Engineering Manager, Database

Employment: Full Time Experience: Mid-Level

The Engineering Manager, Database directly manages the developers that run’s database. They see this team as their primary product. They work on small features or bugs to keep their technical skills sharp and stay familiar with the code. But they emphasize managing a world-class team and putting them in the best position to succeed. They own the delivery of database improvements and they are always looking to improve the productivity of their team and performance of their system. They must also coordinate across other infrastructure teams to accomplish collaborative goals.

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GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is a community project to which over 1,000 people worldwide have contributed. We are an active participant in this community, trying to serve its needs and lead by example. We have one vision: everyone can contribute to all digital content, and our mission is to change all creative work from read-only to read-write so that everyone can contribute.

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    • Manage an incredible team of four that live our values
    • Improve happiness and productivity
    • Work on small features and bugs (nothing critical path)
    • Manage the backlog and set priorities
    • Hold regular 1:1's with team members
    • Work across sub-departments within engineering
    • Improve the quality, security and performance of database work
    • 2-5 years managing a database team
    • Extensive PostgreSQL knowledge
    • Demonstrated teamwork in a peak performance organization
    • Experience running at consumer scale
    • Computer science education or equivalent experience
    • Passionate about open source and developer tools
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Online community participation
    • Remote work experience
    • Startup experience
    • Enterprise software company experience
    • Significant open source contributions

Hiring Process

Applicants for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that applicants can be declined from the position at any stage of the process. To learn more about someone who may be conducting the interview, find her/his job title on our team page.

- Qualified applicants receive a short questionnaire from our Recruiting team

- Selected candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with our Recruiting team

- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 45 minute first interview with the VP of Engineering

- Candidates will then be invited to schedule a 45 minute second interview with a Senior Developer

- Candidates will be invited to schedule a third 45 minute interview with our Database Engineers

- Finally, candidates may be invited to schedule a final 50 minute interview with our CEO

- Successful candidates will subsequently be made an offer via email


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