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Software Engineer II



Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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
We’re looking for a Software Engineer for our Postgres connector team to drive improved performance, reliability, and analytical power for our platform to delight our customers in how they move and leverage their data.
This team is tasked with evolving a high performance extract-load-transform data integration system that enables our connector teams to ship the Fivetran ELT product using powerful abstractions. The role will challenge you to solve problems in the domains of performance engineering, data integrity, and cluster orchestration. You don’t need to be a subject matter expert before you join us (you will become one within this role!), but you will need to have experience working carefully with a high impact software team — especially in environments where the best option may not be obvious, your decisions have cascading implications, and where you sometimes need to measure three times before you cut once.
A successful candidate will be humble enough to collect diverse input and build consensus, will be experienced and confident enough to be decisive when it’s needed, and will be practical enough to build and iterate on the system while it’s in production. We are also looking for a high level of expertise and productivity with modern software development environments (we use Java).
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.
This is a full-time position based out of our Toronto office.
Technologies You’ll Use
  • Java, Postgres, Kubernates, Docker, GCP, Looker, BuildKite, Github, SQL
What You’ll Do
  • Be a horizontally-scaling engineer (we grow together as a team)
  • Design and implement features and performance improvements in Fivetran's business critical database connector to create highly scalable distributed data pipelines on the cloud
  • Care and feel ownership of our product platform, and leverage your skills towards improving it
  • Advocate for core values, business impact, better engineering, and simple and direct solutions
  • Collaborate across engineering on cross-functional projects creating innovative solutions
  • Work across the project lifecycle: requirements, design, prototype, implementation, review, release, monitoring
  • Review and approve technical design documents and pull requests
  • Improve and enhance engineering systems documentation and development processes
  • Contribute to hiring by participating in the interview process
Skills We’re Looking For
  • Typically, 3-5 years of software development experience in fast paced environments
  • Demonstrated passion to learn how large-scale software engineering projects work
  • Has developed an ability to write, test, and deploy well-structured and performant code
  • Experience developing data-processing systems, preferably for an external-facing product
  • Strong technical communication skills (written and verbal) in English
  • Proficient level programming in an object oriented / systems language such as Java, Python, C# etc.
  • Experienced with end-to-end systems profiling, performance, and optimization
  • Experienced working in a cloud environment architecture utilizing AWS, GCP, Postgres, Kubernetes, Docker, or similar technologies
  • Strong ownership and proactiveness
Bonus Skills​
  • Has reverse engineering experience of database logs
  • Experience using Postgres databases
  • Developed any ETL/ELT pipelines


Perks and Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid medical insurance*
  • Generous paid time-off policy (PTO), plus paid sick time, inclusive parental leave policy, holidays, and volunteer days off
  • RSU stock grants*
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Company virtual happy hours, free food, and fun team-building activities
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Recharge, reenergize, and pursue personal and professional goals with a 30-day paid leave after 5 years*
  • Access to an innovative mental health support platform that offers personalized care and resources in areas such as: therapy, coaching, and self-guided mindfulness exercises for all covered employees and their covered dependents.

*May vary by country and worker type - please reach out to your recruiter for more information

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We’re honored to be valued at over $5.6 billion, but more importantly, we’re proud of our core values of Get Stuck In, Do the Right Thing, and One Team, One Dream. Read about us in Forbes.

Fivetran brings together high-quality talent across the globe to make data access as easy and reliable as electricity for our customers. We value and recognize that our customers benefit from having innovative teams made of people from many backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Fivetran promotes diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging through attracting, recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it helps us build a world-class company to better serve our customers, our people and our communities.

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