Alation was founded in 2012 when a PhD engineer from Google, a designer from Apple, and an executive from Oracle teamed up to help people to connect with the data they need. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds. From Stanford and Cal, big companies and one-man startups, the United States and abroad, we all came together to work toward a shared vision of a world where informed decision-making is the norm -- we are incredibly driven to make data more accessible in every industry.
We’re based in sunny Redwood City, CA and funded by top investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, and Costanoa Venture Capital. Our customers include some of the world’s largest organizations, with thousands of employees and petabytes of data.
What we areOur team is a group of intelligent, hard-working, and fun people with diverse backgroundsOur software provides rich and intuitive interfaces to empower people to find, understand, and trust dataOur system runs smart algorithms to organize data from diverse sources and deeply analyzes their semantics and usage
What we are NOTA database or cloud computing companyA business intelligence companyA company that sells directly to consumers
Some of the things you will be doing include...help build the technical and cultural foundations of our Engineering teambe constantly challenged by tough engineering and design taskshave the freedom to choose what projects to work on and own them(if you are senior) bring best engineering practices and tools, and mentor junior engineers(if you are junior) be hungry to learn and take on responsibilitieshave lots of fun with your colleagues, in and out of the officehave a huge impact on our product and users and be recognized for that
Sample projects (NOT representative of all our engineering areas)Create a framework / dashboard for error handling in our web servicesEstablish a system to analyze search sessions to improve search qualityCreate a framework for building interactive dashboard UIsAdd a view caching layer with a method for intelligent invalidationData pipelines to compute intelligent insights over a complex information graphDesigning APIs and abstractions to expose to the web front-end
If you resonate with our mission, want to work on challenging problems, to have fun, and to create a product with a broad and positive impact, come join us.