Sr. Engineering Manager - API and Microservices




We are looking for a Platform Engineering Manager with a passion for leading teams , who will be responsible for running and managing core modules and services within the platform engineering team. Your team's focus will be to ensure that the core modules for Orbital Insight's platform are built to support the product features with the right level of stability , performance and quality. Your team is also chartered to design , develop , implement and develop production grade software that will impact all the Orbital customers. If you are a self-starter that thrives working in new technologies to drive innovation, you should join our team.

Orbital Insight is a leader in cloud based software for geospatial analysis. Our mission is to answer three basic questions - what type of activity, where on Earth, and when. We work in cross-functional Agile teams, exploring how geospatial data, data science, AI/deep learning, computer vision, and intimacy with user needs can create entirely new products that give novel insights about what we are doing on and to the earth. Our pioneering products help people answer questions that cannot be answered today. This industry along with our vertical-specific software is in a period of unprecedented growth over the next five years, and we're looking for mission-driven software development problem-solvers, thinkers, and doers to keep up with growth.

Who you are

  • You are an excellent technical leader who can manage a global team of engineers with a goal to drive efficiency and operational excellence
  • You are a strong technical coach who can guide the team in building a long-term technical vision while delivering on quarterly goals
  • You have the ability to balance hands-on work, team building, establishing processes and internal collaboration
  • You set a high standard for yourselves and your team members and inspire them to follow these standards by setting an example for them
  • You can don multiple hats at the same time and strike a  balance between strategic and tactical goals
  • You are hyper focused on execution and align well with the company goals to deliver the OKRs for your team
  • You are proactive in your approach and communicate the wins, missed and risks with all transparency across the organization and within your team
  • You have the highest empathy for people and genuinely invest in the success of your team members
  • Responsibilities

  • Lead and Manage a global team within platform engineering team focused on API and Microservices to develop robust , highly scalable  platform microservices with highest code quality 
  • Help define the OKRs for the team after working closely with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain an evolving long-term technical roadmap to lead your team for continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Constantly Track and Improve Engineering KPIs
  • Hire, retain and grow the APIS and Microservices engineering team with focus on individual career development.
  • Qualifications

  • BS or MS degree, or equivalent experience in a quantitative field (physics, mathematics, bioinformatics, computer science, operations research, etc.)
  • 5+ total years of experience managing a software engineering team
  • 10+ total years of work experience
  • 5+ total years of industry experience developing APIs
  • 5+ total years of industry experience developing Microservices
  • 8+ total years of industry experience as a Software engineer
  • 5+ years experience with Python or other similar language5+ years experience working on large scale, production systems
  • 2+ years experience working with microservices or other service based architecturesExtensive experience architecting, designing, and implementing deployments in AWS or other cloud environments
  • Nice to have knowledge on Kubernetes, Puppet, Docker, Terraform
  • Proficient with source code management tools (GIT or similar)
  • Additional Information

    Orbital Insight is a fast growing provider of geospatial data and geo­-analytic services to commercial, nonprofit and public sector clients across the globe. Leveraging advancements in computer vision and cloud computing, Orbital Insight is turning millions of images into a big picture understanding of the world that is quantitatively grounded in observation, creating unprecedented transparency, and empowering global decision makers with new sources of objective, quantified socio­-economic insights.

    We are backed by marquee investors such as Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, In­-Q­- Tel and Bloomberg Beta, Orbital Insight is rapidly expanding its commercial and public sector capabilities. Come join us if you are unafraid to try new approaches and relentlessly seek to push the state of the art, taking projects all the way from prototype to production-ready.

    At Orbital Insight, we believe that a diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of our planet is the way to achieve our mission: to understand what is happening on and to the Earth.  Orbital Insight is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. We do not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes and will not pay any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Orbital Insight.
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