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Remote · Up to 63k

Tinybird enables developers and data teams to build Realtime Data Products at any scale. We help companies ingest millions of rows per second and power their analytical applications via low-latency, high-concurrency SQL based APIs. 

We are deeply focused on improving the developer experience of building highly scalable data applications over any amount of Data. There is a huge opportunity to change how Data Products are developed across different industries and we intend to seize it. 

Our founding team has a combined experience of over 60 years building cloud and data intensive products serving organisations all over the world, and we are backed by investors who have built or are building some of the most relevant developer tools out there, like Nat Friedman (GitHub CEO), Nicolas Dessaigne (Algolia co-founder) or Guillermo Rauch (Vercel CEO), among many others.

We believe in equal opportunities and in a workplace which is safe, diverse, and inclusive. So don’t be discouraged if you don’t see yourself reflected in our team page and do apply if everything else in this offer sounds like you could fit: we are committed to building a diverse organisation. We truly believe it is the key to a better work environment, to making better products and taking better decisions, with a broader and more inclusive approach to everything we do. 

We are a team of 20 with extensive experience building and growing companies (and sometimes selling them), all of us have a technical background. We like simplicity and speed. We believe data-driven real-time applications have the potential to change entire industries.

We firmly believe in equal opportunities and in a workplace which is safe, diverse, and inclusive. We also believe that diversity will lead us to making better decisions, and that a diverse organization is a better organization.

What are we looking for?

Someone to define data architecture for some of our clients. We don't know exactly what's the perfect role name for this, so we prefer to explain what we need from you, so you can pick the right name just in case you don't like the one we've chosen

  • Understand our client’s business goals and technical requirements, and turning complex problems into understandable, achievable solutions using Tinybird.
  • Develop quick prototypes to illustrate how certain things work or what is the best way to go about something. Writing efficient SQL is important here, our platform is heavily based on SQL.
  • Create technical guides to help developers with recurring problems.
  • Help us with customer support queries and emails.
  • Write technical blog posts.
  • In this company, everyone is part of the product team. While your focus might be on helping customers and prospects succeed, if the things you learn while helping customers don’t end up driving our roadmap, then we are doing something wrong.

Some bits about the way we work

  • We are a full remote company. Not just because of COVID19. All our previous companies were remote friendly companies.
  • We give you up to 2400€ to get the right setup at home if you need it.
  • We are just starting up so your work will impact everything we do. We also believe in full transparency and you will always know what is going on.
  • Here you have our company principles.

A little more about how a typical day could look like

These days are a little bit different because of the COVID situation but you can get an idea of what's the typical day at Tinybird. I wake up early to read email and catch up with all the basecamp notifications, tickets and so on (other times I go for a run). After that I take care take of my daughter during the mornings and after that I spend the afternoon doing all the work that requires focus. If you are in a similar situation, don't worry, we totally understand that.

We use Basecamp for daily coordination and planning, GitLab for issue tracking and milestones and Google Docs to discuss things like product decisions. There is always something to read and discuss.

At this stage, what I like the most is to read emails from users who find problems using the platform. Yes, it sounds weird, but you only find real problems when you actually use the product. In general most of those emails are problems that can be solved with an option or a different way to do the same (but update our docs to avoid other user hits the same problem, of course), sometimes it needs a bug fix or add a small feature and other  just write a guide. That'd be part of your job too.

I usually attend client meetings with Sancha. Before the technical meeting, Jorge has already introduced the product to them, so we just go to the point. We propose a technical solution (and yes, that'd be part of your job too) and send them a proposal. We have a framework to understand our clients' needs, so you'll have a guide to start doing this.

We discuss the product every day. It needs to be a balance between today and tomorrow's problems so the vision of someone that is working with the product to fix real problems is crucial (that'd be you as well).

Our product design approach is: someone proposes a solution to a problem something, explains why it's important and describes how it would work. Then,  everyone else asks questions and we decide if that makes sense or not. You'll be part of this, of course.

I also write code, do some pull requests, my peers review them and when I merge it, the code goes to production. After a release, we publish a blog post and go and tell our users about what we’ve recently launched to gather feedback.

We also take time to write blog posts about how to do things with our product. It's hard to keep up with the pace, especially if we have a problem or an unexpected client request, but writing those helps us a lot.

Compensation

  • Salary up to 63k€
  • 23 days of holiday a year (plus your birthday and public holidays), but who's counting.
  • Freedom to work from wherever suits you best. Ideally London, Amsterdam, Madrid or Central Europe in general for the E.U.

How to apply

Fill up the form at the end or send us an email telling us a bit about yourself, and asking us whatever you need to know about the problem we are trying to solve, the company, your role, etc...

Not for you? We are always looking for people to take our team to the next level. If you can’t find any job opening that sounds right for you on our careers page, send us an email at jobs@tinybird.co telling us about yourself and about which things you'd like on work with us.