Software Engineering Manager at Ocient (Chicago, IL or Remote)

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We are looking for an outstanding Software Engineering Manager to lead a team of 10-15 talented engineers working on our exabyte-scale distributed SQL database. Your focus will be on “people and project management” but the daily conversations within your team will delve into extremely challenging technical problems.


  • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, computer engineering, or related technical field
  • 8+ years of industry experience developing enterprise grade software.
  • 3+ years of experience managing engineering teams and delivering high quality software for customers.
  • Strong technical leadership and communication skills.
  • Deep familiarity with low-level, backend coding concepts, including concurrency, synchronization primitives, CPU architecture, IO, and memory management.
  • Familiarity with C++, Linux, and SQL.

At Ocient, you will:

  • Manage complex software development projects, including writing project plans, tracking progress, and managing risks.
  • Mentor junior and senior engineers, supporting each individual’s career goals and providing actionable performance evaluations.
  • Foster an inclusive and engaging work culture.
  • Lead architecture discussions.
  • Lead process and systems improvements across the entire organization.
  • Recruit top engineering talent.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • NoSQLDatabases


100 N. RIverside Plaza Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

What are Ocient Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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