Senior Software Engineer - Databases at Fivetran (Remote)

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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.

Overview

Fivetran is building data pipelines to power the modern data stack for thousands of companies. We're looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Databases group and help build new features for our data pipeline service, improve our software architecture, and maintain reliable operation of the service. We're looking for people who want to learn the key values that make our product great, and implement those values in the many small decisions you make every day as a developer. We emphasize using no-nonsense tools, and take great pride in the simplicity and effectiveness of the systems we build.

Our stack includes: Java, Postgres, and Kubernetes

What You'll Do
  • Work on the most challenging problems facing Fivetran’s database connectors to improve the highest volume connectors in a product portfolio enjoyed by customers of all sizes- from startups to enterprises.
  • Experiment and build prototypes for solutions that increase capabilities, reliability and growth of Fivetran’s database connectors.
  • Collaborate with customer-facing departments and directly with customers to validate solutions.
  • Create new database connectors.
  • Contribute to hiring by participating in the interview process.
What You'll Bring
  • Typically, 5+ years of  relevant development experience in fast paced environments
  • Java programming experience
  • Experience in data processing (ETL, ELT) and/or cloud-based platforms
  • Experienced working in a cloud environment utilizing AWS, GCP, Postgres, Kubernetes, Docker, CircleCI, or similar technologies
  • Experience with benchmarking and performance optimization techniques
  • Loves experimenting and can handle setbacks with a smile 
  • Ability to write well-structured and performant code
  • Ability to define project requirements and proficiency in designing software and infrastructure
  • Collaborates well with junior and senior developers
  • Can identify design flaws in existing systems and come up with improvements
  • Experience working with relational databases

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. 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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages

An Insider's view of Fivetran

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

"Our work-life balance is less about "balance" and more about flowing seamlessly between the two. Everyone understands that to be our best in the workplace we have to embrace our true selves. That means a bike ride or yoga in the middle of the day is a priority so we can deliver great results for our customers, company, colleagues, and ourselves."

Mike Faber

Sales Leader Enablement Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

"I collaborated with other departments on a weekly if not daily basis. Our core value of One Team One Dream ensures that everyone makes decisions that are in the best interest of the organization."

Andrew Sutherland

Business Development Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

"Fivetran is a true rocketship. I didn’t realize what an incredible company I was joining, so I feel lucky to be here every day. Everyone loves Fivetran whether they’re a customer or they’re an employee. We all strive toward a common goal of making Fivetran the best, and we’ve done a pretty amazing job at it."

Rachel Musiker

Account Executive

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

"I just celebrated my one year anniversary with Fivetran! The accelerated growth has given me so many chances to learn new things and show off my skills! I’ve already been promoted twice and have more ambitious goals ahead!"

Emily Chapman

Recruiting Team Lead

What are Fivetran Perks + Benefits

Fivetran Benefits Overview

100% paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance
25 days annual paid vacation, plus 13 paid holidays and generous sick time
401k match program
Pet Insurance
Commuter pre-tax benefits options to help with transit and parking costs
Professional development and training opportunities
Unlimited coffee, office snacks, and frequent catered lunches
Company happy hours and fun team building activities

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Fivetran encourages every employee to volunteer by giving them 2 days off each year to dedicate to a volunteer opportunity! How cool is that?!
Partners with Nonprofits
Fivetran partners with a number of nonprofits throughout the year via donation matching and other co-sponsored events.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
In 2020, our team launched new Employee Resource Groups like: Women's Network, 7ERG (LGBTQIA), and BFN (Black at Fivetran)
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Fivetran host a Wellness Week every yea
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks

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