Software Engineer II

| East Bay
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From our founding until now, our mission has remained the same: to remove the engineering burden from data teams by standardizing and fully automating data connectors. 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.
Fivetran is looking for a mid-level Software Engineer enthusiastic in joining a fast-growing company. You'll help build new features of our data pipeline service, help 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.
Fivetran is the epitome of data-driven-development — our engineering team is focused on building a world class product that:
- Facilitates Data Analytics — join our mission is to reliably deliver best-in-class schemas, and clean data, designed to be intuitively useful to analysts.
- Contributes to our Community — help develop tools like Data Lakes, SQL-based Transformations, and schema explorers to empower analysts to choose the best tools, and to make those tools more powerful. 
- Is Absolutely Dependable — work to make Fivetran the most reliable and secure component of our customers’ data infrastructure.
We emphasize using no-nonsense tools, and take great pride in the simplicity and effectiveness of the systems we build. Our back-end is built on Java, Postgres, and Kubernetes, and our front-end is built on React and Typescript.

As a Software Engineer, you will:

  • Create new data source connectors to be part of a product portfolio enjoyed by customers of all sizes- from startups to enterprises
  • Help develop, maintain, and test code
  • Contribute to the maintenance and improvement of existing connectors; call for improvement in all areas of Fivetran's codebase and infrastructure
  • Participate in on-call rotation
  • Contribute to hiring by participating in the interview process

Requirements:

  • Writes well-structured and performant code
  • Are able to learn software and infrastructure design to satisfy project requirements 
  • Works well in a team
  • Can troubleshoot problems with existing code and systems 

Nice-to-haves:

  • Java programming experience
  • Experience in data processing (ETL, ELT) and/or cloud-based platforms
  • Experience in designing and developing file, event, application, or database connectors
  • Experienced working in a cloud environment and microservices architecture utilizing AWS, GCP, Postgres, Kubernetes, Docker, CircleCI, or similar technologies

Perks of working with us:

  • 100% paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance
  • Flexible PTO
  • 401k match program
  • Pet Insurance -- and yes, you can bring your well-behaved fur babies to work
  • Commuter Benefits 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

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

We're right in the heart of downtown Oakland: a block from Tribune Tower, a block from 12th St. Bart, and astounding dining options all around.

An Insider's view of Fivetran

What's something quirky about your company?

It's a small thing, but our team leads have started making cakes to celebrate big launches. There is a competition going for who makes the best cake.

Peter

Staff Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Powered-by-Fivetran initiative, enabling customers to actually embed Fivetran connectors into their customer experience. As a product manager, having such a powerful accelerator drive data-driven results for my end-users is thrilling, helping data products to get closer to low cost, high impact solutions.

Alexa

Senior Product Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Communication. There is so much collaboration happening both within teams and cross-functionally, that open and clear communication is the only way we're able to succeed. Also, 1 Team, 1 Dream is a value of ours that I see lived out daily across different teams at Fivetran.

Kimani

Senior Tech Recruiter

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Fivetran is to be the global employer of choice among top talent seeking inclusive culture, abundant advancement opportunities, and a team of diverse, high performing employees who share strong core values.

Amanda

Director, People Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

Fivetran has a very strong mentoring program that is very helpful to guide each employee to a fast-tracked career growth. Ownership and working on challenging problems that create immense business impact prepare us for the next level.

Aman

Staff Software Engineer

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 -- and yes, you can bring your well-behaved fur babies to work
Commuter Benefits 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
Partners with Nonprofits
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
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Fivetran's health insurance policy covers 100% of the monthly premium and 70% of dependents' premium.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Our pet discount plan provides 25% off services and preventative medication.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Fivetran offers 401k through Vanguard.
401(K) Matching
Fivetran provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan. We match up to 4% of contributions.
Company Equity
4-year vest with 1-year cliff.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We offer reimbursement for doula services up to $3,000 pre-tax and $300 for e-learning classes.
Flexible Work Schedule
Fivetran provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
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
Employees receive unlimited hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Fivetran hosts an annual trip open to the entire global workforce and is called Camp Fivetran!
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free lunch every other Wednesday.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Pet Friendly
Fivetran's pet policy is dog friendly daily, cat friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Fivetran offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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