Engineering Manager - Cloud Provider Plugins

  • Grafana Labs
  • EMEA (Remote)
  • 02 Nov, 2022

Job Description

This is a remote position and we're considering candidates in the US, UK, Sweden, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands.

About the role:

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to help us grow and develop our Cloud Provider Plugins squad. Our managers take an active role in creating a productive environment for our engineers; be it through removing blockers and impediments, facilitating cross-team collaboration and understanding, or by aiding the team in helping themselves by constantly improving and refining their working practices. You’ll be responsible for managing a team of distributed engineers working across a variety of systems and helping them to perform at their best.

Our Grafana data source plugins integrate with a wide range of external sources of data to make them available in our Grafana dashboards. We aim to grow the number of integrations we have to further our mission of democratizing data.

Cloud Provider Plugins is a small squad which owns and maintains the open-source plugins that integrate with our cloud vendors, including Azure and Google. Our mission statement is “Working to make Grafana an indispensable tool to manage observability in public clouds, and nurturing the relationships with them and our community to make Grafana better.”. In order to achieve this, we are involved with collaborating with our cloud vendors and keeping engaged with the community to ensure these better integrations. This also includes building relationships to determine feature scope, understanding what functionalities we want to bring onboard for flexibility and ease of use, and designing the architecture to support this.

Requirements:

  • The core focus of the role is on people management but you should have enough technical skills/understanding of our stack to manage a highly technical team/product.
  • You will act as project manager as well as working with product owners to ensure the product roadmap is defined and up-to-date
  • You have a strong technical background and are capable of engaging in technical conversations and challenging teams to arrive at strong technical decisions themselves
  • You will be comfortable working with engineering teams who have a strong sense of autonomy in their decision making, be it technical or product focussed
  • While you’re great with people and adept at managing relationships, you still keep up-to-date with the latest technical trends and shifts in order to maintain and enhance your understanding of the challenges your teams face
  • Ideally you will have a Computer Science degree or equivalent experience and have worked as a Software Engineer before moving into Management
  • We work with Go and Python for application and tooling development, and Jsonnet for configuration and orchestration management
  • Familiarity with Git, Linux, Prometheus, Graphite, Influxdb and/or Elasticsearch would all be a strong advantage
  • Familiarity with public Cloud and/or Kubernetes would be a strong advantage

Your day-to-day will include:

  • Regular 1:1s to ensure your direct reports are motivated, happy and engaged
  • Coaching and mentoring of your direct reports
  • Providing continuous feedback to engineers to ensure that they can add value while maintaining high standards
  • Contributing to and reviewing design documents for upcoming features
  • Ensuring features are well-defined and ready for development
  • Advising your reports on how to break down features into tasks
  • Collaborating with our Engineering Leaders to help define and influence product strategy, roadmaps and technical designs
  • Maintaining headcount by working with our People Ops team to attract and hire talent

 

 
 
About Grafana Labs: There are more than 950,000 active installations of Grafana around the globe, monitoring everything from beehives to climate change in the Alps. The instantly recognizable dashboards have been spotted everywhere from a NASA launch and Minecraft HQ to Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Grafana Labs also helps companies including Bloomberg, JPMorgan Chase, and eBay manage their observability strategies with full-stack offerings that can be run fully managed with Grafana Cloud, or self-managed with Grafana Enterprise Stack. The Grafana stack has grown to include four other open source projects, Grafana Loki (for logs), Grafana Tempo (for traces), Grafana Mimir (for metrics), and Grafana OnCall (for on-call management).
 
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Equal Opportunity Employer: At Grafana Labs we’re building a company where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay, and do their best work. We know that our company runs on the hard work and the dedication of our passionate and creative employees. If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.
 
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