Account Executive

  • Airbyte
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 05 Feb, 2024

Job Description

Airbyte is the open-source standard for EL(T). We enable data teams to replicate data from applications, APIs, and databases to data warehouses, lakes, and other destinations. We believe only an open-source approach can solve the problem of data integration, as it enables us to cover the long tail of integrations while enabling teams to adapt pre-built connectors to their needs.
So far, we've built over 350 connectors and have had 35,000+ companies replicating data with us. We've raised $181M from some of the world's top investors (Benchmark, Accel, Altimeter, Coatue, Y Combinator, etc.) and believe in product-led growth, where we build something awesome and let our product bring the users, rather than an outbound sales engine with cold calls.
Airbyte is remote friendly, with most of the team still based in Silicon Valley. We’re fully transparent as a company. Our company handbookcore valuesmethodologystrategy and roadmap are open to all.
If you find this role exciting, we encourage you to apply even if you think you don’t meet all requirements.


Airbyte is seeking a Bay Area-based Account Executive to join our sales team, reporting directly to the Head of Sales.  This individual will be charged with closing a list of accounts (inbound and outbound) across our different product lines.  

This role will be primarily selling into the CTO / CIO organization with frequent interaction with Data Engineers, Data Analysts, Heads of Engineering, Developers, Data Scientists, etc.  Foundational knowledge of cloud infrastructure, the modern data stack, API-based data connections, and database replication – or a demonstrated ability to pick up new industry knowledge quickly — is a necessity.  

New business and small footprint deals will grow your client base, and overachievement will likely depend on landing & expanding from single departments to company-wide deployments.  This is an opportunity to be an early part of a growing startup sales function with a strong product-led growth motion.

What You'll Do

  • Manage the entire deal cycle on qualified leads through Evaluation, POC, Proposal, Negotiation, and Closed-Won, tracking towards a quarterly bookings target (quota).
  • Own relationship building and deal formulation across a book of business.
  • Share in prospecting / outbound efforts.
  • Act as a conduit for competitive intel, feature requests, and customer requirements to our product, marketing, executive, and engineering teams.
  • Keep a clean, up-to-date pipeline that is 5-10x quarterly quota.

What You'll Need

  • 4+ Years B2B sales experience within SaaS / Cloud / Data.
  • Demonstrated history of quota attainment and overachievement selling to technical buyers.
  • Direct industry experience with data infrastructure.
  • Excellent organizational, presentation, and communication skills.
  • An optimistic, energetic attitude.
  • Both a hunter and farmer mentality.
  • You share our values.


  • San Francisco Bay Area.  Hybrid, twice per week in office.

We provide

  • Flexible work environment - we don’t look at when you log in, log out or how much time you work. We look at your output and we trust you; it’s the only way remote can actually work. 
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off - we need you at your best at all times. Our expected minimum time off of 25 PTO days per year lets you schedule your work around your life.
  • Co-working space - most of our team enjoys the WFH life but if you prefer to work from a co-working space, we will cover the full monthly cost.
  • Parental leave (for both parents) - we offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave for all new parents so you have time to adjust to the new life (and work) schedule introduced by your new bundle of joy.
  • Sponsored Travel - we are a distributed team, however, we recognize the value of in-person time. We sponsor annual company-wide retreats, team offsites, and Travel With Purpose in between to allow you to collaborate with your team in person on a regular basis.
  • Open book policy - we will pay for books you purchase for your professional and career development. 
  • Continuous learning/training policy - we sponsor you for the conferences and training programs you feel would add to your development in the company. 
  • Competitive benefits package for US-based employees, including:
    • Blue Shield or Kaiser Medical Insurance 
      • Airbyte covers 100% for both employees and dependents
    • Dental (including child & adult ortho) & Vision Insurance
      • Airbyte covers 100% for both employees and dependents
    • Life and AD&D Insurance
      • Airbyte covers 100% for employees
    • Short-term Disability Insurance 
      • Airbyte covers 100% for employees
    • Long-term Disability Insurance
      • Airbyte covers 100% for employees
  • Healthcare insurance stipend for those outside the US whose countries do not provide it for free.
  • 401k for US-based employees.
  • FSA (flexible spending account)
  • Work Visas We currently sponsor H1B Transfers, TN Visas, and Green Cards. All other Visa requests will be discussed on a case by case basis to determine if we can sponsor.
Salary for this job- $120,000 + Variable + a generous equity package, and benefits listed above for US Market. For countries outside of the US we offer benefits and localized salaries based on your region or area.
Airbyte is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, veteran or military status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 
Airbyte is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. Please let us know if you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability.