Staff Software Engineer 

valeria voloshchuk

Published: 17 Jan, 2024

We are currently looking for a hands-on Senior Software Engineer – Database Internals – to join our client’s Core Postgres development team. This role involved developing both Community Postgres and client’s flagship Postgres Advanced Server (EPAS) product.  As a core capability of their portfolio, EPAS enables customers to use features such as Oracle compatibility not available in Community Postgres. 

Joining as a member of the team, you will be expected to design, develop and document new system capabilities and improve existing system capabilities. It is expected that a minimum of 50% of this job will involve working on Community Postgres, although this is likely to be much higher in most circumstances. You will be aiming to contribute significant new and enhanced features to PostgreSQL. 

Client – provides enterprise-class software and services that enable businesses and governments to harness the full power of Postgres, the world’s leading open-source database. They empower organizations to take control of their data. As one of the leading contributors to the vibrant and fast-growing Postgres community, they are committed to driving innovation in AI, data and enterprise database technology. 

HQ – Bedford, MA, USA 

Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a distributed international team 
  • 5+ years of experience working as a hands-on software engineer 
  • Strong C programming skills 
  • Strong problem-solving skills, at times this may be under pressure when in production 
  • Calm and methodical approach with good communication skills 
  • 3-5 years+ experience analyzing and mitigating security issues 
  • In-depth understanding of databases and knowledge of SQL 
  • Understands and willing to follow whole modern software development life cycle processes 
  • Upper-Intermediate English and better 

Nice to have:

  • Experience with databases in production environments 
  • Experience with Python and Perl 
  • Experience with the major Cloud Providers: AWS, Azure, GCP 
  • Experience with Ansible, Docker and Kubernetes 
  • Experience with test driven development 

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze business requirements and translate them into executable tasks 
  • Design, code, test, and document significant new Postgres capabilities 
  • Improving the performance and usability of existing Postgres capabilities 
  • Enhance the security of both Community PostgreSQL and EDB’s PostgreSQL products 
  • Perform root cause analysis on production incidents to prescribe optimal solutions and recommend prevention strategies. 
  • Collaborate closely with other members of the development team on large software features 

We offer:

  • Flexible working schedule, fully remote work opportunities or hybrid with office in Kyiv
  • Taxes compensations, accountant assistance 
  • Vacation (up to 20 working days) + paid day offs on National Holidays 
  • Paid sick leaves (10 working days) 
  • Medical Insurance after probation period (3 months) 
  • Online English courses 
  • Direct cooperation with the customer 
  • Great working environment and team spirit 
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