Data Engineering Manager Redwood City, CA / Remote /

Company: Citrine

The Data Engineering Manager will lead, mentor, and grow Citrine’s Data Engineering team. Top candidates will have interdisciplinary experience building and managing data solutions in scientific R&D settings and managing teams to foster growth.

About Citrine

At Citrine, we’re ushering in the next generation of sustainable, high-performing materials and chemicals.  
We are the industry leader in AI for materials and chemicals. Our platform provides data management and Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools that help our customers rapidly develop higher performing, more sustainable materials. Our users are scientists and engineers at market-leading manufacturing and materials companies and we collaborate with professors and researchers from world-renowned institutions on cutting-edge research at the intersection of AI and the physical sciences.

In 2021 and 2020, Citrine was recognized for our impact on sustainability by the Global CleanTech Group. We earned a spot on both the CB Insights AI 100 List and the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the US. In 2021, we also gained our third patent for materials-specific ML technology.  As a team, we are ambitious with our goals, passionate about our vision, and eager to grow and learn from each other. Our team is growing fast and looking for the best to join us.

Our Platform gives product developers, researchers, and engineers access to cutting-edge, domain-specific AI, all without writing a line of code. This enables our customers to discover and deploy the next generation of sustainable, high-performing materials and chemicals up to 98% faster than traditional R&D approaches. We have employees across the country including the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, and Raleigh-Durham areas, and our customers include multiple Fortune 100 materials, product, and manufacturing companies.

About the Role

Data are the lifeblood of both Citrine and our customers. To our customers, their data not only represent the distilled knowledge of decades worth of research, but also the foundation from which they can build artificial intelligence models of materials behavior using the Citrine platform. The data engineering team is on the front line of our customer interactions, working with customers to determine the best path for rolling out the Citrine data platform to their R&D organization. They work closely with our customers to map their current data workstreams, recommend new data management best practices, and build robust tooling to ingest, validate, and structure their data onto the Citrine data platform. As manager of this extraordinary team, you would foster professional growth, drive focus and prioritization, and establish positive team norms and best practices.

Projects your team will work on

    • Close partnership with our materials development customers to ingest and properly represent their data on the platform
    • Data workflow mapping with key customers to drive specific recommendations for data management and prioritization for ingestion
    • An extensible, modular pipeline for ingesting heterogeneous data types


    • Lead a team of data engineers who help our customers use the Citrine Platform to manage their data effectively
    • Establish team norms and best practices for code quality, software architecture, customer interactions, and data cleaning and validation
    • Optimize team productivity by effective prioritization, efficient communication pathways, and careful resource planning
    • Set expectations around team goals and individual responsibilities
    • Direct the career development and technical growth of the team through mentorship, coaching, and meaningful performance feedback
    • Enable opportunities for professional growth and impact
    • Recruit and hire excellent data engineers who are passionate about Citrine’s vision

Skills and Experience

    • Managerial:
    • Team management experience
    • A demonstrated passion for mentorship
    • Excellent technical communication skills, written and verbal
    • Technical:
    • 3-5 years experience in data engineering: ETL, data validation, relational and non-relational databases
    • Experience building data pipelines for scientific R&D applications
    • Degree in the physical sciences (physics, chemistry, materials science)
    • Python programming, with experience coding in collaborative environments

Preferred Skills and Experience

    • Experience building data pipelines in an industrial Materials Science/Chemistry lab environment
    • Experience managing a customer-facing or forward-deployed data engineering team
Equal Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin.

Our Core Values

Citrine Informatics recognizes that its most valuable asset is its people. We have created our set of Core Values to encourage, support, and invest in our team as they work to innovate and support a more sustainable world. Our Core Values reflect our ongoing commitment to continuously invest in nurturing our talent and our people-first approach to conducting business.   

- We take pride in and recognize the successes and growth of ourselves and our colleagues. We support each other in our growth.
- We prototype and collect data to make good decisions. We question that data and are constantly iterating to find the best solution.
- We are all owners of Citrine and make decisions like owners. We work autonomously with personal and organizational accountability. 
- We commit to building a diverse and inclusive community within Citrine and actively promote equity and belonging.
- We are tirelessly committed to creating value for our customers.
- We exist to help our customers accelerate the development of sustainable products that are critical to the future of both our planet and our industry.

Compensation and Pay Transparency 

At Citrine, we want your path to career growth to be transparent, straightforward, fair, and easily accessible -- starting with your application and interview process. The annual salary range listed below reflects the level we are considering for this position (please note that there may be unique situations where you may fall outside of this range). Where you fall within the range will depend on how your experience and skills align to our internal leveling system as we learn more about you throughout the interview process. 

$150,000 USD - $180,000 USD

*Range(s) listed are for full-time employees based in the United States only.
**Colorado only: disclosure above meets the requirement by sb19-085(8-5-20).

Our Benefits (for exempt, full-time employees based within the United States)

401k with matching up to 4%
Medical, vision, dental insurance (we pay 100% of your premium and 75% of your dependents)
Life and Disability insurance
FSA and HSA plans
Equity options within the company
12 weeks of paid parental leave
Flexible PTO on top of our 15 paid company holidays (includes your birthday!)
Free financial counseling 
$600 tech allowance
Monthly $75 phone reimbursement
$5,000 annual continuing educational allowance

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