Senior Software Engineer - Parallel Database Engine at Couchbase
Santa Clara, CA, US
As a Senior Software Engineer in the Analytics team, your job will be to design and implement a cutting-edge parallel and distributed data management system.
You‘ll be part of a team working on hard problems, including distributed query processing, query compilation/optimization, data storage and replication - and the tissue that holds it all together.
You’ll primarily work with Java, but may also work with Go, Erlang, and possibly a few other languages thrown in for good measure.
Like open source? So do we: Couchbase and its engineers are active open source contributors for Couchbase, memcached, Apache AsterixDB, and other projects.


    • Create the world’s best distributed server infrastructure which companies will rely on for mission-critical OLTP and OLAP needs.
    • Discuss and debate with your peers as you help figure out product requirements and the architectural approach to getting things built.
    • Design and implement needle-mover features with simplicity, elegance, and economy.
    • Research industry and academic leading-edge algorithms for distributed replication, consistency, availability, and scalability.
    • Think quality; think leverage. Develop high-quality software and use unit, component, and end-to-end automation tests so we know we have high-quality software.
    • Be agile.

Minimum Qualifications

    • You’re a self-motivated, independent, and high-performance person. You learn quickly and you enjoy worthy challenges.
    • You have excellent analytical skills and a passion for pinning down technical issues and solving problems.
    • You’re a good communicator and an excellent teammate
    • You have 4+ years of experience shipping commercial or open source software (prefer experience with packaged, downloadable software in the data management space).
    • You are proficient in Java, but you’d also like to step into the world of other languages like Erlang & Go.
    • You are proficient in systems programming.
    • You like working in organizations that strive to have a good balance between doing it right and moving quickly.

Preferred Qualifications

    • You have experience in processing queries on non-relational data.
    • You know open source software development practices and ideally have of track record of open source contributions.
About Couchbase
Couchbase’s mission is to be the data platform that revolutionizes digital innovation. To make this possible, Couchbase created the world’s first Engagement Database. Built on the most powerful NoSQL technology, the Couchbase Data Platform offering includes Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile and is Open Source. The platform provides unmatched agility and manageability – as well as unparalleled performance at any scale – to deliver ever-richer and ever more personalized customer experiences. The world's largest enterprises choose Couchbase for the most demanding web, mobile and IoT applications - companies like Amadeus, AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, Disney, Dixons Carphone, eBay, General Electric, LinkedIn, Marriott, PayPal, Ryanair, Viber, Tesco, United Airlines, Verizon, Wells Fargo, and hundreds of others around the world use Couchbase Data Platform for their interactive web, mobile, and IoT applications.
Couchbase’s HQ is conveniently located in Santa Clara, CA with additional offices throughout the globe. We’re committed to a work environment where you can be happy and thrive, in and out of the office.
At Couchbase, you’ll get:
* A fantastic culture
* A focused, energetic team with aligned goals
* True collaboration with everyone playing their positions
* Great market opportunity and growth potential
* Time off when you need it.
* Regular team lunches and fully-stocked kitchens.
* Open, collaborative spaces.
* Competitive benefits and pre-tax commuter perks
Whether you’re a new grad or a proven expert, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow your career, and work with the smartest, most passionate people in the industry.
Revolutionizing an industry requires a top-notch team. Become a part of ours today. Bring your big ideas and we'll take on the next great challenge together.
Check out some recent industry recognition:
No. 17 on Forbes’ list of Best Big Data Companies to Work For
Document Store Leader by Forrester Research Inc.
Winner of TechTarget’s 2017 Modern Mobility Innovation Award for its role in providing offline synchronization capabilities to GE’s Predix Platform.
Big Data NoSQL Leader by Forrester Research Inc.
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