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Director of Engineering Cloud


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ United States
Base Salary
58k-80k USD (est.)
Redpanda Data

Job Description

We are looking for an accomplished and forward-thinking Director of Engineering to join our leadership team. As the Director of Engineering, you will play a pivotal role in defining and executing the technical vision of our company, by closely partnering with Product, Marketing, Field Sales and other key cross functional teams. You will be responsible for leading and growing our cloud engineering team, and driving development efforts towards building a reliable, scalable, and operationally-efficient managed SaaS.

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, bring a sense of ownership and are self-driven 

You have:

  • 10+ years of experience in software development and delivery in a company delivering an enterprise SaaS

  • 3+ years of experience managing a team of 30+ managers and individual contributors

  • A passion for working on deeply technical projects involving Kubernetes, public cloud, Kafka, Terraform, distributed systems, and event-based architecture

  • Experience developing a strategy and roadmap for your teams

  • An entrepreneurial spirit - as we expect each team in Redpanda to organize themselves like a startup

  • Comfortable working with a 100% distributed engineering team, collaborating on GitHub, in the open and a self starter

  • Golang proficiency preferred

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated technical leadership

  • An ability to empathize with your fellow employees and customers

You will:

  • Lead and manage a team of engineers working on Redpanda Cloud

  • Attract and hire top-tier engineers and first-line managers, equip and empower them so our engineering team can scale to meet/exceed expectations and deliverables, and delight our customers

  • Manage end-to-end execution of projects for the team.  

  • Work with engineering leadership and product management to establish technical design and drive vision for Redpanda cloud products.

  • Proactively identify potential risks and challenges in development projects,  developing strategies and clear action plan and timeline for successful outcome for the company, team, and customers

  • Implement performance metrics and KPIs to measure and improve the engineering team's productivity, effectiveness and happiness

  • Provide career development guidance, structure, and feedback to team members to nurture, grow and develop highly effective leaders and team members

  • Collaborate with our technical field to deliver solutions to challenging problems

  • Manage engineering resources and priorities effectively to achieve project goals and meet deadlines

  • Exemplify as a strong leader to demonstrate the culture we strive for at Redpanda, focused on customer obsession, being a great human, and winning as a team

Kindly highlight if applicable to you:

  • Knowledge of Linux

  • Experience working on data streaming solutions, databases, or storage systems

U.S. base salary range for this role is $211,000 - $248,000 (CO, TX) and $243,000 - $286,000 (CA, NY, WA). 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.

Salary and compensation

                                                                                                        No salary data published by company so we estimated salary based on similar jobs related to Design, Education, Cloud and Sales jobs that are similar:

                                                                                                                                                             $57,500 β€” $80,000/year


San Francisco, California, United States

Advice from our career coach

Are you an accomplished and forward-thinking Director of Engineering? We're looking for someone who can define and execute our company's technical vision, working closely with cross-functional teams. You'll lead and grow our cloud engineering team, driving development efforts for a reliable and scalable managed SaaS. We need someone who is passionate about software development, excited to deliver results, and eager to thrive in a fast-growing startup. With 10+ years of software development experience, including managing teams, you'll bring an entrepreneurial spirit and technical expertise to the table. If you're a self-starter with strong communication skills and a knack for problem-solving, join us and lead our team to success.

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