Principal Software Engineer

KV Engine

Posted on 3/11/2024



501-1,000 employees

Distributed NoSQL cloud database platform

Data & Analytics


Manchester, UK

Required Skills
  • 7+ years of software engineering experience in modern C++
  • Experienced with Linux and comfortable using development tools such as gdb and wireshark
  • Deep knowledge of computer architecture and skilled at evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of given designs
  • Strong understanding of the underlying principles of distributed systems
  • Enthusiastic and inquisitive, with a constant willingness to learn
  • Must have the right to work in the UK by the commencement of employment
  • Contributing code and participating in code reviews
  • Resolving issues raised by the Quality Engineering team
  • Investigating issues raised by the Customer Support team
  • Participating in technical discussions and bringing ideas on improving the performance and capabilities of the component
  • Contribute code patches to the KV-Engine codebase
  • Review code patches produced by team colleagues
  • Resolve bugs raised by the Quality Engineering team
  • Investigate issues raised by the Customer Support team

Couchbase offers Capella, a distributed NoSQL cloud database platform with flexible JSON data modeling, SQL access, and multi-model capabilities for cloud, mobile, on-premises, and edge computing applications. The platform delivers high performance, scalability, and financial value, enabling developers to build future-ready apps and deliver seamless customer experiences.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Santa Clara, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Culture, purpose, & impact - A sense of purpose in your work and shared passions with your teammates. Join an impact initiative group and experience the amazing feeling of Couchbase’s can-do culture.

Financial well-being - Market competitive pay, the ability to participate in the success of the company through equity programs, well thought out retirement options, and a number of recognition programs.

Flexibility & growth - Flexible time off, internal learning, and development opportunities, accreditations, boot camps, conferences, and a trust-based culture.

Community & belonging - Couchbase Cares promotes philanthropy, inclusion and belonging, worldwide Couchbase celebrations, and sustainability and green teams that impact our local communities.

Body, mind, & emotional - Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage, paid parental leave, and a Flexible Spending Account for the things you care about most.

Environment & workspace - We are mindful of the environment and our individual workspaces. We provide an ergonomic and comfortable in-office setup, with food and supporting technology, or assist in the setup of an efficient home office environment.