Engineering Manager - Data Governance

Remote, (Anywhere)
Product & Engineering – Engineering /
Full Time /
Hello, we are Atlan! πŸ‘‹

A home for data teams around the world. 🏠 Atlan makes it easier for diverse data users – business users, product managers, analysts, and engineers – to collaborate effectively. (Think of what Salesforce is for sales teams or GitHub for engineering teams). (Check out our websiteproduct tour, and docs.)

Built for the humans of data, by the humans of data

At Atlan, we started as a data team ourselves tackling problems like national healthcare and poverty alleviation with data science. (Check out our TEDx talk and case studies.)

The problem: After working on 200+ data projects, we learned how tough it was to scale data teams. Data teams are one of the most interdisciplinary teams ever created. They're made up of analysts, data scientists, engineers, business users – diverse people with their own tooling preferences, skill sets, and "DNA" that need to come together. This leads to collaboration chaos.

We were awoken with crisis calls every second day for the minutest of issues β€” from troubleshooting why a number on a dashboard was incorrect to difficulties in getting access to the right data set! Atlan started with us building tools to make our own data team more agile.

These tools made our team 6x more agile, helping us take on amazing projects like building India's National Data Platform used by India's Prime Minister. The best part β€” this was built by an eight-member team, the fastest project of its kind to go live, in a record twelve months instead of the projected three years.

πŸ’‘ We asked, could the tooling we built for ourselves help data teams around the world? That's how Atlan was born. We're on a mission to help data teams around the world do their lives' best work.

Read our co-founder Prukalpa's article on the half-a-decade backstory that drives everything we do at Atlan and our journey of failing three times before we figured out the real solution.

πŸš€ We're growing fast

In the last few months, we have onboarded some dream customers, started working with some amazing partners, and watched as our team spread across 10+ countries.

Atlan was named a Gartner Cool Vendor in DataOps, one of the top three companies globally (and one of the fastest companies to make the list 🌏). We were also named in Gartner’s inaugural Market Guide for Active Metadata and as a Top 5 Global Innovator in DataOps by IDC.

We're backed by top investors (like Insight Partners, Sequoia, and Waterbridge) and the shapers of the modern data stack (including the founders and CEOs of Snowflake, Looker, Stitch, and DataRobot) as our early investors. πŸ…

Watch this three-minute video of our journey so far and where we're going (in conversation with Sequoia Capital).

We build with all our ❀️

We believe that data teams deserve fundamentally better software experiences. Data is chaos, but that doesn't mean that work should be! 🌟

Love what Superhuman, Slack, Notion, Quip, and Figma have done for the modern workplace? Come build the future for data teams with Atlan!

What will you do? πŸ€”

    • This will be unlike any tech team you know β€” we are building an engineering culture. This role needs you to bring your leadership in helping us create more leaders.
    • You’ll work very closely with our technical leadership and be responsible for managing sprints, delivery timelines, and stand-ups.
    • You’ll act as a bridge between engineering, product, and business stakeholders across distributed teams.
    • You won't shy away from getting your hands dirty and will actively contribute to the architecture and code base of the product.
    • You are primarily responsible for helping the engineering team ship software that works as expected on schedule
    • You will ensure that the right battles are fought when building the product, and that the right people in the team work on the projects that align with their strengths.
    • You will ensure that cross-function alignment happens on issues that involve more than one of the frontend, backend, and cloud teams in engineering.
    • You'll debug and reproduce production issues with engineers, and make sure that incident reports and root-cause analysis are documented.
    • You’ll be responsible for the growth, mentorship, and happiness of your team members.
    • You’ll actively geek out over relevant technologies in the data space, since you have to keep yourself updated on the trends in the data ecosystem.

What makes you a great match for us? 😍

    • Overall 12-15 years of experience building a SaaS B2B product with at least 2-4 years of management experience.
    • Analytical skills for evaluating and solving complex problems
    • Familiarity with the modern data stack
    • Ability to review architecture, design and code as required
    • Prior hands-on experience with at least one programming language - Java, Python, GoLang
    • Establishing a working model for the engineering process - code quality, hygiene, building unit and regression tests.
    • Communication skills for managing a team and collaborating with peers, stakeholders and leadership.
    • Domain knowledge of data management, data catalogue or data governance is a plus.

Do your life’s best work at Atlan πŸš€

At Atlan, our mission is to help data teams do their life's best work. Inside Atlan, our goal is to help Atlanians do their life's best work while at Atlan and reach their Ikigai.

We'd normally invite potential Atlanians to our office to meet our team and understand our culture. But given the global pandemic, we've opened up our internal team handbook instead, which is a great read about our values and principles and how we think about growth and internal practices as we build a dream team.

Atlan Team Handbook
The Values of an Atlanian

Excited about the opportunity? Apply now! πŸ‘‡