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Software Engineer - Storage



Software Engineering
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 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.

As a key contributing member of the storage development team, you will be responsible for enhancing the highly scalable and performant storage engines used by both Couchbase Server and Couchbase Capella. You will be developing a highly-available and concurrent enterprise-grade system software. Most of all, you will be able to celebrate the wins by experiencing the direct result of your hard work from our customers’ success stories. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background, excellent communication skills, and proactive problem-solving skills.

The innovative work storage team does has been widely recognized by the industry. The following publications in VLDB conferences reflect the storage work at Couchbase:

Nitro: A Fast, Scalable In-Memory Storage Engine for NoSQL Global Secondary Index

Magma: A High Data Density Storage Engine Used in Couchbase


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of development experience on enterprise system software.
  • Proficient in C++, Golang or Java.
  • Deep knowledge of advanced operating system concepts and data structures.
  • Knowledge of concurrent/multi-threaded programming concepts.
  • Knowledge of Linux I/O stack and Database internals.
  • Experience with performance analysis and debugging is a plus.
  • Knowledge of LSM trees is a plus.
  • Experience in Distributed Systems is a plus.
  • Experience with cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure) is a plus
  • You learn quickly and you enjoy worthy challenges.
  • You’re a good communicator and an excellent team player.
  • You like working in organizations that strive to have a good balance between doing it right and moving quickly.


  • Develop features to enhance high performance, highly reliable storage engines for Couchbase Server and Couchbase Capella.
  • Resolve bugs raised by the Quality Engineering team.
  • Investigate issues raised by the Customer Support team.
  • Produce enterprise-level quality software and solutions that are performant for a highly-available system.
  • Participate in technical discussions and bring ideas on improving the performance and capabilities of the storage engine.
The anticipated starting base pay range for this role is listed below. Base salary is not the only component of our competitive total rewards package - you may also be eligible for bonus, commissions, equity, and other benefits as described below. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location.
Base Pay Range
$133,600$192,000 USD
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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