Software Engineer, Cloud at Cockroach Labs

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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 Role

CockroachDB provides the backbone of storing data on a global scale. We are looking for experienced software engineers with experience in tool development and driving automation to join our team. The team is responsible for creating tools for customers who deploy and maintain CockroachDB in their on premises deployment of CockroachDB. You will work closely with the SRE team responsible for CockroachCloud, the self-service, fully managed cloud offering of CockroachDB. Approximately half of your time doing greenfield development work, with the other portion looking at the tools practices in CockroachCloud that can be provided to our customer managed deployments.

You Will
  • Provide software for managing the infrastructure for on customer premise hosting of CockroachDB for our external customers.
  • Design, write and deliver software and systems to increase product reliability and organizational efficiency.
  • Develop custom tools as necessary.
  • Design, implement, and troubleshoot the automation and monitoring of production clusters to maximize performance and availability.
The Expectations

In the first month, you will become an integrated member of our engineering team. You will become familiar with our existing internal and customer-facing production systems use to run and deploy CockroachDB. Working with product and engineering, you will assess our production operations and how they can be applied to customers who are running CockroachDB in their own environment. Our customers run CockroachDB in the major public cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure) and private datacenters. 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. The majority of our customers use Kubernetes to manage their deployments. A large portion of your time will be spent working with Kubernetes and creating custom tools to make the deployment of CockroachDB easy. 

You Have
  • Expertise in analyzing, monitoring, and deploying Software.
  • Comfort using programming languages like Go, C/C++, Java, and Python. Experience building collaborative relationships with your colleagues. You enjoy being part of the code review process and partnering with your teammates on challenging problems.
  • Proficiency working with algorithms, data structures, and production troubleshooting.
  • Debugged and optimized code and to automate routine tasks.
  • Working knowledge of web and network protocols and standards (HTTP, TLS, DNS, etc.)
  • Experience with orchestration software such as Kubernetes, Terraform, or Pulumi
  • 5 or more years experience in software development.
  • A BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
The Team

Juan Leon -  Engineering Manager, Site Reliability Engineering

Juan has spent a couple of decades working on computing at scale, first in academia, then back and forth between Tech and Finance.  He started out teaching large scientific simulations to survive computer failures, which led to managing quantitative financial risk (large monte-carlo simulations) at a big bank during the great recession. Once the daily threat of bankruptcy was gone, he moved to writing scalable messaging systems at Google, where he saw and converted to the SRE religion, which he evangelized at the largest hedge fund for two years, before he regained his senses and joined Cockroach. Cockroach is irresistible to lovers of scale, bringing scalable reliable data to millions of enterprises in a scalable and reliable way.  When Juan can pull himself away, he likes to hike, camp, ride bicycles and pretend he runs an Uber driving his children to myriad venues and events (pre-COVID).

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 cannolis with his wife and kids.

Our 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

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at [email protected]

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • CockroachDBDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • AirtableManagement

Location

53 W 23rd St , New York, NY 10010

What are Cockroach Labs Perks + Benefits

Cockroach Labs Benefits Overview

Flexible Working: You are free to arrange your work schedule to meet your individual circumstances.

Free Fridays: One day a week, focus on what drives and motivates you outside of your core work responsibilities. Dedicate time to a community project. Spend a day at home with the kids. Work on the next super feature. We’re convinced that providing adults with time to be creative outside of their day-to-day work yields better results.

Food for All: We provide food throughout the Cockroach Labs work week (Mon-Thu) and grab dinner twice a month as a team at one of NYC’s outstanding restaurants.

Events
 and Outings: Once a quarter we enjoy some downtime as a team, whether it’s catching the latest blockbuster, picnicking in Central Park, or strolling through a museum for inspiration.

Team Trips: Twice a year we voyage beyond Manhattan’s shores. These might be trips to the Caribbean or to the mountains. The connections made in these environments build friendships and deepen the ties which make working together fun and productive.

Flexible Time Off: We care about productivity, not face time. Take time off when you need it.

Learning is Good: We provide $1500 annually to support learning and development through workshops, conferences, and networking events.

Health & Retirement: 100% health insurance coverage for you & your dependents; One Medical membership; Gym discounts; free Citibike membership; 401(k).

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Cockroach Labs does at least two bi-annual team-wide volunteer days, partners with BUILD NYC, and for every referral that gest hired, we donate $2,500-$5,000 to the referrers charity of choice.
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
100% Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance for You, Your Spouse, Partner, and Dependents.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Equity compensation is determined by the impact we expect an individual to have in their role paired with the risk that earlier employees took in joining the company.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
8-12 Weeks of Family Leave + $500 Baby Bucks
Flexible Work Schedule
Cockroach Work Week: In-office Monday thru Thursday, with the option to work remotely on Fridays. Core Office Hours: 10am-4pm (except Tuesday Team Meeting from 5:00pm-6:00pm)
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax Commuter Account & Paid Citi Bike Membership
Company Outings
Monthly Company Activities & Bi-Annual Company Trips
Free Daily Meals
Lunch Monday thru Thursday & Team Dinners Every Other Tuesday
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Relocation Assistance for You and Your Family to Move to NYC
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1500 Learning & Development Stipend + $1500 for Associated Travel
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Cross-department program, Career mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $2500 annualy for continuing education.
Time allotted for learning
Acme Co. allows employes to set aside 20% of working hours for learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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