Airbyte is the 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 18 months, we’ve built 150+ connectors and we’ve had 9,000+ companies syncing data with us. We’ve raised $181M from some of the world’s top investors (Benchmark, Accel, Altimeter, Coatue, 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 transparent as a company. Our company handbook, culture & values, strategy and roadmap are open to all.

As a Staff Engineer on the Databases team, you will push forward Airbyte‚Äôs most popular source connectors: databases. Your mission is to help make Airbyte‚Äôs database connectors the most reliable and performant in the industry. You will be responsible for designing and refining the framework for extracting data efficiently from these systems. This includes interacting directly with the Write-Ahead Log (WAL) and implementing Change Data Capture (CDC). The ultimate goal is make Airbyte’s database sources the undisputed industry leaders.

What You’ll Do
  • Drive step function improvements in database connector performance & reliability
  • Build leverage: a week-long task this year should take ten minutes next year
  • Pioneer the creation of new patterns, tools, and frameworks for building database connectors
  • Help shape the databases team‚Äôs roadmap
  • Improve engineering processes and documentation
  • Embed or rotate into the platform teams to execute on cross-cutting projects
  • Mentor senior engineers at Airbyte
What You’ll Need
  • Expert knowledge of common relational databases like MySQL, Postgres, or Oracle
  • Expert knowledge of the Java toolchain
  • Experience in profiling and optimizing high performance applications
  • 8+ years of software engineering experience
  • Ability to influence without authority and work with junior & senior engineers
  • You enjoy building abstractions & tools which multiply output
  • A passion for continuous learning and improvement (both at a personal and team level
  • Belief in¬†our values
  • Excited to work remote
  • A user-centric approach to building products and developer tools
  • Experience working with Docker
We provide
  • ¬†Fully remote flexible work environment¬†– we don‚Äôt look at when you log in, log out or how much time you work. We look at your output and we trust you; it‚Äôs the only way remote can actually work.
  • Unlimited vacation policy- we need you at your best at all times. Our expected minimum time off lets you schedule your work around your life.
  • Co-working space¬†– most of our team enjoyed the WFH life but if you prefer to work from a co-working space, we will cover the full monthly cost.
  • Parental leave (for both parents)¬†– so you have time to adjust to the new life (and work) schedule introduced by your new bundle of joy.
  • Travel With Purpose¬†– we are a fully distributed, 100% remote-friendly team, however, we recognize the value of in-person time. We will pay for round-trip flights, hotel, transportation, and food on weekdays for you to visit our headquarters in San Francisco, or other members of your team around the world.
  • Open book policy¬†– we will pay for books you purchase for your professional and career development.
  • Continuous learning/training policy¬†– we sponsor you for the conferences and training programs you feel would add to your development in the company.
  • Competitive benefits package for US-based employees, including:
  • Blue Shield or Kaiser Medical Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance to offer extra peace of mind, especially while we find ourselves in a global pandemic
  • Healthcare insurance¬†for those whose countries do not provide it for free.
  • Mental Health Support¬†for all team members provided via¬†Spill.
  • 401k¬†for US-based employees.
  • Sponsored visas¬†for employees in need of them.
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.