Senior Director - Engineering (remote)

Berlin

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Percona delivers enterprise-class support, consulting, managed services, and software for MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and other open-source databases across traditional and cloud-based platforms.

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Are you passionate about systems management and scaling people? Do you thrive in a cutting-edge technical environment where you are expected to push and challenge the norms? Do you love sharing your knowledge by teaching/coaching others at all levels?
As the Senior Director of Engineering, you will oversee the development and roadmap execution for the teams working on our Monitoring and Management products which include our Percona Kubernetes Operators and Percona Monitoring and Management.  You will partner with the database development team to ensure that our diverse portfolio provides an exceptional experience as standalone products but integrate and work even better when coupled together.  Your focus will be on the quality and timeliness of the team's output (including  code and accompanying documentation) and ensure an appropriate balance of speed to market with robustness of solutions.  
As part of our agile and growing organization, you will challenge norms and find better ways to partner with our product organization and various stakeholders to ensure we are meeting the needs of our user base while properly setting expectations.  Your investment in your team and ability to incubate team members of all skills will be paramount to your success.  As a key leader of a multicultural distributed team, you will use your experience to ensure we foster an open culture that is inclusive of all thoughts and ideas.  Your leadership of development efforts will not only meet users where they are but guide them to where they should be!
This is a remote role, ideally located in the Eastern Time Zone (GMT -4) or able to work at least four hours/day with overlap to ET.

What You Will Do

  • Inspire, support and lead our highly diverse and global team of leaders and engineers, upwards of 30 direct and indirect reports
  • Develop people through coaching, mentoring, and management support - technical expertise growth as well as leadership growth
  • Drive the development and execution of the roadmap in partnership with Product Management
  • Organize teams and support Managers and Directors in delivering results while avoiding the temptation to overengineer solutions
  • Continually measure and improve quality and consistency of development outputs Create a working environment that fosters trust, creativity and failing forward while also maintaining accountability
  • Establish tight feedback loops between Product, Engineering and stakeholders
  • Ensure development processes are reasonably consistent and we’re not trying to manage multiple standards per team
  • Ensure that your teams are active participants in the various open source communities where Percona is engaged
  • Enhance engineer incubation processes to ensure we’re creating a constant pipeline of talent as we grow and scale
  • Own external resource relationships with our trusted partners
  • Own budget, forecast growth needs, look for opportunities to create efficiencies
  • Contribute to Percona’s thought leadership through blogging and conference presentations

Your Experience

  • Strong leadership abilities in getting the best out of a global distributed team
  • Extensive experience in remotely managing individual contributors and people managers
  • A cross-team facilitator: working with other teams and figuring out how to get things running more smoothly
  • Experience delivering both shipped and SaaS software solutions
  • Experience in Observability, Databases and/or Orchestration
  • Maturity to build relationships and operate across the organization (not locked to only operate in the vertical chain)
  • Active participation in Open Source communities, knowledge of open source development processes
  • Advanced to expert level English communication skills, both verbally and in written form

What Will Make You Stand Out

  • You see obstacles as opportunities; we do not solve small problems here as our work is focused on making incredibly difficult things easy
  • You create solutions, not just a collection of features; being able to clearly articulate the value of what we’re doing and why (both internally and externally) should be ingrained in your DNA
  • You understand engineering is a tool to achieve business objectives and are able to clearly articulate when it’s an appropriate tool and when it’s not
Percona is a respected thought leader in the open source community. We provide services and software for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL and Maria DB to open source users globally.
Percona is remote-first and globally dispersed; we have colleagues in more than 40 countries. We offer a collaborative, highly-engaged culture where your ideas are welcome and your voice is heard. The growth and development of our staff is a top priority; we provide funding for training, certifications, conferences and more. 
Discover what it means to work with some of the smartest people in the industry, who also know how to have fun and are always willing to lend a helping hand. We offer flexible hours, the ability to work remotely and the amazing experience of working with a multinational team of experts.
Job region(s): Europe
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