Software Engineering Manager - PostgreSQL


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The Software Engineering Manager is responsible for the Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL, and will lead and support our PostgreSQL Engineering team. Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL provides the best and most critical enterprise components from the open-source community, in a single distribution, designed and tested to work together.
The ideal candidate has a strong track record developing efficient processes, ensuring a high pace of delivery and has a demonstrated track record of working across teams as well as with the broader open-source community to ensure that vital information is not lost as complex development requirements span multiple teams.
The Percona people are our most vital asset, so you should be someone that looks to continually invest in helping them be better every day.

What You Will Do

  • Hire and lead a globally-distributed, empowered team of 5-7 software developers ranging from experienced to very senior
  • Support the Product Management team in collaboratively creating a roadmap and deliverables, by reviewing and discussing priorities and efforts required
  • Drive software delivery through championing team velocity, predictability, and accountability
  • Develop people through coaching, mentoring, and management support ensuring team health and individual growth
  • Expect to spend at least 25% of your time contributing technically (e.g. supporting the team in reviewing and refining backlogs, code reviews, architectural reviews, etc.)
  • Work with engineering teams, product managers and others across team boundaries to maintain high levels of transparency, efficiency, collaboration and set context with the team so they are empowered and equipped to make great business and engineering informed decisions
  • Continually find ways to improve quality, processes and efficiencies through technology and automation
  • Ownership of the team’s results, building on the good and taking corrective action on the bad

Your Experience

  • 3+ years of experience leading and managing development teams
  • A cross-team facilitator: collaborating with other teams and figuring out how to get things running more smoothly
  • High level of organization with a proven ability to prioritize, manage, budget, and deliver on time
  • Software development experience is a must -most components of Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL are written in C, so knowledge of this programming language is a big plus
  • Experience with deploying and running PostgreSQL and related components
  • Knowledgeable about open source software and development processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in project management with the ability to decompose complicated projects into simple tasks, estimates and manage risks
  • Self directed with the ability to operate independently without needing everyday input
  • Maturity to build relationships and operate across the organization (not locked to only operate in the vertical chain)

What Will Make You Stand Out

  • passionate about leading software development
  • ability to overcome obstacles to build an amazing team which in-turn delivers amazing software
Location:  Remote work from home anywhere however a large portion of the broader team is located in GMT+2
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.
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