Posted on 
May 14, 2024

Data Performance Engineer

Remote
Mid-Senior ICs
Engineering, Data Science + Analytics
Starburst
Starburst
Starburst
Series D
251-1000
Software, Security & Developer Tools

At Starburst, we are working to dismantle the status quo of data silos and vendor lock-in every single day. We offer 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.

Job Description

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  

Starburst is looking for a Performance Solution Architect to work with our globally distributed engineering team on Starburst Galaxy the internet-scale data lake analytics platform. This is our flagship product and offers incredible value-add on the already stellar performance of the open-source Trino software. This role provides you with the opportunity to directly contribute to the enhancement of Starburst Galaxy's performance. The role entails conducting performance analysis and comparing existing in-market solutions, formulating a comprehensive strategy for performance testing, analyzing the results, and offering appropriate recommendations for enhancing Starburst Galaxy.As a Data Performance Engineer- Be an expert in Starburst Galaxy’s architecture and performance approaches

  • Partner closely with sales engineers, solutions, support, and engineering teams to deliver guidance on performance issues at any phase in the product life cycle.
  • Maintain a profound understanding of current market solutions and devise instrumentation and approaches for comparing them with the Starburst solution, paving the way for future enhancements to Starburst Galaxy.
  • Collaborate with Product Management and Solution architects to continuously improve Starburst Galaxy performance and eco-system roadmaps.

Some of the things we look for :- Minimum 5 years experience with performance testing and design best practices.

  • Hands-on experience in performance analyzing and comparing complex SAAS products
  • Hands-on experience in performance tools and approaches
  • Strong communication skills, able to effectively communicate ideas and technical concepts to both technical and executive audiences.
  • Basic understanding of databases, data warehouses, and data processing
  • Basic knowledge and experience in software development in Python or Java
  • Proficient knowledge of SQL, especially for analytics and data warehousing use cases

Bonus points:- University degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or related fields.

  • Knowledge of distributed systems
  • Experience and understanding of large-scale infrastructure-as-a-service platforms (e.g. Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack).
  • Experience with product management software like Jira

  

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.  

#BI-Remote #LI-Remote

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

Starburst is looking for a Performance Solution Architect to work with our globally distributed engineering team on Starburst Galaxy the internet-scale data lake analytics platform. This is our flagship product and offers incredible value-add on the already stellar performance of the open-source Trino software. This role provides you with the opportunity to directly contribute to the enhancement of Starburst Galaxy's performance. The role entails conducting performance analysis and comparing existing in-market solutions, formulating a comprehensive strategy for performance testing, analyzing the results, and offering appropriate recommendations for enhancing Starburst Galaxy.
As a Data Performance Engineer
  • Be an expert in Starburst Galaxy’s architecture and performance approaches 
  • Partner closely with sales engineers, solutions, support, and engineering teams to deliver guidance on performance issues at any phase in the product life cycle.
  • Maintain a profound understanding of current market solutions and devise instrumentation and approaches for comparing them with the Starburst solution, paving the way for future enhancements to Starburst Galaxy.
  • Collaborate with Product Management and Solution architects to continuously improve Starburst Galaxy performance and eco-system roadmaps.
  • Some of the things we look for :
  • Minimum 5 years experience with performance testing and design best practices.
  • Hands-on experience in performance analyzing and comparing complex SAAS products 
  • Hands-on experience in performance tools and approaches
  • Strong communication skills, able to effectively communicate ideas and technical concepts to both technical and executive audiences.
  • Basic understanding of databases, data warehouses, and data processing
  • Basic knowledge and experience in software development in Python or Java 
  • Proficient knowledge of SQL, especially for analytics and data warehousing use cases
  • Bonus points:
  • University degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or related fields.
  • Knowledge of distributed systems 
  • Experience and understanding of large-scale infrastructure-as-a-service platforms (e.g. Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack).
  • Experience with product management software like Jira 

  • 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.

    #BI-Remote #LI-Remote
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