At People Data Labs, we’re committed to democratizing access to high-quality B2B data and leading the emerging DaaS economy. We empower developers, engineers, and data scientists to create innovative, compliant data products at scale with our clean, easy-to-use datasets of resume, company, location, and education data consumed through our suite of APIs.

PDL is an innovative, fast-growing, global team backed by world-class investors, including Craft Ventures, Flex Capital, and Founders Fund. We scour the world for people hungry to improve, curious about how things work, and willing to challenge the status quo to build something new and better.

About The Role


We’re looking for a world-class people manager to lead our platform team in helping our engineering org move faster and faster every day and ensuring our products can reach enterprise scale.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage and drive the performance of our Platform team
    • Manage a team of 4-8 platform and backend engineers
    • Help lead the recruiting, hiring, and onboarding process to build out our platform team
    • Work closely with your direct reports to communicate goals, expectations, and deliver constructive feedback
    • Push and encourage your team to achieve their best output and set the pace in achieving our technical vision
  • Own the reliability and scalability of our products and services
    • Handle outages, post-mortem, and remediation practices to prevent issues from reoccurring
    • Bootstrap and drive an SRE mindset – developing rails for the team and the broader engineering organization to build and deliver reliable products
    • Develop SLOs and SLIs (availability and downtime) for our products
    • Drive the architecture and validation of the resilience of our systems
  • Be a key contributor as part of the engineering leadership team
    • In defining and driving engineering initiatives, cultural growth, or architectural changes across the product and engineering teams
    • Translating company and team objectives into a roadmap for the team. Able to development and maintain roadmap for the team with a 1-2 year vision
    • Develop rails that empower developers to translate those bets that pay off into reliable and scalable solutions efficiently to meet the demand growth of new and existing products


  • Drive the technical strategy of our data and application infrastructure to support distributed computing problems and serve terabyte-scale data to our customers
    • Collaborate with lead engineers and product managers to accelerate our ability to develop and experiment with new data platforms and applications so we can explore big bets
    • Align business objectives to team objectives to ensure each team member is delivering impactful work
    • Experience prioritizing team’s roadmap across competing stakeholder requirements and resources
  • Be hands-on coding when needed within the team, provide technical feedback on code reviews


Skills and Experience

  • 4+ years of experience managing platform/infrastructure/site reliability teams
  • Strong experience with our core technologies (AWS, ElasticSearch, Spark (or similar scaled data processing technologies), and Python)
  • Clear experience with Infrastructure-as-code frameworks (e.g. Pulumi, terraform, cloud formation or similar) (IaC)
  • Experience with billing, budgeting and budget forecasting for cloud infrastructure
  • Strong understanding of agile engineering practices
  • Strong system design and architecture skills
  • Experience translating company objectives into a roadmap for the team.
  • Experience managing teams delivering products, managing stakeholders, prioritization, and timelines
  • Experience translating technical design documents into projects, milestones, and backlogs.
  • Experience mentoring and developing engineers
  • Experience hiring and recruiting
  • Experience managing individual and team performance
  • Experience running agile sprints, kanban / backlog grooming (or similar)
  • 5+ years experience as a software developer, software, platform, or cloud infrastructure engineer or similar


Our Benefits

  • Stock
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Health, fitness, and office stipends
  • The permanent ability to work wherever and however you want
  • A great team of people to work with!
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