Software Engineer, Developer Infrastructure 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

Cockroach Labs is looking for a software engineer for the Developer Infrastructure team.

The developer infrastructure team builds development tools and infrastructure to accelerate the work of the overall engineering team. The work that this team does has a broad-reaching impact on the development teams that rely on these tools every day.

The team has a broad scope, owning a variety of tools that encompass the workflow of the engineering team, ranging from the CI pipeline to internal hosting infrastructure, to dashboards to report on Github issues. Success in this role means collaborating with engineers across many teams, some of whom are also contributing to these tools.

Some examples of work that the team is doing:

  • Build and deploy automation to connect our release pipeline to deploy test releases of CockroachDB to CockroachCloud
  • Migrate the CockroachDB build (a complex, multi-language build process) from make to Bazel in order to support migration from go vendoring to go modules
  • Develop an open-source load testing tool called roachtest to automatically create and scale CockroachDB clusters for automated stress and performance testing
  • Configure Kubernetes infrastructure on GKE to host internal development tools

The ideal candidate will have broad experience in backend software engineering, automation, cloud infrastructure, and continuous integration and will enjoy working on a variety of different problems from project to project.

You will
  • Understand the daily workflows of engineers across the team and identify ways to increase productivity and reduce friction.
  • Write developer infrastructure tools, primarily in Go
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. We believe that it's essential for you to take this first month to become familiar with our technology and our company.

After your first month, you will shift your focus to the tools that the team owns and dig into the long term roadmap for the developer infrastructure team. You will take on your first project to improve our existing developer infrastructure.

By the end of the third month, you will be a fully-contributing member of the developer infrastructure team, having successfully owned and completed a medium-sized project. You will also have developed enough familiarity with our engineering processes to propose and scope projects.

You Have
  • 3+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • 1+ years of hands on experience with GCP or AWS
  • 2+ years of experience writing tools and developing CI pipelines
  • Experience with automation and scripting on unix
  • Experience with git/github and release management
  • Hands on experience with containers
  • Exceptional communication skills with a service mindset (where engineers are our customers) and desire to collaborate with other engineers.
  • A BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
The Team

Reporting to Ken Liu - Director of Engineering

Ken Liu is an experienced engineering leader, having managed engineering teams at several high-growth startups in NYC over the past 5 years. Prior, he worked in various industries as a software engineer including Novartis Pharmaceuticals, IEEE, and BMW. In his free time, he spends most of his energy keeping up with his two kids but occasionally likes to relive the 90s by rollerblading.

 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.

Our Benefits
  • 100% health insurance option (for you and your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flex Fridays
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours
  • Learning and Development budget
  • 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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