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Engineering Manager (Aiven Platform Domain)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Europe · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Aiven aims to be the world’s leading cloud data platform - simply by making developer’s lives better. We are a cast of over 500 ‘Crabs’ with a passion for open-source and a cutting edge tech stack. We take ownership of the problems we solve and act with courage. Openness is our beating heart.

It takes an uncommon person to contribute to the common good. Would you like to join our Cast where everyone at every level works side-by-side on making developers’ lives better, and letting them build what matters most?

Aiven in a crabshell:

  • Our platform delivers reliable and secure data ops
  • Global service footprint & support organization
  • Security is central to us
  • 500+ customers in 60+ countries
  • $420M in VC funding
  • Our Burrow in Helsinki and hubs in Berlin, Boston, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto and Tokyo, remote team members employees from all over the world.

We value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We strive every day to build an inclusive workplace where all of us can thrive. We have a journey ahead of us, and we are committed to taking that journey towards being a more diverse and inclusive company.

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Engineering Manager (Aiven Platform Domain)

About the role:

As an engineering manager, you will lead one of our platform teams whose focus is maintaining and extending the foundation of Aiven core platform. The team is accountable for public cloud integrations with our infrastructure and general connectivity of Aiven services.

You will be working closely with engineers reporting to you, as well as a product owner and the leadership team to build together the future of Aiven.

What you will do:

  • Be accountable for the delivery of the team (quality, risk management, operational impact, architecture, security, reliability).

  • Maintain a healthy prioritization balance within the team backlog between feature delivery, maintenance work and internal improvements between feature delivery, maintenance work and internal improvements

  • Drive the continuous improvement of the team’s way of working and their delivery flow

  • Attract exceptional and diverse talent, influence the people planning and recruiting approach

  • Support each team member in reaching to get to their full potential: from onboarding to personal development plans.

  • Manage expectations, individual and team performance by providing clear goals and feedback.

  • Ensure appropriate communication and collaboration within and outside the team.

  • Facilitate roadmapping activities and drive the associated team capacity planning

What we are looking for:

  • 3+ years experience in a leadership position and minimum 5+ years of experience as a software engineer - you have a deep technical understanding in a related area.

  • Knowledge on building high performing teams, to grow and retain talents with balance on delivery and well being

  • A proven background in successfully-delivered software solutions, best testing practices and deployment techniques

  • Experience working in agile and fast-growing tech start-up / scale-up

  • Ability to coach and to support the career development of your team members

Our Offer

If you ask us what’s the best thing about working for Aiven, many will probably say it’s the high concentration of talent from around the world that we have here. Enjoy the agile environment of a hyperscale scale-up where you can truly make an impact and have fun while at it.

We invest in you

  • Participate in Aiven’s equity plan.
  • Dreaming of flexible work arrangements? Look no further. Work in one of our hubs, fully remote, or anything in between.
  • Get the equipment you need to set yourself up for success.
  • Step up your career game with real employer support (use one of our learning platforms, annual learning budget, and more).
  • Get comprehensive wellbeing support through our global Employee Assistance Program.

Make a difference at Aiven

  • Contribute to open source projects that you find relevant outside of work - and get paid for it. Our Plankton program recognizes extra work to the open source ecosystem for developers and non-developers alike.
  • Use up to 5 days per year to volunteer for a good cause of your choice.
  • Join one of our team member resource groups - empower yourself and others in missions that resonate with you.

What else

As well as the above Global Benefits, we have regional benefits specific to your country of residence. We would be happy to discuss these further with you during the interview process

Amazing, What’s next

If you think Aiven is the place for you, send us your CV, and we’ll get in touch!

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Equal Opportunities

Aiven provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, marital and family status or without regard to any other similar personal attributes. Aiven aligns with applicable local laws governing inclusivity in employment in every location in which the company operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and any other terms and conditions related to employment.