At Starburst, we are working to dismantle the status quo of data silos and vendor lock-in every single day. For decades, database companies have held their customers hostage and we believe that’s just plain wrong. Starburst offers a full-featured data lake analytics platform, built on open source Trino. Our platform includes all the capabilities needed to discover, organize, and consume data without the need for time-consuming and costly migration projects. Today more than 300 leading organizations trust us to make better decisions faster.
Though Starburst has raised $414M in venture funding from top investors, we were founded in a rather unusual way as we bootstrapped the business with customers and revenue from the very beginning! We are a remote-first company with employees all over the world and are proud to be named a Best Place to Work. Come join our team of All-Stars!

About the Role

As a Starburst Data Customer Support Engineer – Tier 1, you will be responsible for supporting our Galaxy customers as they submit how-to questions and break/fix problems. You’ll recommend approaches ranging from configuration guidance to troubleshooting security, and integration-related issues to ensure our customers can maximize their experience using Trino. You’ll also liaise with other teams to ensure customers are serviced appropriately and in a timely fashion.
We are seeking a skilled Support Engineer with hands-on experience in cloud technologies and SQL debugging, proficient in addressing cluster stability challenges. The ideal candidate has extensive support experience in SaaS, coupled with expertise in cloud tech, big data, and security. Strong communication and time-management skills, adaptability to fast-paced environments, critical thinking, and proactive problem-solving are essential for this role.
Trino encompasses a wide range of technologies, therefore a curiosity to learn and explore various approaches and solutions is a must, and most important is the desire and ability to learn and work cross-functionally in a highly customer-success-oriented company.
Working hours are 8am – 5pm Eastern Time.

As a Customer Support Engineer – Tier 1 at Starburst you will:

  • Respond to and resolve Galaxy customer inquiries via chat, email, or call session, within specified SLA windows
  • Troubleshoot and debug complex problems, collaborating with cross-functional pre- and post-sales teams to align internally, identify root causes, and implement solutions to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Escalate and manage escalated issues with our Support Leadership team and Engineering to ensure positive outcomes for our customers
  • Contribute to our customer-facing self-serve knowledge base
  • Enthusiastically participate in ongoing personal learning including active participation in team training and development
  • Eagerness to learn and understand containerized environments to help support smooth deployments and orchestration of applications
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a proactive approach to identifying and resolving technical issues

Some of the things we look for:

  • Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Big Data (Hadoop, Data Lakes, Spark)
  • Experience in the design and implementation of cloud architectures, leveraging AWS, Azure, or GCP services to meet customer requirements
  • Experience maintaining stability, reliability, and performance of cloud-based systems or implementing best practices for monitoring, scaling, and optimization.
  • Docker and Kubernetes
  • Security (LDAP, OAuth2.0, Authorization, SSL/TLS)
  • Familiarity with languages like; Java, Bash, Python, and SQL
The base salary range for this US full-time position is $70,000 – $80,000 (+ bonus), subject to standard withholding and applicable taxes. All candidates receive equity (ISO) and access to a comprehensive benefits offering.  The base salary range reflects the minimum and maximum target for candidates across all US locations. Work location, skills, experience, and any relevant education or training determine the compensation awarded to the candidate. The Recruiting Team or Hiring Manager can share more about the specific salary range with you during the recruitment process.

Why build your career at Starburst?

We live by our three core company values: Character, Competence, and Ownership and are a team of top performers. We are each in the driver’s seat, shaping our organization and working together towards our common mission. We are solving exceptionally complex and meaningful challenges here and as we innovate, we each have the opportunity to build our careers alongside Starbursts’s growth.
We take care of our global workforce by making sure employees enjoy competitive salaries and attractive stock grants, remote-friendly work options, flexible paid time off, and more!
Starburst Data is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to work. Everyone is welcome at the Starburst table and we have several employee resource groups such as Womxn At Starburst, Starburst Military, and Starburst Pride. We know that the more diverse perspectives we have at the table will only serve us to make a better team and company.
Starburst 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