Software Engineer - Distributed Systems

Warsaw / Poland
Engineering – SEP /
Full-Time /
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 Software Engineers to work with our globally distributed engineering team on the Starburst Enterprise Platform. This is our flagship product and offers incredible value-add on the already stellar performance of the open-source Trino software.  This role will allow you to directly contribute to the advancement of Starburst Enterprise Platform’s core offering,  building on top of open-source Trino, providing unique and interesting problems to be solved, and incredible learning opportunities for any engineer.


    • Design and Develop core components of the Starburst Enterprise Platform.
    • Contribute to Starburst’s codebase and the open-source Trino project.
    • Test software to ensure functionality and high-quality feature delivery.
    • Continuously improve our engineering processes, tests, and systems that allow us to scale the code base and productivity of the team
    • Collaborate with global teams and operate in an Agile and customer-centric development environment.
    • Provide exceptional customer support for both internal and external customers

Some of the things we look for

    • 3+ years of experience developing software
    • In-depth software development experience with at least one modern language, preferably Java
    • Demonstrated experience with software engineering and design best practices.
    • Appreciation for creating maintainable, performant, and high-quality software as part of a fun, high-performing global team
    • Interest in distributed systems or database internals such as query optimization, experience in these areas is preferred

Bonus points:

    • Familiarity with Trino
    • Experience contributing to open-source software
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.

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