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Neon

Neon

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Remote
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Neon is a multi-cloud Serverless Postgres provider that is designed to make Postgres developers more productive in the cloud. We manage clusters, storage, and compute automatically, so all you need to do is connect and develop. We have separated compute and storage so they can scale independently. This keeps costs low during development and makes it easy to deploy into production. Our scale-to-zero pricing means if your database is not being used, your credit card doesn’t get refused.

With a generous free tier, this is already the database you want for your next project. Now add database branching, which means instantaneous copying of any database at any point in its life cycle, and you have a Postgres that is ready for modern development workflows.

You will

  • Manage a distributed team of 5+ people located in the EU
  • Remove obstacles that impact team productivity to build a high-performing team
  • Spend a significant part of your time coaching and helping engineers to thrive and grow: evaluate performance, support career plans
  • Pair with tech leaders and products to build an efficient process that defeats tech debt, improves code quality, and minimizes the time to market
  • Foster effective communication within the team and with other departments
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams, product managers, and stakeholders to align infrastructure projects with overall business objectives
  • Maintain a healthy on-call process for the team
  • Expand our impact by interviewing and hiring great Software Engineers

We are looking for someone who has

  • Recent 3+ years of experience in an Engineering Management role, 5+ years in system coding (Rust, C, C++)
  • Background in building/managing teams for a cloud service or a platform
  • Traction in managing and scaling remote distributed teams at various timezones
  • Proven coaching ability, including strong communication, emotional IQ, and prioritization skills
  • Experience in planning and delivering experimental features, and overseeing execution to deliver with predictability
  • Experience in implementing tools, processes, and resolving blockages
  • Excellent English verbal and writing skills (native or near-native speaker)
  • Data-driven, curious, have attention to detail, passion for CS papers, and biased to stay up to date with the latest trends in Software Engineering
  • Experience with open-source projects and developing publicly is a plus

About Neon

Neon is building open-source cloud-native PostgreSQL. Our architecture separates storage from compute, allowing for stateless and serverless Postgres. We’re a well funded startup with deep knowledge of Postgres internals and decades of experience building databases. We are a systems company; we work on low-level code with strict performance and correctness requirements.

Neon was created by a team of Postgres hackers and led by CEO Nikita Shamgunov (co-founder of SingleStore). Neon is built on open-source principles and is focused on giving back to the Postgres and developer communities.

Our Team

  • We are a distributed team of 85 people working from 28 countries (concentrating around North America and Europe time zones)
  • We are a team built on open sources cultural principles (transparency, contribution, accountability, proactivity)
  • Team with decades of experience building databases and deep knowledge of Postgres internals. We are deeply technical
  • We have experienced Postgres committers and hackers on the team (check Heikki, Anastasia, Arseny, Matthias profiles)
  • We believe in the efficacy of collaborative open source
  • We aim for a diversity of thoughts and backgrounds
  • We are keen to be a fast-moving flat org and avoid hierarchical structures

Our Investors

  • Top-tier investors backed up Neon's vision:
    • We raised $104 million in funding from Menlo Ventures, GGV, Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst, Founders Fund.
    • Venture vehicles of Snowflake and Databricks invested in Neon.
    • Our angels investors are prominent technologists, and ecosystem players. More than 20 awesome angels supported Neon, including Nat Friedman, Elad Gil, Mike Ovitz, Ajeet Singh, Guillermo Rauch, Søren Brammer Schmidt, and Wes McKinney.
    • Our Board includes Quentin Clark, Glenn Solomon, Joe Morrissey, and Tim Tully.

Our Offer

  • You have an opportunity to be an early employee in the fast-scaling ambitious team
  • You can work 100% remote: we'll handle all formalities to arrange work from your home
  • We grant equity (stock options) to all full-time hires
  • We offer a competitive benefits package in line with all tech companies (top-notch equipment, unlimited vacations, paid parental leaves, and much more)
  • We are distributed, yet make our bonds during regular offsites (the last one was in Cyprus)