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Senior Software Engineer - Database Internals



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024

Timescale is building the world’s next great database company on top of industry-standard PostgreSQL, and we need your help! We need extraordinary database engineers to join our team.

You will design, code, and test the core of our PostgreSQL-based time-series database. We focus on building a scalable, reliable, robust, usable, secure, and performant database. You should have strong systems-building experience and expertise in C, understand both query optimization and database systems and ideally already be a PostgreSQL expert (or show an interest and quick aptitude to become a PostgreSQL expert).

Timescale is a 100% remote organization with engineers throughout the world; this is a full-time position.


  • Play a core role in helping to design and develop new database capabilities, including analytics, clustering and distributed operations, query and storage optimizations, and more.
  • Develop, test, and release new features and functionality from our database technical roadmap.
  • Continually improve, optimize, and test the existing functionality of TimescaleDB.
  • Improve infrastructure to evaluate and test database correctness and performance.
  • Work closely with our Cloud Engineering team to build a world-class experience for our Timescale customers.
  • Provide elevated technical assistance to high-value customers, gaining insight into the needs and experiences of our users.
  • Be an enthusiastic and personable teammate, receiving and providing code reviews and partnering and helping other engineers.


  • Expertise in building industrial-strength software in C/C++ for large code bases.
  • 5+ years of engineering experience.
  • Experience in PostgreSQL internal development is highly desirable (but not required).
  • Solid knowledge of SQL, query processing and database engines, concurrency control, data replication, and/or distributed systems.
  • Passionate about building highly reliable system software.
  • Experience with industry-standard software validation tools helpful, e.g., Jepsen, Valgrind, Coverity, pprof, etc.

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