Sr. Manager - Data Engineering (remote - US ONLY) at Roofstock | Powderkeg

Location: Remote

Employment Type: Full Time

Team: Engineering Leadership

What we do and why we do it

As the leading marketplace for single-family rental homes, our mission is to make real estate investing radically accessible, cost effective, and simple. We successfully merge our passion for helping investors build wealth through real estate with cutting edge technology that transforms the way they do it.

How it’s going (and growing)

With a talented team of 500+ Roofsters, our collaborative and can-do culture is what fuels our growth. We recently closed on our series E, raising nearly $400 million, and have offices in California, Texas, and New York as well as many remote opportunities. Our growth includes recent acquisitions of Great Jones (full-service property management) and Stessa (financial management software) to empower customers with a seamless way to acquire, manage, and track their investment properties on one platform.

Under our roof

We get a lot of attention for our innovation—like being on the Forbes Fintech 50 and Red Herring 100—but we’re most proud of being recognized as a Great Place to Work® (Check out our reviews!). We’re nice, get things done, and have fun. We champion professional growth and work-life balance. In fact, our values are B.A.D.A.S.S.

B e customer obsessed.

A ct like an owner, because you are one.

D on’t be afraid to break things in the pursuit of better.

A ll of us are empowered to do the right thing.

S tay curious and create what’s next. Fast.

S eriously. No jerks.

As a Manager of Data Engineering, you will lead a team of data engineers to build and scale the data warehousing platform. You will need to grow the team as you structure the roadmap for the team based on the business needs. You will need to be skilled at managing the communication between the DW team, the business teams and the application engineering teams; managing priorities and have excellent project management skills. This role would be 50% hands-on and 50% managerial. Candidates are expected to have proven experience in hiring, building, growing and managing successful data teams.

Ideal candidates will have experience in identifying and navigating organizational changes, a keen interest in trends in engineering, business and leadership, and a growth mindset.

They must be an experienced engineer who enjoys optimizing data systems and building them from the ground up. They must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems, and products. Experience in analytics and statistics is a major bonus.

If you thrive in a team environment, are willing to pitch in wherever needed to help the team succeed, are passionate about data and excited about empowering users with data to drive decision making, Roofstock is the place for you.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead team in improving and maintaining the data infrastructure, building for scale, robustness and system security
  • Develop and execute vision for data governance and data democratization
  • As a hands-on manager you will not only be implementing technical solutions directly, but your technical experience will help validate the code and solutions the team develops
  • Build database solutions that encourage self-service in analytics and data science
  • Extensively manage expectations and collaborate with cross-functional teams to architect data driven business process for enabling design and creation of the best possible solutions to high value problems.
  • Be a conduit for executive messaging of quality data solutions in timely fashion
  • Collaborate with Architects and Lead Engineers to implement and maintain the data standards
  • Manage team members that are situated globally and provide support as necessary.
  • Coach and mentor team members by giving them actionable feedback, setting clear goals, and coordinating project work with other teams and managers

What You Bring With You:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering or closely related field.
  • 10+ years of professional experience in the data domain with significant experience working as an individual contributor earlier in your career developing data solutioning in big data ETL, data warehousing and business intelligence.
  • 3+ years of experience managing data engineering teams.
  • Extensive experience developing solutions on modern cloud based data platform architecture, handling big data and familiarity with any of the new data development technologies (AWS/Azure/GCP, Data Lakes, Spark, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes, ADF, Airflow, Snowflake, DBT )
  • Advanced skills related to database management, administration, and security
  • Proficient in SQL, database schema design, operational and analytical data modeling, data warehouse design and implementation.
  • Proficient in one or more programming languages such a Python, Scala, Java etc.
  • Ability to make quick decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with agile methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. You should be able to explain your approach and the impact of your work to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Proven recruiting experience as a hiring manager with the ability to attract talent and develop high performing teams.
  • Analytical mindset and strong skills in prioritization of engineering investments that lead to maximum impact
  • Passion for real estate: You have an interest in real estate, enjoy talking about it, getting into the details, and learning more about the space.
  • Startup Mindset: Experience working at smaller companies that have gone through rapid growth, and you are comfortable wearing many hats.


For our regular full-time roles we offer a great benefits package!

Competitive compensation

Medical, Vision and Dental for you (95%) and your dependents (65%)


Flexible time off and sick days

Supplemental bonus to support "work from home" office needs

Equity incentives to give you a stake in the Company’s future

We are an upbeat and collaborative work culture

Virtual company-sponsored outings

Roofstock is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Roofstock, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Sr. Manager - Data Engineering (remote - US ONLY)
  • Company
  • Location
    Oakland, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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