We are a team of doers, seasoned engineers, hackers and builders, working on the future of streaming data.

Funded by premier investors including GV and Lightspeed, Redpanda is building the streaming data platform for developers. We’re evolving streaming beyond the Apache Kafka® protocol into a unified “engine of record” that delivers a categorical reduction in complexity, wicked-fast performance, onboard Wasm transforms, and transparent tiered storage that gives consumers access to both real-time and historical data from a single API.
 

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Engineering Manager to lead a team of test and development engineers to help shape the future of our build platform and testing infrastructure. The ideal candidate will combine technical expertise with strong technical and people leadership skills to drive innovation, ensure scalability, and deliver high-quality software solutions that align with our company's objectives.

You are:

  • Passionate about world-class software development and the value it provides
  • Excited to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to deliver objective results
  • Eager to thrive with the thrill and ethos of a fast growing startup
  • Accountable and bring a sense of ownership and are self-driven 

You have:

  • 7+ years of experience in software development and delivery in a company delivering an enterprise SaaS
  • 2+ years of experience managing a team of individual contributors/software developers
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of engaging with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and a track record of delivering complex software projects on time and within budget
  • Strong technical background with expertise in system-level testing, quality infrastructure, and/or CI/CD frameworks
  • Experience in leading and managing cross-functional engineering teams, fostering a collaborative and innovative environment
  • Comfort working with a 100% distributed engineering team collaborating on GitHub, JIRA, Slack, and video meetings

You will:

  • Lead the implementation of best practices for software development, quality assurance, and testing to maintain high standards of software excellence and reliability
  • Provide strategic direction and vision for the platform software team, aligning development goals with the company's objectives and long-term roadmap
  • Oversee the design, architecture, and development of scalable, reliable, and efficient platform software solutions
  • Make sure the team is empowered and can demonstrate a strong sense of ownership and belonging
  • Motivate and enable the team to contribute towards organizational success
  • Give frequent and actionable feedback to support your team’s personal development
  • Create an environment where the team is aligned with company goals, and decision-making is done collaboratively
  • Continuously strive to improve how the team works and measure outcomes
  • Actively attract, hire, and retain talent to grow and develop the team
  • Mentor team members and collaborate with them on personal and career growth
  • Identify  difficult and/or systemic challenges and impediments to the attention of your manager with potential solutions
  • Actively discuss strategic topics with peers and Directors to help shape engineering’s environment
  • Track progress, assess risks, and actively communicate contingency and mitigation plans for the team
  • Drive evaluation and management of team members’ performance
  • Manage execution of projects and key deliverables that the team is responsible and accountable for 

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  • Experience designing or overseeing a QA system

 

U.S. base salary range for this role is $198,000 - $233,000 (CA, NY, WA) and  $189,000 - $223,000 (other US locations). Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. As a remote-first company, we strive to consider each candidate's job-related skills, location, experience, relevant education or training to determine individual base salary. Your talent partner will share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Redpanda is used by Fortune 1000 enterprises pushing hundreds of terabytes a day, as well as by the solo dev prototyping a React application on her laptop. Think of it as a streaming data API platform that scales with you from the smallest projects to petabytes of data distributed across the globe.
Join Redpanda if you’d enjoy being part of a fast-moving, 100% remote organization with team members around the globe and a culture based on trust, transparency, communication, and kindness. 

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