Data Engineering Manager

Job description

About us:

Linktree is the market-leading linking platform that was the first of its kind, creating an entirely new category in tech. Linktree is the identity layer of the internet, allowing users to curate a singular destination housing what’s most important to them, in real time.

With a user base of 16M+, Linktree helps brands, influencers, small businesses, activists and everyday creators carve out their place and reach their full potential online. The world’s biggest influencers and creators from Selena Gomez to Pharrell Williams, as well as big brands like HBO and Facebook are using Linktree to connect their followers to their entire online ecosystem.

The platform averages 30,000 daily sign ups and has close to a billion visits to Linktrees each month. In the past 12 months, Linktree has gained phenomenal momentum growing its user base by 3x with no signs of slowing down.

In March 2021, we raised $45 million in Series B funding. The funding will be used to expand headcount globally, develop product features and go towards making Linktree the best possible place to work for our team!

The Role summary:

Reporting into our Head of Data, you will lead & manage a team of Data Engineers, Analysts and Scientists. You are responsible for guiding, supporting and enabling the individuals in your team to exceed all expectations and progress in their careers, and are heavily involved in the hiring process for new team members.

You will utilise your strengths in people and technical leadership to develop and grow a team of 6-7 data engineers & scientists that build and maintain the data platform of Linktree. As their leader you drive your team and the individuals within, to do the greatest work of their career together, your technical expertise will level everybody up around you.

We are growing quickly so you will have a big impact right away, helping us to build agile processes and designing the future of the engineering practice as well as having an impact in influencing our 15+ millions users.

The Role:

  • People Leadership - Lead, mentor, guide, and grow a team of Data Engineers, Scientists and Analysts.

  • Growth - Collaborate with the talent team to attract, hire and retain the best talent in the market

  • Collaborate and build - Work with the other engineering leaders and Tech Leads to champion and evangelise the architectural vision for the data platform as it continues to scale and evolve.

  • Technical Leadership - Be a connector across engineering teams to drive sound technical decisions. Oversee the overall development life-cycle, from design/planning to implementation and support to maintain a high standard of software quality

  • Scale - Monitor reliability and performance of all internal systems to suggest improvements


  • Proven experience leading and growing a team of data engineers

  • Experience growing a high performing data team

  • Strong collaboration mindset

  • Experience executing a technical vision at a team level

  • Data engineering management skills is desirable

  • Understanding of Agile

  • 1:1 communication skills

  • Great writing, documentation, reporting on state of play

  • Passionate about growth and scale and understands the ambiguity that can come with this

If you've read through the requirements as a checklist and haven't ticked every box, don't rule yourself out just yet. We've seen the research that women and other people in minority groups tend to only apply when the checklist is all ticks and no crosses. So if you think you have what it takes, hit that apply button!

What to expect from Linktree

Linktree's company culture and values are based around collaboration, diversity, inclusion, and flexibility. Those are all nice words but to give you some more specific examples:

  • We are a family-friendly and flexible work environment with our team with a number of our team working hours around school and home commitments.
  • We have a paid 18 week parental leave policy that is inclusive of birth and non-birthing parents and supports the whole parenting lifecycle
  • We have several diversity and inclusion initiatives underway, including a D&I council, training for all team members on neurodiversity, unconscious bias and the incorporation of a transgender inclusion policy
  • Our team is diverse across age, gender, and race and we are very proud of that
  • All Linktree team members work either fully remote or a hybrid remote and in-office sometimes and that will continue even when COVID is behind us.
  • Linktree contributes up to AUD $1,000 (or foreign equivalent) towards the setup of your home work-station for each team members
  • We are proud to offer all regular full-time and part-time employees 20 hours' paid volunteering leave per calendar year
  • We prioritise our team's mental health, with all employees having free access to Headspace & Uprise, including 1:1 coaching sessions from qualified psychologists or counsellors