Careers

01 Who We Are

At Fauna we're advancing the state of the art in database design.

Our team builds FaunaDB, operates FaunaDB Cloud, and works with customers and partners to make sure everyone succeeds with FaunaDB.

02 Our culture

Our work environment is fast-paced, professional, and collaborative. We value humility, intellectual rigor, and personal accountability highly. We are looking for others who are passionate about our mission and want to change the database industry forever.

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes women, men, mothers, fathers, the self-taught, the college-educated, and people of a variety of races, nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

03 Open positions

Marketing

Come join the marketing team at Fauna to help bring Fauna's message to the widest target audience possible. At Fauna, we're poised to disrupt the world of enterprise software with a new distributed database, that brings ACID compliance, security and other mission critical capabilities to NoSQL databases. 

Critical to the marketing function, the digital marketing developer is a web developer and CRM administrator combo who is passionate about delivering the best possible digital presence to our prospects and customers while striving for quick iterations and timely delivery on tasks. This role will lead the evolution of our web presence and subsequent online channels.

You will:

  • Build fauna.com into a compelling experience for our web visitors including customers, prospects and partners
  • Manage marketing automation and lead generation systems (Pardot) to implement various campaigns
  • Build integrations with website to ensure end-to-end lead collection and funnel propagation
  • Implement analytic tools and reports for measuring web activity and A/B testing/ SEO techniques 
  • Coordinate with third party vendors for site design, implementation and tool integration
  • Craft systems and processes for handling quick updates and iterations while ensuring efficiency
  • Collaborate with team members to roll out new updates regularly

You Are: 

  • An authority on Javascript frameworks, CSS, Ruby/Rails and tools for authoring modern sites
  • Skilled with implementing CraftCMS and other content management systems 
  • Expert on most things Pardot - lists, campaigns, forms, landing pages and related integrations
  • Experienced with Google Analytics and related analytics/monitoring systems and building automated reports
  • Familiar with a Git/Docker/K8/Cloud-based environment for coordinating all development activity
  • Capable of designing landing pages, forms and templates when necessary, without the assistance of a designer
  • Independent, motivated, and able to operate on autopilot
  • Able to work in a distributed team environment

Bonus Points for experience with:

  • Graphics and desktop publishing tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc.)
  • Hands-on graphics/ web design

Fauna is a well-funded Series A startup building the first mission critical NoSQL database. We're backed by Point 72 Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), CRV, Data Collective, Quest Venture Partners, and many more leading Silicon Valley firms. We are remote-first (but not remote-only), and based in San Francisco and Boston.

Benefits include fully paid medical, vision, and dental insurance, as well as company-sponsored life insurance. 

Fauna is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our company is committed to fair hiring practices, and building a diverse environment for our employees. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Come join the marketing team at Fauna to help bring Fauna's message to the widest target audience possible. At Fauna, we're poised to disrupt the world of enterprise software with a new distributed database, that brings ACID compliance, security and other mission critical capabilities to NoSQL databases. 

We're looking for a passionate technical evangelist who will drive our efforts for educating enterprise developers and architects on the power and flexibility of applications built with Fauna, cultivate a community and develop conversations around distributed systems.

You will work closely with the engineering, marketing and sales teams to find opportunities for engagement in various developer communities. You will often be the first point of contact with Fauna for developers at conferences, meetups and elsewhere in the community - both on and offline and you will help build our point of view in the market.

You will:

  • Craft strongly technical written, video and audio content to showcase Fauna's capabilities and use cases.
  • Formulate developer-centric webinars, online trainings and podcasts aimed to engage our technical audience.
  • Build, maintain and host sample applications, tutorials and demos that differentiate Fauna.
  • Create and present talks at industry conferences and meetups while representing Fauna in the developer community.
  • Engage with the partner ecosystem to help build prototypes and proof-of-concepts, as well as seed ideas for extending the Fauna platform.
  • Collate, analyze and deliver communicate community feedback to the engineering team to help guide our user experience and champion new features.

You have:

  • Strong background in software development and hands-on experience in Cloud-native applications or distributed systems.
  • Deep experience in using and implementing relational and NoSQL databases across a variety of vendors.
  • Development experience in one or more of the following languages: Scala, Java, Go, Python, or Ruby, and / or other functional programming experience.
  • A real passion for sharing your knowledge with your developers, architects as well as business audiences.
  • The ability to translate technical concepts into terms that can be easily understood both in written and verbal forms.
  • Strong public speaking experience and excel at presenting in small and large groups (online and offline).
  • Proficiency in using audio/video tools for creating necessary content, or willingness to learn.
  • The ability and appetite to become proficient in unfamiliar technologies.
  • Bandwidth to travel up to 30%.

 

Fauna is a well-funded Series A startup building the first mission critical NoSQL database. We're backed by Point 72 Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), CRV, Data Collective, Quest Venture Partners, and many more leading Silicon Valley firms. We are remote-first (but not remote-only), and based in San Francisco and Boston.

Benefits include fully paid medical, vision, and dental insurance, as well as company-sponsored life insurance. 

Fauna is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our company is committed to fair hiring practices, and building a diverse environment for our employees. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Engineering

Come join the engineering team at Fauna, where you’ll be working directly on our core product, FaunaDB. You'll help expand FaunaDB's feature surface area, ease of use, performance, and enterprise-readiness while keeping its promises of ACID-compliance and cloud-native fault tolerance.

The creation of an enterprise distributed database requires disciplined engineering. Our software is four years in the making and we’ve taken the time to build things right. You’ll be working with a team of engineers who have been tech leads for service teams, built other distributed systems, contributed to popular open source, and worked at engineering leaders like Amazon, Twitter, and Oracle.

You’ll be familiar with the following:

  • Scala (or another functional programming language)
  • Asynchronous programming
  • Fault-tolerant network services
  • Performance analysis with Linux or the JVM
  • Familiarity with on-disk storage engines (LSM trees, B+ trees, etc.) is a plus
  • Familiarity with distributed consensus protocols (RAFT, Paxos, Viewstamped Replication) is a plus

Fauna is a well-funded Series A startup building the first mission critical NoSQL database. We're backed by Point 72 Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), CRV, Data Collective, Quest Venture Partners, and many more leading Silicon Valley firms. We are remote-first (but not remote-only), and based in San Francisco and Boston.

Benefits include fully paid medical, vision, and dental insurance, as well as company-sponsored life insurance. 

Fauna is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our company is committed to fair hiring practices, and building a diverse environment for our employees. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Come join the engineering team at Fauna, where you'll help build FaunaDB's web experiences, including the cloud product, the dashboards, and the JavaScript driver. You will help improve our overall enterprise-readiness while working in a modern front-end stack and across multiple programming languages. 

Our software is four years in the making and we’ve taken the time to build things right. You’ll be working with a team of engineers who have been tech leads for service teams, built other distributed systems, contributed to popular open source, and worked at engineering leaders like Amazon, Twitter, and Oracle.

You'll be familiar with the following:

  • Scalable, performant client-side JavaScript
  • Modern frameworks such as React+Flux, Vue, or Angular
  • Automated testing
  • The basics of modern CSS, UX, visualization, and design

Fauna is a well-funded Series A startup building the first mission critical NoSQL database. We're backed by Point 72 Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), CRV, Data Collective, Quest Venture Partners, and many more leading Silicon Valley firms. We are remote-first (but not remote-only), and based in San Francisco and Boston.

Benefits include fully paid medical, vision, and dental insurance, as well as company-sponsored life insurance. 

Fauna is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our company is committed to fair hiring practices, and building a diverse environment for our employees. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Come join the engineering team at Fauna, where you'll help build FaunaDB's cloud product, enterprise packaging, tooling, drivers, and add features to FaunaDB itself. You will help improve our overall enterprise-readiness while working in a modern functional stack and across multiple programming languages. 

The creation of an enterprise distributed database requires disciplined engineering. Our software is four years in the making and we’ve taken the time to build things right. You’ll be working with a team of engineers who have been tech leads for service teams, built other distributed systems, contributed to popular open source, and worked at engineering leaders like Amazon, Twitter, and Oracle.

You’ll be familiar with the following:

  • Both dynamic and statically typed programming languages, such as Javascript, Ruby, Python, Java, and Scala
  • Modern web development environments, such as Rails and React
  • Modern operational environments like Kubernetes and AWS
  • Seeing projects and milestones through from end to end

Fauna is a well-funded Series A startup building the first mission critical NoSQL database. We're backed by Point 72 Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), CRV, Data Collective, Quest Venture Partners, and many more leading Silicon Valley firms. We are remote-first (but not remote-only), and based in San Francisco and Boston.

Benefits include fully paid medical, vision, and dental insurance, as well as company-sponsored life insurance. 

Fauna is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our company is committed to fair hiring practices, and building a diverse environment for our employees. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Come join the engineering team at Fauna, where you’ll be working directly on our core product, FaunaDB, which is implemented in Scala. You'll help expand FaunaDB's feature surface area, ease of use, performance, and enterprise-readiness while keeping its promises of ACID-compliance and cloud-native fault tolerance.

Building an enterprise distributed database requires disciplined engineering. Our software is four years in the making and we’ve taken the time to build things right. You’ll be working with a team of engineers who have been tech leads for service teams, built other distributed systems, contributed to popular open source, and worked at engineering leaders like Amazon, Twitter, and Oracle.

You’ll be familiar with the following:

  • Scala and SBT
  • Asynchronous programming
  • Fault-tolerant network services
  • Linux operations

Fauna is a well-funded Series A startup building the first mission critical NoSQL database. We're backed by Point 72 Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), CRV, Data Collective, Quest Venture Partners, and many more leading Silicon Valley firms. We are remote-first (but not remote-only), and based in San Francisco and Boston.

Benefits include fully paid medical, vision, and dental insurance, as well as company-sponsored life insurance.

Fauna is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our company is committed to fair hiring practices, and building a diverse environment for our employees. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Sales

Fauna is a remote-first employer based in SF. We work diligently to craft a remote experience where every team and individual thrives.

Are you excited by solving problems in a complex distributed system? Do you love helping people realize the potential of a product? We are dedicated to creating the smoothest experience for our clients from POC to go-live, in on-prem and cloud environments.

Fauna's Solutions Architects solves our clients most challenging technical problems from initial design to implementation of FaunaDB. You will be responsible for solving the most complex technical problems for companies exploring FaunaDB, collaborating with Sales, Product, Customer Success, and Engineering.

Want to know more? We are a post Series A startup offering the most secure, transactional NOSQL database. We're backed by Point 72 Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), CRV and many more.

You Have:

  • 5+ years experience consulting for enterprise database solutions, preferably with NOSQL databases.
  • Proficiency in the use and administration of at least one database – any RDBMS is good; NoSQL is better; DSE or Cassandra is ideal. (3+ years)
  • Experience in one or more of the following languages: Java Script/Java/Scala/Python/Go/C#. (2-5 years)
  • Experience with data modeling, performance tuning and relational concepts.
  • Experience working in a DevOps oriented environment a plus.
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases or other distributed high-performance systems a big plus.
  • A real passion for designing database architecture and solving complex technical problems.
  • Competence using Linux via the command line. (3+ years)
  • Strong experience troubleshooting and diagnosing end-to-end technical issues.
  • A proficiency with *NIX operating systems, with experience in monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent technical experience in a distributed systems or NOSQL environment.

You Will:

  • Help our customers succeed by solving their technical problems, all the way from design through to production operations. This means working on hands-on customer issues, and escalating problems as needed.
  • Assist with all phases of FaunaDB implementations, starting with installation, architecture design and review, deployment topology planning, tuning and providing best practices.
  • Contribute to internal technical projects, which can include software development, benchmarking, troubleshooting.
  • Work closely with the sales team and presales team on technical issues and help grow opportunities in existing accounts.
  • Assist with customer PoC/Pilots through effective management of acceptance criteria and issue escalation/resolution.
  • Work with all technical levels from managers, to architects and developers and explain the FaunaDB architecture.
  • Calmly de-escalated tense situations and negotiated mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Be the technical product expert for customers and stay up-to-date on the NoSQL competitive landscape.
  • Identify and write internal and external technical collateral, like typical deployment architectures or standard methodologies.

You May:

  • Visit customers, strengthening the relationship between them and Fauna.
  • Attend conferences, educating attendees on how FaunaDB can help them realize their product goals.
  • Make contributions directly to our product, applying your experience with our customers in making improvements to FaunaDB.

Can it get better? It can.

Fauna's benefits include fully paid medical, vision, and dental insurance, company sponsored life insurance, unlimited vacation time off, and a remote-first focus empowering you to invest in the things that matter most.

Fauna is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our company is committed to fair hiring practices, and building a diverse environment for our employees. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

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04 What We Offer

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    Balance

    We are family-friendly and support a healthy work-life balance, instead of the crunch and burnout cycle common to startups.

    We ask only for your loyalty and hope that you can build your career with us.

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    Benefits

    We offer competitive equity, salary, 401K, health benefits, and commuter benefits.

    Our paid time off policy covers maternity and paternity leave, family leave, vacation, and also civic engagement.

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    Location

    Our office is located in the historic Jackson Square neighborhood in San Francisco, California.

05 Our commitment

Fauna is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our company is committed to fair hiring practices and to creating a welcoming environment for our employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

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