Position Overview

The MemSQL database engine team is responsible for building the core database engine behind MemSQL. This includes developing in-memory and on-disk data structures and algorithms, row and columnar stores, networking, query optimization, and execution.

As a senior software engineer on the database engine team, you will have the unique benefit of building systems software in a rapid production environment with a small and collaborative team. This includes overseeing the direction, design and development of key features that can be attributed to just a handful of engineers. In this position, you will be empowered to leverage your technical, leadership, and business acumen while mentoring other engineers who are eager to learn from you.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead innovation for major software components, systems, and features.
  • Design and develop new systems to enhance database performance with good throughput and low latency.
  • Ensure data consistency and durability with breakthrough performance and scalability.
  • Automate and test your own code to improve overall software quality.
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables.
  • Mentor and train other team members on design techniques, and coding standards.
  • Actively participate in customer POCs to optimize customer experience and adoption.
  • Work collaboratively with multiple departments such as Sales, Marketing, and G&A.

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least two years of experience developing and debugging in system level C/C++, particularly on Linux
  • At least one year of experience with file systems, concurrency, multithreading, and server architectures
  • Experience working on database internals or multi-threaded server internals
  • Passionate about building highly reliable system software
  • B.S. degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or a similar field

MemSQL is The Database of Now, powering modern applications and analytical systems with a cloud-native, massively scalable architecture. MemSQL delivers maximum ingest, accelerated transaction processing and blisteringly fast query performance, including AI integration and machine learning models, all at the highest concurrency. Global enterprises use the MemSQL distributed database to easily ingest, process, analyze and act on data, to thrive in today’s insight-driven economy. MemSQL is optimized to run on any public cloud or on-premises with commodity hardware. 

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices globally, MemSQL has raised nearly $100M from top investors including GV, Accel Partners and Khosla Ventures, among others. MemSQL is trusted by customers including Uber, Akamai, Dell EMC, Samsung, Comcast, Kellogg, and more.

Consistent with our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we value individuals with the ability to work on diverse teams and with a diverse range of people.

To all recruitment agencies: MemSQL does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to MemSQL employees. MemSQL is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with the Company.

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