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Senior Software Engineer - Data Applications

Austin, TX
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

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're looking for a talented Senior Software Engineer with a passion for building enterprise grade software to join the team. You will be focusing on developing world-class enterprise capabilities and features in support of our largest and most sophisticated customers. The work we do is both highly visible and critically important to the long term growth and success of Fivetran. You will have an impact across the entire product as we develop our next generation of enterprise, data governance, and solutions engineering offerings.

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!).

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.

This is a full-time position based out of our Oakland office or can be remote.

What You'll Do
  • Design and implement features and performance improvements in the Fivetran core to create highly scalable distributed data pipelines on the cloud
  • Develop, maintain, and test code
  • Conduct design and code reviews
  • Collaborate across engineering on cross-functional projects creating innovative solutions
  • Understand and fix challenges related to performance and scalability.
  • Participate periodically in on-call rotation
  • Participate in the hiring process
  • Mentor Junior developers
  • Make Fivetran the most reliable and secure component of our customers' data infrastructure
Skills We're Looking For:
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Software Engineering or Computer Science
  • Experience working with distributed systems and cloud security concepts
  • Able to define project requirements
  • Proficient at designing software and infrastructure
  • Can identify design flaws in existing systems and come up with improvements
  • Writes well-structured and performant code
  • Experience in code reviews, design, troubleshooting and testing
  • Experience programming in an object oriented / systems language such as Java, C++, C# etc


  • Experience working in a cloud environment utilizing AWS, GCP, Postgres, Kubernetes, Docker, CircleCI, or similar technologies
Perks and Benefits:
  • 100% paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance. Benefits begin on your first day!
  • Option of Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Savings Account (FSA)
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plus paid sick time, holidays, parental leave, and volunteer days off
  • 401k match program
  • Eligible donation match program
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Home office setup reimbursement program for 100% remote employees
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Company virtual happy hours, free food, and fun team building activities
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter benefits to help with transit and parking costs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Referral Bonuses
  • RSU's - every employee is granted RSU's when they walk in the door
  • Annual Camp Fivetran trip that brings together every employee from around the world

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.

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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