Engineering Manager - Distributed Systems (London)

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

What 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:

  • Full responsibility for projects from day one, an awesome team, and a dynamic work environment
  • Competitive salary with equity in the company, a pension scheme, and an optional employee stock purchase program
  • Private health insurance, including dental and vision 
  • Flexible working hours and meeting-free Thursdays
  • Regular 2-day Hackathons and weekly learning groups, always with interesting topics
  • Opportunities to participate in events and conferences throughout Europe 
  • Public transportation season ticket loan and £50 per month toward any exercise of your choice
  • Monthly personal development allowance
  • Central location, a fully stocked kitchen, adjustable sitting/standing desks, quarterly offsites, happy hours, and more! 



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