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Kernel Team Lead

This position is relevant for Tel Aviv and Beer Sheva office

About The Position

Weka is a fast-growing startup developing the fastest and most scalable data platform. WEKA lives anywhere the data does, whether on-premises, in the public cloud, or in a hybrid environment, and was built from the ground up to meet the diverse needs of modern data workloads.

At Weka, we constantly put our technology and ourselves to the test to solve today’s biggest data storage challenges while enabling heightened productivity.

We currently enable Fortune500 companies to push the boundaries of what’s possible, achieve breakthrough innovations, and solve previously unsolvable problems. Want to join the ride?

What you'll be doing:

As Team Lead in the development organization, you’ll need to combine team leadership, team building, technological problem solving, direct and matrix management, risk management, and career development of direct response to empower our most valuable asset – our engineers.

Some of the things you'll be doing:

  • Leading an engineering domain consists of teams working in a Scrum methodology.
  • Grow the teams and manage the career development of group members.
  • Be a direct address for everything related to team activities and members.
  • Work closely with program management, product management, and other technical managers to lead the team’s deliverables from planning to release.
  • Build and maintain the team's technical debt backlog and promote it into ongoing releases.
  • Assume nothing - constantly revisit how we work and whether our productivity is perfectly tuned.
  • Provide transparent progress and risk analysis.
  • Promote and participate in beautiful designs, efficient code, and collaborative code reviews.
  • Own and promote quality in every part of the group’s deliveries and activities.
  • Be a manager - recruit, nurture and manage the retention of team members.
  • Be a mentor - provide ongoing feedback, both good and constructive
  • Be a leader - demonstrate a can-do attitude, and promote company goals.


  • 5+ years of experience with managing software development teams
  • 5+ years of Linux kernel development
  • 10+ years of experience in C/C++ development
  • Customer-facing experience
  • Experience with development of highly-distributed systems
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking abilities
  • Ability to self-manage and communicate effectively

Nice to have:

  • Experience in the storage industry, databases, or other infrastructure.
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience working with AWS or other public clouds

For more info you can write to Zvi.Sharon@weka.io