01 Who We Are

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

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

02 Our culture

Our work environment is relaxed, creative, and collaborative. We approach our work with humility and rigor, and value personal responsibility highly.

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


You can design and implement distributed systems that are maintainable and formally correct, and operate them in production. You want to work on FaunaDB itself to add features and improve consistency, operability, and performance.
We value experience with:
- Scala and the JVM
- Asynchronous programming
- Fault-tolerant network services
- Performance analysis
Understanding consensus protocols or relational algebra would be a plus.
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You want to help a team of experienced engineers consistently deliver improvements to FaunaDB at extremely high quality.
We value humility, empathy, and experience with:
- Distributed systems
- Scala and the JVM
- Recruiting
- Mentoring diverse staff members
Experience with operations at scale or formal software verification would be a plus.
Active software development skills are required, since engineering managers are expected to spend part of their time as an individual contributor.
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You'll be the manager on the initial sales team where you'll identify, qualify, and close new opportunities. You’re excited about expanding the position into a leadership role by building a great sales team of like-minded and passionate contributors.

You’re able to create and curate multimillion-dollar client relationships, and have enterprise software sales experience and a history of working with growing companies. You’re comfortable speaking and writing about technical subjects, whether in front of a CTO, a product manager, or an individual software engineer.

You will:

  • Source and qualify customer leads
  • Guide customers through initial conversations about product suitability
  • Translate customer conversations into feedback for the product team
  • Collaborate with engineering to develop project proposals and negotiate pricing
  • Help the team implement a repeatable enterprise sales process

You are:

  • Experienced with SaaS, PaaS, or on-prem enterprise software sales, preferably in the database technologies industry
  • Able to navigate procurement processes, identify decision makers, and support internal champions
  • Good at building client relationships 
  • Accustomed to working at an early-stage company 
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04 What We Offer

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    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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    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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    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.