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Director of Solutions Engineering, West



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

At Yugabyte, we are on a mission to become the default transactional database for the cloud. We are well underway on this journey with YugabyteDB, the open source, high-performance, distributed SQL database that runs on any cloud and enables developers to get instantly productive using well-known APIs. We are looking for talented and driven people to join us on our ambitious mission and help us build a lasting and impactful company.

We announced a $188M Series C round at a $1.3B valuation in October 2021, however we very much believe we are still in the early stages of our company’s journey. The transactional database market is estimated to grow from $40B in 2021 to $64B by 2025. Given our database is cloud-native by design, has on-demand horizontal scalability, and allows for geographical distribution of data using built-in replication, we are extremely well-positioned to address the market need for geo-distributed, high-scale, high-performance wordloads.

We are looking for a Director of Solutions Engineering on the West coast, who will be responsible for helping users to understand, design and build reliable, scalable systems using the YugabyteDB database, while managing and mentoring our growing team! This role requires a mix of software architecture skills to design/implement practical solutions as well as the ability to work with developers in order to identify patterns or tools that can make building the solutions easier.

The ideal candidate will focus on user success, taking into account software design, deployment, and daily operations. You will work closely with the users, sales, and engineering to identify gaps that require solutions and pass feedback to influence the roadmap where needed. Additionally, this role requires a deep understanding of transactional databases, distributed systems, and microservice-based applications.

Role and Responsibilities

    • Design, develop, and implement solution architecture for software projects on top of YugabyteDB.
    • Managed a strong team of SE's on the West Coast
    • Help end-users with evaluating both YugabyteDB and various other open-source technologies
    • Advise users and customers on a wide range of topics such as app architecture, deployment paradigms, ecosystem integration best practices and more in order to make optimal use of YugabyteDB.
    • Work closely with our sales team to develop the requisite libraries and best-practices in order to ensure smooth and successful Proof-of-Value.
    • Work closely with our engineering team to bring customer needs back to the product

Required Experience

    • The candidate must be in Northern California, ideally the Bay Area
    • Prior experience growing and managing a field engineering team
    • Solutions/Presales Engineering experience, preferably in the database field
    • Distributed Database (either relational or non relational) experience
    • Working knowledge and ability to script for ETL and automation purposes
    • Working knowledge of SQL and ability to model use cases on SQL databases
    • Excellent presentation and communication skills
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
    • 5+ years of software development experience
    • Working knowledge and ability to code with modern languages (e.g. Java, Python, Node.js, C/C++, Java, C#)
    • Working knowledge of SQL and ability to model use cases on SQL databases
    • Ability to write good documentation.
    • Hands-on experience with modern public cloud infrastructure and other cloud native technologies such as Kubernetes and Prometheus
    • Knowledge of NoSQL databases.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in C.S. or related field, or equivalent work experience

Nice to Haves

    • Hands-on experience with modern public cloud infrastructure and other cloud native technologies such as Kubernetes and Prometheus
    • Excellent presentation and communication skills
    • Knowledge of NoSQL databases.

We feel strongly about equal pay for equal work, and transparency in compensation is one way to help achieve that. The cash compensation for this role is market competitive, with a range of $230,000-$300,000, as well as equity (when applicable), and benefits including health plans, retirement plans, and unlimited paid time off (PTO). Some roles include variable/incentive compensation, or a competitive On Target Earnings (OTE) incentive compensation structure. The pay range for this position is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. The actual pay will vary based on factors including experience, qualifications, skill level.

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