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Engineering Manager - Data Infrastructure

Slack’s data platform is the fundamental system that allows us to make data and insights available for analytics, product management, and every aspect of running our business.  It helps us find better ways for our product to surface information for our customers, using both in-house solutions and off-the-shelf open-source tools like hive, presto, etc. You’ll be charged with helping this team to set the vision for what data at Slack can do, and ultimately working with stakeholders across the entire company to ensure that we’re using our powers for the good of our product and our customers!

Our team:

Data Engineering is a small group within the larger Infrastructure organization at Slack.  In addition to working closely with backend infrastructure teams, many of our projects will involve a lot of outreach and discussions with stakeholders around the company to help understand how to best gather and use data we produce.

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Requirements:

  • You have 5+ years of engineering management experience leading productive, high functioning teams. You can describe why these teams were high functioning and what you specifically did to ensure engineers felt productive.
  • You have experience building platforms that process, store, analyze, and utilize data to help internal and external customers make decisions.
  • You’ve been part of organizations that require you to own your decisions, and you understand the unique advantages and challenges of such teams.
  • You can contemplate several, and often conflicting, constraints and make rapid decisions.
  • You can anticipate future technical needs for the product and craft plans to realize them.
  • You excel at building roadmaps and can develop a long-term team vision in partnership with other engineering teams at Slack. You can then be accountable for driving project execution.
  • You love helping engineers develop new skills and advance in their careers. You don’t shy away from performance conversations and you recognize the relationship between objective feedback and career growth.
  • You have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience.

The data platform team is a diverse and inclusive team that treats their colleagues exceptionally well. We encourage and support each other’s growth and we do not expect any single candidate to have expertise across all of these areas.




Slack is the collaboration hub of choice for companies of all sizes, all across the world. By using Slack, they ensure that the right people are always in the loop, that key information is always at their fingertips, and new team members can get up to speed easily. With Slack, teams are better connected.

Launched in February 2014, Slack is the fastest growing business application ever and is used by thousands of teams and millions of users every day. We currently have nine offices worldwide, in San Francisco, Vancouver, Dublin, Melbourne, New York, London, Tokyo, Toronto and Denver.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack's values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.