Software Engineer - Backend (Test Infrastructure) - Bangalore, India
Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.
Cockroach Labs is the creator of CockroachDB, the most highly evolved cloud-native, distributed SQL database on the planet that scales fast, survives anything, and thrives anywhere. We created CockroachDB to unshackle teams from the constraints of their database. Join us on our mission to enable every developer to build world-changing applications!
About the Role
Databases must keep going no matter what. At Cockroach Labs, quality is our number one feature. We are software engineers on a mission to push our product to new frontiers. Our work has a broad-reaching impact on the engineering organisation of over 100 engineers who rely on our tools and methodology to ship a top-notch quality product.
Test Engineering is expanding our investment in next-generation test automation and bug-finding techniques, utilising both randomised and deterministic testing. Note that this is not a QA/manual testing role; all Cockroach Labs engineers write tests and obsess about quality. Test Engineering is a cross-functional team that aims to enable and strengthen the engineering organisation by emphasising correctness and performance testing.
The work encompasses three primary focus areas: Test Infrastructure, Exploratory Testing, and Performance and Scalability. Speaking broadly, Test Infrastructure enables automated test execution, detection of performance regressions, fuzzing, and much more. Exploratory Testing enables new bug-finding techniques such as static and dynamic analysis, metamorphic testing, failure injection, and others. Performance and Scalability enables at-scale benchmarking.
Some examples of recent and future projects:
- Mixed version framework utilising roachtest and roachprod
- Failure injection testing (e.g., chaos-mesh, frisbee)
- Next generation of roachtest and roachperf
- Parallelised automated microbenchmarks via roachprod-bench
- Developing a static analysis framework for concurrency bugs
- Large-scale benchmarking and performance testing
- Automated flaky test detection and quarantining
The ideal candidate will have worked with massively complex codebases and possesses broad experience in distributed systems, cloud infrastructure, and automated testing.
- Develop test strategies and methodologies.
- Build and scale test infrastructure.
- Build tools and frameworks to find bugs in complex distributed systems.
- Build static and dynamic analysers.
- Perform at-scale cloud benchmarking.
- Prioritise and execute test suites that are representative of customers’ workloads.
In your first 30 days, you will become an integrated member of our engineering team. You’ll become familiar with our production systems, software development workflows, and the architectures of CockroachDB and CockroachDB Cloud. We believe that it’s essential for you to take the first month to get to know our technology and our company. You’ll work on a “starter project” to help you learn about a particular area and start to get the lay of the land.
After your first month, you will align with the team’s development objectives and own a medium-sized project to completion.
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 and scope future projects.
BabuSrithar - Site Lead, India
BabuSrithar is the Site Leader for India. He is responsible for our growth strategy and is a cultural champion in the region. He is passionate about building high-quality software products and lean teams by leveraging everyone's potential. He enjoys working with people and learning along the way. Before joining Cockroach Labs, BabuSrithar held senior leadership positions at companies like Nutanix, Clumio and recently he was VP of engineering at Apty where he led the engineering globally. When not at work, he enjoys his time with his 3-year-old and family.
Stan Rosenberg - Director of Engineering
Stan is an experienced engineering leader, having built and scaled high-performing engineering teams and distributed systems at high-tech startups. Prior, he worked as a software engineer and 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 - SVP 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 and 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, and consistent SQL databases, along with the amazing technology and culture at Cockroach Labs proved too much. When not working he likes to draw, play the piano, and search NYC for cannolis with his wife and kids.
- Competitive health insurance coverage (for you and your dependents!)
- Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
- Flexible PTO