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Careers

Join the revolution as we disrupt the data industry

Our mission is to free our customers from the tyranny of data lock-in

At Starburst, we are working to dismantle the status quo of data silos and vendor lock-in every single day

 

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 200 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

Podcast: Listen to CEO Justin Borgman explain how to develop an efficient team in today’s climate

Our founders are the creators of Trino (and previously Presto at Facebook). 10 years ago, they created Trino as the analytic database to stand the test of time. Funny enough, they never had any intentions to start a company around it. 5 years ago, we started Starburst with a similarly audacious goal: To build an iconic company that would stand the test of time. 

We have grown a lot since we were first founded in 2017 but some things haven’t changed at all: At Starburst, we are a team of top performers and are each in the driver’s seat, shaping our organization and working together towards our common mission – with tons of creativity, flexibility, and resilience. It’s hard. But none of us signed up for easy.

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.

While each one of us is different, we all rally around the same values.

Character

Humility, Grit and Authenticity

As a team, humility, grit, and authenticity are at the core of who we are. As individuals, we care more about what’s best for our company and customers over being right. We also recognize that startups have ups and downs and when we inevitably face hard times, our perseverance helps us stay the course and work harder. Through it all, we are authentic in everything we do and always operate with honesty.

Competence

Inclusive Meritocracy

As individuals, we are constantly striving to master our craft and give our best as we get things done. While individual contributions are recognized and rewarded, we also work to build an inclusive meritocracy across the entire organization where accountability is key. High performance at Starburst is both an individual and team sport.

Ownership

Doing WHATEVER IT TAKES

Everyone is an owner at Starburst and has the autonomy to make a significant impact on where we are today and where we are going. Regardless of the role you perform here, we want drivers. If you see something that can be improved, don’t wait for someone else to improve it. Every employee has equity and this is truly your company – and ours.

Working remotely, but more connected than ever

We have major hubs in Boston, Austin, San Francisco, London, Paris, Munich, Warsaw, Tel-Aviv, and the rest of our All-Stars are remote.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Starburst

Our mission

We are committed to fostering an intentional, inclusive, and diverse culture that drives deep engagement, authentic belonging, and an exceptional All-Star experience. We believe that diversity of thought, perspective, background and experience will enable us to own what we do, drive our success and empower our All-Stars to show up for one another authentically in all moments that matter.

Our operating principles

We empower our All-Stars to show up every day and exemplify:

Ownership: Creating the culture that you want to see
Authenticity: Bringing and celebrating your whole self
Humility: Learning from one another and seeing the value in different perspectives
Grit: Having the tough conversations with an open mind

Global Representation of Gender

U.S. Overall Race & Ethnicity

*Data as of January 1, 2024 and published annually.  

Our actions to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive Starburst

Step 1. Analyze our diversity metrics and measure inclusion via our feedback survey.
Step 2. Ensure each and every All- Star feels welcomed, supported, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to every interaction.
Step 3. Focus on hiring and retaining diverse talent by bringing in the best talent from different backgrounds and setting our All-Stars up to be successful.
Step 4. Champion learning efforts to support a safe space for connection, community and allyship.

ERGs at Starburst: Our All-Star Communities

Our All-Star Communities (ASCs) are committed to championing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace through creating an inclusive environment where each All-Star feels valued and empowered to be their authentic selves, grow personally and professionally, and strategically propel our business forward.

  • Starburst Diversity
  • Womxn
  • Starburst Pride
  • Star G.A.L.S
  • Starburst Military
  • Parenting

When we say our people come first, we mean it.

We strive to provide our All-Stars and their families with a comprehensive and affordable global benefits program built for wellbeing, flexibility and support through all phases of life.

Comprehensive Health Insurance Coverage

 

 

Life Insurance, Disability, and Income Protection

Employee Assistance Programs

Flexible Paid Time Off

Paid Parental Leaves

Remote Work Opportunities

Equity Ownership

Competitive Compensation

Check out some of our recent awards and accolades!

   

Recruiting Scam Awareness

Starburst Data has received reports of external phishing attempts involving its job positions. Any communication requests will come from a starburstdata.com email address. Our recruiting team will never contact you using a non-Starburst Data email address. You may also report these phishing attempts to your email provider directly.

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