Sr. Software Engineer – Distributed Systems (Couchbase)

If you like distributed systems, then you’ll like this! As a Senior Software Engineer in our Distributed Systems team, your job will be to design and implement cutting-edge distributed, scale-out data infrastructure software systems. You will be part of a team working on hard problems, including distributed caching, distributed key-value and document data stores, data replication & conflict resolution, scale-out fault tolerance and data-layer reliability. You’ll work with Erlang, Golang, C/C++, JavaScript and Python with possibly a few other languages thrown in for good measure. You will probably bring Unix systems and server tech kung-fu to the team.

Like open source? So do we: Couchbase and its engineers are active open source contributors for Couchbase, memcached, and other projects.


Create the world’s best distributed server infrastructure which companies will rely on for mission-critical OLTP 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 consensus, 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’re particular about your toolset, because you have it set up just how you like it and when you’re at your best you’re insanely productive
You have 4+ years of commercial or open source software experience (prefer experience with packaged, downloadable software)
You can hack in C, but you also like the intoxicating power of working in higher-level languages
You think distributed systems problems are cool
You might even have some real-world functional programming experience
You’re a good communicator and an excellent team mate
You like working in organizations that strive to have a good balance between doing it right and moving quickly
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 Couchbase
Couchbase provides the world’s most complete, most scalable and best performing NoSQL database. Couchbase Server is designed from a simple yet bold vision: build the first and best, general-purpose NoSQL database. That goal has resulted in an industry leading solution that includes a shared nothing architecture, a single node-type, a built in caching layer, true auto-sharding and the world’s first NoSQL mobile offering.

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 veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.




Job posted 5/2/2016