Engineering Manager

Chennai / Bangalore
Engineering – Engineering - India /
Full Time /
Due to its remote and hybrid culture, Alation conducts all of its interviewing and onboarding virtually.

Big Data isn’t a problem. It’s an opportunity.

At Alation, we help people find, understand, and trust data. So they not only excel in their work — they drive value for their enterprise, team, and role. In the words of one customer, “Alation makes me look like a rockstar.”

We help companies you know and trust empower their people with the best data every day. Alation helps Discover Financial Services quickly generate value from their data to create the product and customer service innovations that help the iconic credit card company remain number one in customer satisfaction. And real estate giant Keller Williams uses Alation to govern the more than 70 TB of data that empowers their global team of over 190,000 agents.

With $340M in funding – valued at over $1.7 billion and 550+ customers, including 40% of Fortune 100 companies- Alation is poised to capitalize on data as an opportunity. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation was named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list for the fourth time. Do you want to join a team that welcomes new ideas, supports your growth, and recognizes your unique value?

Join us!

Are you currently a technical lead aspiring to be an Engineering Manager?

Alation is seeking a talented and highly technical Engineering Manager to join our well-established teams in Bangalore and Chennai, India. The ideal candidate will communicate fearlessly to build trust. We need leaders who take active roles in shaping the future of engineering while embodying our core values.

What does the Connector team do?

The Connector team is an integral part of Alation Engineering as it is responsible for developing a foundational framework that enables Alation and its partners to build Open Connector Framework (OCF) Connectors essential for Alation to connect to and extract metadata from various data sources that the customers want to catalog in Alation. This team is also responsible for providing a seamless User experience around connectivity. The Alation Connector team owns and manages 60+ connectors across different data source types (RDBMS, BI Sources, File Systems, NoSQL sources)

Connector teams are the core of the Alation platform and own data pipelines that integrate, extract, and ingest metadata. We are reimagining how we deliver connectivity on the Alation platform through new frameworks, re-designed modular pipelines, and partnerships to accelerate time to market at scale.

What you'll do:

    • Partner with your product managers and technical leads to initiate cross-functional collaboration with development teams throughout Alation to gather feedback and requirements.
    • Seek diverse perspectives to drive bottom-up innovation and create buy-in from all technical stakeholders inside and outside the team.
    • Develop, manage, and set the operational vision for OCF
    • Drive the short- and long-term direction for our OCF  teams. Think holistically to ensure the team fully understands its goals and objectives.
    • Work hands-on with engineering from diverse geographical locations
    • Work on triaging Support escalations actively to unblock customers.

You should have:

    • A Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
    • Previously managed a team of 5+ engineers with responsibility for systems in production as a tech lead or a manager for at least 2+ years
    • An expert technical understanding of the intersection of development, connectivity to data sources
    • You are a hands on technical leader of your team and understand all aspects of your team charter and deliverables
    • Knowledge of building applications in Java, Python, golang, and any front-end technologies and operationalising services in K8s is desirable.
    • Experience taking product and solution to production and supporting them
    • Collaboration skills and work with teams to maintain and identify requirements for improved 
    • Previous experience as a tech lead architecting, developing, and shipping software products and/or services with a distributed backend
    • Experience providing technical mentorship and training to engineers building distributed systems
    • Experience managing multi-site teams and times zones is very desirable
    • Preferably, you have experience integrating systems with high throughput and have scaled systems in an Agile development environment
    • Passion for writing and delivering clean and well-tested code, participating in code reviews and always thinking about how to make products easy to support and maintain
    • Passion for elegance and simplicity
    • Pride in designing solutions that will outlive the problem.

More About Alation
Our founders have come together from different backgrounds: business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds - from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on
the basis of race, name, religion, color, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Why Alation?
- Market-Leading Data Catalog Provider
- High-growth, collaborative environment with diverse and inclusive teams
- Continuous learning, enrichment and development opportunities
- Competitive pay and health offerings including commuter benefits
- Flexible time off to relax and recharge
and much, much more!