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VP R&D – Austin, TX

Who we are?

Come and join us at Redis, where our success and diverse global culture make us the ideal choice for your next career move.  We're a double unicorn and growing fast, so this is a great time to join! When you join us, this will be a journey where you will enjoy success, learn new skills, and make new friends.

Why Redis?

Data is the lifeline of every business, and Redis helps organizations reimagine how fast they can process, analyze, make predictions, and take action on the data they generate. Redis provides a competitive edge to more than 8,000 global businesses with Redis Enterprise. We have major strategic partnerships with cloud vendors Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. We're a unicorn company with a valuation of more than $2 billion and have raised more than $347 million in funding. We're growing fast and expanding our team across the globe. 

Why would you love this job?

Redis is launching its first R&D center in the US and we’re looking for a VP of R&D to lead this site and expand our operations. The VP of R&D will report directly to our Chief R&D Officer and will oversee the hiring, growth, delivery, and operations for the US R&D team. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Help the R&D teams make high-level technical decisions by yourself or by pulling in the relevant technical leaders and architects. This can include architecture, design, and choosing the right tools and technologies.
  • Help recruit and build diverse teams, some owning end-to-end development of products or components and some acting as extensions to existing teams.
  • Help define and implement agile development methodologies and tools.
  • Work cross-functionally with product management, customer support, customer success, operations, and HR. 
  • Provide effective leadership and be responsible for all the site activities.
  • Lead, manage, and develop an effective R&D staff by communicating expectations, providing resources, building technical quality capabilities, and measuring results against those expectations.
  • Act as site manager, lead recruiting and hiring efforts, making the hiring decisions, and plan headcount and requirements to meet goals.  
  • Provide effective leadership and be responsible for all the site activities.
  • Create a culture of quality awareness, teamwork, and with all groups within the office, in line with the company’s values. 

What will you need to have? 

  • Strong technical background as a hands-on developer that grew to technical leadership roles and general management-type responsibilities.
  • You’re an experienced dev leader who’s managed all R&D aspects, including devs, DevOps, QA, Automation, Project managers, and Architects.
  • You’re experienced with Agile / Scrum.
  • You're a diligent, communicative, and organized leader who can see ahead to future challenges and potential issues and be ready to address/solve them with a plan of action.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment. You don't get flustered with constant change and are able to pivot quickly.
  • You love numbers, everything R&D, and will support your team while keeping everyone on track and be able to accurately report updates to the Chief R&D Officer and executives when asked.

 We give back to our employees:

Our culture is what makes Redis a fun and rewarding place to work. To support you at work and beyond, we offer all our US team members fantastic benefits and perks:

  • Competitive salaries and equity grants
  • Unlimited time off to promote a healthy work-life balance
  • H/D/V coverage along with 401K, FSA, and Commuter Benefits
  • Frequent team celebrations and recreation events
  • Lunch stipends
  • Home internet reimbursement
  • Yearly health and wellness budget for a healthy mind and body 
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Ability to influence a high-performance company on its way to IPO 


As a global company operating in 10 countries across 5 continents, we value and encourage curiosity, diversity, and innovation from our employees, customers, and partners. As an equal opportunity employer, Redis is committed to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, gender, culture, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Redis is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodation to applicants with mental and/or physical disabilities. If you think you may require accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, please send a request to: recruiting@redis.com. All requests for accommodations are treated discreetly and confidentially, as practical and permitted by law.