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Staff Software Engineer - Datalake



Software Engineering
Germany · Remote
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024

Be Part of Building the Future

Dremio is the unified lakehouse platform for self-service analytics and AI, serving hundreds of global enterprises, including Maersk, Amazon, Regeneron, NetApp, and S&P Global. Customers rely on Dremio for cloud, hybrid, and on-prem lakehouses to power their data mesh, data warehouse migration, data virtualization, and unified data access use cases. Based on open source technologies, including Apache Iceberg and Apache Arrow, Dremio provides an open lakehouse architecture enabling the fastest time to insight and platform flexibility at a fraction of the cost. Learn more at

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Software Engineers to enhance Dremio’s data warehouse capabilities on top of the datalakes across all major table/file formats and object stores. These capability advancements will increase our competitive position in the market and enable Dremio adoption for a larger set of customers.

What you’ll be doing

  • Develop core components for Dremio’s Datalake engine
  • Deliver key features and feature enhancements for our customers in the Datalake like DML operations, time travel, schema evolution along with performance and reliability improvements
  • Work with open source projects like Apache Iceberg, Parquet, Arrow and Calcite
  • Own design, implementation, testing, and support of next-generation features related to scalability, reliability, robustness, and performance of the product
  • Understand and reason about concurrency and parallelization to deliver scalability and performance in a multithreaded and distributed environment
  • Solve complex technical problems and customer issues while improving our telemetry and instrumentation to proactively detect issues before they arise and make debugging more efficient

What we’re looking for

  • PhD/M.S./B.S. in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience developing production-level software
  • Fluency in Java, C++ or another general-purpose programming language
  • Strong database fundamentals and understanding of distributed systems internals
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment

Bonus points if you have

  • Hands-on experience with distributed query engines, query processing or optimization, distributed systems, concurrency control, data replication, code generation, or storage systems (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, etc.)
  • Experience with Apache Iceberg, Delta Lake, Hive, AWS Glue, Parquet
  • Understanding of distributed file systems such as S3, ADLS, or HDFS
  • Hands on experience with AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform

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What we value

At Dremio, we hold ourselves to high standards when it comes to People, Thinking, and Action. Our Gnarlies (that's what we call our employees) communicate with clarity, drive accountability, and are respectful towards each other. We confront brutal facts and focus on results while operating with a sense of urgency and building a "flywheel". People who like to jump in and drive momentum will thrive in our #GnarlyLife.

Dremio is an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other unlawful factor.

Dremio is committed to providing any necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities within our application and interview process. To request accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter.

Dremio has policies in place to protect the personal information that employees and applicants disclose to us. Please click here to review the privacy notice.

Important Security Notice for Candidates

At Dremio, we uphold trust and transparency as paramount values in all our interactions with customers, partners, employees, and the general public. We have been targeted by individuals creating fake domains similar to ours to scam prospects and candidates. Please note that all official communications from us will be from an domain. If you suspect you've been targeted by a scam, it's imperative to report the incident to your local law enforcement agencies. For more information about this type of scam, please refer to Dremio's official statement here.