Software Engineer (Database Performance) - Bangalore, India

Cockroach Labs

Cockroach Labs

Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

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

Cockroach Labs is the creator of CockroachDB, the most highly evolved cloud-native, distributed SQL database on the planet that scales fast, survives anything, and thrives anywhere. We created CockroachDB to unshackle teams from the constraints of their database. Join us on our mission to enable every developer to build world-changing applications!

About the Role

We are hiring performance engineers to expand our investment in performance and scalability. As a performance engineer, you will work closely with many teams across Engineering to evaluate performance, identify performance bottlenecks, and collaborate with engineers to solve performance and scalability issues.

The work encompasses: measuring and defining performance baselines, guiding other teams, performing root cause analysis across the entire stack, performing competitive benchmarking, building new workloads, and more. You will have a large impact on shaping the performance of the database.

The ideal candidate will have worked with massively complex codebases and possess broad experience in databases, distributed systems, cloud infrastructure, and performance analysis.

You Will

  • Increase our performance coverage and understanding of CockroachDB Cloud
  • Develop new workload strategies and methodologies
  • Investigate performance issues
  • Perform competitive benchmarks
  • Guide other teams on benchmarking and performance testing methodologies
  • Build automation tools and frameworks
  • Translate customers’ workloads to automated performance tests

The Expectations

In your first 30 days, you will become an integrated member of our engineering team. You’ll become familiar with our production systems, software development workflows, and architecture of CockroachDB Cloud. We believe that it’s essential for you to take the first month to get to know our technology and our company. You’ll be given a “starter project” to help you learn about a particular area and start to get the lay of the land.

After your first month, you will align with the team’s development objectives and you will own and complete a medium-sized starter project. Some examples of such projects are performing a large-scale TPC-C benchmark of CockrochDB Cloud, competitive benchmarking or improving our nightly performance test framework–roachperf.

By the end of the starter project , you will be a fully-contributing member of the Performance Engineering team. You will also have developed enough familiarity with our engineering processes to propose ,scope and own future projects.

You Have

Desired experience level ranges from mid to staff level. At a minimum, this role requires:

  • 3+ years of experience as a software engineer writing clean, idiomatic code
  • 1+ years of hands on experience with GCP or AWS
  • Experience with one of the following: Performance Testing, Cloud Infrastructure, Continuous Integration
  • Exceptional communication skills and a collaborative mindset
  • BE/B-Tech in Computer Science or equivalent experience

The Team

Reporting to Stan Rosenberg - Director of Engineering

Stan is an experienced engineering leader, having built and scaled high-performing engineering teams and distributed systems at high-tech startups. Prior, he worked as a software engineer and a researcher in formal methods. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology. In his free time, he enjoys exploring outdoors while dreaming about days when software works as reliably as a bridge.

BabuSrithar - Site Lead, India

BabuSrithar is the Site Leader for India. He is responsible for our growth strategy and is a cultural champion in the region. He is passionate about building high-quality software products and lean teams by leveraging everyone's potential. He enjoys working with people and learning along the way. Before joining Cockroach Labs, BabuSrithar held senior leadership positions at companies like Nutanix, Clumio and recently he was VP of engineering at Apty where he led the engineering globally. When not at work, he enjoys his time with his 3-year-old and family.

Isaac Wong - SVP 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

  • Competitive health insurance coverage (for you and your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flexible PTO