data from our services in an optimal way
  • Develop key KPIs for our storage layer services and databases and ensure that we are maintaining a high level of availability

Requirements:

  • Degree in computer science or similar
  • At least 5 years of experience working with relational/NoSQL databases
  • At least 3 years managing a team of engineers with proven ability to grow your team/hire and keep them motivated
  • An understanding of the concepts around file storage and access, especially with relation to AWS
  • A deep sense of ownership for what you do with clear, demonstrable experience of proactiveness
  • Ability to understand the impact of changes within an engineering organisation and how best to manage that impact
  • Our core values are very important to us:

    Gas: We think big and take calculated risks to go for all business opportunities, no matter how challenging they are! We work hard as a team and execute fast.

    Everyone Wins: We are here for the long run. Glovers, Partners, and Users are in the very center of everything we do. If they win, Glovo wins. So for every decision, we make sure we are positively impacting them.

    Good vibes: Our teams are built of people that radiate positive energy and managers that are honest and fair. No assholes allowed! We stay optimistic no matter what, infecting each other with positivity, joy, and the desire to spend time together.

    Stay Humble: Always act humble: Everybody must roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty to make our big plans a reality. We are tiny! We are conscious of how big the opportunity is and how much we’ve got left to do.

    Glownership: Act as one company—one team: Care first about Glovo, not your role or your department. Own your stuff, no question, but go beyond your role; help before you are asked. Everything you need to make things happen, you do it. Glow it!

    If you believe you match these values, we look forward to meeting you!

Benefits:

  • A ticket to the moon sitting on the fastest rocket - an adventure filled with challenges and professional growth
  • Social benefits (such as fresh fruit every day, free lunches from our yummy partners once a week, beers on Fridays, Culture Days every 6 weeks, the best coffee machine in the world,...)
  • Unlimited Glovos (zero delivery fee on your Glovo orders)
  • Attractive compensation and equity plan
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Back to School Fridays (it’s all about learning and sharing knowledge)
  • Team building activities
  • Relocation package
  • International and talented team, used to working in a fast paced and vibrant way!

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