Software Engineer, Infrastructure

Airtable (View all Jobs)

San Francisco, CA

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Interview Process

1. Take home project that resembles a problem Airtable solves for 2. Five hour on-site which includes a discussion of the project, UI design, discussing architectural tradeoffs, and code debugging.

Salary

$148,100- $221,500

Programming Languages Mentioned

SQL


Airtable enables any team to create apps on top of shared data and power their most critical and unique workflows. Teams at more than 300,000 organizations, including 80% of the Fortune 100, rely on the Airtable Connected Apps Platform to connect their people and data and achieve their most important goals.  Founded in 2013 and headquartered in San Francisco, Airtable ranks #6 on the Forbes Cloud 100 and has raised $1.36 billion to date.

Airtable’s infrastructure is evolving to meet the needs of our fast growing engineering org. We are looking for backend engineers to join our team to help improve critical product infrastructure, with a focus on building systems that have a great developer experience and will scale as we grow.

We currently have openings on:

  • Storage: The Storage team’s mission is to accelerate product development at Airtable by providing scalable, reliable, and easy-to-use storage abstractions. We use RDS MySQL, DynamoDB, Redis, and TiDB. We’re looking for folks interested in distributed systems and databases who are excited to work on business-critical, petabyte-scale storage systems. You will own all aspects of building, running, and improving these systems, from the underlying infrastructure all the way to the developer-facing code abstractions.
  • Data Infrastructure: The Data Infrastructure team’s mission is to enable data-driven decision making at Airtable by providing reliable, self-service, high-performance analytics infrastructure. We use technologies like Redshift, Spark, Trino, Kinesis, and Flink to process vast quantities of data in our data warehouse. This infrastructure is used by Airtable’s data engineers and analysts, as well as product developers building features powered by business data.
  • Service Orchestration: Our service orchestration pod’s charter is to implement the next generation of technologies for building, running, and deploying backend services. We are looking for engineers who are excited about building our infrastructure to power Airtable’s product development in a reliable and scalable way. You are someone who asks yourself, “what can we build today that will enable our scale for 5 or 10 years in the future?” Your work will shape our service deployment and orchestration for years to come. The successful candidate will have experience and/or strong desire to learn about how to build and run scalable distributed systems, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
    • This pod has adopted a Kubernetes (k8s) based technology stack for service deployment and orchestration. We completed our k8s migration in 2023 H1, and now we are bringing this k8s based service platform to the next level to empower engineers across the company to build, deploy, and run services. This effort is extremely important to manage the growing complexity of our backend architecture.

Please note: while we employ a hybrid working model at Airtable (flexible in working from the office or elsewhere), we are looking to hire candidates who are based in the San Francisco Bay Area who are open to coming into the office at least ~1-2 times/week for team collaboration.

What you'll do

  • Proactively identify and lead significant improvements to Airtable’s infrastructure, working across teams and product areas to maximize business and engineering impact.
  • Work on systems-level problems in a complex design space where scalability, efficiency, reliability, and security really matter.
  • Build clean, reusable, and maintainable abstractions that will be used by Airtable’s engineers for years to come.
  • Take full ownership of components of Airtable’s infrastructure, including responsibility for reliability, performance, efficiency, and observability of our production environment.

Who you are

  • You have 2+ years of industry experience, and are excited about learning new technologies and applying them in a fast-changing environment. Please note this is not a new grad position. 
  • You have experience in areas such as databases, distributed systems, service-oriented architectures, and data infrastructure.
  • You derive joy from refactoring and building clean abstractions in order to make complex systems fun to develop on and easy to understand.
  • You have a strong background in computer science with a degree in CS or a related field.
  • You are currently based or willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Compensation awarded to successful candidates will vary based on their work location, relevant skills and experience. The base salary range for this role is $148,100- $221,500 for work locations in San Francisco, Mountain View, Seattle, NYC and LA. Our total compensation package also includes the opportunity to receive benefits, restricted stock units, and may include incentive compensation. To learn more about our comprehensive benefit offerings, please check out Life at Airtable.

Airtable is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and strive to create a workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any characteristic protected by applicable federal and state laws, regulations and ordinances. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant

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Compensation awarded to successful candidates will vary based on their work location, relevant skills, and experience.

Our total compensation package also includes the opportunity to receive benefits, restricted stock units, and may include incentive compensation. To learn more about our comprehensive benefit offerings, please check out Life at Airtable.

For work locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, and Los Angeles, the base salary range for this role is:
$148,100$221,500 USD

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