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Engineering Manager - Databases

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About the role

From Fivetran’s founding until now, our mission has remained the same: to make access to data as simple and reliable as electricity. With Fivetran, customer data arrives in their warehouses, canonical and ready to query, with no engineering or maintenance required. We’re proud that more organizations continue to leverage our technology every day to become truly data-driven.


Fivetran is looking for an Engineering Manager to join the Databases engineering leadership team. You will be working closely with engineers and product managers to build the future of the Fivetran Data Platform. As an Engineering Manager, you will lead a team of engineers, and coordinate with other stakeholders at the company, including product management, support engineers, and sales engineers. You will take full responsibility for the quality, efficiency, and reliability of your focus areas; and you will build and maintain a team that reliably delivers excellent results while maintaining a culture of engagement, fairness, and continuous improvement.  

What You'll Do 

  • Become an expert with database and replication technologies.
  • Become an expert with our ELT pipeline and drive new feature development and optimization initiatives.
  • Coach and mentor engineers on the team and help them advance in their careers.
  • Recruit engineers that are amongst the best in the industry, from outreach through close.
  • You will diagnose and resolve obstacles that prevent your team from delivering high-quality software.
  • Manage the processes necessary to operate the team effectively.
  • Contribute to engineering-wide initiatives as part of the engineering management team.
  • You will foster an atmosphere of continuous improvement as a coach, mentor, and technical advisor to your team.

What You'll Bring

  • Typically, 7+ years of software development experience in fast paced environments 
  • Strong track record as an IC delivering high impact software, with EM or Lead experience
  • Strong leadership skills and a proven ability to motivate teams to produce high quality software
  • Aptitude in decision making and problem-solving
  • Demonstrated competency in development processes, project and program leadership
  • Ability to develop and communicate across teams to get an effective vision and get buy-in from stakeholders
  • Demonstrated technical skills in at least one of the following areas: database technologies, performance engineering, data pipelines

Bonus Skills

  • Java programming experience
  • Experience in data processing (ETL, ELT) and/or cloud-based platforms
  • Experience in designing and developing file, event, application, or database connectors
  • Experienced working in a cloud environment utilizing AWS, GCP, Postgres, Kubernetes, Docker, CircleCI, or similar technologies

We’re honored to be valued at over $5.6 billion, but more importantly, we’re proud of our core values of Get Stuck In, Do the Right Thing, and One Team, One Dream. To learn more about Fivetran’s culture and what it’s like to be part of the team, click here and enjoy our video.

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Why you should join Fivetran

Our mission is to save engineers from building in-house data pipelines, by building one automated data pipeline that everyone can use. Every single company that uses SaaS tools to run their business will eventually need to analyze the data that sits in those tools. Fivetran unlocks this data with automated connectors that converts messy, chaotic APIs into normalized, standard schemas.

Team Size:950
Location:Oakland, CA
Taylor Brown
Taylor Brown
George Fraser
George Fraser