Alation

Software Engineer (Backend) - Capture Team

3+ months agoChennai, India
Due to its remote and hybrid culture, Alation conducts all of its interviewing and onboarding virtually.

Big Data isn’t a problem. It’s an opportunity.

At Alation, we help people find, understand, and trust data. So they not only excel in their work — they drive value for their enterprise, team, and role. In the words of one customer, “Alation makes me look like a rockstar.”

We help companies like Pfizer, Salesforce, and General Mills empower their people with the best data every day. As a platform for innovation, Alation helps customers create game-changing solutions (like a program for early-stage disease detection with Pfizer) and connect people to great data in less time (like Salesforce, whose analysts can now find data 35% faster). And we’re just getting started.

With more than $340M in funding - valued at over $1.7 billion and 450+ customers with household names - Alation is poised to capitalize on data as an opportunity. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation was named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list for the third time, and our exceptional Glassdoor rating (4.7 out of 5!) reflects a culture that makes coming to work each day a joy. Do you want to join a team that welcomes new ideas, supports your growth, and recognizes your unique value?

Join us!

This role can be hired in Chennai, Bangalore or Hyderabad locations

Alation is seeking a talented and highly technical senior engineer to join our fast-growing team in Redwood Shores. The ideal candidate will communicate fearlessly to build trust. We need leaders who take active roles in shaping the future of engineering while embodying our core values.

What does the Capture Team do?
The Capture team owns the foundational component of the Alation product integrating with a multitude of technologies and tools in HDFS, BI, Data Lake, Warehousing, and Databases to bring in metadata and insights through our pipelines to power our industry-leading Data Cataloging solution. As a member of the Capture team, you will drive and own multiple product initiatives from inception through delivery. You will own the decisions on prioritization and technical tradeoffs.

As part of Team Capture, you will…

  • Design and own new user experiences that enable customers to gain insights
  • Work with our amazing product and design team to build a core product experience 
  • Build the next generation of frameworks and solutions that simplify the complexity and enable the next level of scale
  • Design both internal and customer-facing APIs that are fast and flexible
  • Make smart scoping and priority decisions to ship fast, impactful code

You may be a perfect fit if you...

  • Have a CS degree and 3+ years of experience working as a software engineer
  • Have 2+ years of experience designing, developing, and shipping software products and services with a distributed backend
  • Have a good command of architectural conventions such as RESTful API design, concepts of algorithmic complexity
  • Experience in working with data at scale and exposure to building frameworks to solve integration problems is desired.
  • Strong software design and architecture skills with an eye toward avoiding and reducing technical debt
  • Hands-on experience independently building and shipping features 
  • Worked with Relational Databases - Postgres is a plus!
  • Demonstrate clear leadership and communication skills
  • Are collaborative and measure your success through impact

#LI-SR1
#LI-Remote

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.

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 identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Why Alation?
- Market-Leading Data Catalog Provider
- High-growth, collaborative environment with diverse and inclusive teams
- Continuous learning, enrichment and development opportunities
- Competitive pay and health offerings including commuter benefits
- Flexible time off to relax and recharge
and much, much more!
Client-provided location(s): Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Job ID: ff15b9a0-d622-4a75-ab12-b61d6c0f8adf

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits
    • Fertility Benefits
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Company Outings
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Performance Bonus
    • Company Equity
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development
    • Promote From Within
    • Lunch and Learns
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

Company Videos

Hear directly from employees about what it's like to work at Alation.