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Software Engineer, Database

At Yugabyte, we are on a mission to become the default transactional database for enterprises building cloud-native applications. YugabyteDB is our PostgreSQL-compatible distributed database for cloud-native apps. Resilient, scalable, and flexible, it runs on any cloud and enables developers to become instantly productive using well-known APIs.We are looking for talented and driven people to join us on our ambitious mission and help us build a lasting and impactful company.The transactional database market is estimated to grow to $64B by 2025. YugabyteDB is cloud-native by design, has on-demand horizontal scalability, and supports geographical distribution of data using built-in replication. This means that we are well-positioned to meet market demand for geo-distributed, high-scale, high-performance workloads.

Join the Database Revolution at Yugabyte.

Modern applications need a cloud-native database that eliminates tradeoffs and silos. YugabyteDB retains the power and familiarity of PostgreSQL by pairing its trusted API with a precision-engineered, distributed, cloud-native architecture. Even better, it’s 100% open source. Many of the world's leading enterprises are migrating from legacy RDBMSs (like Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2) to YugabyteDB, to meet their mission-critical app demands.

Your impact:
We are looking for passionate software engineers with different levels of experience to work on the bleeding edge of building a transactional, high-performance database that can handle geo-distributed / multi-cloud applications.

This role would involve working on really hard problems involving areas across the open-source YugabyteDB. The team's work areas include but are not limited to CDC, performance, query planning and optimisation. You would be interfacing with components that involve distributed systems, Raft consensus and extending it, LSM databases, a sophisticated, pluggable query compiler layer(Postgres & CQL) and end-user clients in a variety of languages.

You Will

  • Research, design, implement, test and release new database features and enhancements
  • Write high quality C/C++ code and comprehensive test cases. Participate in the code review process
  • Troubleshoot correctness, stability or performance issues related to statement planning and execution in a complex distributed system
  • Identify and implement performance improvements such as enhancing plan selection, batching or parallelizing work, or pushing down plan subtrees to the data nodes
  • Improve database scalability as we expand cluster sizes and transaction throughput
  • Enhance the database administrator experience across environments with different resource constraints (low or high CPU/memory/IO), deployment models (bare-metal, VMs or k8s) and levels of support (enterprise or open source)
  • Contribute to the growth of our open source database product, YugabyteDB

You’ll Need

  • 6-12 years experience with compiled languages, e.g. C/C++
  • Knowledge of database internals, compilers, query planning/optimisation
  • Knowledge of concurrency, multithreading and synchronisation
  • Systems engineering fundamentals (e.g. distributed systems, operating systems, databases)
  • BS/MS/PhD in CS (or related field) or equivalent experience
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