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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Every day we tackle new and exciting challenges to empower developers to build modern cloud, mobile, and edge applications that deliver a premium user experience. Couchbase delivers unmatched performance, scalability, flexibility and financial value across cloud, on premises, hybrid, mobile and edge deployments. The database market is undergoing a generational shift and is one of the largest market opportunities in enterprise software due to big trends like the need for digital transformation, acceleration to the cloud and innovation at the edge. Join Couchbase to be a part of a greater change. Here you’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the most innovative, passionate and humble individuals in the database industry.

Senior Software Engineer

Bengaluru, IN

With your passion for learning about the cloud, you are excited to contribute to the Couchbase site reliability engineering team. You will be part of the SRE team that supports overall Couchbase reliability posture by ensuring high availability across our cloud offerings. As a senior engineer, you solve problems with innovative solutions, design and implement solutions at scale. Your ability to dive deep into issues, engage cross functional teams and provide solutions in a timely manner is paramount. Your daily work will involve implementing Observability components like metrics, alerts and dashboards all in GO coding. Advanced knowledge of Grafana and Prometheus based Observability architecture is a huge plus along with DataDog user experience. Couchbase has cloud offerings in all three major clouds - AWS,Azure and GCP. Having experience in any of the cloud service providers is required. You also mentor junior team members and build best practices for the team to operate efficiently. Overall, your commitment to keep higher standards by maintaining the committed Couchbase SLAs for external customers is a key to succeed in this role. In doing so, you and Couchbase will continue to gather users, deployments and customers in the constantly growing database market.


  • Work with a team of SRE - subject matter experts to implement a set of features that are both internal and external facing related to Metrics/Alerts and Dashboards. The Metric system is based on Prometheus / Thanos infrastructure and you will contribute to the existing framework.
  • Collaborate between SRE and development or product management teams to implement Observability components for new or existing features.
  • Design robust software solutions as the SRE team embarks on newer initiatives.
  • Implement Grafana Dashboards, design dashboards showing relevant and easy-to-use metrics dashboards for all internal stakeholders.
  • Implement alerts and metrics across both control plane and data plane components using GO language.
  • Mentor junior engineers setting best practices and setting a good team culture.
  • Engage in OnCall rotations and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Understand the usage of cloud platform tools like Terraform, Github Actions, Jenkins etc. and willingness to work on these as required.


  • 5+ years of experience in software development.
  • Motivated, self-learning where needed, and highly productive individual, ready to learn new technologies and become quickly proficient.
  • Experience with software development and building automation processes (Jenkins, Github Actions, Grafana)
  • Expertise with Golang, Python, Docker, Kubernetes and the related ecosystems.
  • Knowledge of deployment processes in the cloud (AWS Cloud Formation, Terraform, ARM Templates, GCP Cloud Deployment Scripts)
  • Experience working with a team distributed across time zones.


  • Software development experience for at least 4 years.
  • Understanding of cloud technologies and how services are run on the cloud.
  • Experience in Prometheus and Grafana.
  • Experience in any object oriented language with great software development fundamentals.
  • Basic experience using CI/CD tools.
  • Presence on GitHub (or similar)
  • Problem solver providing creative solutions.
  • Passion for learning new technologies.
Why Couchbase?
Modern customer experiences need a flexible cloud database platform that can power applications spanning from cloud to edge and everything in between. Couchbase’s mission is to simplify how developers and architects develop, deploy and consume modern applications wherever they are. We have reimagined the database with our fast, flexible and affordable cloud database platform Capella, allowing organizations to quickly build applications that deliver premium experiences to their customers– all with best-in-class price performance. More than 30% of the Fortune 100 trust Couchbase to power their modern applications and build innovative new ones. See our recent awards to learn why Couchbase is a great place to work.We are honored to be a part of the Best Places to Work Award for the Bay Area and the UK. Couchbase offers a total rewards approach to benefits that recognizes the value you create here, so that you in turn may best serve yourself and your family. Some benefits include:
  • Generous Time Off Program - Flexibility to care for you and your family
  • Wellness Benefits - A variety of world class medical plans to choose from, along with dental, vision, life insurance, and employee assistance programs*
  • Financial Planning - RSU equity program*, ESPP program*, Retirement program* and Business Travel Insurance
  • Career Growth - Be valued, Create value approach
  • Fun Perks - A Monthly Lifestyle Spending Account credit, an ergonomic and comfortable in-office / WFH setup. Food & Snacks for in-office employees.
  • And much more!
*Note: some programs are not applicable to all countries. Please discuss with a Couchbase recruiter to learn more.
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