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(Senior) Software Engineer - Cloud Infrastructure



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Warsaw, Poland
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2024
About Starburst
At Starburst, we are working to dismantle the status quo of data silos and vendor lock-in every single day. For decades, database companies have held their customers hostage and we believe that’s just plain wrong. Starburst offers a full-featured data lake analytics platform, built on open source Trino. Our platform includes all the capabilities needed to discover, organize, and consume data without the need for time-consuming and costly migration projects. Today more than 300 leading organizations trust us to make better decisions faster.
Though Starburst has raised $414M in venture funding from top investors, we were founded in a rather unusual way as we bootstrapped the business with customers and revenue from the very beginning! We are a remote-first company with employees all over the world and are proud to be named a Best Place to Work. Come join our team of All-Stars!
About the role
As a Senior Software Engineer on the fully distributed Starburst Galaxy Reliability, Scalability, & Efficiency team, you’ll own the reliability, scalability and efficiency (performance/$) of Starburst Galaxy IaaS/SaaS as we grow. You will help design and build core infrastructure around Trino of the Galaxy Product itself, as well as build “the machine that builds the machine” that is used to operate our SaaS at scale. Daily tasks will include developing the backend infrastructure related to product features, building operational tooling, supporting our product in production, and driving collaboration with various stakeholders around the reliability, scalability and efficiency of Starburst Galaxy.
On the Core Infrastructure team, you will ensure the reliability and scalability of the Starburst Galaxy infrastructure as we grow to meet the demands of our customers. You’ll own the apis for provisioning and upgrading cloud infrastructure across AWS, Azure & GCP.
On the Delivery & Enablement team, you will enable the engineering organization to iterate on Galaxy confidently with maximum velocity, and minimum disruption. You’ll own everything from continuous delivery to the tooling to provision and maintain developer environments.
On the Observability team, you will provide comprehensive tooling, and the underlying infrastructure primitives, for the introspection and administration of the Starburst Galaxy product. This requires modifying both Trino and Starburst Galaxy services to maximize introspection while owning infrastructure that ensures that relevant data is surfaced in an accessible way to both internal and external customers.

As a (Senior) Software Engineer - Cloud Infrastructure you will:

  • Develop and optimize the reliability, scalability, and efficiency of Starburst Galaxy service
  • Design and build the core operational infrastructure of the Starburst Galaxy service following the immutable cloud infrastructure paradigm
  • Continuously improve our engineering processes, tests, and systems that allow us to scale the code base and productivity of the team
  • Provide considerate and timely review of your peers' pull requests and design proposals

Some of the things we look for :

  • Passion for software engineering, an interest in Infrastructure Engineering in particular
  • Cloud infrastructure architecture and orchestration experience
  • Experience developing software in Java and Typescript
  • Experience with infrastructure as code and related tooling such as Pulumi or Terraform
  • Prior experience in developing for or operating Trino is a huge plus
  • Demonstration of ownership, grit, and bias for action - core values at Starburst
Why build your career at Starburst?
We live by our three core company values: Character, Competence, and Ownership and are a team of top performers. We are each in the driver’s seat, shaping our organization and working together towards our common mission. We are solving exceptionally complex and meaningful challenges here and as we innovate, we each have the opportunity to build our careers alongside Starbursts’s growth.
We take care of our global workforce by making sure employees enjoy competitive salaries and attractive stock grants, remote-friendly work options, flexible paid time off, and more!
Starburst Data is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to work. Everyone is welcome at the Starburst table and we have several employee resource groups such as Womxn At Starburst, Starburst Military, and Starburst Pride. We know that the more diverse perspectives we have at the table will only serve us to make a better team and company.
Starburst provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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