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dbt Labs is upleveling the analytics profession through a workflow we call analytics engineering. Behind our work to support data teams everywhere is a diverse group of humans united by shared values (and Slack). If you want to build a career helping analysts build theirs, we’d love to meet you.

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Our Values

Initially penned before the company was even founded, our values have been the foundation on which we've built a company, and a movement.

We are a mission-driven company. We believe that profits are an important tool in the pursuit of our mission, but they are not the mission itself.

The highest goal of any human is to produce new knowledge that can subsequently be built upon by others. This is the process upon which every good thing in human society has been built. We participate in this most fundamental of human endeavors by thinking in public and defaulting to open source.

We will only succeed if we create value in the world. If we optimize for that first, commercial success will follow.

We do great work because it is an expression of who we are, a contribution of our unique talents and perspectives to a purpose larger than ourselves. Work done well creates ripples in the pond.

There are countless examples of choices that we all have in our professional lives of just how honest we want to be. We choose to be completely honest, even when that is uncomfortable, or even when it would lead to short-term negative consequences. We believe that transparency is a north star, and that acting transparently is always in the long-term best interests of achieving our mission.

People with different mindsets and experiences, working together, create better outcomes. This includes diversity of race and gender, as well as the diversity of academic backgrounds, socio-economic backgrounds, geographic backgrounds, ideologies, and interests.

We market our products and services by working with amazing humans, making them incredibly happy, and asking them to spread the word. We go above and beyond for our clients / users to invest in our future growth.

While we believe that we are building something exceptional, that knowledge does not make us feel proud, it makes us feel humble. It imbues us with a deep sense of responsibility towards our clients, coworkers, and the community at large.

While we pursue the mission with intense focus, we recognize that creating the change in the world that we wish to see will not happen overnight. We think, plan, and act for the long-term.

We take our responsibilities as parents, citizens, individuals, family members, and members of our various communities just as seriously as we take our commitments at work. When we are on, we are focused. When we are off, we are free to be fully disconnected.

We are human beings innovating in a shared service to a mission. We structure our compensation and benefits, work hours and location policies, work and management styles, and employee agreements to support this fundamental human-ness. We bring our whole selves to work, and we recognize that our identities extend beyond the work that we do.

We believe that all team members should seek to replace themselves on an ongoing basis by building processes, technology, and documentation that obviate their existing work. We have an abundance mindset: there is always more, and more valuable, work to do. Moving up the stack presents growth opportunities for both the individual and the team.

We are not interested in success absent the values in this document. We have strongly held opinions on how a company should be built and these are non-negotiable. We do not believe that these opinions are an absolute truth, but they are an absolute truth for us.

Benefits at dbt Labs

Parental Leave

We happily provide 12 weeks of parental leave for all new parents. Parents have the option to add an additional 8 weeks unpaid leave.

Health Insurance

We provide medical, dental and vision benefits to employees and their dependents. Health benefits are paid in part by the company.

Unlimited Vacation

Take a spontaneous trip or plan your dream staycation. Schedule a long weekend when your friends are in town or extend travel plans over the holidays. Unlimited vacation means that you can stop budgeting your PTO.

Retirement Plan

We contribute 3% of every employee’s salary to a 401k plan, whether you choose to participate or not.


We’re a distributed team and place a premium on trust. Take an afternoon or day off to rest and catch up. Check out early to pick your kids up from school. Work from home. Communicate. Get your work done. Live your life.

Learning and Development

We believe in investing in the development of our team. In addition to coaching and mentorship opportunities, we provide up to $500 per year to each employee to use on their own learning and development, however they see fit.

Work from anywhere

dbt Labs headquarters are in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but we are a distributed team and advocate for a remote-first culture. We want our people to work from the places where they are happiest, healthiest, and most inspired to do great things.

Work from anywhere