dbt Labs

Senior Director of Engineering, Infrastructure & Platform

dbt Labs

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About Us

dbt Labs was founded in 2016 to empower analysts to create and disseminate organizational knowledge. Since then, we've grown to become one of the leading brands in the analytics industry. Our product, dbt, is used by thousands of companies. dbt Labs is a remote-first, values-driven company with a globally distributed team. You can learn more about our values here.

This is a high-impact position, critical to supporting our engineering team as we work to scale our platform to handle the demands of exponential growth. You will work with leadership and engineers throughout EPD to deliver the scalability needed to meet current demand and an ambitious vision.

You will work on projects at every stage of the pipeline, improving our quality and reliability from discovery through operations. Expect to work with autonomy, advocate for best-in-class practices, and collaborate with vendors, partners, and teams across dbt Labs. This is a pivotal year for us, and you will have the opportunity to create the foundational infrastructure of the data ecosystem.

In this role, you can expect to:

  • Collaborate with product management on vision and strategy for dbt Labs infrastructure and platform, aligned with customer goals and business needs.
  • Build strong relationships with peers in Product, Partnerships, and Revenue to help shape the future of our platform. Effectively communicate vision and progress inside Engineering and to our technical stakeholders around the company.
  • Take ownership of technical implementation by establishing highly collaborative, transparent, and efficient execution practices. Work through managers to establish feedback loops that facilitate continuous improvement of product development processes.
  • Develop your organization through technical guidance, coaching, mentoring, hiring, and rolling up your sleeves when you find gaps.
  • Guide recruiting for your group through the lens of long-term vision. Partner with People leadership to track progress and evolve our program and capabilities.
  • Champion our values and work to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.

You're a good fit, if you have:

  • Previous successful execution of critical infrastructure that scaled with company growth.
  • Experience designing and executing on multi-cloud strategies and the needs of enterprise customers.
  • A strong point of view on interfaces that unlock velocity for platform and product teams.
  • Willingness to get into details and the experience to know when your managers should solve problems independently.
  • You focus on building learning organizations oriented to operational excellence.
  • You are an outstanding recruiter.
  • You thrive in fast-paced and rapidly changing startup environments.
  • You optimize for long-term value, with a pragmatic point of view on bringing near-term solutions when business goals require

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Equity Stake: *Commensurate with experience
  • Benefits: In the US, dbt Labs offers unlimited vacation (and yes we use it!), 401k w/3% guaranteed contribution, excellent healthcare, paid parental leave and a home office stipend. For employees outside the United States, dbt Labs offers a competitive benefits package.

*Equity or comparable benefits may be offered depending on the legal limitations

What to expect in the hiring process:

    • For this interview process you can expect an in-person and virtual component.
    • First phase will be all video interviews:
      • Conversation with Talent Team, Kimi
      • Deep dive with Heidi Brandenburg, our Vice President, Engineering
    • In person phase will include:
      • Conversation with our other Directors, Engineering
      • Interviews with our Product Team members
      • This day will also include a whiteboarding session
    • Wrap up with an interview with our CEO, Tristan Handy

Who we are

At dbt Labs, we have developed strong opinions on how companies should practice analytics.

Specifically, we believe that:

  • Code, not graphical user interfaces, is the best abstraction to express complex analytic logic
  • Data analysts should adopt similar practices and tools to software developers
  • Critical analytics infrastructure should be controlled by its users as open source software
  • Analytic code itself - not just analytics tools - will increasingly be open source

It turns out that a lot of other people believe this too! Today, there are 9,000 companies using dbt every week, 30,000 practitioners in the dbt Community Slack, and 1,800 companies paying for dbt Cloud. Our customers include JetBlue, Hubspot, Vodafone New Zealand, and Dunelm. dbt is synonymous with the practice of analytics engineering, defining an entire industry. We're backed by top investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and Altimeter. We recently raised our series D: read the announcement here!

dbt Labs is an equal opportunity employer. We're committed to building an inclusive team that welcomes a diversity of perspectives, people, and backgrounds regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or any other protected status. We feel strongly that whether or not your experience exactly fits the job description, your passion and skills will stand out and set you apart even if your career has taken some twists and turns. If you are on the fence about whether you meet our requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway! Please reach out to us directly at recruiting@dbtlabs.com if you need assistance or an accommodation.

Want to learn more about our focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at dbt Labs? Check out our DEI page here.

dbt Labs reserves the right to amend or withdraw the posting at any time.

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Company name: dbt Labs
Remote job title: Senior Director of Engineering, Infrastructure & Platform
Job tags: Operational Excellence, infrastructure, recruiting

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