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Senior Database Engineer


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PingCAP is the fastest-growing enterprise subscription company our investors have ever seen. And how are we growing so fast? By building TiDB, a globally scalable hybrid transactional and analytical database and one of the most popular open source database in the world (don’t take our word for it, check it out:, which enables companies to painlessly scale their business while keeping the underlying infrastructure simple. Our product has been trusted and verified by web-scale application leaders and adopted by over 1500 users across industries. We’re being led by the best in the space—our founders were the original creators of TiDB. We’re looking for talented and amazing team players who want to accelerate our growth, while doing some of the best work of their careers. Join us as we build the database for the future!

About the role:

  • This position is for the SQL layer of the TiDB database. To learn more about its design, features, and roadmap, check out its repo: 

What we are looking for:

  • Experience with designing and developing database systems;
  • Experience in concurrency, multithreading, and synchronization;
  • Experience with one or more of the following programming languages: C, C++, Java, Go, Rust.

Bonus qualifications:

  • Experience with database internals, database language theories, database design, SQL, and database programming;
  • Experience with Unix/Linux environments;
  • Experience with technologies such as Oracle/SQL Server/PostgreSQL/MySQL/Clickhouse/Flink/Spark/Presto/Hive, etc.

What you will get to do:

  • Kernel development, including but not limited to SQL statement parsing and execution, DDL execution, charset and collation, session management, privilege management, plugin management, metrics and trace, enterprise features;
  • Designing, developing, and testing TiDB to ensure the stability and reliability of the service;
  • Performance optimization of TiDB.

What you will gain:

  • Opportunity to build and shape a powerful, industry-changing database product from the get-go;
  • Working with a global team of passionate (and compassionate)  developers, hackers, and open-source fanatics;
  • Competitive salary;
  • Meaningful equity in a fast-growing enterprise startup.


  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Flexible paid time off
  • In-office catered lunch (every day), snacks, and drinks
  • Commuter benefits
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Awesome, supportive coworkers with a good sense of humor

PingCAP is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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June 2nd, 2021

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January 2nd, 2021

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PingCAP is dedicated to building an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database. The flagship product, TiDB, features infinite horizontal scalability, strong cons...
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