Doing a great job at welcoming a new member is of the utmost importance for a remote company.
The onboarding process may look a little different depending on where you are based and what type of contract you are on. We will let you choose between joining as an employee or contractor (with equivalent terms and benefits as an employee). Depending on the country and local taxes, it might be more or less financially interesting to be a contractor than an employee (possibly through an employer of record).

After You Accepted Our Offer

We’re pumped and honored to have you on board!
Here are a few tasks we will do:
  • Do a little happy dance to celebrate you joining
  • Send you a welcome email to help you prepare for your new adventure
  • Send you the hardware (Laptop, headphone…) you want by your first day
  • Send you some Airbyte swag - who doesn't need some cool Airbyte socks?
  • Ask for any special requests, e.g. specific books we can send you

The Week Before You Join

There is some administrative work to do to make sure you’re all set up.
If you’re a US employee, we will add you to our payroll service, so it can gather all the necessary documents for you to be ready for your first day.
For a non-US employee, we will send you the contract through Deel, which will manage your pay, so you get paid before the end of the month every month. Deel will ask you for all your compliance documents.

A Few Days Before You Join

We will:
  • Send you a welcoming email with details on what to expect Week 1
  • Introduce your buddy who will help you through your first few months
  • Invite you to checkout your onboarding project in Asana
  • Invite you to various tools & resources via your @airbyte email address

On Your First Day

Here's the list of tools we would like to ensure you are set up on. You will have invites in your email for many of these - if not, signing up with your @airbyte.io email will enable access.

Employee Platforms (US)

  • Rippling - Platform for payroll and HR administration
  • Ease Enrollment Platform - Health, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D, and Long-term Disability benefits selection
  • Guideline - 401K Management
  • Brex - Corporate virtual card

Contractor Platforms (non-US)

  • Deel - Platform for payroll
  • Brex - Digital company card
Communications Tools (all teams)
  • GSuite - Email, Calendar, Google Drive, Groups
  • Slack - Rapid communication (internal and external) https://slack.airbyte.io/
  • Threads - Discuss topics asynchronously
  • Zoom - Video conferencing
  • LastPass - Password manager
Data Tools (all teams)
  • Gitbook - Editing Handbook
  • Orbit.love - Tracking of community interactions
  • Amplitude - Visualization of product activities
  • Segment - Passage of product data
  • GCP - View metrics in Data Studio

Engineering Onboarding

Engineering-Specific Tools
  • Whimsical - Collaborative whiteboarding
  • Loom - Video tutorials (<5 min)
  • Figma - Design, mockups
  • AWS
Engineering-Specific Processes
  • Be added as a team member to GitHub organization
  • Set up airbyte_role as airbyters, so your tests on Airbyte don’t impact our metrics
  • Follow our onboarding trail
There should also be a 1-2-hour onboarding project with your buddy. For instance, for engineering roles, it could be:
  • Go over documentation
  • High-level view
  • Project components
  • Protocol
  • Integrations

Your First Week

Here are a few tasks to do
  • First meeting with Michel and John to discuss the culture and values of the company
  • Attend buddy sessions to help get you acclimated
  • First 1:1 meeting with direct manager
  • Complete first project with defined deliverables
  • Meet as many team members as possible, ideally at our weekly social hour event
During your first two weeks, we encourage new team members to:
  • Book virtual coffees with all other team members to make their acquaintance
  • Book any extra session(s) with any team member(s) to discuss any topic!

Airbyte Buddy

We know that starting a new job can be both exciting and overwhelming. To make things a little easier for you during your first few weeks, we have implemented a buddy system. Your buddy will help with any questions you may have and will help you get acquainted with everyone and everything during your first few weeks at Airbyte.
Everyone at Airbyte is happy to help you, of course, but we’ve found it useful for new employees to have one specific go-to person. We will try to pair people in similar time zones, whenever possible, to make it easier to communicate with each other in real time. Ideally, you and your buddy will catch up at least once a week your first few weeks—not only about work, but other topics of shared interest that will help develop a stronger rapport. Don’t hesitate to schedule daily syncs with your buddy.
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