From our founding until now, our mission has remained the same: to make access to data as simple and reliable as electricity. With Fivetran, your data just arrives in your warehouse, canonical and ready to query, no engineering or maintenance required. As we watch more and more companies leverage our technology to become truly data-driven, we’re proud not only of our growth but also of the fact that we’ve grown without compromising our core values.
 
Integrity.
We do the right thing, even when it's harder in the short run. We challenge the status quo by reasoning from first principles.
 
Initiative.
Fivetran belongs to all of us. We take ownership and are accountable for getting things done. Through curiosity, learning, and coaching, we grow as individuals and teams.
 
One team, one dream.
We share the pains and successes of our customers, partners and colleagues. We seek, gather, and trust a diverse group of teammates with different perspectives to guide Fivetran's progress.
 
If these values resonate with you, we’d love to hear from you.

About the role:

Fivetran is looking for an ambitious, accomplished, and independent Senior Staff Software Engineer who will make a big impact at a fast-growing company. You will play a vital role in building and improving our software architecture foundation, guiding our teams to build the infrastructure to deliver the reliable operation of our data pipeline service and work with them hands-on building challenging new features. 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. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Act as the architect for the database connector group
  • Take ownership and spearhead changes to turn our database connectors into the fastest in the industry by focusing on performance and optimization
  • Drive engineering excellence through architecture design and reviews for our data pipeline service projects and features
  • Lead engineering-wide initiatives for a number of key technologies
  • Work with the Office of the CTO as an active member of our architecture guild
  • Collaborate with other principal engineers across our 3 main development locations
  • Participate hands on as an active engineering team member in our day to day work to deliver robust and scalable features
  • Improve and enhance engineering systems documentation and development processes
  • Coach and mentor our most senior engineers
  • Contribute to hiring by participating in the interview process

Requirements:

  • Ideal candidate has some prior management experience with strong experience as an architect or senior staff engineer and is capable of driving changes through a collaborative but determined leadership style
  • Strong first-hand experience with data pipelines and relational databases such as Oracle, Postgres, SQL Server or MySQL
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Software Engineering or Computer Science and from a reputed institution with 10+ years of experience
  • Demonstrated expert ability to drive and lead large-scale architectural projects in a highly effective manner with a clear goal of delivery in mind
  • Enjoys intensive collaboration with technical (engineers, leads) and non-technical (product managers, analysts) members in the organization to build complex system-level features
  • Demonstrated temperament and interpersonal skills to work effectively at multiple levels ranging from in the trenches with engineers to working with the CTO
  • Extensive back-end development experience, preferably for an external-facing product
  • Writes well-structured and performant code; hands-on in designing, building, maintaining, testing and deploying code
  • Experienced with the formulation of ideas; building proof-of-concept (POC) and converting them to production-ready projects
  • Expert Java programming, application architecture and database expertise
  • Experienced with end-to-end systems profiling, performance, and optimization
  • Experienced working in a cloud environment architecture 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
  • Work-from-home equipment reimbursement for your home office setup!
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Company virtual happy hours and fun team building activities
  • Pet Insurance -- and yes, you can bring your well-behaved fur babies to work
  • Commuter benefits to help with transit and parking costs
Shaped by the real-world needs of data analysts, Fivetran technology is the smartest, fastest way to replicate your applications, databases, events and files into a high-performance cloud warehouse. Fivetran connectors deploy in minutes, require zero maintenance, and automatically adjust to source changes — so your data team can stop worrying about engineering and focus on driving insights. 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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