Director Software Engineering


  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/04/2021
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  • Company Address: 1900 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto, CA, 94303

About ScyllaDB

At ScyllaDB, we carefully apply low-level knowledge to our Big Data technology. Data structures are measured not to cross CPU cachelines, poll-mode drivers are used instead of interrupts, disk accesses are measured for write amplification and caches need to be scan-resistant. We're proud of our very own task scheduler and TCP/IP kernel bypass. We hog the latest C++14 and gcc5.1 for latest and greatest and dream about commodity non-volatile random access memory.

Job Description

About The Position

ScyllaDB is a leading open-source NoSQL Database product, on the quest to being #1. Join us to build together with our management stack, from Scylla DBaaS cloud to Scylla on Kubernetes. 


Scylla Cloud delivers the strength of ScyllaDB in a fully managed database-as-a-service platform. We provide our service in numerous locations around the globe and support multiple cloud providers. Our platform is managing thousands of nodes for the best vendors in the industry while meeting challenging requirements with regards to performance, availability, resiliency, security, and disaster recovery. 


Scylla Manager is a centralized cluster administration and recurrent tasks automation tool. Scylla Manager can schedule tasks such as repairs and backups. Scylla Manager is available for Scylla Enterprise customers and Scylla Open Source users. 


Scylla Operator gives Scylla Open Source and Scylla Enterprise users an easy way to run and manage Scylla via Kubernetes (K8s). The Scylla Operator automates the cluster deployment process and tasks related to operating a Scylla cluster, such as scaling, backup, auto-healing, rolling configuration changes, upgrades, and more.


At ScyllaDB you will get a chance to work with some of the smartest engineers changing the Database landscape in a company that is open-source driven, fully remote, and distributed. 




  • Lead the Scylla Cloud, Scylla Manager & Scylla Operator teams and own their delivery and success
  • Own the Scylla Cloud service production environment, including managing the DevOps team.
  • Manage multiple development teams building open source and closed source products using Go, React, K8, NodeJS. 
  • Collaborate with the teams to plan, nurture, and implement more efficient and effective development and production processes
  • Collaborate with Product Management, QA, Solutions & Support on products in the field and new features/releases to be shipped



  • Experienced, with 10+ years in engineering management roles
  • 4+ years in a Director and above role (org size 20+)
  • 3+ years experience as a manager in a SAAS company - managing both development and production teams
  • Experience in managing organizations working in Scrum / Agile. 
  • Proven record of leadership in fast-moving startup companies. 



  • Experience in management of distributed teams 
  • Experience in managing a team owning a SAAS product (both development and production) with microservice architecture, running/using distributed databases with a large amount of data
  • Experience with modern public cloud services (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure)

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