Principal Software Engineer - Compute Engine @PingCAP
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[Hiring] Principal Software Engineer - Compute Engine @PingCAP

Jun 02, 2024 - PingCAP is hiring a remote Principal Software Engineer - Compute Engine. 📍Location: USA.

Join us as we scale our business in NA/EMEA by building on our tremendous success around the world. The massive database market is going to double over the next few years (the IDC estimates it to be $119B+ by 2025) and PingCAP is a global player positioned as a major disruptor with TiDB Database and Database as a Service offering.  TiDB is an open-source, cloud-native, distributed SQL database for elastic scale and real-time analytics. Large and high-growth organizations in markets as varied as financial services, logistics, gaming, e-commerce and software as a service have successfully deployed and expanded their TiDB footprint on mission-critical applications. Our strong open-source community roots (32,000 stars on GitHub), innovative products and inclusive culture draw passionate and dedicated people to our company. Learn more about PingCAP careers and join our team to be at the forefront of innovation and growth.

About the Role:
We are seeking a dedicated Principal Engineer to lead the development and ongoing enhancement of the TiDB kernel's compute engine. This role focuses on advancing our technology to efficiently manage and process petabyte-scale data across distributed environments.



Responsibilities:
  • Design and develop cutting-edge compute engines for TiDB, TiKV, and TiFlash, tailored for efficient data processing in a distributed setting.
  • Spearheaded the design and development initiatives, including compute kernel implementation, Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) architecture, sophisticated indexing for analytical workloads, and effective resource management and scheduling.
  • Continuously evaluate and enhance the compute engine’s performance, stability, scalability, and observability.
  • Address and resolve critical technical challenges faced by customers, ensuring high satisfaction and continuous system improvement.
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance within the team, promoting engineering excellence and innovation.
  • Coach and develop senior engineers, significantly enhancing the team's overall technical expertise and problem-solving abilities.


  • Qualifications
  • Over 8 years of extensive experience in database-related roles, demonstrating a track record of significant achievements in technology development.
  • Highly skilled in programming with C/C++/Go/Rust, Deep understanding of computer architecture, operating systems, and distributed computing fundamentals.
  • Extensive knowledge of database theory and practical implementation, particularly in query processing.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Highly self-motivated with a passion for technology and continuous learning.Strong communication and collaboration skills, with proficiency in English.
  • Well-versed in the TiDB ecosystem is a plus.
  • Proven experience in developing database kernels, big-data systems, or cloud-based databases is a plus.
  • Knowledgeable about modern query processing technologies such as DuckDB, ClickHouse, Spark, Presto, Velox, and DataFusion is a plus.
  • We encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. Come advance with us! In keeping with our values, no employee or applicant will face discrimination/harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. PingCAP also strives to prevent other, subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (e.g., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our organization. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at PingCAP.
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