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Software Engineer , Backend(Observability Integrations) - Bangalore, India

Cockroach Labs

Cockroach Labs

Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

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

Cockroach Labs is the team behind CockroachDB, the most highly evolved cloud-native, distributed SQL database on the planet. We created CockroachDB and our self-service, fully managed cloud offerings of CockroachDB (Dedicated and Serverless) to deliver the ability to build and scale apps with fewer obstacles, more freedom, and greater efficiency. Today, Cockroach Labs helps companies of all sizes—and the apps they develop—scale fast, survive disaster, and thrive everywhere. Join us on our mission to make data easy and help developers build what they dream without worrying about their database ever again.

About the Role

The Observability Team’s mission is to ensure our customers can successfully monitor CockroachDB in the observability stack of their choice. On this team, you will own the entire ecosystem of 3rd party observability integrations, their underlying infrastructure, and ongoing support work to ensure functionality and consistency across the various integrations. We are looking for experienced backend software engineers who love building scalable, performant and reliable services and want to help define the data platform for the next generation of applications. Working closely with our SRE team, Frontend Engineers, and Database Engineers, you will be part of a collaborative culture striving to make data easy on a global scale, by integrating distributed databases and the cloud with a world-class developer experience.

You Will

  • Design, build, test, and improve the orchestration and service architecture for CockroachDB Cloud, our CockroachDB database-as-a-service. You bring your expertise and commitment to excellence to build the best cloud database service for our users, partners, and customers.
  • Work with the team to build a reliable, high-quality service architecture that stands up to the stringent requirements from our most important customers.
  • Develop in Go on the server-side (if you don't know it, you'll learn it while you're here).
  • Collaborate with designers and engineers to design, implement, and deliver features that remove the headaches of database observability for our users.
  • Make sure that our DBaaS remains scalable, survivable, and consistent as it rapidly grows.
  • Manage the infrastructure for cloud observability services, including running internal production systems.
  • Design, write and deliver software and systems to increase product reliability and operational efficiency.
  • Keep a complex system running and solve problems relating to mission-critical services.

The Expectations

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 and our Dedicated and Serverless offerings. We believe that it's essential for you to take this first month to become familiar with our technology and our company.

After 3 months, you'll be a fully-fledged member of the team. You will be comfortable contributing to our platforms. You will begin to determine the parts of our product that most interest you and work with your manager to focus your efforts on projects that align with those areas and the product roadmap.

As our team grows, you will have the opportunity to shape the direction of development for CockroachDB and its functions as a service. We want our users to have a phenomenal experience using our product, and you play a crucial role in making it a joy to use.

You Have

  • A passion for working on complex technical products, particularly around the design and implementation of modern, highly available web applications.
  • Experience developing robust, scalable web applications using programming languages like Go, C/C++, Java, and Python.
  • Deep knowledge of systems design, API design, and infrastructure, including contemporary tooling such as Kubernetes, AWS, GCP, and Azure.
  • Comfort in understanding how to deliver value within a rapid and iterative, release cycle.
  • A genuine interest in creating great end-to-end experiences for developers.
  • Experience building collaborative relationships with your colleagues. You enjoy being part of the code review process and partnering with your teammates on complex problems.
  • Ideally 8-12 years of relevant experience, but the number of years matters less than your previous accomplishments and ability to own large-scale technical initiatives.
  • BE/B-Tech/M-Tech in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

The Team

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.

Namrata Kodali - Director of Engineering

Namrata joined Cockroach Labs in 2020, and leads the Observability teams. Previously, she spent several years at Yext in New York City, leading teams working on everything from their API and platform to billing and subscriptions. She was initially drawn to Cockroach Labs’ culture and people, and has developed a passion for working in Observability, helping make CockroachDB more understandable. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors, climbing, biking, and hiking.

Our Benefits

  • 100% health insurance coverage (for you and your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours

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