Senior Software Engineer, Platform at Airbyte (W20)
Open-source EL(T) platform
About Airbyte

Airbyte is an open-source data integration engine that syncs data from applications, APIs & databases to data warehouses, lakes, and other destinations.

About the role

Airbyte is the upcoming open-source standard for EL(T). We enable data teams to replicate data from applications, APIs, and databases to data warehouses, lakes, and other destinations. We believe only an open-source approach can solve the problem of data integration, as it enables us to cover the long tail of integrations while enabling teams to adapt pre-built connectors to their needs. Within just 12 months, we've built 100+ connectors and we've had 4,000+ companies syncing data with us.

We're backed by some of the world's top investors (Benchmark, Accel, Y Combinator, etc.) and believe in product-led growth, where we build something awesome and let our product bring the users, rather than an outbound sales engine with cold calls.

Airbyte is remote friendly, with most of the team still based in Silicon Valley. We’re fully open as a company. Our company handbook ,culture & values ,strategy and roadmap are open to all.

The Opportunity

The Platform Team is building a cloud version of our product from the ground up. You'll be getting in at the ground floor on building a SaaS ETL tool. This initiative builds on the success of the open source product. It will be a gamechanger for existing and new users who want to leverage the Airbyte ETL platform without having to maintain it themselves. Because of its open-source roots, Airbyte Cloud will be the only SaaS ETL solution that can manage data pipelines for all of a user's sources in a single tool. 

In addition, the platform team is driving important new features to the core Airbyte product including: schema evolution, support for more granular data types to name a couple. It is early days on the platform team, anyone who joins the team will be designing and working on meaty features that will define the Airbyte product.

What You'll Do:

  • Write code
  • Design and lead system-spanning technical projects
  • Advocate for new features and product decisions based learnings from users
  • Own the success of our cloud and OSS products
  • Embed or rotate into the Connector team to execute on cross-cutting projects
  • Contribute to and help shape the Platform team’s roadmap
  • Engage with our open source community via events, Slack, or pull requests to ensure we cultivate and serve a thriving community
  • Drive and participate in major architectural initiatives

What You'll Need:

  • 4+ years of software engineering experience
  • Proficiency writing production-quality code in Java
  • Any non-zero level of experience with docker and kubernetes
  • Any non-zero experience either building or using ETL tools
  • Any non-zero level of experience working on a cloud platform (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc).Desire to work directly with users
  • Desire to guide the product to better solve for user needs
  • Willing to work remote
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A passion for continuous learning and improvement (both at a personal and team level)
  • Belief in our values

We provide

  • Flexible work environment as fully remote - we don’t look at when you log in, log out or how much time you work. We trust you, it’s the only way remote can actually work.

  • Unlimited vacation policy with mandatory minimum time off - so you can fit work around your life.

  • Co-working space stipend - we provide everyone with $200/month to use on a coworking space of their choice, if any.

  • Parental leave (for both parents, after one year spent with the company) - so those raising families can do so while still working for us.

  • Open book policy - we reimburse books that employees want to purchase for their professional and career development.

  • Continuous learning / training policy - we sponsor the conferences and training programs you feel would add to your development in the company.

  • Health insurance for those from countries that do not provide this freely. Through Savvy in the US, which means you can choose the insurance you want and will receive a stipend from the company.

  • 401k for the US employees.

  • Sponsored visas for those who need them

  • We'll give you a corporate card for expenses. Our philosophy is Freedom & Responsibiility. We trust you, just do what's best for the company.

Airbyte is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, veteran or military status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 

Airbyte is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. Please let us know if you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability.


The platform is built in Java, but connectors can be built in any language, as they run as Docker containers. Most of our connectors are actually built in Python today.

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