Engineering Manager (Promscale)

Engineering

Timescale is building the world’s next great database company on top of industry-standard PostgreSQL and we need your help!  We are hiring an engineering manager to build and manage one of the teams that are developing our first vertical solution, Promscale.  

Promscale is the open source observability backend for metrics and traces powered by SQL and backed by TimescaleDB and PostgreSQL. It offers a single store and query language for all observability data. It is open source, horizontally scalable (petabyte-scale) and operationally mature.  It integrates with popular open source observability tools like Prometheus, Grafana, OpenTelemetry and Jaeger.

If you love building and managing high-performing product teams in a dynamic, fast-paced, growth-minded startup environment, this is the right role for you.  We are growing a global, fully distributed team that recruits, develops and promotes people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and views. We believe when people are included and feel appreciated, it creates a culture where people can do meaningful and impactful work. This inspires fearless ideas, innovation and amazing outcomes. 

What you’ll do

As an engineering manager at Timescale, you will have the opportunity to manage top-notch engineers creating the next generation time series products.  The Observability group is responsible for making it easy to ingest telemetry data from Prometheus and OpenTelemetry into Timescale as well as visualizing and acting on that data.  Promscale is designed to offer a single long term store and unified query language (SQL) for all observability data.  It allows you to visualize your data in existing open source tools like Grafana or Jaeger and unlock new insights through sophisticated querying capabilities thanks to its full SQL support and TimescaleDB’s advanced analytic functions.

Engineering managers at Timescale are responsible for the overall operation of the team.  You will be working directly with the engineers on your team to ensure they have the ability to grow in their career and feel fulfilled in their work.  You will also be working to define and iteratively improve team processes with high-quality, rapid iteration of product features in mind.  You will be working directly with the product manager to ensure roadmap items are properly defined, groomed, estimated and delivered.  You will work with engineering and product managers from other teams to ensure any dependencies are scheduled and met.

The Observability group is growing rapidly. You will be responsible for hiring engineers and building a high performing team.

At Timescale, we value diverse talent.  You will be the hiring manager for any roles open on your team.  You will work with a recruiter to build a pipeline of diverse, talented individuals who will help Timescale grow.  You will manage the hiring process for your roles, creating the hiring and sourcing plan, building an interview panel, and ultimately making the final decision on hiring.  Ideally, you will bring a strong network of potential candidates with you to Timescale. 

Key qualities in the successful candidate

You are intimately familiar with everything it takes to develop, build, deploy and operate modern software. You have successfully hired engineers and built high-performing teams.  The people on your previous teams love working with you and have no problem giving positive feedback.  You have a strong track record of delivering high-quality software on a schedule.  You are able to manage people with empathy and respect and have tough conversations in a professional way.  

Though coding experience is not required for this role (and we don’t expect engineering managers to write or review code), you should have a good idea of how software is architected and be able to communicate effectively with engineers and other technical staff about technical issues related to your team and the software they are building.  We value managers with a variety of backgrounds.  We are looking for managers who take care of the people on their team and work to build processes and discipline to deliver excellent products for our customers.  

Timescale has an amazing culture built on strong values.   We have learner mindsets and think like owners. We’re kind to each other, and support each other. We achieve together. We are colleagues, here to do the best work of our lives.

Timescale is a fully remote company, and this is a remote job. We're hiring from anywhere that makes sense for managing remote employees across time zones in western Europe and the eastern United States.

Benefits & Compensation

We offer globally competitive salaries.  Our benefits support our people and their families and we strive to provide premium benefits such as flexible time off and resources you need to support you in doing the best work of your career. 

How to Apply

Please submit an application through our careers site.

Introduce yourself to us as a colleague and share some recent work that you’re especially proud of. Tell us why you want this job and why you’d like to work at Timescale. We value good writers, so be yourself, be creative, and have fun.

If you've participated in open source, dev ops, or PostgreSQL, please include links to pull requests, bug reports, feature pitches, or any other public engagement. Open-source participation is by no means a requirement, but if it's something you've done, we'd love to look at it!

What Happens Next?

We regularly review resumes and pick the most promising for a 30 minute initial conversation.  Upon a successful first call, you will speak with the hiring manager for 60 minutes to get a better understanding of your background and how you will apply it to Timescale.  If you and the hiring manager decide to continue the conversation, you will be scheduled with a panel of interviewers.  The final decision will be made by the hiring manager. 

About Timescale🐯

Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB, the industry-leading relational database for time-series. Tens of thousands of organizations trust TimescaleDB today with their mission-critical time-series applications. The company is dedicated to serving software developers and businesses worldwide, enabling them to build exceptional data-driven products that measure everything that matters: software applications, industrial equipment, financial markets, blockchain activity, consumer behavior, machine learning models, climate change, and more. Analyzing data across the time dimension (“time-series data”) enables developers to understand what is happening right now, how that is changing, and why that is changing. Timescale is a remote-first company with a global workforce 🌎 and is backed by Tiger Global, Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures, Icon Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, and other leading investors. For more information, visit www.timescale.com or follow @TimescaleDB.

Working at Timescale🐯

Timescale is breaking boundaries and setting new standards in the innovating and rapidly growing time-series data industry. Built on the foundation of people-focused values and principles, Timescale makes sure integrity, mutual respect, and compassion is at the heart of everything we do. Empowered by our Co-Founders, Ajay Kulkarni (CEO) and Mike Freedman (CTO), we are challenging the norm by working with people who continuously inspire and teach us 🤝. 

Enjoy debating the crunch-factor of different chicken nuggets 🍗, sweating it out during lunch 💦, talking about your kids, whether they be actual children 👶🏽, potted plants 🪴, or four-legged creatures 🐾? You’ll fit right in at Timescale!

What we’re offering

Benefits may differ from country to country.

  • Premium insurance options for you and your family
  • FSA/Dependent FSA plans for US based employees
  • Flexible PTO and family leave
  • Summer Fridays off in August ☀️
  • Full remote work from anywhere
  • Stock options
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Individual education benefits

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