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Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2023

From Fivetran’s founding until now, our mission has remained the same: to make access to data as simple and reliable as electricity. With Fivetran, customer data arrives in their warehouses, canonical and ready to query, with no engineering or maintenance required. We’re proud that more organizations continue to leverage our technology every day to become truly data-driven.

About the Role

Fivetran is building data pipelines to power the “modern data stack” for thousands of companies. We are looking for a talented, teamwork oriented software engineer to join our core platform team and perform a healthy mix of design and implementation tasks to advance the technical foundation behind the Fivetran product offering.

This team is tasked with evolving a high performance extract-load-transform data integration system that enables our connector teams to ship the Fivetran ELT product using powerful abstractions. The role will challenge you to solve problems in the domains of performance engineering, data security, and cluster orchestration. You don’t necessarily need to be a subject matter expert before you join us (you will be one before you leave!), but you will need to have experience working carefully with a high impact software team — especially in environments where the best option may not be obvious, your decisions have cascading implications, and where you sometimes need to measure twice before you cut once.

A successful candidate will be humble enough to collect diverse input and build consensus, will be experienced and confident enough to be decisive when it’s needed, and will be practical enough to build and iterate on the system while it’s in production. We are also looking for a high level of expertise and productivity with modern software development environments (we use Java).

We're looking for people who can understand the key values that make our product great and implement those values in the many small decisions you make every day as one of our most senior engineers.

What You'll Do

  • Be a 10x engineer of the horizontally-scaled variety (you help 100+ peers get 10% better)
  • Design and implement features and performance improvements in the Fivetran core to create highly scalable distributed data pipelines on the cloud
  • Care and feel ownership of our product platform, and leverage your skills towards improving it
  • Advocate for core values, business impact, better engineering, and simple and direct solutions
  • Lead engineering-wide initiatives for a number of key technologies
  • Collaborate across engineering on cross-functional projects creating innovative solutions
  • Work across the project lifecycle: requirements, design, prototype, implementation, review, release, monitoring
  • Review and approve technical design documents and pull requests
  • Improve and enhance engineering systems documentation and development processes
  • Coach and mentor other software engineers
  • Contribute to hiring by participating in the interview process

Skills We're Looking For

  • Typically, 8+ years of software development experience in fast paced environments
  • Demonstrated ability to drive and lead large-scale software engineering projects
  • Has developed an ability to write, test, and deploy well-structured and performant code
  • Can identify design flaws in existing systems and come up with improvements
  • Experienced with the formulation of ideas; building proof-of-concept (POC) and converting them to production-ready project
  • Experience developing data-processing systems, preferably for an external-facing product
  • Strong technical communication skills (written and verbal) in English
  • Expert level programming in an object oriented / systems language such as Java, C++, C# etc.
  • Experienced with end-to-end systems profiling, performance, and optimization
  • Experienced working in a cloud environment architecture utilizing AWS, GCP, Postgres, Kubernetes, Docker, or similar technologies

The pay range displayed on this job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the target position and level. Our pay ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Our job titles may span more than one career level. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, business need, market demands. The pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your location during the hiring process.

This range represents base salary only and does not include incentive for sales roles, equity, or benefits, if applicable.

Pay Range
$182,222$227,778 USD

Perks and Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid medical insurance*
  • Generous paid time-off policy (PTO), plus paid sick time, inclusive parental leave policy, holidays, and volunteer days off
  • RSU stock grants
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Company virtual happy hours, free food, and fun team building activities
  • Monthly cell phone stipend

*may vary by country - please reach out to your recruiter for more information

To learn more about Fivetran's benefits by region - click here.

We’re honored to be valued at over $5.6 billion, but more importantly, we’re proud of our core values of Get Stuck In, Do the Right Thing, and One Team, One Dream. Read about us in Forbes.

Fivetran brings together high-quality talent across the globe to make data access as easy and reliable as electricity for our customers. We value and recognize that our customers benefit from having innovative teams made of people from many backgrounds, experiences and identities. Fivetran promotes diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging through attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it helps us build a world-class company to better serve our customers, our people and our communities.

To learn more about Fivetran’s culture and what it’s like to be part of the team, click here and enjoy our video.

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