Position Overview

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

As a member of the database engine’s QO Team, you will work on a premier distributed query optimization system 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. You will be empowered to leverage your technical, leadership, and business acumen while mentoring other engineers who are eager to learn from you. Be a part of this highly innovative team enabling customers to build data-intensive applications on top of the fastest cloud-database in the industry!

Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead innovation for:
    • search strategies to find optimal query plans
    • cost-based query transformations
    • physical query optimizations for a distributed/sharded database
    • collecting and using statistics around user data
    • cost estimation to evaluate query plans in the plan search space. 
  • 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 four years of experience developing and debugging in system level C/C++, particularly on Linux
  • At least two year of experience with concurrency, multithreading, and distributed system architectures
  • Experience working on database internals and optimization engines
  • Passionate about building highly reliable system software
  • B.S. degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or a similar field

Benefits

  • Company Wide
    • Technology Stipend for New Employees 
    • Monthly Cell Phone and Internet Stipend
    • Health and Wellness benefit 
    • In office catered lunches and monthly Grubhub credit
    • Company and team events 
    • Flexible time off 
    • Volunteer time off
    • Stock Options 
  • Country Specific (if applicable) 
    • HealthBenefits
    • Retirement 

As employees are located in many different countries around the world, some benefits may differ from country to country. In all cases, we do our best to provide equitable perks and benefits across our locations.

Other:

  • Employment Status: Full Time Employment
  • Work Authorization: Eligibility to work for a US based employer
  • Location/Working classification: Hybrid Role - San Francisco or Seattle or Remote (if not located in San Francisco or Seattle)

SingleStore delivers the cloud-native database with the speed and scale to power the world’s data-intensive applications. With a distributed SQL database that introduces simplicity to your data architecture by unifying transactions and analytics, SingleStore empowers digital leaders to deliver exceptional, real-time data experiences to their customers. SingleStore is venture-backed and headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Sunnyvale, Raleigh, Seattle, Boston, London, Lisbon, Bangalore, Dublin and Kyiv. 

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: SingleStore does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to SingleStore employees. SingleStore 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.

SingleStore values individuals for their unique skills and experiences, and we’re proud to offer roles in a variety of locations across the United States. Salary is based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location, and is just one part of our total compensation and benefits package. Certain roles are also eligible for additional rewards, including merit increases and annual bonuses. 

Our benefits package for this role includes: stock options, flexible paid time off, monthly three-day weekends, 14 weeks of fully-paid gender-neutral parental leave, fertility and adoption assistance, mental health counseling, 401(k) retirement plan, and rich health insurance offerings—including medical, dental, vision and life and disability insurance. 

SingleStore’s base salary range for this position is: $140,00 - $180,000 USD. 

For candidates residing in California, please see our California Recruitment Privacy Notice. For candidates residing in the EEA, UK, and Switzerland, please see our EEA, UK, and Swiss Recruitment Privacy Notice.

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