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Engineering Manager - Distributed Systems (London)

Yelp, London, UK

Connecting people with great local businesses


Our Distributed Systems teams design, build, and operate the large-scale critical services that all of Yelp’s feature teams rely on. We scale complex systems while maintaining high reliability, get a thrill out of making our infrastructure elastic, and will happily explain why the CAP theorem is important. As a manager in Distributed Systems, you’ll enjoy leading and inspiring a team of skilled engineers to develop the next generation of our infrastructure.

What You Will Do:

  • Help the team stay happy and productive by removing obstacles and optimizing team processes.
  • Enjoy providing frequent constructive feedback while coaching and mentoring engineers.
  • Work with the team to develop and own a product vision that you’ll communicate to the company.
  • Participate in the hiring process, from scouting potential candidates to interviewing and helping close new hires.
  • Monitor availability and performance of distributed systems like NoSQL Datastores.
  • Scale infrastructure to meet demand while keeping an eye on cost-efficiency.
  • Be willing to roll up your sleeves and debug/tune/code/fix alongside your team.
  • Drive (and teach) technical incident response.

We Are Looking For:

  • Previous experience as a technical lead or manager, with the empathy and communication skills to match.
  • Experience with building, configuration, scaling, and monitoring distributed systems like datastores (e.g., Cassandra), messaging systems (e.g., Kafka), or resource management systems (e.g., Mesos).
  • You understand how to achieve high availability, fault tolerance, performance, and disaster recovery.
  • Experience using cloud computing services (AWS, Microsoft Azure, etc.)
  • Mastery of Linux or Unix.
  • Command of your favourite modern programming language: Python, Ruby, Java, C++, etc.
  • Experience with configuration management: Puppet/Chef/Ansible/Salt.

About Yelp

Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed approximately 127 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. These reviews are written by people using Yelp to share their everyday local business experiences, giving voice to consumers and bringing “word of mouth” online.

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