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Backend Engineer (Product Engineering, Europe)



Software Engineering, Product
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Neon is a distributed team building an open-source cloud-native Postgres. We're a well-funded startup with deep knowledge of Postgres internals and decades of experience building databases. Our storage layer is written in Rust, cloud control plane is written in Go. We're on a mission to create a cloud-native database service for every developer.

We are looking for an experienced Backend Engineer who will contribute to the development of our Console app.

You will:

  • Work on the backend for Neon Cloud applications
  • Join an experienced Golang team and contribute to the development of new features for the product
  • Own feature end-to-end from participating in the design process to iterating based on user feedback after it has been shipped
  • Keep the bar high for the code quality and internal devX
  • Participate in the on-call rotation

We’re looking for someone who has

  • 3+ years of experience developing backend Golang apps
  • Exposure to Infrastructure technologies such as Kubernetes, Dockers, Github CI/CD, cloud (AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • Experience with Python (for tests) and Typescript experience is beneficial

About Us

Neon is building open-source cloud-native PostgreSQL. Our architecture separates storage from compute, allowing for stateless and serverless Postgres. We’re a well funded startup with deep knowledge of Postgres internals and decades of experience building databases. We are a systems company; we work on low-level code with strict performance and correctness requirements.
Neon was created by a team of Postgres hackers, and led by CEO Nikita Shamgunov (co-founder of SingleStore). Neon is built on open-source principles and is focused on giving back to the Postgres and developer communities.

Our Team

  • We are distributed team of 50 people working from 20 countries (North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa)
  • Team with decades of experience building databases and deep knowledge of Postgres internals
  • We have experienced Postgres hackers on the team (check Heikki, Anastasia, Arseny, Matthias)
  • We aim for a diversity of thoughts and backgrounds
  • We are keen to be a fast-moving flat org and avoid hierarchical structures

Our Investors

  • Top-tier investors backed up Neon's vision:
    • We raised $54.3m from GGV Capital, Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst, Founders Fund
    • Our angels investors are prominent technologists, and ecosystem players. More than 20 awesome angels supported Neon, including Nat Friedman, Elad Gil, Mike Ovitz, Ajeet Singh, Guillermo Rauch, Søren Brammer Schmidt, and Wes McKinney
    • Our Board includes Quentin Clark, Glenn Solomon, Joe Morrissey, and Leigh Marie Braswell

Our Offer

  • You have an opportunity to be an early employee in the fast-scaling ambitious team
  • You can work 100% remote: we'll handle all formalities to arrange work from your home
  • We pay top of the market in most parts of the world
  • We grant equity (stock options) for all full-time hires
  • We offer a competitive benefits package in line with all tech companies (top-notch equipment, unlimited vacations, paid parental leaves, and much more)
  • We are distributed, yet make our bonds during regular offsites (the last one was in Cyprus)