Engineering Manager - Core Infrastructure

Sift

Seattle, WA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 02/24/2021
  • Website: sift.com
  • Company Address: , San Francisco, CA

About Sift

Sift, formerly Sift Science, is the leader in Digital Trust & Safety, empowering companies of all sizes to unlock revenue without risk. Sift prevents fraud with industry-leading technology and expertise, an unrivaled global data network, and a commitment to building long-term partnerships with our customers. Twitter, Airbnb, and Twilio rely on Sift to stay competitive and secure.

Job Description

About the team:
The Core Infrastructure team is responsible for the data/infrastructure/messaging/services platform that powers Sift’s online systems. We make sure they are available and performant at all times to serve our customers. In the events of outage and failure we will have practiced plans to be able to recover. These are very large and complicated systems that require constant vigilance to meet these goals.
 
What we’re looking for:
Managers who are inspiring, creative, flexible and can identify and bring focus to What’s Important Now (while still keeping an eye on the long term) will excel in our organization and make the biggest impact.  Bring your toolbox of effective and varied communication skills and techniques.
 
You value collaboration, transparency and have a Get Stuff Done mindset.  As a leader of teams, you understand the importance of these aspects of engineering success and lead by example.
 
You strengthen a culture of mentorship, give regular constructive feedback, set goals and understand how to motivate your staff.  You actively invest in the career development of your team and grow engineering groups by hiring effectively.
 
What you’ll do:
  • Grow a team of talented, broadly-capable engineers to own our core infrastructure.
  • Lead your team as they plan and deliver features and infrastructure improvements
  • Collaborate with product and engineering teams to ensure we are working effectively and focusing on the right priorities
  • Demonstrate and embody a strong, abiding commitment to the highest cultural standard, focusing on inclusivity, collaboration and teamwork
  • Own the availability, performance and scalability of Sift’s primary online storage systems and infrastructure
  • Design services and libraries for components to interact with data stores, messaging layer and services platform
  • Provide design support to internal engineering teams for optimal usage of data stores, data growth planning, production workload optimization, messaging, caching and service platform
 
What would make you a strong fit:
  • 2+ years of hands on experience managing infrastructure/SRE/platform/backend teams.
  • Experience building & managing cloud infrastructure on AWS or GCP
  • Experience hiring, mentoring, and developing top engineering talent
  • Experience initiating cross-functional collaboration between multiple functions (technical and non-technical)
  • Strong management and project management skills for planning and executing complex projects
  • B.S. in Computer Science (or related technical discipline), or related practical experience
     
Bonus points:
  • Experience with either Java or Python.
  • Experience building and developing distributed systems.
  • Experience solving problems with production systems, and building solutions and automations to prevent them from reoccurring.
  • Hands-on experience running and managing production distributed databases, messaging, caching and service platforms
  • Familiarity with Docker and container clustering technologies like Kubernetes and GKE
  • Familiar with configuration management and automation systems such as Terraform Salt, etc.

A little about us:

Sift is the leading innovator in Digital Trust & Safety.  Hundreds of disruptive, forward-thinking companies like Airbnb, Zillow, and Twitter trust Sift to deliver outstanding customer experience while preventing fraud and abuse.

The Sift engine powers Digital Trust & Safety by helping companies stop fraud before it happens. But it’s not just another anti-fraud platform: Sift enables businesses to tailor experiences to each customer according to the risk they pose. That means fraudsters experience friction, but honest users do not. By drawing on insights from our global network of customers, Sift allows businesses to scale, win, and thrive in the digital era.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Competitive total compensation package
  • 401k plan
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Education reimbursement
  • Flexible time off

Sift is an equal opportunity employer. We make better decisions as a business when we can harness diversity in our experience, data, and background. Sift is working toward building a team that represents the worldwide customers that we serve, inclusive of people from all walks of life who can bring their full selves to work every day.

This document provides transparency around the way in which Sift handles personal data of job applicants: https://sift.com/recruitment-privacy

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