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Senior Product Engineer



Software Engineering, Product
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024

At Imply, we are on a mission to help developers become the new heroes of analytics. Our unique database, built from Apache Druid, enables them to develop the next generation of analytics applications. With Imply, developers can build without constraints as our database lets them create interactive data experiences on streaming and batch data with limitless scale and at the best economics.

Backed by leading investors including a16z and Bessemer Venture Partners, Imply is on a fast growth trajectory - disrupting the $100B database market - with customers including Salesforce, Reddit, and Intercontinental Exchange. Come join our team of disruptors, pioneers, and innovators!

The Role:

Apache Druid’s core value proposition is its performance and developer friendliness. As a Product Manager on the core Druid Engine team, you’ll be responsible for driving the growth of both open-source and Imply distribution of Apache Druid. You’ll be meeting with a diverse set of users, to understand how they are creating value and where their frustrations are. You’ll be directly contributing to building one of the fastest database engines in the world.


  • Talks to a range of users and customers using their area of product and beyond
  • Drives the strategy and aligns cross-functional team on feature priority through clear problem and value
  • Drives features across multiple engineering team from definition to delivery
  • Expands relationships and influence with finance, legal, customer success
  • Communicates with leadership proactively and clearly articulates trade-offs/options for critical decisions
  • Takes a proactive role in the marketing of product capabilities and training the field on how to sell
  • Tracks customer adoption metrics of their features and works to improve those


  • 5 years+ of product management experience in database, data science and other backend infrastructure products
  • Educational or professional background in computer science or related engineering fields
  • Track record of delivering products with cross-functional teams common to enterprise software industry (field engineering, sales, marketing, partnerships, etc.)
  • Analytical skills to make data-driven decisions (e.g. analyze product usage)

Bonus Points:

  • Able to explain how a SQL query works from query to file-level access
  • Worked on Apache open-source projects before
  • Has basic understanding of how various cloud provider works and knows what terms such as ec2, gcp, OIDC means

What we offer:

  • PTO
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Income Protection
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension

Individual compensation will be determined based on the candidate's experience and qualifications aligned with Imply’s internal levelings guidelines and benchmarks. The below range encompasses roles with on target earnings. This role is also eligible to participate in Imply’s equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that certain minority groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every qualification. At Imply, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or for other roles in the future.

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