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Distributed Systems Engineer

at
Cube.js team
Type of work
Full-time
location
San Francisco, USA or Remote

At Cube Dev, we are building the API layer for data apps.

We are focused on developer success, bottom-up adoption, and open source. Cube.js, our flagship open-source product, has 11,000 stars on GitHub and 4,000 developers in the community Slack. Cube.js is used by companies ranging from Apple, Intel, and Walmart to fast-growing Silicon Valley startups.

Currently, we are a 20-person remote-first team distributed over the US, UK, and Europe with an HQ in San Francisco. Having raised our Series A in July 2021, we're funded by top-tier Silicon Valley venture funds that have previously invested in Redis, Hazelcast, Gradle, and other infrastructure software startups.


Cube.js is used to build analytical APIs over trillion data point datasets in SQL databases (e.g., Postgres, ClickHouse) and data warehouses (e.g., Google BigQuery, AWS Athena, Snowflake). Such APIs serve requests with sub-second latency and high concurrency thanks to Cube Store, our performant open-source distributed columnar storage written in Rust and based on Apache Arrow and DataFusion.

We're determined to further enhance Cube.js performance and support advanced workloads. That's why we're looking for a distributed systems engineer to join our Cube.js team to evolve Cube Store.

During the first months, you'll be working on fine-tuning Cube Store's performance, improving its architecture, and supporting Kafka integration for data streaming.


Requirements

  • Expert in database algorithms and data structures: columnar vs row storage, SQL parsing, query planning, indexes, partitioning, join algorithms, filter pushdown optimizations, HLL.
  • Expert in C++, Rust, or any other low-level language.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Fluent English.
  • Previous startup experience or interest in working in a small fast-moving company.

Bonus points

  • Development experience with JavaScript, React, Node.js.
  • Expert in at least one of the high-level VM languages such as Node.js, Ruby, Python, Java, Scala, C#, or similar.
  • Experience with contributing to or the maintenance of an open-source project.
  • Experience in data engineering, building analytics applications, or OLAP.
  • Experience with Docker and k8s, AWS, GCP.

This is a remote position. Any location is okay as long as we can expect you to be online till 1 pm PT. We can pay for your desk at the co-working space that you choose to work from. Down the road, we offer an optional relocation to our HQ in San Francisco, California with visa (H1-B or O-1) sponsorship. Also, we offer stock options in our US company.

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