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Senior Manager Data Engineering

Business Technology & Data

Bangalore, India

Job ID: R01765

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With Confluent, organisations can harness the full power of continuously flowing data to innovate and win in the modern digital world. We have a purpose that drives us to do better everyday – we're creating an entirely new category within data infrastructure - data streaming. This technology will allow every organisation to create experiences and use the power of data in ways that profoundly impact the way we all live. This impact is our purpose and drives us to do better every day.

One Confluent. One team. One Data Streaming Platform.

Data Connects Us.

About the Role:

The Data team at Confluent is building the central nervous system for the company, helping Confluent become more data driven and connecting actions to insights. We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Manager for our Data Engineering team. As a Sr. Manager, Data Engineering, you will lead and grow a high performing team of Data Engineers managing end to end flow of data from ingestion to analytical data marts. The manager will lead the team to design, develop , and maintain our data warehouse, implement and configure tooling, manage data pipelines and transformations using CI/CD principles, & adopt governance best practices.  The ideal candidate has a strong mix of technical skills, people management experience, and business acumen. 

What You Will Do:

  • Recruit, manage, and develop a team of Data Engineers
  • Coach and lead teams to build, configure, and deploy data models and data pipelines to integrate data from various sources to deliver clean, reliable, and high-quality data assets
  • Own the quality & reliability of data and treat data as a product
  • You will work with a team of program managers, business stakeholders, data architects, and data scientists to build single source of truth data products
  • Experience building high volume data pipelines
  • Design, architect, and maintain the data warehouse infrastructure to support business intelligence and analytics needs.
  • Implement tools for data modeling, data transformation, and orchestration of data pipelines.
  • Develop and manage data pipelines, ensuring data quality, reliability, and scalability.
  • Implement tooling & process for data discovery, lineage, and governance
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand data requirements and deliver solutions that meet business needs.
  • Establish and enforce data governance policies, standards, and best practices.
  • Ensure that operations across the data engineering are managed well including managing on-call responsibilities and addressing high-priority issues as they arise

What You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in data engineering, with a focus on designing and implementing data warehouses, data modeling, ETL processes, and data transformation pipelines.
  • 3+ years of experience in managing a data engineering team
  • Knowledge of data governance principles, data quality management, and regulatory compliance.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and lead a team to deliver high-quality results.
  • Proficiency with cloud based data infrastructure, including major cloud providers, BigQuery, and modern data stack components.
  • Strong expertise in SQL, Python, and data engineering tools and frameworks.
  • Experience with CI/CD principles and tools (e.g., Git, Terraform, Docker).
  • Experience with Airflow orchestration and familiarity with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services.
  • Familiarity of Kafka/Confluent Cloud, DBT (Data Build Tool)
  • Experience working with agile methodologies leveraging Jira
  • Ability to participate in resource planning processes based on defined organizational plans.


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