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Custom data solutions to help make sense and leverage your data

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What do we do as a company?
Alation is building a data-fluent world by changing the way people find, understand, and trust data. The first to bring a data catalog to market, Alation combines machine learning and human collaboration to bring confidence to data-driven decisions. More than 100 organizations, including eBay, Munich Re and Pfizer, leverage the Alation Data Catalog. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is funded by Costanoa Ventures, Data Collective, Harmony Partners, Icon Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Sapphire Ventures. For more information, visit alation.com.

Job Scope
Alation is seeking a talented and highly technical Engineering Manager to join our fast growing team in Chennai, India. The ideal candidate will communicate fearlessly to build trust. We need leaders who take active roles in shaping the future of engineering while embodying our core values.

What does Enterprise Readiness team do?The Enterprise Readiness (ER) team is an integral part of Alation Engineering as it is responsible for the delivery of a packaged product for our customers. ER team enables our customer to configure a highly available instance with seamless backup, restore, monitoring including ownership of a portal for install distribution. Alation’s Enterprise Readiness team also helps our customers with license and permission enforcement along with encryption services.

As part of Enterprise Readiness team, you will:
Partner with your product managers and technical leads to initiate cross-functional collaboration with development teams throughout Alation to gather feedback and requirements.
Seek diverse perspectives to drive bottom-up innovation and create buy-in from all technical stakeholders inside and outside the team.
Think holistically in order to ensure the team fully understands its goals and objectives.
Pursue a mature security posture with regards to ensuring appropriate application and system access.
Manage configuration deployment and deployment tools including backup and restore
Own centralized services that enable monitoring, logging and white labeling
You may be a perfect fit if you:
You have a Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
You have previously managed a team of 5+ engineers with responsibility for systems in production as a tech lead or a manager for at least 3+ years.
Collaborate with teams to maintain and identify requirements for optimal high availability and backup-recovery solutions.
Previous experience as a tech lead architecting, developing, and shipping software products and/or services with a distributed backend.
Provide technical mentorship and training to engineers building distributed systems.
Experience managing multi-site teams and times zones is very desirable.
Preferably, you have experience integrating systems with high throughput and have scaled systems in an Agile development environment.
Passionate about writing clean and well-tested code, participate in code reviews and always think about how to make products easy to support and maintain.
You have a passion for elegance and simplicity.
You take pride in designing solutions that will outlive the problem.
More About Alation
Our founders have come together from different backgrounds: business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds - from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, name, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Alation at a glance

Custom data solutions to help make sense and leverage your data

Alation focuses on Enterprise Software, Information Technology, Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Big Data. Their company has offices in Redwood City. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Alation has raised $9M of funding; their latest round was closed on March 2015.

You can view their website at http://alation.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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