Senior Backend Engineer (Python) at QuestDB
About the role
As an Senior Backend Engineer, you will be a critical part of our growing company, contributing towards the launch of a greenfield cloud-hosted database as a service (DBaaS) solution. You will bring your expertise to build a Python-based backend for the QuestDB DBaaS offering in close collaboration with the cloud engineering team.
- Implementing and maintaining the DBaaS backend
- Building a REST API to allow for easy programmatic interaction with the backend
- Design procedures for troubleshooting and maintenance of the system
- Ensure the backend has strong unit and functional testing coverage
- Advocate for improvements to software quality, security, and performance
- Brainstorm feature design, system architecture, and product roadmap
- 5+ years of experience building applications in Python
- Experience with SQL, RDBMS and database design
- Familiarity with microservices architectures and cloud technologies
- Familiarity with Linux/UNIX systems
- Experience building scalable public REST APIs
- Excellent written and communication skills
- Strong team player who is open to guiding colleagues on your areas of expertise
- The ability to understand, shape and deliver against customers' requirements
Candidates who have experience with the desired software stack would stand out:
- Python / FastAPI
- Docker / Kubernetes / AWS
- QuestDB - PostgreSQL, InfluxDB Line Protocol, REST API
- Front end experience with React / Nextjs is a bonus
Why you should join QuestDB
We have built the fastest open source time series database from the ground up to offer breakthrough performance for real-time analytics. We are the fastest growing database within the fastest-developing database category.
Developers rely on QuestDB as the analytic backbone of real-time systems ranging from FinTech to machine learning, IoT, and application monitoring. Fortune 500 companies such as Airbus and Yahoo deploy QuestDB for large-scale, data-intensive production systems, some of which serve close to a billion users.
Our HackerNews launch was the third biggest for an open source company at Y Combinator, and our open source repository has gathered more than 5k stars to date. We are a product-first company with a community encompassing more than 10k developers. We are a remote-first company backed by leading venture capital firms and Y Combinator.
We are 100% remote, backed by leading venture capital firms and building the team.