Glynn Capital
Glynn Capital

Engineering Operations Manager



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023

Every day we tackle new and exciting challenges to empower developers to build modern cloud, mobile, and edge applications that deliver a premium user experience. Couchbase delivers unmatched performance, scalability, flexibility and financial value across cloud, on premises, hybrid, mobile and edge deployments. The database market is undergoing a generational shift and is one of the largest market opportunities in enterprise software due to big trends like the need for digital transformation, acceleration to the cloud and innovation at the edge. Join Couchbase to be a part of a greater change. Here you’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the most innovative, passionate and humble individuals in the database industry.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Engineering Operations Manager to support our Engineering Executive in effectively managing and leading our engineering organization. This is a critical role in coordinating strategic initiatives, ensuring efficient operations, and facilitating effective communication between the executive and various stakeholders. This position requires exceptional organizational, analytical, and leadership skills, as well as an understanding of engineering processes and technology.


Strategic Planning and Execution:

● Collaborate with the Engineering Executive to develop and execute strategic plans, goals, and initiatives for the engineering organization.
● Conduct research and analysis, and provide recommendations on key strategic projects and initiatives.
● Monitor progress on strategic objectives, identify potential roadblocks, and propose solutions to ensure timely execution.

Operational Efficiency:

● Streamline and optimize operational processes across the engineering organization to improve efficiency and productivity.
● Identify opportunities for process improvements, automation, and resource allocation to enhance overall performance.
● Develop and implement standardized reporting mechanisms to track and communicate key performance metrics.

Communication and Stakeholder Management:

● Act as a primary point of contact and liaison between the Engineering Executive and internal/external stakeholders, including cross-functional teams, partners, and customers.
● Prepare and deliver executive-level communications, presentations, and reports on behalf of the Engineering Executive.
● Facilitate effective communication channels within the engineering organization and ensure key messages are disseminated.

Program Management:

● Oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of critical engineering projects.
● Collaborate with project managers to ensure projects are delivered within scope, budget, and timelines.
● Monitor project progress, identify potential risks, and provide guidance on mitigation strategies.


● Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field. Advanced
degree preferred.
● Proven experience in engineering operations or similar role, supporting engineering operations in a fast-paced environment.
● Understanding of engineering processes, methodologies, and technology trends.
● Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and strategic thinking abilities.
● Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively engage with stakeholders at all levels.
● Demonstrated program management expertise, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
● Proven leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams.
● Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, and maintain confidentiality.
● Proficiency in program management tools, collaboration software, and data analysis tools.
● Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

As the Engineering Operations Manager for our Engineering Executive, you will have the opportunity to drive strategic initiatives, streamline operations, and contribute to the overall success of our engineering organization. If you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment, possess strong leadership capabilities, and have a passion for engineering excellence, we invite you to apply for this critical role.

This role is based at least 3 days/week in our Santa Clara, CA office.

The anticipated starting base pay range for this role is listed below. Base salary is not the only component of our competitive total rewards package - you may also be eligible for bonus, commissions, equity, and other benefits as described below. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location.
Base Pay Range
$150,000$200,000 USD
Why Couchbase?
Modern customer experiences need a flexible cloud database platform that can power applications spanning from cloud to edge and everything in between. Couchbase’s mission is to simplify how developers and architects develop, deploy and consume modern applications wherever they are. We have reimagined the database with our fast, flexible and affordable cloud database platform Capella, allowing organizations to quickly build applications that deliver premium experiences to their customers– all with best-in-class price performance. More than 30% of the Fortune 100 trust Couchbase to power their modern applications and build innovative new ones. See our recent awards to learn why Couchbase is a great place to work.We are honored to be a part of the Best Places to Work Award for the Bay Area and the UK. Couchbase offers a total rewards approach to benefits that recognizes the value you create here, so that you in turn may best serve yourself and your family. Some benefits include:
  • Generous Time Off Program - Flexibility to care for you and your family
  • Wellness Benefits - A variety of world class medical plans to choose from, along with dental, vision, life insurance, and employee assistance programs*
  • Financial Planning - RSU equity program*, ESPP program*, Retirement program* and Business Travel Insurance
  • Career Growth - Be valued, Create value approach
  • Fun Perks - A Monthly Lifestyle Spending Account credit, an ergonomic and comfortable in-office / WFH setup. Food & Snacks for in-office employees.
  • And much more!
*Note: some programs are not applicable to all countries. Please discuss with a Couchbase recruiter to learn more.
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