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Correlation Ventures

Systems Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

We are looking for a Systems Software Engineer to join our Proxy Team.

The Proxy Team designs and builds the infrastructure used by client applications to connect to the Neon database. This comprises all aspects, from writing network endpoints for various protocols, load balancing, authentication, deployment, monitoring and alerting, and much more. We mostly use Rust to write our proxy components.

You will:

  • Join an experienced team and contribute to Neon Proxy
  • Participate in the design and implementation of our proxy infrastructure
  • Write low-level networking system code
  • Expand our footprint by interviewing and hiring great software engineers
  • Drive excellence through the team and implement the world's best practices
  • Participate in on-call rotation

We're looking for a senior-level engineer who has

  • At least 4 years of production experience in Software engineering
  • Practical experience with Rust programming language (1+ year)
  • Experience writing networked systems
  • Passion for building systems software. Performance engineering and distributed systems are topics that excite you!
  • Experience with open-source projects and developing publicly is a plus
  • Passion for joining a fast-paced, early-stage startup
  • Track record of identifying problems, implementing solutions, and delivering complex projects in distributed systems or databases
  • Strong sense of ownership, accountability, and pride

It would be great if you have:

  • Some background in databases or building core components for data processing systems (including query execution, storage engines, autotuning, and workload optimization) and distributed systems
  • Extensive experience with low-level backend programming languages (C, C++, etc.)

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 25+ 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) 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 Barcelona, Spain)