Director – Engineering
Galaxy, Control Plane
Updated on 5/24/2023
United States
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • You have a track record of leading distributed systems engineering and operations teams in software companies
  • You have demonstrated expertise in building and running a platform in multiple locations at Billions of events/week or greater scale either on-premise or in public cloud. Specific expertise in Highly Available data architectures across multiple availability zones is highly desired
  • You are passionate about engineering hygiene and operational excellence. You have the know-how to build an engineering organization that delivers it
  • You are familiar with agile processes, continuous integration, and test automation
  • You are a strategic thinker as it relates to scale and removing humans from the loop
  • You thrive when operating in broad scope, from conception through the continuous operation of 24x7 services to defined SLA's
  • You distill complex and ambiguous situations into actionable plans for your team
  • You represent your customers' perspectives. You plan for how they will be impacted by the services you build, and you always work to enable their success
  • Lead and grow a team of passionate engineers. Provide support and guidance that enables the team to self-organize and to achieve sustained high velocity and predictability
  • Help employees grow through career development, coaching, and mentoring while guiding senior contributors to maximize their potential. You'll provide a clear path for progression through personal development plans, defining goals, performing evaluations, and collaborating with employees on their objectives. Most of all, ensure employees are having fun with their work
  • Own, operate, and maintain your team's services. Employ Agile methodologies to continuously deliver value to customers. Enhance and maintain a rotating on-call incident escalation and response process
  • Represent your team's operational maturity to Starburst's executives and product teams across the company
  • Collaborate on roadmaps with Product Managers, Architects, and Tech Leads to ensure the team has clear direction and priorities
  • Act as an ambassador for Starburst, recruiting and motivating top talent

11-50 employees

Data analytics query engine software
Company Overview
Starburst’s mission is to free their customers to see the invisible and achieve the impossible with their modern analytics engine software that addresses data silo and speed of access problems. The company has built their SQL-based MBP query engine based on open source Trino that delivers teams a common query tool that gives teams the ability to run analytics on data where it lives without moving data or making copies.
  • Competitive salary & attractive stock grants
  • Remote-friendly work options
  • Quality & affordable insurance
  • Flexible & generous paid time off
  • Environment of transparency, honesty & respect
Company Core Values
  • Humility: Continuous Self-Improvement
  • Ownership: Drivers Wanted
  • Inclusive Meritocracy: Rewards Are Earned
  • Grit: We Never Stop
  • Authenticity: Be Genuine. Have Integrity.