Senior Software Engineer - Parallel Database Engine


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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.


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.


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.

We're doing some exciting work and we try to have fun while we're at it. Reach out to us - we'd love to hear from you!

About Us

Couchbase, Inc. is the fastest growing startup in the NoSQL database field which threatens to disrupting the $35 billion per year market dominated by Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft. When relational database performance hits the wall in the face of the web’s demands for speed and scalability, Couchbase Server is the solution. It has already closed some of the world’s best known internet companies as customers. The list includes Amadeus, Adobe, LinkedIn, Walmart, Beats Music, Orbitz and Viber. Couchbase is headquartered in Mountain View and has offices in San Francisco, London, Tel Aviv and Mumbai. Investors include Accel Partners, Adams Street Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, and North Bridge Venture Partners. See us at .  

Couchbase is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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