Director, Data Engineering

    • Crunchyroll
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Posted 48 days ago | Updated 10 hours ago


On Site
USD 244,000.00 - 305,000.00 per year
Full Time


International business
Product design
Program management
Video engineering
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Data storage
Cloud computing
Google Cloud Platform
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Amazon Web Services
Microsoft Azure
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Job Details

About Crunchyroll


Founded by fans, Crunchyroll delivers the art and culture of anime to a passionate community. We super-serve over 100 million anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories, and help them connect with the stories and characters they crave. Whether that experience is online or in-person, streaming video, theatrical, games, merchandise, events and more, it's powered by the anime content we all love.

Join our team, and help us shape the future of anime!

Who We Are

We're a cast of characters working to shine a spotlight on anime. is an international business focused on creating both online and offline experiences for fans through content (licensed, co-produced, originals, distribution), merchandise, events, gaming, news, and more. Visit our pages for more information about our collection of brands.

About the Team

Our development teams support millions of users across web, smart television apps, gaming consoles, as well as partner devices. We collaborate extensively with product, design, program management, video engineering, client engineering, and service monetization to deliver a unique and enriching experience for our customer. Our primary objective is to provide a unique and enriching experience that delights our passionate fans.

About you

  • You find joy whether navigating the challenges of leading people, or getting into the weeds of the application infrastructure and architecture

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent work experience.

  • You have 12+ years of applicable engineering/development experience

  • You have 5+ years of leadership experience in a data / database engineering capacity.

  • You have a high-level understanding of data and database technologies, cloud, and back end services and platforms.

  • You have experience with all aspects of development and management of data infrastructure for improved data accessibility, performance, scalability and reliability.

  • You are familiar with modern development tools and practices.

  • You have built and managed data teams while recognizing and nurturing talent, and creating an environment where engineers feels motivated and supported

  • Demonstrated Experience with the following:

    • Aligning development strategies with overall business objectives.

    • Creating and managing development roadmaps.

    • Implementing data and database systems and services.

    • Implementing security best practices and measures for data access.

    • Building scalable and fault-tolerant data systems

    • Leading and developing data services with metrics-based planning.

  • You have the following technology skills:

    • Data: Proficiency in relational, NoSQL, key-value and other types storage systems. Knowledge and understanding of message-buses, how they work, and how to launch, scale and support them.

    • Cloud Computing: Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud as well as familiarity with their data services and offerings.

    • Performance: Understanding of key performance metrics and tools to measure and improve performance

  • Nice to Have:

    • Highly scalable & low latency fault tolerant systems.

    • Video Streaming services.

A Day in the Life

As the Director of Data Engineering, reporting to the VP of Platform Engineering, you will be responsible for leading and overseeing the end-to-end data lifecycle, from engineering, architecture and governance to cloud data systems and services. You will lead a diverse team of experts and establish the group as the center of excellence, including data analysts, data engineers, data scientists, data architects and data governance professionals. You will bring hands-on experience and work closely with engineers to help drive a culture of excellence across multiple data domains and help develop and build a high performing team. You will collaborate with cross functional teams to help foster a positive and collaborative team culture, and ensure data platform & engineering practices conforms with the company's infrastructure, security, and compliance standards.

We are considering applicants for the location(s) of Culver City, San Francisco, Dallas, New York, or Remote.

Why you will love working at Crunchyroll

Not only will you get to work with fun, passionate and inspired colleagues, you will also...

  • Receive a great compensation package including salary plus performance bonus earning potential, paid annually.

  • Enjoy flexible PTO and time off policies allowing you to take the time you need to be your whole self.

  • Appreciate the generous medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance options for you and your family.

  • Take advantage of our health saving account HSA program plus health care and dependent care FSA programs.

  • Love that we offer an employer match on our 401(k) plan.

  • Receive employer paid commuter benefit (for eligible employees)

  • Appreciate the generous support program for new parents

  • Obtain pet insurance and some of our offices are pet friendly!

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The Pay Range for this position is listed. Actual pay will vary based on factors including, but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Crunchyroll's Total Rewards offerings for employees. Other rewards may include performance bonuses, employer matched retirement savings, time-off programs, and progressive health benefits and perks.
Pay Transparency - San Francisco, CA
$244,000-$305,000 USD

About our Values

We want to be everything for someone rather than something for everyone and we do this by living and modeling our values in all that we do. We value

  • Courage. We believe that when we overcome fear, we enable our best selves.

  • Curiosity. We are curious, which is the gateway to empathy, inclusion, and understanding.

  • Service. We serve our community with humility, enabling joy and belonging for others.

  • Kaizen. We have a growth mindset committed to constant forward progress.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

Our mission of helping people belong reflects our commitment to diversity & inclusion. It's just the way we do business.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Crunchyroll. Pursuant to applicable law, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan's Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.

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