• Location
    • Warsaw
  • Date Posted
  • May. 19, 2021
  • Function
  • Engineering QA
  • Sector
  • Open Source

Starburst is on a mission to modernize data access & analytics. Our company was founded in an unusual way; with customers and revenue from the beginning! Our growth is already ahead of some of the most successful software start-ups, and we don’t plan on slowing down.

We believe our opportunity is huge. Every large company in the world suffers from a data silo problem. Traditional data warehouse products approach the problem with old solutions that breed inefficiency and ultimately can’t help business analysts run fast analytics on all their data.

Starburst provides a modern solution that addresses these data silo & speed of access problems. Starburst helps enterprises harness the value of open source Trino (formerly PrestoSQL), the fastest distributed query engine available today, by adding the tools and 24x7 support that meet the needs for big data access at scale. Ultimately, Starburst helps organizations run analytics anywhere to make better business decisions.

Starburst is looking for Software Engineers to work on our globally distributed engineering team. Our team features very strong software engineering talent, with years of core database engine and distributed systems development experience.

As a Software Engineer in Test, you’ll be designing, implementing and running performance and scalability tests of the Starburst products including Trino and contribute directly to the core engine project as well as participating in diagnosing the performance issues and finding solutions.


  • Enable us to thoroughly stress and performance test the Trino engine
  • Participate in building the required infrastructure, design and implement various test approaches and scenarios
  • Investigate test results to find opportunities for improvement within the core engine and collaborate on the design, implementation and delivery of improvements to our Trino offering
  • Lead complex and technically challenging developments, investigations, initiatives from concept to deployment
  • Collaborate with teams globally across multiple time zones and operate in an Agile development environment
  • Provide exceptional customer support and be part of the support rotations for 24/7 customer escalations


  • 5+ years experience developing large scale software in Java or C++
  • Demonstrated experience with good engineering practices and software craftsmanship.
  • Appreciation for maintainable, working, high quality software.

One of:

  • Experience with distributed systems design, implementation and testing
  • Experience with database internals such as query optimization or query execution

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with distributed systems design, implementation and testing
  • Experience with database internals such as query optimization or query execution
  • Comfortable with scripting languages is a bonus
  • Hands-on experience and interest with Hadoop, Spark, Docker is a big plus
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, and/or Google Cloud Platform is a plus.
  • Experience working on SaaS products or with Service Oriented Architectures is a plus
  • Experience with Kubernetes would be helpful but not required

Headquartered in Boston MA with offices in Warsaw and London and employees across Europe and the Americas, we are committed to hiring where the talent is.

Starburst Data, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.