Sr. Engineering Manager, Core Group

Since 2016, dbt Labs has been on a mission to help analysts create and disseminate organizational knowledge. dbt Labs pioneered the practice of analytics engineering, built the primary tool in the analytics engineering toolbox, and has been fortunate enough to see a fantastic community coalesce to help push the boundaries of the analytics engineering workflow. Today there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and over 4,100 dbt Cloud customers. You can learn more about our values here.

About the team:

The Core Group has stewardship over the open-source and cloud implementations of the dbt project and adapters, works in public, and is responsible for ensuring the teams stay close to the needs of the business, collaborate effectively with all cloud EPD teams, adding new capabilities to dbt, optimizing the performance of parsing and executing projects, and reviewing community contributions.

In this role, you can expect to:

Build, support, and lead 2 teams of 10-15 highly talented and engaged engineers with the support of the manager of the adapters team
Coach and mentor engineers and a manager on the team to help them grow their skills and their careers
Partner with the product team to execute the timely delivery of key business initiatives
Foster and grow our OSS and cloud offering of our products and active Community
Hold 1:1s, quarterly and annual reviews with every member of the team
Gather, compile, and clearly communicate performance feedback to the team
Actively participate in our recruiting process from sourcing to hiring
Foster technical decision-making within the team and across teams

You are a good fit if you have:

Have 3+ years of hands-on technical management experience as an engineering manager
Have collaborated tightly with a product manager before
Have a demonstrated track record of growing engineers of all levels to the next level
Have successfully partnered with other internal teams to coordinate large spanning initiatives
Are value-oriented, and you share our company values
Are technical, and capable of having in-depth decisions with engineers about decisions they are making
Have worked asynchronously as part of a fully-remote, distributed team

You'll have an edge if you have:

Have used dbt in the past or have a background in analytics engineering
Have experience with maturing Python codebases
Have contributed to or maintained an OSS project
Have experience managing a distributed team of engineers, or working remotely
Have strong written communication skills
Have startup experience


Have 10+ years experience in Engineering roles
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field OR
Completed enrollment in related bootcamp

Compensation & Benefits

Salary: $223,000-262,000
Equity Stake
Benefits - dbt Labs offers:
Unlimited vacation (and yes we use it!)
401k w/3% guaranteed contribution
Excellent healthcare
Paid Parental Leave
Wellness stipend
Home office stipend, and more!

What to expect in the hiring process (all video interviews unless accommodations are needed):

Interview with Talent Acquisition Partner
Interview with Hiring Manager
Team Interviews
Final interview with CTO


Who we are

At dbt Labs, we have developed strong opinions on how companies should practice analytics.

Specifically, we believe that:

Code, not graphical user interfaces, is the best abstraction to express complex analytic logic
Data analysts should adopt similar practices and tools to software developers
Critical analytics infrastructure should be controlled by its users as open source software
Analytic code itself — not just analytics tools — will increasingly be open source

It turns out that a lot of other people believe this too! Today, there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and 4,100 companies paying for dbt Cloud. Our customers include JetBlue, Hubspot, Vodafone New Zealand, and Dunelm. dbt is synonymous with the practice of analytics engineering, defining an entire industry. We’re backed by top investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and Altimeter.

Salary: $223,000 - $262,000
Location: US
Remote: OK
Company: dbt Labs
Posted: 2024-06-02

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