dbt Labs

Senior Software Engineer (Backend)

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Employer Provided Salary: 154,000-208,000 Annually
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About Us

Since 2016, dbt Labs has been on a mission to help analysts create and disseminate organizational knowledge. dbt Labs pioneered the practice of analytics engineering, built the primary tool in the analytics engineering toolbox, and has been fortunate enough to see a fantastic community coalesce to help push the boundaries of the analytics engineering workflow. Today there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and over 4,100 dbt Cloud customers. You can learn more about our values here.


The Enterprise Engineering team is looking for an experienced, product-minded backend engineer. We have an exciting roadmap for the coming year: end-user authentication and authorization, product security features like SCIM, secrets management and data governance capabilities. These security and enterprise experiences are among the top priorities for the company as we continue to build momentum and growth in selling dbt Cloud to the largest organizations.

You’ll be joining a collaborative team of engineers creating a secure, scalable, and reliable user platform for dbt Cloud. And as a Senior Engineer on the team you will prioritize and tackle problems as they arise, working iteratively with product management, security, and QA to deliver a great experience for our dbt Cloud administrators and end users.

Today we serve some of the largest data-driven organizations in the world, enabling them to make decisions based on the knowledge at the core of their business. Your work directly impacts dbt Lab’s mission by expanding the organizations we serve and the data practitioners we reach. You will have an opportunity to flex into a security mindset while bringing your software architecture and programming skills. You will also have an opportunity to mentor and guide other junior engineers across engineering and espousing for platform-focused security.

In this role, you can expect to:

  • Building new products that bring dbt Cloud easier to manage and govern for security admins and unlock new revenue streams for our business.
  • Work on enhancing the enterprise-grade authentication and authorization platform that enables Single Sign-On, Role Based Access Control and User and Token management.
  • Design and develop reliable, secure, highly available and delightful experiences for both customer personas: the dbt Cloud admin and the end user.
  • Collaborate with Product Management, UX designers, Security, and Customer Support.
  • Work with a variety of programming languages, systems, and technologies, including: Python, Go, React, Postgres, Kubernetes, AWS, Terraform and Datadog.


  • Have 5+ years of experience as a software engineer.
  • Minimum requirement of bachelor's degree in a related field (computer science, computer engineering, etc.).

You are a good fit if you:

  • Have strong fundamentals in object-oriented programming.
  • Have designed and built API-driven applications using REST and/or gRPC and OAuth for API endpoints.
  • Are able to balance speed of delivery with designing scalable, reusable components.
  • Are passionate about design and code reviews that help grow the team.
  • Are highly motivated and able to work autonomously.
  • Are ready to go outside of the team’s realm when there are infrastructure-related dependencies and collaborate with other teams to aid the delivery of team features.
  • Ensure high programming standards by writing unit, functional, and integration tests.
  • Have a systematic problem-solving approach coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive.

You'll have an edge if you:

  • Have worked with authentication protocols like SAML and OIDC and fine-grained authorization.
  • Have an interest in application-level product security.
  • Have built reliable, mission-critical software for external customers.
  • Have designed and implemented scalable architecture patterns.
  • Have experience with Datadog or other log monitoring services and working with it to debug production issues.
  • Have experience working on a distributed team.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary: $154,000-$208,000 USD
  • Equity Stake*
  • Benefits - dbt Labs offers:
    • Unlimited vacation (and yes we use it!)
    • 401k w/3% guaranteed contribution
    • Excellent healthcare
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Wellness stipend
    • Home office stipend, and more!

What to expect in the hiring process (all video interviews unless accommodations are needed):

  • Interview with a Talent Acquisition Partner
  • Technical Interview with Hiring Manager
  • Team Interviews
  • Final interview with leadership team member

Who we are

At dbt Labs, we have developed strong opinions on how companies should practice analytics.

Specifically, we believe that:

  • Code, not graphical user interfaces, is the best abstraction to express complex analytic logic
  • Data analysts should adopt similar practices and tools to software developers
  • Critical analytics infrastructure should be controlled by its users as open source software
  • Analytic code itself — not just analytics tools — will increasingly be open source

It turns out that a lot of other people believe this too! Today, there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and 4,100 companies paying for dbt Cloud. Our customers include JetBlue, Hubspot, Vodafone New Zealand, and Dunelm. dbt is synonymous with the practice of analytics engineering, defining an entire industry. We’re backed by top investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and Altimeter. 

dbt Labs is an equal opportunity employer. We're committed to building an inclusive team that welcomes a diversity of perspectives, people, and backgrounds regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or any other protected status. We feel strongly that whether or not your experience exactly fits the job description, your passion and skills will stand out and set you apart even if your career has taken some twists and turns.  If you are on the fence about whether you meet our requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway! Please reach out to us directly at [email protected] if you need assistance or an accommodation

Want to learn more about our focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at dbt Labs? Check out our DEI page here

dbt Labs reserves the right to amend or withdraw the posting at any time. For employees outside the United States, dbt Labs offers a competitive benefits package. Equity or comparable benefits may be offered depending on the legal or country limitations.

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What are dbt Labs Perks + Benefits

dbt Labs Benefits Overview

We're a remote-first culture that offers an incredibly flexible work environment, unlimited (and encouraged) vacation, paid parental leave, wellness stipend and majority-covered health, dental and vision insurance. We also automatically contribute 3% to a 401k plan.

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Quarterly engagement surveys
President's club
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Offer 16 weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave (inclusive benefit)
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
We have a company shut down every year for a week between Chistmas and New Years holidays.
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
dbt Labs hosts regional happy hours and/or events.
Pet friendly
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Mother's room
Professional Development
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

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