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Senior Software Engineer - Developer Interfaces

CouchbaseRemote; United StatesFull-time$162k - $200kFeb 16, 2023

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Everyday we tackle new and exciting challenges to empower developers to build responsive and flexible cloud, mobile, and edge computing applications that scale effortlessly. Couchbase delivers unmatched versatility, performance, scalability and financial value across cloud, on premises, hybrid, distributed cloud and edge commuting deployments. The database market is one of the largest undisturbed markets for enterprise software. The main catalyst for this is the need for digital transformation. 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. 

About You! 

With your passion for enabling developers, you are excited to craft interfaces to one of the top cloud databases.  You will be part of the team that sets the direction and defines the interfaces to advance services and APIs to be used by other developers.

Your broad knowledge of popular programming frameworks and distributed systems will help bring Couchbase to more developer communities. 

Your ability to represent Couchbase’s interests with Open Source communities, engaging those communities as a knowledgeable expert, will further not only your company’s value, but also the value of that ecosystem.

You will be an advocate for what developers need from Couchbase in both Couchbase Capella (DBaas) and self-managed deployments.

In doing so, you and Couchbase will continue to grow more users and customers in the constantly growing database market.

What will you be doing? 

Design and Implement Service Interfaces in Cloud Deployments

Working with a team of subject matter experts and the product managers, define and implement service interfaces for a database in the cloud. This might be to meet other interfaces and frameworks where they are, like gRPC and GraphQL.  It may also be to design and build larger systems handling logic and data supplied by users for value-add services.

Work collaboratively with other parts of the Engineering organization to bring the capabilities of other products to consumption/services based models. 

Help look after the details that will delight users and meet company goals, such as ease of use, high availability, throttling, billing.

Support Across Lifecycle

Contribute to and create new artifacts needed for developer delight.  This can range from samples in the docs and blogs in your own voice to the detailed work in explaining all of the different error conditions that a user may encounter.

Be an advocate to, and support Sales Engineers and Professional Services field organizations in understanding and bringing this tech to end users.

Facilitate efficient development of your team by collaborating on development processes, ensuring dependent items are in place, and anticipating needs when going to the cloud.

Partner to Product and Engineering

Work with Product Managers, Architects and Principal Engineers by creating ways for on-demand consumption of Couchbase APIs and services.  In particular, be a subject matter expert to your team and the wider Couchbase team on the best ways to create cloud services.

Work across engineering teams, in some cases as a contributor or reviewer on projects and components outside your team, to ensure the pieces come together nicely. 

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

The anticipated starting base pay range for this role is $162,000 - $200,000 per year. Base salary is not the only component of our competitive total rewards package - you will also be eligible for bonus, 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.

Why Couchbase? 

Couchbase is named one of DTBA’s top 100 companies that matter in data. At Couchbase, we believe data is at the heart of the enterprise. We empower developers and architects to build, deploy, and run their most mission-critical applications. Couchbase delivers end-to-end technical solutions for all our customers with high-performance, flexible and scalable modern databases that run across the data centers and any cloud. Many of the world’s largest enterprises rely on Couchbase to power the core applications their businesses depend on. See our recent awards to learn what makes Couchbase such a great company to work at.

We are honored to be a part of the best workplace award in the Bay Area. In 2022, Couchbase is recognized as the best workspace in the Bay Area. Couchbase offers a total rewards approach to benefits for the value you create here, so that you in turn may best serve yourself and your family. Some benefits include: 
- Unlimited time off (DTO)
- Matching 401K contributions
- Medical, Dental & Vision
- Monthly credit towards a lifestyle spending account
- An ergonomic and comfortable in-office setup, with food and supporting technology, to assist in the setup of an efficient WFH and office environment
- And much more!

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