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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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
We’re looking for an enthusiastic Senior Software Engineer to join our fast-growing data company. As a part of the databases team, you will help drive performance improvement, improve reliability/architecture and build new features for our Postgres data pipeline services, including both database and REST services.
This is a full-time position based out of our Oakland office.
Technologies You’ll Use
  • Java
  • SQL
  • Bazel, BuildKite, Docker, Kubernetes, Github
  • AWS, GCP, Azure
  • Postgres database
What You’ll Do
  • Create technical design document for new features
  • Write and test code
  • Review and approve technical design documents and git pull requests
  • Work with team members and assist with their challenges
  • Resolve customer issues
  • Collaborate with a broader set of stakeholders, including PM, CSE, SE and Sales
  • Work across the project lifecycle: requirements, design, prototype, implementation, review, release, and monitoring
Skills We’re Looking For
  • Experience in Java. Knowledge of additional languages (e.g. C++) is preferred
  • Experience in reliable distributed systems, with an emphasis on high-volume data management platform that operate under strict SLAs
  • You know how to design and code systems and software that is effective, performant, intuitive, easy to operate, and elegantly simple
  • Expertise in working with popular Cloud platforms, Cloud-based APIs, databases
  • Can troubleshoot problems with existing code
  • You have experience with and knowledge of relational Databases
  • You can write efficient SQL queries
Bonus Skills​
  • Knowledge of Postgres internal
  • Postgres contributor
  • Experience in data processing (ETL or ELT)


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Pay Range
$166,585.93$199,911.11 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
  • Recharge, reenergize, and pursue personal and professional goals with a 30-day paid leave after 5 years*
  • Access to an innovative mental health support platform that offers personalized care and resources in areas such as: therapy, coaching, and self-guided mindfulness exercises for all covered employees and their covered dependents.

*May vary by country and worker type - please reach out to your recruiter for more information

Click here to learn more about Fivetran's Benefits by Region.

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.

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