Sr. Software Engineer
Posted on 5/13/2023
Mountain View, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • BS (or higher degree) in Computer Science, or a related field
  • Experience in the performance analysis discipline. Ability to identify performance issues, root cause problems, and be able to come up with potential solutions
  • Experience in software development, preferably in large scale distributed systems
  • Ability to measure and document the impact of performance features to existing customers, such as possible regressions for certain workloads, their extent, and which customers will be affected
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with developers and field engineers to facilitate triaging and mitigation of performance problems
  • Identify performance limitations of the entire stack based on telemetry, customer signals, PoCs, and competitive benchmarks, that will result in the best performing system across the industry, when resolved. Dimensions include latency, data and compute scalability, concurrency, cost, and price to performance ratio. Impact spans all cloud providers and all major areas
  • Set the performance expectations for all cross-cutting efforts early on through specialized benchmarks capturing the intended customer user journeys, and make sure they are met before deployed to customers
  • Understand the performance characteristics of the compute instance types, storage layers, and all cloud services Databricks depends on and deploy optimal solutions to meet the customer demand
  • Work with customers to root cause and mitigate performance problems during production, previews, and POCs

1,001-5,000 employees

Unified, open platform for enterprise data
Company Overview
Databricks is on a mission to simplify and democratize data and AI, helping data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. As the world’s first and only lakehouse platform in the cloud, Databricks combines the best of data warehouses and data lakes to offer an open and unified platform for data and AI.
  • Extended health care including dental and vision
  • Life/AD&D and disability coverage
  • Equity awards
  • Flexible Vacation
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Annual personal development fund
  • Work headphones reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave