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Engineering Lead, Backend - Data Operations



Software Engineering, Operations
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023

Engineering Lead, Backend - Data Operations


Berlin, Germany

We’re looking for an Engineering Lead to lead our data platform that serves as the foundation of our analytical products such as our Reporting suite. This person will be hands-on and close to the code while having the opportunity to grow successful direct reports and run productive teams. The Engineering Lead oversees a couple of teams and provides technical, product, and team leadership.

Our data platform is petabyte scale, achieves a very low data latency and serves over a million low-latency complex analytic queries a day. We are looking for candidates who have experience in building, managing & innovating upon data platforms at a similar scale. This platform is used for front-office products, not back-office so the Engineering Lead should be comfortable with understanding how to run a mission-critical system with an on-call rotation.

Key Expectations for Engineering Leads:

  • Engineering Leads are actively involved as a player-coach in building software and making products to solve customer problems. They are curious and involved in the technology as well as the people on their teams.
  • They coach their engineers and Technical Leads and build productive, autonomous, and healthy teams. They focus on setting up their teams to grow more autonomous over time.
  • They have a strong technical vision for how to implement the product vision. This can include working with teams they oversee and external teams to ensure that we are solving problems the best way for customers.
  • They think about and implement ideas to push teams to improve technically.
  • They work effectively across Product Managers and Technical Leads to cultivate a strong product vision for their teams, and are responsible for the mission, direction, and alignment.
  • They are responsible for the Technical Leads on their team and provide mentoring, coaching, and feedback for the Technical Leads to help them grow and succeed in their role.
  • They hold a high performance bar for their team.
  • People look to them and trust their product and technical leadership.
  • They create and foster diverse teams and an inclusive culture.

We’re looking for:

  • A strong engineer with experience leading small teams
  • Expertise in data engineering and data platforms
  • Experience with complex distributed systems and API development
  • Comfortable with the responsibilities of a tier 1 mission-critical system
  • Track record of innovation and pushing boundaries
  • Experience with analytic data stores such as Snowflake, BigQuery, Deltalake
  • Experience with transactional data stores such as Hbase, ElasticSearch, MySQL, etc
  • Experience with data processing frameworks such as Hadoop, Spark, etc
  • Experience with messaging systems such as Kafka, Kinesis, SQS, etc

What we can offer you:

  • Collaboration with other engineering leaders on all matters that impact the Engineering team, including resourcing and building technology/product vision
  • Ability to coach and mentor engineering teams, including code reviews, higher-level software design, and direct management

If you’re an engineering leader of any level or experience, and if this resonates with you, let’s talk.

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply — we’d love to hear from you.


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Germany Applicants: (m/f/d) - link to HubSpot's Career Diversity page here.


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