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Senior Engineer: Database



Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2022

About Pinecone

Pinecone is pioneering search and database technology that's revolutionizing how developers build search systems. Our managed vector database provides customers with easy-to-use capabilities that until now have only been in the hands of a few tech giants. The demand for vector databases is growing incredibly fast, and it shows in our user base. We have a large audience of ML engineers, software engineers, data scientists, and technical architects who are eager to learn and build with our product.

About The Role

As a lead Software Engineer at the Pinecone Core Engine team, you will be a major part of the development of the vector database and contribute on the following areas:

  • Cutting edge technology based database architecture
  • Design efficient and optimized data computing
  • Develop a state of the art SaaS service using the most advanced tools and infrastructure

You will work in a fast-paced and rewarding environment that demands the highest quality work with minimal supervision. And as we all do a little bit of everything, you will also be a strong generalist, work directly with customers, and mentor engineers.

What we look for:

  • A passion for technology
  • 5+ years of experience with a systems programming language like C/C++/Rust/Go
  • 5+ years of experience with designing and developing high performance systems
  • BS in Computer Science, a related technical field or equivalent experience
  • Strong foundations in databases and operating systems

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with Rust programming
  • Experience with SSE/AVX
  • Expertise working with one of AWS/GCP/Azure cloud platforms
  • Knowledge and experience in distributed systems and micro-services architecture

Pinecone is a distributed team with clusters in New York, Tel Aviv, and San Francisco. You will be part of a world-class team from companies like Amazon, Google, Databricks, and Splunk. The company emerged from stealth in January 2021 with $10M in seed funding — led by the same legendary investor as Snowflake — followed by $28M Series A funding in announced in March 2022 and $100M Series B funding in April 2023.