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Senior Software Engineer (Autoscaling)

Neon

Neon

Software Engineering
Remote
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

Neon is an open-source company on a mission to create a cloud-native Postgres database as a service for every developer

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer who will join our Autoscaling team.

The Autoscaling team is dedicated to the development and maintenance of a suite of components that enable deploying and automatic scaling of Postgres virtual machines to handle varying loads.

You will

  • Join an experienced team and contribute to the Neon virtual machine infrastructure
  • Participate in the design and implementation of our infrastructure
  • Write low-level system code related to Kubernetes, virtual machines, containers, networking and more.
  • Drive excellence through the team and implement the world’s best practices
  • Participate in our on-call rotation
  • Expand our impact by interviewing and hiring great Software Engineers

We are looking for someone who has

  • At least 4 years of production experience in Software engineering
  • Practical experience with the go programming language (1+ year)
  • Extensive experience with any other low-level backend programming language (C, C++, Rust, etc.)
  • Strong background in Linux system programming, Kubernetes, virtual machines (e.g., QEMU), containers, and distributed systems
  • Passion for building systems software. Performance engineering and distributed systems are topics that excite you!
  • Experience with open-source projects and developing publicly is a plus
  • Passion for joining a fast-paced, early-stage startup
  • Track record of identifying problems, implementing solutions and delivering complex projects in distributed systems or databases
  • Strong sense of ownership, accountability and pride
  • Excellent English verbal and writing skills (native or near-native speaker)

About Neon

Neon is building open-source cloud-native PostgreSQL. Our architecture separates storage from compute, allowing for stateless and serverless Postgres. We’re a well funded startup with deep knowledge of Postgres internals and decades of experience building databases. We are a systems company; we work on low-level code with strict performance and correctness requirements.

Neon was created by a team of Postgres hackers and led by CEO Nikita Shamgunov (co-founder of SingleStore). Neon is built on open-source principles and is focused on giving back to the Postgres and developer communities.

Our Team

  • We are a distributed team of 80 people working from 26 countries (concentrating around North America and Europe time zones)
  • We are a team built on open sources cultural principles (transparency, contribution, accountability, proactivity)
  • Team with decades of experience building databases and deep knowledge of Postgres internals. We are deeply technical
  • We have experienced Postgres committers and hackers on the team (check Heikki, Anastasia, Arseny, Matthias profiles)
  • We believe in the efficacy of collaborative open source
  • We aim for a diversity of thoughts and backgrounds
  • We are keen to be a fast-moving flat org and avoid hierarchical structures

Our Investors

  • Top-tier investors backed up Neon's vision:
    • We raised $104 million in funding from Menlo Ventures, GGV, Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst, Founders Fund.
    • Venture vehicles of Snowflake and Databricks invested in Neon.
    • Our angels investors are prominent technologists, and ecosystem players. More than 20 awesome angels supported Neon, including Nat Friedman, Elad Gil, Mike Ovitz, Ajeet Singh, Guillermo Rauch, Søren Brammer Schmidt, and Wes McKinney.
    • Our Board includes Quentin Clark, Glenn Solomon, Joe Morrissey, and Tim Tully.

Our Offer

  • You have an opportunity to be an early employee in the fast-scaling ambitious team
  • You can work 100% remote: we'll handle all formalities to arrange work from your home
  • We pay top of the market in most parts of the world
  • We grant equity (stock options) to all full-time hires
  • We offer a competitive benefits package in line with all tech companies (top-notch equipment, unlimited vacations, paid parental leaves, and much more)
  • We are distributed, yet make our bonds during regular offsites (the last one was in Barcelona)