Engineering Manager - Distributed Systems


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Our Distributed Systems teams design, build, and operate the large-scale critical services that all of Yelp’s feature teams rely on. We scale complex systems while maintaining high reliability, get a thrill out of making our infrastructure elastic, and will happily explain why the CAP theorem is important. As a manager in Distributed Systems, you’ll enjoy leading and inspiring a team of skilled engineers to develop the next generation of our infrastructure.

What You Will Do:

- Help the team stay happy and productive by removing obstacles and optimizing team processes.

- Enjoy providing frequent constructive feedback while coaching and mentoring engineers.

- Work with the team to develop and own a product vision that you’ll communicate to the company.

- Participate in the hiring process, from scouting potential candidates to interviewing and helping close new hires.

- Monitor availability and performance of distributed systems like NoSQL Datastores.

- Scale infrastructure to meet demand while keeping an eye on cost-efficiency.

- Be willing to roll up your sleeves and debug/tune/code/fix alongside your team.

- Drive (and teach) technical incident response.

We Are Looking For:

- Previous experience as a technical lead or manager, with the empathy and communication skills to match.

- Experience with building, configuration, scaling, and monitoring distributed systems like datastores (e.g., Cassandra), messaging systems (e.g., Kafka), or resource management systems (e.g., Mesos).

- You understand how to achieve high availability, fault tolerance, performance, and disaster recovery.

- Experience using cloud computing services (AWS, Microsoft Azure, etc.)

- Mastery of Linux or Unix.

- Command of your favourite modern programming language: Python, Ruby, Java, C++, etc.

- Experience with configuration management: Puppet/Chef/Ansible/Salt.

What We Offer:

- Private health insurance

- Monthly fitness/gym subsidy

- Income protection, disability, and life insurance

- Flexible working hours and meeting-free Thursdays

- Fully adjustable sit/standing desks

- Regular 2-day Hackathons and weekly learning groups, always with interesting topics

- Central London location, close to public transport and restaurants

- Quarterly team offsites

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