What do we do as a company?
Alation is building a data-fluent world by changing the way people find, understand, and trust data. The first to bring a data catalog to market, Alation combines machine learning and human collaboration to bring confidence to data-
driven decisions. More than 100 organizations, including eBay, Munich Re and Pfizer, leverage the Alation Data Catalog. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is funded by Andressen Horowitz, Costanoa Ventures, Data Collective, Harmony Partners, Icon Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Sapphire Ventures.
For more information, visit alation.com.
Job Scope :
We are seeking a talented Senior Software Engineer to join our fast growing team. In this role you will help define how we build and scale our analytics platform and you will help us build a work culture that fosters continuous learning and growth.
What you'll do :
Drive the technical vision and roadmap for your product area
Build the technical and cultural foundations of our engineering team
Tackle latency and throughput challenges in data processing and request serving
Design & solidify the software development processes
Build a 3rd party ecosystem by developing APIs and SDKs, and providing certification programs
Run experiments to derive new insights from data, driving product innovation in new features in our smart data catalog
Hire and grow the team, while working alongside them
Have fun with your colleagues, in and out of the office
3+ years of hands-on Technical Leadership in an agile environment
Entrepreneurial minded who have scaled enterprise B2B software products and thrive in a high paced environment
Flexible to react to changing priorities and able to prioritize and deliver in a deadline driven environment
Knowledge of the data management, analytics, BI space (or able to learn about it deeply and quickly)
Experience designing integrations across the data landscape (databases, etl systems, reporting, etc.)
BE or MS in Computer Science or related field
You'll be a great fit if :
You live and breathe data- You come from a data-oriented landscape / ecosystem such as (Databases, ETL Systems, Reporting / Visualization tools, Data analytics tools, Metastores (other catalogs) )
You're passionate about making the world a more curious and intelligent place
You're humble and thoughtful, but a vocal advocate for our users and customers, able to fight for the course of action that the data and our values show is right
You're driven to learn new things and grow
You're able to balance conflicting demands- optimizing for the short- and long-term, for end-users and business sponsors, for foundational technologies and bespoke applications, etc.
and can communicate clearly about such trade-offs
You can just as easily argue for a product investment with an engineer as you could argue against an investment with a salesperson
You have a deeply analytical mindset, yet you're able to combine quantitative analysis and logic with a human touch
More About Alation :
Our founders have come together from different backgrounds : business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story.
Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds - from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-
person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.
If you resonate with our mission, want to work on challenging problems, to have fun, and to create a product with a broad and positive impact, come join us.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, name, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.