Senior Software Engineer - Cloud Storage & Backup Restore

PingCAP is dedicated to building an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database.


Employee count: 201-500

Salary: 160k-240k USD

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PingCAP is a world-leading, one-stop, real-time HTAP database solution provider. Our mission is to build a database of the future, made by developers for developers. PingCAP’s primary product, TiDB, is trusted by industry leaders and adopted by over 1500 companies across multiple market verticals.
Our strong open-source community roots (32,000 stars on GitHub), innovative products and inclusive culture draw passionate and dedicated people to our company. Join us as we scale our business and replicate our success around the world.

What you will get to do:

  • Develop the next-generation Cloud-Native Database(TiDB) storage layer (e.g. TiKV) that is extremely scalable (e.g. PB level), optimized for the cloud environment and easy for backup and restore;
  • Design and develop reliable, scalable and efficient data backup and restore pipeline, including fast PiTR (Point in-time Recovery) ability upon massive dataset;
  • Analyze and improve TiDB's performance, stability, and scalability in the cloud environment;
  • Troubleshoot and resolve customers' critical issues such as performance, stability, or scalability;
  • Influence and lead the team with expertise and engineering excellence;
  • Built and improve engineering practice for DBAAS infrastructure;
  • Mentor junior engineers and help to grow the whole team's technical capability.

We are looking for:

  • Five (5) years of experience in software development/system development or related;
  • Three (3) years of experience in database, storage, and/or distributed system development;
  • Experience with cloud technologies, such as AWS, GCP, and/or Azure;
  • Experience with container orchestration technology, e.g. Kubernetes.


  • Competitive salary
  • Meaningful equity in a fast-growing enterprise startup
  • Awesome, supportive coworkers with a good sense of humor
  • Working with a globally distributed team of passionate (and compassionate) developers, hackers, and open-source fanatics
  • Remote friendly
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Employee referral bonus program

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About the job

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Nov 17, 2023

Posted on

Sep 18, 2023

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Full Time

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Salary: 160k-240k USD

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United States +/- 0 hours

About PingCAP

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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 consistency, and high availability. The goal of TiDB is to serve as a one-stop solution for all online transactions and analysis.

Join the team that is building the database of the future

Our mission is to build a database of the future, made by developers, for developers. It’s an ambitious mission, and we can’t do it without curious, self-driven, and capable you!

Working at PingCAP

At PingCAP, you find yourself working with the most talented, and motivated people in the industry. Apart from inspirations and productivity, we do our best to provide you with a comfortable and free working environment.

  • Hacker Culture

  • Competitive Compensation and Benefits

  • Flexible Working Hours

  • Open & Collaborative Environment

  • Tailored Growth Path with Mentoring

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  • Swag Packages

Employee benefits

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Flexible paid time off

We have a flexible PTO policy to help encourage work life balance.

Tailored growth path with Mmntoring

Learning and development budget per year stipend to grow your skills.

Flexible working hours

We accommodate all kinds of lifestyles and life stages. Come work on your terms.

Equity benefits

Every employee gets equity, so you are rewarded for your best work. Meaningful equity in a fast-growing enterprise startup.

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