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Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

Cockroach Labs is the team behind CockroachDB, an open source, distributed SQL database. We aim to build infrastructure that keeps pace with the world, so developers can focus on what matters most: building the best products. Join us on our mission to Make Data Easy. Are you ready to aim high & build to last?

About the Role

We are hiring software engineers to build reliable & scalable, testbed infrastructure for evaluating the performance & the functionality of CockroachDB. Your work will support our growing Test Engineering team as we continue to scale the infrastructure for automated benchmarking & testing.

These engineers will support our growing Test Engineering team & leverage their experience in the infrastructure & DevOps space to enable automated test execution, detection of performance regressions, & scale benchmarking across all major cloud providers.

Databases must keep going no matter what. We are software engineers on a mission to push our product to new frontiers. Our work has a broad-reaching impact on the engineering organization of over 100 engineers who rely on our infrastructure & tools to ship a top-notch quality product.

Some examples of projects:

The ideal candidate will have worked with massively complex codebases & possesses broad experience in distributed systems & cloud infrastructure.

You Will

  • Build & scale cloud infrastructure spanning GCE, AWS, Azure
  • Develop tools & frameworks for the broader engineering organization
  • Scale observability 
  • Own reliability of Test Infrastructure 

The Expectations

In your first 30 days, you will become an integrated member of our Test Engineering team. Youll become familiar with our production systems, software development workflows, & architecture of CockroachDB & CockroachCloud. We believe that its essential for you to take the first month to get to know our technology & our company. Youll be given a starter project to help you learn about a particular area & start to get the lay of the land.

After your first month, you will align with the teams development objectives & you will own & complete a medium-sized project.

By the end of the third month, you will be a fully-contributing member of the Test Engineering team. You will also have developed enough familiarity with our engineering processes to propose & scope future projects.

You Have

  • 3+ years of experience as a software engineer writing clean, idiomatic code
  • 1+ years of hands on experience with GCP or AWS
  • Experience with Cloud Infrastructure 
  • Exceptional communication skills & a collaborative mindset
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

The Team

You will have the opportunity to report to a member of our engineering leadership team based on the project you work on at Cockroach Labs.  In addition, you will get to work closely with the senior leadership including:

Reporting to Stan Rosenberg - Director of Engineering

Stan is an experienced engineering leader, having built & scaled high-performing engineering teams & distributed systems at high-tech startups. Prior, he worked as a software engineer & a researcher in formal methods. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology. In his free time, he enjoys exploring outdoors while dreaming about days when software works as reliably as a bridge.

Isaac Wong - VP of Engineering

Isaac is responsible for the health of the engineering organization at Cockroach Labs. He partners closely with teams to ensure we have a balanced culture that promotes quality & innovation in pursuit of our goals. Before joining Cockroach Labs Isaac was in life sciences for 16 years with Medidata Solutions where he had a front row seat on the exciting ride from a 30 person startup to more than 2000 people worldwide. But the lure of distributed, resilient, & consistent SQL databases, along with the amazing technology & culture at Cockroach Labs proved too much. When not working he likes to draw, play the piano, & search NYC for cannoli's with his wife & kids.

Our Benefits

  • 100% health insurance coverage (for you & your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flex Fridays
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours
  • Education reimbursement
  • Relocation support

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse & inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at

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