Senior Technical Writer, Data Engineering & AI

  • Airbyte
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 10 May, 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.


As our Senior Data & AI editor, you will be our public voice for all of Airbyte’s written content. Articles will be written by yourself, our team and our writer community. You will be responsible for refining our data and AI narrative, overseeing the creation and distribution of technical content. You’ll also establish close relationships with our engineering team to support them in creating in-depth and engaging engineering content for our audience.  

This role requires the ability to think high-level and long-term while also being able to key in on the details.

 What You'll Do

  • Develop, implement, and oversee the editorial strategy for data and AI related content, including Airbyte’s blog, tutorials, quickstarts, and data engineering resources.
  • Lead our writer community program to create more thought leadership and technical content for our audience. This includes managing the community of writers in addition to reviewing candidates and their articles, overseeing their distributions, and ensuring their contributions get recognition.  
  • Lead the technical content theme on reliability:  Collaborate closely with our engineering team to cover all our reliability-focused releases. Position Airbyte as the biggest thought leader on that topic.
  • Review and edit content produced by the engineering team and our content agency, ensuring high standards of data accuracy and relevance.
  • Manage the content lifecycle from concept through publication, leveraging data analytics to improve content effectiveness and reach. This includes overseeing distribution and co-marketing (when applicable) of all the content produced.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends in data and AI to guide the editorial calendar and content themes.

What You'll Need

  • 3 years of experience in data engineering
  • Experience and strong interest in writing thought leadership articles, tutorials and demos. 
  • Working knowledge of data platforms and developer tools like dbt, Snowflake, BigQuery, Airflow, or other data tools
  • Strong interest in everything AI and LLMs.  
  • Adept at communicating technically complicated topics simply and elegantly.
  • Experience of working within cross-functional teams (product, engineering, support, customer success, etc).
  • Maintain a strong and credible presence in online platforms and social media channels relevant to developers.
  • Ability to manage and collaborate with external contributors. 
  • Able to multitask and meet time-sensitive goals.
  • You share our values.


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

We provide

  • Relocation - should you be applying to a San Francisco based role, Airbyte will assist with U.S. relocation to make this a seamless transition and compensate you well.
  • 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- $140,000- $185,000 +  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.