Data Engineering Manager

San Francisco, CA

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About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers trillions of requests per month. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!  

About the department

The Data Engineering Manager is responsible for leading teams of engineers on a day-to-day basis and ensures that projects are being completed on time and meet product/project expectations. Engineers look to the Engineering Manager for process, trouble-shooting, mentoring, technical expertise, and career growth opportunities. Partners with other managers and product owners, to ensure the successful ongoing implementation of a cloud-based data platform and analytics solution for our rapidly growing business engagement.

What you'll do

  • Be a thought leader across the Data Engineering & Services organization to build new and improved data tools and services that can scale with the company.
  • Help develop sustainable data solutions with current and leading generation data technologies to meet the needs of our organization and business customers
  • Work with engineering leadership, business and product owners to clarify roadmap initiatives and translate them into epics and stories
  • Build cross-functional relationships with Data Scientists, Product Managers and Software Engineers to understand data needs and deliver on those needs.
  • Lead and develop other up and coming engineers
  • Interacts with internal and external peers and management to share highly complex information related to areas of expertise and/or to gain acceptance of new or enhanced technology / business solutions.
  • Ensure all deliverables are of high quality throughout the project by adhering to coding standards and best practices and participating in code reviews.
  • Build robust systems with an eye on automation and the long-term maintenance and support of the application
  • Work directly with the product owner and end-users to constantly deliver products in a highly collaborative and agile environment
  • Define and manage SLA's for all data sets and processes running in production.


Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or equivalent experience required, Master’s degree preferred
  • 6+ years of experience designing and implementing large-scale, complex, data-driven applications on the cloud, preferably on Google Cloud.
  • 6+ years of hands-on programming experience with Python/Scala, frameworks (Apache Spark, Airflow) and streaming technologies (Kafka)
  • 6+ years of hands-on experience using SQL to perform complex data manipulation
  • 3+ years of experience modeling data warehouses
  • 3+ years of experience building data pipelines, CICD pipelines, and fit for purpose data stores
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work with rapidly-changing business data
  • Appreciation of the need and ability to design for flexible systems that adapt to evolving user requirements
  • Must have strong communication skills (written and verbal)

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy policy and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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