Principal Software Engineer – Fivetran – Remote Work


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Principal Software Engineer
at Fivetran (View all jobs)
Remote, Any, United States, AMER
From Fivetran’s founding until now, our mission has remained the same: to make access to data as simple and reliable as electricity. With Fivetran, customer data arrives in their warehouses, canonical and ready to query, with no engineering or maintenance required. We’re proud that more organizations continue to leverage our technology every day to become truly data-driven.

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.

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
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
Commuter benefits to help with transit and parking costs