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Engineering Manager - Control Plane (Remote)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
California, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

#WeAreCrowdStrike and our mission is to stop breaches. As a global leader in cybersecurity, our team changed the game. Since our inception, our market leading cloud-native platform has offered unparalleled protection against the most sophisticated cyberattacks. We work on large scale distributed systems, processing over 1 trillion events a day with a petabyte of RAM deployed in our Cassandra clusters - and this traffic is growing daily. We’re looking for people with limitless passion, a relentless focus on innovation and a fanatical commitment to developing and shaping our cybersecurity platform. Consistently recognized as a top workplace, CrowdStrike is committed to cultivating an inclusive, remote-first culture that offers people the autonomy and flexibility to balance the needs of work and life while taking their career to the next level. Interested in working for a company that sets the standard and leads with integrity? Join us on a mission that matters - one team, one fight.

About the Role:

The Data Services team build and operate petabyte-scale data platforms across a myriad of clouds. Our work enables the highly-available transport, storage and access of data products delivering our award-winning endpoint protection solution. We operate a very large number of Cassandra, Kafka and OpenSearch clusters and develop the underlying tooling to automate and simplify administration and support activities. If that sounds existing to you, read on!

What You'll Do:

CrowdStrike is seeking an Engineering Manager for its Data Services – Software Engineering team. The software engineers form our control plane team accountable for the development of a unified platform to enable our capabilities across technologies which form the data plane. You will own driving the technical strategy and roadmap for building and maintaining the API which drives the data plane. This large-scale python solution provisions and operates clusters running Cassandra, Kafka and OpenSearch across hybrid clouds.

As the company grows, you will be instrumental in hiring, retaining and growing a team of world class engineers. You need to have hands-on experience leading people to deliver large and complex software applications. We are a remote-first company so you must bring your excellent verbal and written communication skills to bear when you are working with your engineering teams and cross-functional teams across the globe.

What You'll Need:

  • A demonstrated track record of building a strong core engineering team and engineering team management

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience in all phases of a software development lifecycle

  • 3+ years of hands-on management experience leading engineering teams

  • Deep level experience with Python development

  • A solid grounding in the technology of at least one cloud environment (AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Broad grounding in all aspects of distributed systems development: understanding of distributed systems concepts and API development

  • Solid design and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated passion for engineering excellence, quality, security, and performance

  • Proven track record of building, operationalizing, and maintaining highly scalable systems

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with large scale datastores using technologies like Cassandra, OpenSearch and Kafka

  • MS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience

  • Experience using python frameworks such as FastAPI, Flask or Celery

  • Experience with containerization and serverless technologies

  • Experience with FedRamp



Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Remote-first culture

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards

  • Competitive vacation and flexible working arrangements

  • Comprehensive and inclusive health benefits

  • Physical and mental wellness programs

  • Paid parental leave, including adoption

  • A variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities

  • Offices with stocked kitchens when you need to fuel innovation and collaboration

We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where everyone feels seen, heard, valued for who they are and empowered to succeed. Our approach to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is rooted in listening, learning and collective action. By embracing the diversity of our people, we achieve our best work and fuel innovation - generating the best possible outcomes for our customers and the communities they serve.

CrowdStrike is committed to maintaining an environment of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. If you need reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact [email protected] for further assistance.

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CrowdStrike, Inc. is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The base salary range for this position in the U.S. is $135,000 - $210,000 per year + variable/incentive compensation + equity + benefits. A candidate’s salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and location.