Sr. Engineering Manager, Experience

Title: Sr. Engineering Manager, Experience

Location: US – Remote


About Us

Since 2016, dbt Labs has been on a mission to help analysts create and disseminate organizational knowledge. dbt Labs pioneered the practice of analytics engineering, built the primary tool in the analytics engineering toolbox, and has been fortunate enough to see a fantastic community coalesce to help push the boundaries of the analytics engineering workflow. Today there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and over 4,100 dbt Cloud customers. You can learn more about our values here.

About the Orchestration Team:

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to lead the teams building our cloud-based developer experiences, including our IDE and cloud CLI. In this role, you will work with engineers, designers, and product managers to create delightful and powerful tools for development in dbt based workflows. Data engineers, analytics engineers, and business analysts across the globe will use your tools to create knowledge and empower their business decision-making.

In this role, you can expect to:

  • Build, lead, and coach a team of engineers to deliver delightful developer experiences
  • Empower your team with business context. Support their ownership of the team roadmap, product development lifecycle, and technical excellence
  • Partner with Product and Design to create a long-term vision for data practitioner workflows
  • Coach engineers in product thinking, quality, and system design. Build individualized growth plans and match interests and capabilities to available work.
  • Work with peer managers to evolve organizational processes like hiring, onboarding, and project execution.
  • Address customer needs and concerns in partnership with our Customer Support team.


  • 3+ years in people management with a product engineering team
  • Experience leading teams through all parts of the product development lifecycle. Youve lived design, implementation, end-to-end testing, observability, release strategies, and incident management.
  • Experience in complex cloud-based workflows, including web and command-line based applications. You have earned wisdom about best practices in frontend architecture, API design, and developer experience.
  • Success partnering with in-house recruiting to hire and retain senior engineering talent

You are a good fit if you have:

  • Worked asynchronously as part of a fully-remote, distributed team
  • You have strong written communication skills. You can communicate complex engineering tradeoffs to stakeholders with differing levels of technical fluency.
  • You have startup or scaleup experience. You may be asked to wear many hats, and agility in shifting roles and scopes will contribute to your success.
  • Youre open to a variety of languages and technologies. Today dbt Labs engineering works in TypeScript, React, Python, Go, and Kubernetes across cloud providers.
  • You have an opinion on what constitutes high-performing and clear direction on arriving there with your team.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary: $223,000 – $262,000
  • Equity Stake*
  • Benefits – dbt Labs offers:
    • Unlimited vacation (and yes we use it!)
    • 401k w/3% guaranteed contribution
    • Excellent healthcare
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Wellness stipend
    • Home office stipend, and more!

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

What to expect in the hiring process (all video interviews via Zoom unless accommodations are needed):

  • Interview with a Talent Acquisition Partner
  • Interview with the VP of Engineering
  • Team interviews (1:1s) with team members and other stakeholders
  • A values interview with the CTO


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 itselfnot just analytics toolswill increasingly be open source

It turns out that a lot of other people believe this too! Today, there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and 4,100 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. Were backed by top investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and Altimeter.

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 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. For employees outside the United States, dbt Labs offers a competitive benefits package. Equity or comparable benefits may be offered depending on the legal or country limitations.

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