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Correlation Ventures

Site Reliability Engineer (Azure)



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Neon is aiming to be the go-to platform if you need a serverless Postgres with additional features like branching and scaling, to name a couple. Currently we are serving 750k databases and we want to grow that number, along with delivering more features without compromising from reliability and scalability. This is where our SRE team comes into the picture.

The SRE team is responsible for managing Neon’s multi-region, multi-cloud deployment in close collaboration with the broader engineering team. All the features we want to implement can only reach our customers if the changes are delivered reliably, which means the SRE team plays a significant role in defining our pace of development.

Successful candidates will get the opportunity to contribute to the effort of evolving Neon to become multi-cloud so that we can be as close as possible to our customers while also making decisions about how to best utilize different cloud technologies. You will also take part in refining and improving our existing infrastructure so that stability and scalability complement the delivery of new features and services.

Neon’s foundations is built on open source software, if you want to take a look into what makes Neon work, feel feel to browse (storage layer of databases) and (autoscaling of databases). SREs frequently work with stakeholders in different teams, these repos provide a sneak peek of what the Neon engineering team is capable of producing.

You will

  • Join an experienced team and contribute to the foundation all of Neon is built upon
  • Contribute to building a stable and cost-efficient infrastructure foundation
  • Play a key role in ensuring we are proactive instead of reactive on infrastructure
  • Coach your fellow engineers on cloud and infrastructure topics
  • Be ready to join an on-call rotation

We're looking for someone who has

  • 4+ years experience working in Site Reliability Engineering
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure components in Azure and/or AWS
  • Experience in a complex Linux infrastructure environment
  • Experience focusing on building repeatable and cost-efficient infrastructure
  • Experience building solutions for problems with no answers on Google
  • Experience working with monitoring solutions in the Prometheus ecosystem; Grafana, Loki, Tempo, VictoriaMetrics
  • Experience managing multi-cluster, multi-cloud Kubernetes deployments
  • Familiarity with incident management
  • Nice to have: Familiarity with Gitops, e.g. Flux, ArgoCD

Our stack: AWS, Azure, Terraform, Grafana Cloud, VictoriaMetrics, Flux, EKS, AKS, Pagerduty.

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 90 people working from 29 countries (concentrating around North American and European time zones)
  • We are a team built on open-source cultural principles (transparency, contribution, accountability, and 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, Notable Capital, Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst, and Founders Fund.
    • Venture vehicles of Snowflake and Databricks invested in Neon.
    • Our angel 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) for 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 Barcelona, Spain)