Senior Engineering Manager - Distributed Databases

Rubrik, Palo Alto, CA

Bringing Speed and Scale to the Enterprise


Data protection needs for large enterprise are evolving into a varied usage of private/public cloud. While Rubrik has built incredibly successful solutions for both, our technical architecture needs to constantly evolve to fit our customers needs, working seamlessly across public/private cloud. To provide the same magical experience to our customers while maintaining the agility of a startup, we need to converge our solutions to a foundation that can be extended & re-used. This requires rethink across many areas of product and stack. 

At the heart of Rubrik architecture is a distributed NoSql database that is used by all applications to store metadata relevant to them. The components, APIs, interactions, limits, and supported traffic all need to be rethought for this layer as we extend it to cloud. Being at the bottom of the stack, this layer (and the team) needs to provide guidance for all software layers above it (e.g. file system, reporting, UI, etc.) to transition smoothly.


We are looking for a senior leader who can manage a very talented team through this transition. You’ll need to manage the team in a dynamic and fluid environment to stay focussed on the north star. You’ll be expected to guide the technical roadmap for the components and related areas. Growing the team with the right kind of talent is a key need. You’ll be partnering with teams across Rubrik and guide them through the evolution to cloud of this database component. You’ll also be responsible for managing relationships with partner companies that we collaborate with. 

You’ll be in a position to have a very significant impact on Rubrik’s trajectory. The opportunity provides a potent mix of dynamism, startup culture, serious technical challenges and influence across many teams. If all this sounds interesting, please reach out.


  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 15+ years of experience, at least 5 years of managing software engineering teams
  • Experience in distributed systems and backend development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Managing teams in a dynamic (start up like) environment
  • Experience with database development
  • Experience with using open source software in critical areas


Rubrik is one of the fastest growing companies in Silicon Valley, revolutionizing data protection and management in the emerging multi-cloud world. We are the leader in cloud data management, delivering a single platform to manage and protect data in the cloud, at the edge, and on-premises. Enterprises choose Rubrik to simplify backup and recovery, accelerate cloud adoption, enable automation at scale, and secure against cyberthreats. We’ve been recognized as a Forbes Cloud 100 Company two years in a row and as a LinkedIn Top 10 startup.


Rubrik provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Rubrik complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 


About Rubrik

Rubrik is a cloud data management platform. They manage data and computing systems for large companies with operations spanning multiple compute clouds. Their goal is giving complex enterprise systems the simple interface of a consumer application.

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