Software Engineer, Backend (Cloud) - Distributed US, Toronto, London, Sydney

Cockroach Labs

Toronto, CA / London, GB / Sydney, AU / United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 03/24/2021
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  • Company Address: 53 West 23rd Street 8th Floor, New York, NY, 10010

About Cockroach Labs

Cockroach Labs is the company behind CockroachDB, the ultra-resilient SQL database for global business.

Job Description

Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

Cockroach Labs is the team behind CockroachDB, an open source, distributed SQL database. In addition to the open source version of the DB, we offer CockroachCloud, a self-service, fully managed cloud offering of CockroachDB.  We aim to build infrastructure that keeps pace with the world, so developers can focus on what matters most: building the best products. Join us on our mission to Make Data Easy.

About the Ro le

CockroachCloud provides CockroachDB to anyone who needs to scale fast, survive anything, and thrive everywhere. We are looking for experienced backend software engineers who are excited to focus on the server side components of CockroachCloud, but also contribute to the client-side code. Working closely with our SRE team and Database Engineers you will be part of a collaborative culture striving to make data easy at global scale by integrating distributed databases and the cloud with a beautiful user experience.

You Will

    Design, build, and test CockroachCloud. You bring your expertise and commitment to excellence to build the best cloud database service for our users, partners, and customers.
    Develop in Go on the server-side and React/TypeScript on the client side, but if you don't know it, you'll learn while you're here.
    Collaborate with designers and engineers to design, implement, and deliver CockroachCloud features.
    Make sure that as CockroachCloud rapidly grows it remains scalable, survivable, and consistent.

The Expectations

In the first month, you will become an integrated member of our engineering team. You’ll become familiar with our production systems, software development workflow, and architecture for CockroachDB and CockroachCloud. We believe that it's essential for you to take this first month to become familiar with our technology and our company.

After 3 months, you'll be a fully-fledged member of the team. You will be comfortable contributing to CockroachCloud. You will begin to determine the parts of our product that most interest you and work with your manager to focus your efforts on projects that align with those areas and the product roadmap.

As our team grows, you will have the opportunity to shape the direction of development for CockroachCloud and CockroachDB. We want our users to have a phenomenal experience using our product, and you play a crucial role in making CockroachCloud a joy to use.

You Have

    A passion for working on complex technical products and exposure to the design and creation of modern web applications.
    Experience building modern, highly available web applications.
    Experience developing web applications using programming languages like Go, C/C++, Java, JavaScript, and Python.
    Understanding of system design, API design, and infrastructure such as Kubernetes,  AWS/GCP/Azure.
    An understanding on how to deliver value within a rapid, iterative, release cycle.
    Comfort implementing user interfaces on the client side using technologies like React, Vue.js, or Angular.
    Experience building collaborative relationships with your colleagues. You enjoy being part of the code review process and partnering with your teammates on challenging problems.
    5+ years of relevant experience is preferred.
    A BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

The Team

You will have the opportunity to report to a member of our engineering leadership team based on the project you work on at Cockroach Labs. In addition, you will get to work closely with the senior leadership including:

Peter Mattis - Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Peter works on a bit of everything, from low-level optimization of code to refining the overall design. He was thrust into file systems early in his career at Inktomi and then learned the true meaning of scalability while working on Gmail and Colossus at Google. Before stepping into the office in the morning, he will have nursed his CrossFit addiction and dealt with the chaos of a three kid morning routine. You can set your watch by his daily departure at 4:30 pm to have dinner with his family.

Isaac Wong - VP of Engineering

Isaac is responsible for the health of the engineering organization at Cockroach Labs. He partners closely with teams to ensure we have a balanced culture that promotes quality and innovation in pursuit of our goals. Before joining Cockroach Labs Isaac was in life sciences for 16 years with Medidata Solutions where he had a front row seat on the exciting ride from a 30 person startup to more than 2000 people worldwide. But the lure of distributed, resilient, and consistent SQL databases, along with the amazing technology and culture at Cockroach Labs proved too much. When not working he likes to draw, play the piano, and search NYC for cannoli's with his wife and kids

dOur Benefits

    100% health insurance coverage (for you and your dependents!)
    Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
    Flex Fridays
    Flexible time off & flexible hours
    Education reimbursement
    Relocation support

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