Software Engineer, Developer Infrastructure

Cockroach Labs New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 weeks ago

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 and build to last?

About the role

Cockroach Labs is looking for a software engineer for the Developer Infrastructure team.

The developer infrastructure team builds development tools and infrastructure to accelerate the work of the overall engineering team. The work that this team does has a broad-reaching impact on the development teams that rely on these tools every day.

The team has a broad scope, owning a variety of tools that encompass the workflow of the engineering team, ranging from the CI pipeline to internal hosting infrastructure, to dashboards to report on Github issues. Success in this role means collaborating with engineers across many teams, some of whom are also contributing to these tools.

Some examples of work that the team is doing:

  • Configure Kubernetes infrastructure on GKE to host internal development tools.

  • Migrate the CockroachDB build (a complex, multi-language build process) from make to Bazel in order to support migration from go vendoring to go modules

  • Develop an open-source load testing tool called roachtest to automatically create and scale CockroachDB clusters for automated stress and performance testing

  • Develop an open-source dashboard called roachdash that teams use to triage issues and understand their development backlog

The ideal candidate will have a wide range of interests including backend software engineering, automation, cloud infrastructure, and continuous integration and will enjoy working on a variety of different problems from project to project.

You will

  • Understand the daily workflows of engineers across the team and identify ways to increase productivity and reduce friction.

  • Write developer infrastructure tools, primarily in Go

You have

  • 3+ years Industry experience as a software engineer

  • Hands on experience with GCP or AWS

  • Experience writing tools and developing CI pipelines

  • Experience with automation and scripting on unix

  • Experience with git/github and release management

  • Hands on experience with containers

  • Exceptional communication skills with a service mindset (where engineers are our customers) and desire to collaborate with other engineers.


In the first month, you will become an integrated member of our engineering team. You'll become familiar with our production systems, software development workflow, and architecture for CockroachDB. We believe that it's essential for you to take this first month to become familiar with our technology and our company.

After your first month, you will shift your focus to the tools that the team owns and dig into the long term roadmap for the developer infrastructure team. You will take on take on your first project to improve our existing developer infrastructure.

By the end of the third month, you will be a fully-contributing member of the developer infrastructure team, having successfully owned and completed a medium-sized project. You will also have developed enough familiarity with our engineering processes to propose and scope projects.

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