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Software Engineer, Strategic API Integrations



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024
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.

So far, we've built over 350 connectors and have had 35,000+ companies replicating 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, core values, methodology, strategy and roadmap are open to all.

If you find this role exciting, we encourage you to apply even if you think you don’t meet all requirements.


Airbyte’s open source data movement solution is quickly becoming a best practice for data engineers. To keep up with this demand, we are looking to improve our most important connectors by building a team to focus on their quality, scalability, and performance.

The number of possible data integrations is growing at a faster rate than any single engineering team can support: new APIs, filesystems, and databases are born every day. To build thousands of high quality data integrations, we need tools that minimize the effort required to build and maintain them. Airbyte’s team builds the tools needed to produce and maintain high quality connectors with a fraction of the effort. Our tools provide leverage to help our community and engineers build the connectors they need.

As a software engineer on the Strategic API Integrations Team, you will embark on a mission to make the most highly-used connectors on the Airbyte platform the best in the industry. To do this, you’ll become a domain expert on industry leading APIs like Salesforce, Netsuite, and Google Ads, and design the best possible product experience for those connectors. This includes maximizing the throughput, ensuring their reliability, and making them intuitive to use. You’ll be expected to design and implement the evolution of the Airbyte Connector Development Kit (CDK) and Platform in order to support best-in-class experiences in the future. As an engineer in Airbyte, you’ll have a significant influence on the team roadmap and be expected to take ownership of the most important connectors for our customers. This is a great role for product-minded engineers looking to have a big impact on Airbyte’s business.

This opportunity is for an engineering leader to contribute their deep expertise and experience to large-scale and complex problems.You’ll drive impact by providing thought leadership and context to the organization, driving alignment across teams to achieve success with company objectives, as well as architecting and contributing to Airbyte’s open source libraries.

What You'll Do

  • Drive projects that make Airbyte the best tool for developing and maintaining API connectors
  • Take Airbyte’s high-volume, high-usage Python connectors to the next level in terms of features, usability, and performance
  • Take Airbyte’s Connector Development Kits (CDKs) to the next level in terms of features, usability, and performance
  • Embed or rotate into the platform teams to execute on cross-cutting projects
  • Work with internal tooling teams to shape the future direction of Airbyte’s connector developer experience
  • Guide product decisions with engineering perspective and help shape the Strategic API Integrations team roadmap and product
  • Engage with the open-source community via Github, Slack, or community events
  • Lead cross-team technical initiatives
  • Pioneer the creation of new patterns, tools, and frameworks for the connectors organization
  • Build leverage via engineering: a week-long project this month should be a ten minute task next month
  • Improve engineering processes and documentation
  • Write high-leverage code
  • Mentor engineers

What You'll Need

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience
  • Experience building ETL data pipelines or integrations is a big plus
  • Experience in profiling and optimizing high-performance applications
  • Experience with creating developer-focused frameworks and tools multiplying engineering output (such as shared or open source libraries or CLIs) is a plus!
  • A user-centric approach to building products
  • A passion for continuous learning and improvement (both at a personal and team level)
  • Proficiency in Python (extra points for proficiency in Kotlin as well)
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Belief in our values


  • San Francisco. Hybrid, twice per week.

We provide

  • Relocation - should you be applying to a San Francisco based role, Airbyte will assist with U.S. relocation to make this a seamless transition and compensate you well.
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off - we need you at your best at all times. Our expected minimum time off of 25 PTO days per year lets you schedule your work around your life.
  • Co-working space - most of our team enjoys the WFH life but if you prefer to work from a co-working space, we will cover the full monthly cost.
  • Relocation - should you be applying to a San Francisco based role, Airbyte will assist with U.S. relocation to make this a seamless transition and compensate you well.
  • Parental leave (for both parents) - we offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave for all new parents so you have time to adjust to the new life (and work) schedule introduced by your new bundle of joy.
  • Sponsored Travel - we are a fully distributed, 100% remote-first team, however, we recognize the value of in-person time. We sponsor annual company-wide retreats, team offsites, and Travel With Purpose in between to allow you to collaborate with your team in person on a regular basis.
  • 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
  • Airbyte covers 100% for both employees and dependents
  • Dental (including child & adult ortho) & Vision Insurance
  • Airbyte covers 100% for both employees and dependents
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Airbyte covers 100% for employees
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Airbyte covers 100% for employees
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Airbyte covers 100% for employees
  • Healthcare insurance stipend for those outside the US whose countries do not provide it for free.
  • Mental Health Support for all team members provided via Spill.
  • 401k for US-based employees.
  • FSA (flexible spending account)
  • Work Visas We currently sponsor H1B Transfers, TN Visas, and Green Cards. All other Visa requests will be discussed on a case by case basis to determine if we can sponsor.

Salary for this job- $211,000- $225,000 + a generous equity package, and benefits listed above for US Market. For countries outside of the US we offer benefits and localized salaries based on your region or area.

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.