About Us

Since 2016, dbt Labs has been on a mission to help analysts create and disseminate organizational knowledge. dbt Labs pioneered the practice of analytics engineering, built the primary tool in the analytics engineering toolbox, and has been fortunate enough to see a fantastic community coalesce to help push the boundaries of the analytics engineering workflow. Today there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and over 4,100 dbt Cloud customers. You can learn more about our values here.

We are currently seeking a Staff Software Engineer to join the Experience group. In this role, you will partner with our product and design teams to create delightful and powerful tools for analytics engineers. We build an IDE, CLI, and visual editor deeply integrated with the dbt ecosystem, aiming to put more context at our users' fingertips than they can get in any other development environment. As a Staff Engineer, you will provide technical leadership to the teams working on our experience products. Your work will be utilized by data teams worldwide to support their daily business decisions.

In this role, you can expect to

  • Expand the product experiences available to dbt developers. Today, we are working on visual editing, IDE plugins, and AI development assistants.
  • Continuously improve our IDE’s core backend architecture, performance, and scalability.
  • Define quality and observability standards for our developer experience products.
  • Drive technical design and decision-making, including architectural decisions. Help the team define technical trade-offs, and collaborate with managers to define priorities and deliverables.
  • Enable teammates to build confidently and quickly via standards, foundational APIs for common functionality, and deployment best practices for our cloud-based infrastructure
  • Support the professional development of your peers through mentorship and coaching. This role offers a unique chance to not only contribute to our product but also to grow and develop your own skills and leadership abilities.


  • Have 8+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Minimum requirement of bachelor's degree in a related field (computer science, computer engineering, etc.) OR completed enrollment in engineering related bootcamp

You are a good fit if you

  • Have experience with using Python or Go to create scalable applications. 
  • Value interacting with end-users to deeply understand their needs
  • Have good communication skills and enjoy working cross-functionally with multiple engineering teams across product and infrastructure
  • Desire to coach and mentor more junior engineers

You have an edge if you

  • Have worked on a similar application, such as a visual design tool, an analytics application, or an IDE
  • Have experience scaling applications, especially those with runtimes in Kubernetes on AWS or Azure

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary: $217,000-$255,000
  • Equity Stake
  • Benefits - dbt Labs offers:
    • Unlimited vacation (and yes we use it!)
    • 401k w/3% guaranteed contribution
    • Excellent healthcare
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Wellness stipend
    • Home office stipend, and more!

What to expect in the hiring process:

  • An introductory call with a member of our Talent team
  • A technical screen and meeting with the Hiring Manager
  • A panel interview including multiple members of the Engineering Team
  • A final interview with a member of our Engineering Leadership Team


Who we are

At dbt Labs, we have developed strong opinions on how companies should practice analytics.

Specifically, we believe that:

  • Code-based transformations offer unmatched flexibility and transparency across various “multi-player” development to power everyone in the organization to collaborate on a common language
  • Data analysts should adopt similar practices and tools to software developers
  • Critical analytics infrastructure should be controlled by its users as open source software
  • Analytic code itself — not just analytics tools — will increasingly be open source

It turns out that a lot of other people believe this too! Today, there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and 4,100 companies paying for dbt Cloud. Our customers include JetBlue, Hubspot, Vodafone New Zealand, and Dunelm. dbt is synonymous with the practice of analytics engineering, defining an entire industry. We’re backed by top investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and Altimeter. 

dbt Labs is an equal opportunity employer. We're committed to building an inclusive team that welcomes a diversity of perspectives, people, and backgrounds regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or any other protected status. We feel strongly that whether or not your experience exactly fits the job description, your passion and skills will stand out and set you apart even if your career has taken some twists and turns.  If you are on the fence about whether you meet our requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway! Please reach out to us directly at recruiting@dbtlabs.com if you need assistance or an accommodation

Want to learn more about our focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at dbt Labs? Check out our DEI page here

dbt Labs reserves the right to amend or withdraw the posting at any time. For employees outside the United States, dbt Labs offers a competitive benefits package. Equity or comparable benefits may be offered depending on the legal or country limitations.


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