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Manager, Performance Engineering



Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

From Fivetran’s founding until now, our mission has remained the same: to make access to data as simple and reliable as electricity. With Fivetran, customer data arrives in their warehouses, canonical and ready to query, with no engineering or maintenance required. We’re proud that more organizations continue to leverage our technology every day to become truly data-driven.

About the Role
Fivetran is looking for an Engineering Manager to join our platform engineering group. In the next few years, you will own and drive the vision, and implementation to drive our 10x growth from 2,500+ customers to 25,000+ customers.
If you love the idea of owning the critical services and implementation for operating the best-in-class reliable, secure, and scalable data movement platform, you should talk to us. As an Engineering Manager, you will lead a team of engineers and coordinate with other stakeholders at the company, including other engineering teams, product management, support engineers, and sales engineers. You will take full responsibility for the quality, efficiency, and reliability of your focus areas; and you will build and maintain a team that reliably delivers excellent results while maintaining a culture of engagement, fairness, and continuous improvement. Lastly, being an engineer at heart, you are also passionate about building strong relationships across the engineering team to communicate, drive and implement Fivetran’s product needs.
This is a full-time hybrid position based out of our Oakland office.
Skills We're Looking For
  • Experience in building and managing an engineering team of 5 or more members comprising individual contributors with varying experience levels.
  • Experience in performance engineering. This can include writing code to bridge performance gaps, JVM tuning, massive parallelization, profiling, and many other performance engineering techniques.
  • Believer in a data-driven approach in strategizing, prioritizing, and driving implementation changes, coordinating with Product Management, Engineering, and Customer Support
  • Proven people management and career development skills.
  • Adept at auditing and improving coding practices across the team, ensuring integrity and transparency.
  • Ability to collaborate and articulate effectively with technical founders and non-engineering stakeholders.
  • A high degree of confidence and level of comfort in discussing low level technical issues, such as CPU utilization and memory management.
  • Ability to closely monitor or even complete the hands-on work of senior engineers on the team.
  • At least 3+ years of experience working in engineering manager roles.
Bonus Skills
  • Experience in building data pipelines or data processing platforms
  • Experience with Enterprise-class databases (Oracle, SQL Server, DB2)
  • Experience with high scale databases (Spanner, CosmosDB, DynamoDB, Mongo)
  • Experience with C/C++ or Go


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Pay Range
$203,377.87$254,222.34 USD

Perks and Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid medical insurance*
  • Generous paid time-off policy (PTO), plus paid sick time, inclusive parental leave policy, holidays, and volunteer days off
  • RSU stock grants*
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Company virtual happy hours, free food, and fun team-building activities
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Recharge, reenergize, and pursue personal and professional goals with a 30-day paid leave after 5 years*
  • Access to an innovative mental health support platform that offers personalized care and resources in areas such as: therapy, coaching, and self-guided mindfulness exercises for all covered employees and their covered dependents.

*May vary by country and worker type - please reach out to your recruiter for more information

Click here to learn more about Fivetran's Benefits by Region.

We’re honored to be valued at over $5.6 billion, but more importantly, we’re proud of our core values of Get Stuck In, Do the Right Thing, and One Team, One Dream. Read about us in Forbes.

Fivetran brings together high-quality talent across the globe to make data access as easy and reliable as electricity for our customers. We value and recognize that our customers benefit from having innovative teams made of people from many backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Fivetran promotes diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging through attracting, recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it helps us build a world-class company to better serve our customers, our people and our communities.

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