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Senior Manager, Engineering - Catalog



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Be Part of Building the Future

Dremio is the unified lakehouse platform for self-service analytics and AI, serving hundreds of global enterprises, including Maersk, Amazon, Regeneron, NetApp, and S&P Global. Customers rely on Dremio for cloud, hybrid, and on-prem lakehouses to power their data mesh, data warehouse migration, data virtualization, and unified data access use cases. Based on open source technologies, including Apache Iceberg and Apache Arrow, Dremio provides an open lakehouse architecture enabling the fastest time to insight and platform flexibility at a fraction of the cost. Learn more at www.dremio.com.

About the role

As a Senior Engineering Manager on the Dremio Experiences team, you have a unique opportunity to lead the data-as-code and catalog market. Dremio is a next generation, intelligent metastore that enables users to use git-like semantics to work with Iceberg data.

What you'll be doing

  • Lead a team of talented engineers in the design, development and support of a fault-tolerant, performant metastore comprised of many technologies
  • Grow the team by recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new team members
  • Develop the future leaders of Dremio by providing continuous mentorship, coaching, and growth opportunities
  • Help build and drive the strategy and long term plans for our Catalog and Git for data platform
  • Lead and participate in technical, design, and product discussions relating to your team
  • Translate product requirements into engineering work for your team, reaching out to others for assistance as needed
  • Collaborate with other leaders in the Engineering and Product organizations on quarterly planning, staffing, and project schedules
  • Shift resources across areas and projects to achieve execution goals and to respond to lessons from customer and production issues
  • Use your strong foundation as a technical leader to reliably deliver on complex projects while keeping the quality bar high
  • Build a culture of operational excellence and Constant learning
  • Demonstrate responsibility, integrity, and empathy

What we're looking for

  • B.S., M.S. or PhD in Computer Science or in a related technical field
  • 7+ years of Engineering Management experience
  • 5+ years of hands-on software engineering experience
  • A track record of hiring and building high performance teams
  • Solid engineering fundamentals
  • Experience designing and building complex distributed systems
  • Excellent written communication and experience with authoring roadmap documents, project plans, and RCAs
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

Bonus Points

  • Background in large scale data processing systems (e.g., Hadoop, Spark)
  • Strong database fundamentals including SQL, performance, and schema design
  • Experience with the modern data stack and understanding of Lakehouse platforms
  • Experience with building and shipping on premise and cloud software

What we offer

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Short term / long term disability and life insurance
  • Pre-IPO stock options
  • Flexible PTO
  • 16 hours of volunteer time off
  • 12 company paid holidays, including Juneteenth
  • Remote work options
  • Paid parental leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Biannual swag surprise
**Certain benefits are only allowed to full-time Dremio employees and may not be the same across all locations.

The base salary range for this position is $200,526 to $235,000 per year. The base salary actually offered to a successful candidate will take into account various relevant and non-discriminatory business factors including, without limitation, the candidate’s geographic location, job-related experience, knowledge, and skills, and education, as well as internal equity considerations. A successful candidate may also be eligible to earn additional compensation including commissions and/or bonuses.

Return to Office Philosophy

Workplace Wednesdays - to break down silos, build relationships and improve cross-team communication, Gnarlies who live within a 1-hour commuting distance (one-way) to a Dremio office come to the office. Lunch catering / meal credits provided in the office and local socials align to Workplace Wednesdays. Santa Clara Gnarlies have access to EV charging (pay out of pocket) and can request for on-site free access to gym.

In general, Dremio will remain a hybrid work environment. We will not be implementing a 100% (5 days a week) return to office policy for all roles.


What we value

At Dremio, we hold ourselves to high standards when it comes to People, Thinking, and Action. Our Gnarlies (that's what we call our employees) communicate with clarity, drive accountability, and are respectful towards each other. We confront brutal facts and focus on results while operating with a sense of urgency and building a "flywheel". People who like to jump in and drive momentum will thrive in our #GnarlyLife.

Dremio is an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other unlawful factor.

Dremio is committed to providing any necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities within our application and interview process. To request accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter.

Dremio has policies in place to protect the personal information that employees and applicants disclose to us. Please click here to review the privacy notice.

Important Security Notice for Candidates

At Dremio, we uphold trust and transparency as paramount values in all our interactions with customers, partners, employees, and the general public. We have been targeted by individuals creating fake domains similar to ours to scam prospects and candidates. Please note that all official communications from us will be from an @dremio.com domain. If you suspect you've been targeted by a scam, it's imperative to report the incident to your local law enforcement agencies. For more information about this type of scam, please refer to Dremio's official statement here.