Airtable

sf, east_bay, la, ny, remote, seattle, silicon_valley
501+ Employees
101 - 250 Engineers
$100M+ Funding
Series E

Airtable was founded on the belief that software shouldn’t dictate how you work—you should dictate how it works. Our mission is to democratize software creation by enabling anyone to build the tools that meet their needs. Creators and creatives around the world use Airtable to do everything from cattle tracking to filmmaking. See our Airtable Universe gallery for examples of what people are doing with Airtable.

People from all walks of life and every corner of the globe use Airtable to get their work done. Over 100,000 organizations run on Airtable—from massive Fortune 500 companies to small nonprofits. They’ve created their own custom software for everything from managing viral video production, to planning UX research projects, to handling lost and found items at music festivals, to saving endangered languages ( https://try.airtable.com/case-studies ).

We're sweeping across certain industries: for instance, in the media vertical, our paid customers include Netflix, Buzzfeed, Condé Nast, Group Nine, HBO, Starz, Spotify, Hearst, Time, NYTimes, and CBS. Other innovative companies like WeWork, Clover Health, and Zapier are powered by Airtable nearly wall to wall, and we're a major part of their ability to innovate at scale.

We recently raised a Series E, bringing our total amount raised to $455M in funding from notable investors including Benchmark, Thrive, Coatue, CRV, Caffeinated Capital, Freestyle Capital, and D1.

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Why join us?

  • Users love our product. It doesn't just provide convenience, but empowers people to accomplish ambitious creative tasks. Read what our users say about us on Twitter!

  • We have an experienced team. Our CEO Howie Liu previously founded YC-backed Etacts (acquired by Salesforce). CPO Peter Deng was Head of Rider at Uber, and CTO Raymond Endres was previously VP of Engineering of Facebook Messenger. Other members of our team draw on experience from Facebook, Dropbox, and Google, among others.

  • It's an ambitious and interesting goal to create a horizontal lego kit, as opposed to a vertical app for a single use case.

    We think deeply about design—of both technical architectures and end-user interactions. Our engineers have great ownership of large features or product areas and think like technical architects as well as product managers.

    Our team is bonded by a love for product and long-term thinking. We are building a company that will last for decades to come, and we take the time to build the highest quality experiences for our users.

  • To ensure everyone is informed and included regardless of their personal work situation, we favor written communication and asynchronous deliberation. We believe people should be able to spend time with their loved ones, whether that means leaving early every day to pick up a child from daycare, or working remotely for a while to spend time with extended family and friends.


Engineering at Airtable

Engineering team and processes

We have four engineering groups: Infrastructure, Core Product, Platform, and Growth.

Our engineers have end-to-end ownership over major systems or product areas.

Technical Challenges

Airtable is a realtime collaborative database—handling concurrent edits and merge conflicts for not only data changes, but also schema changes. This involves interesting concepts like operational transforms and op-logging vs state-diffing, and also means that nearly every new feature must be designed and implemented in a way that's performant and correct under concurrent collaboration. On the backend, we think through true CS-type problems—for instance, implementing formulas requires such concepts as topological sorts of acyclic directed graphs.

Since Airtable is a design-driven product, there's also a set of technical challenges around conceiving and implementing the most fluid UX for the end user. We also use experimentation and A/B testing to find the best ways to help users discover and unlock value .

Tech stack
React
Node.js
MySQL
AWS
Swift
Android/Java

Working at Airtable

We love polymathic people with open-mindedness and intellectual curiosity.

Our Engineering Values: - Bonded by Love for Product - High Quality Code Base - Start-to-finish Ownership - Actively Practices Inclusion - Open Communication - Flexible Work Arrangements

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Flexible Time-off Policy

  • Gym/Fitness

    $200/month wellness benefit

  • Beautiful Office
  • Health Insurance

    Full medical, dental, and vision benefits.

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Team Activities
  • Other

    $2000/year learning and development budget for courses, books, and conferences


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