Senior Engineering Manager - Databases (Remote, Sweden)

 Published 5 days ago
 SEK 836,000 to USD 1,004,000
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This is a remote position. We are looking for candidates in Sweden.

About the role:

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to help us grow and develop our Databases Profiles & Traces teams. Our managers take an active role in creating a productive environment for our engineers; be it through removing blockers and impediments, facilitating cross-team collaboration and understanding, or by aiding the team in helping themselves by constantly improving and refining their working practices. You’ll be responsible for managing a team of engineers working on our Tempo and Pyroscope products and helping them to perform at their best.

Tempo is an open source distributed tracing backend that is user-friendly, scalable, and a key component of Grafana Enterprise Traces (GET). Tempo allows users to easily search for traces, create metrics from spans, and connect tracing data with logs and metrics. 

Pyroscope is an open-source continuous profiling database that offers rapid, scalable, highly reliable, and efficient storage and querying capabilities. It aids in gaining a comprehensive insight into resource utilization within applications, right down to the specific line of code. The project seamlessly integrates with Grafana, enabling users to correlate profiling data with metrics, logs, and traces, and leverage profiles as a crucial component of application observability. Our dedicated backend development team works closely with clients and the Grafana Cloud teams to deliver profiling solutions for on-premises and cloud environments at scale.

What we seek:

  • The core focus of the role is on people management but you should have enough technical skills/understanding of our stack to manage a highly technical team/product.
  • You will act as project manager as well as working with product owners to ensure the product roadmap is defined and up-to-date
  • You have a strong technical background and are capable of engaging in technical conversations and challenging teams to arrive at strong technical decisions themselves
  • You will be comfortable working with engineering teams who have a strong sense of autonomy in their decision making, be it technical or product focussed
  • Some customer facing experience will help, as interacting with customers will occasionally occur
  • While you’re great with people and adept at managing relationships, you still keep up-to-date with the latest technical trends and shifts in order to maintain and enhance your understanding of the challenges your teams face.
  • Ideally you will have a Computer Science degree or equivalent experience from having worked as an engineer before moving into Management.
  • Whilst our backend is written in Go, and our frontend is React/TypeScript, we are Cloud Native and deploy on Kubernetes across all Cloud Service Providers, using Helm and Jsonnet — conceptual familiarity with Kubernetes and Helm is desired, exposure to distributed systems would be valuable.

Your day-to-day will include:

  • Regular 1:1s to ensure your direct reports are motivated, happy and engaged
  • Coaching and mentoring of your direct reports
  • Providing continuous feedback to engineers to ensure that they can add value while maintaining high standards
  • Contributing to and reviewing design documents for upcoming features
  • Ensuring features are well-defined and ready for development
  • Advising your reports on how to break down features into tasks
  • Collaborating with our Engineering Leaders to help define and influence product strategy, roadmaps and technical designs
  • Maintaining headcount by working with our People Ops team to attract and hire talent

In Sweden, the Base compensation range for this role is SEK 836,000 - USD 1,004,000.  Actual compensation may vary based on level, experience, and skillset as assessed in the interview process. Benefits include equity, bonus (if applicable) and other benefits listed here.

*Compensation ranges are country specific. If you are applying for this role from a different location than listed above, your recruiter will discuss your specific market’s defined pay range & benefits at the beginning of the process.

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