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Staff Software Engineer - Performance

Oakland, California, United States, AMER
USD $186,698.21~$233,372.76
Software Development
About the Role
Fivetran is building data pipelines to power the modern data stack for thousands of companies.
We’re looking for a brilliant and collaborative individual to join our Performance Engineering Team as a Staff Software Engineer. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure that our product base meets or exceeds performance standards, driving the overall performance of our products. This entails proposing and designing performance-enhancing features and improvements. You will also design and execute performance tests, analyze data to identify performance issues, and resolve these issues proactively. Additionally, you will monitor system performance over time, identify trends, and recommend improvements. Collaboratively with engineers from other teams, you will engage in discussions, debates, and code reviews to refine ideas, designs, and code.
A successful candidate will possess a humble learning attitude, embracing existing realities and approaching challenges from a fundamental perspective. They will contribute fresh perspectives, enabling the team to make optimal design decisions. This candidate will be actively involved in implementation tasks, continuously refining decision-making factors to recalibrate realities and achieve strategic goals.
The ideal candidate exhibits exceptional technical skills, meticulous attention to detail, creativity, motivation, and a results-oriented mindset.
This is a full-time Hybrid position based out of our Oakland office.
Technologies You’ll Use
  • Java, JUnit
  • Docker and Kubernetes
  • AWS, GCP
  • Terraform, WireMock, RestAssured
  • Bazel, BuildKite
What You’ll Do
  • Develop and Debug code to identify and fix performance issues
  • Analyze production workloads and system performance metrics to identify performance bottlenecks in our system
  • Build proof of concepts and translate successful ones into solutions to maximize Fivetran product’s performance and efficiency
  • Build and maintain a platform that focuses on improving the performance, resilience and quality of Fivetran products
  • Impact Fivetran business across product verticals through the work you do
  • Develop deep expertise in Fivetran's Product,  Infrastructure, and Platform
  • Communicate, coordinate, and align strategy with the engineering team members; make recommendations  to improve reliability, performance, best practices, and processes
  • Work with cross-functional teams (Developers, Product, SRE) across the organization
  • Actively engage with fellow engineers in design and code reviews to ensure we deliver performant solutions that improves the product’s efficiency
Skills We’re Looking For
  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in the software industry with a passion for solving complex software engineering problems
  • Experience in architecting reliable distributed systems, with an emphasis on high-volume data management
  • Experience and expertise in building backend services and data systems
  • Experience with use of wide range of algorithms and data structures
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in working with Java and databases
  • Knowledge of observability tools like New Relic, Splunk, DataDog is a plus
Bonus Skills​
  • Performance Engineering background is a plus - experience analyzing, troubleshooting and automating performance workloads on large scale systems
  • Hands-on experience working with any cloud technologies(AWS, GCP,Azure) and containerization methodologies like docker, K8s
  • Experience with cloud warehouses, such as Snowflake, BigQuery, RedShift and Databricks
  • Familiarity with system level programming (such as process and memory management and inter-process communication)
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