Director of Engineering
Alation Inc.
Chennai, India
1d ago

Alation’s enterprise data catalog is the leading choice for some of the world’s largest and most innovative organizations (from eBay to Square to Pfizer) in transforming their organizations into data-

driven enterprises. Our powerful data cataloging platform combines machine learning and human insight to drive data discovery, curation, and governance for shorter time to insight and increased data accuracy and trust.

Alation’s enterprise collaborative data platform empowers employees inside of data-driven enterprises to find, understand, and trust the right data for better, faster business decisions.

Alation combines the power of machine learning with human insight to automatically capture information about what the data describes, where the data comes from, who’s using it and how it’s used.

Alation is based in Redwood City and Chennai and is funded by some of the best performing investors in Silicon Valley including Andreessen Horowitz, Bloomberg Beta, Costanoa Ventures, Data Collective, General Catalyst Partners, Harmony Partners, Icon Ventures, and Stanford StartX.

Customers include Albertsons, eBay, Pfizer, Square, and some of the world’s largest finance firms.We are seeking a talented and highly technical Director of Engineering to join our fast growing team in Chennai, India.

In this role you will help define how we build and scale our analyticsplatform and you will help us build a work culture that fosters continuous learning and growth.

What you'll do :

  • Collaborate with your team and the Product team, driving the technical vision and roadmap for your product area
  • Establish strong technical and motivated engineering teams that deliver extraordinary output and continuously look for improvements
  • Design, architect, and deliver highly scalable, reusable, and innovative product features
  • Set directions for your team and help guide them with scaling and performance related challenges
  • Strategize development, working across teams and tracking work in each sprint
  • Build a 3rd party ecosystem by enabling 3rd parties to build these integrations into APIs, SDKs, and provide certification programs
  • Partner with product managers and technical leads to initiate cross-functional collaboration with development teams throughout Alation to gather feedback and requirements
  • Build the technical and cultural foundations of our engineering team
  • Design and solidify the software development processes
  • Initiate and own your projects
  • Requirements :

  • 7+ years of hands-on engineering management experience in an agile environment and overall 14+ years of industry experience
  • Entrepreneurial minded who have scaled enterprise B2B software products and thrive in a high paced environment
  • Flexible to react to changing priorities and able to prioritize and deliver in a deadline driven environment
  • Knowledge of the data management, analytics, BI space (or able to learn about it deeply and fast)
  • Experience designing integrations across the data landscape (databases, etl systems, reporting, etc.)
  • Experience in architecting, developing, and shipping software products and / or services with a distributed backend
  • Experience managing multi-site teams and times zones is very desirable
  • Experience in microservices architecture, workflow frameworks, messaging frameworks and rules engines is a big plus
  • Have experience integrating systems with high throughput and have scaled systems in an Agile development environment.
  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or a related field
  • You’ll be a great fit if...

  • You live and breathe data You come from a data-oriented landscape / ecosystem such as (Databases, ETL Systems, Reporting / Visualization tools, Data analytics tools, Metastores (other catalogs) )
  • You're passionate about making the world a more curious and intelligent place
  • You're humble and thoughtful, but a vocal advocate for our users and customers, able to fight for the course of action that the data and our values show is right
  • You're driven to learn new things and grow
  • You're able to balance conflicting demands optimizing for the short- and long-term, for end-users and business sponsors, for foundational technologies and bespoke applications, etc.
  • and can communicate clearly about such trade-offs

  • You have a deeply analytical mindset, yet you're able to combine quantitative analysis and logic with a human touch
  • You like to seek diverse perspectives to drive bottom-up innovation and create buy-in from all technical stakeholders inside and outside the team.
  • You think holistically in order to ensure the team fully understands their goals and objectives
  • You like to have fun with your colleagues, in and out of the office
  • More About Alation : Our founders have come together from different backgrounds : business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story.

    Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-

    person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.

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