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Software Engineer, Rust



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023

InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB, the leading time series platform. More than 1,900 customers use InfluxDB to collect, store, and analyze all time series data at any scale. Developers can query and analyze their time-stamped data in real-time to discover, interpret, and share new insights to gain a competitive edge. InfluxData is a remote-first company with a globally distributed workforce. For more information, visit www.influxdata.com.

We're looking for programmers that have experience in Rust, and also some exposure to distributed systems or columnar databases (the internals). We're adding to our team building InfluxDB 3.0, the future open source foundation of InfluxDB. InfluxDB 3.0 is a fast, columnar, distributed, time series database backed by object storage, written from the ground up in Rust, using Apache Arrow, Arrow Flight, and DataFusion. We're looking for people to work on the core database as well as the management plane for our Cloud/SaaS product. This role is more focused on the distributed system. The management plane will control and coordinate a fleet of InfluxDB 3.0 servers within Kubernetes environments. It will run the big three cloud service providers, or in a customer's data center.

Our team is 100% remote now and in the future. Being part of an on-call rotation is a requirement of this role. You’ll get the opportunity to contribute core features to our database as well as our operational systems for our range of 3.0 backed products. It will need to work across all three public clouds or in a customer's data center.

If you're interested in working on the future core of InfluxDB's open source database or in building a scalable, elastic operational layer for it on top of Kubernetes, please apply.

What you'll be doing

  • Writing high performance Rust code for a vectorized in-memory columnar store
  • API implementation for a distributed database
  • Building a distributed query planner and executor
  • Communicating your ideas through design documents and documentation for other programmers
  • Contributing to the open source Apache Arrow & Data Fusion projects

What you bring to the table

  • Strong CS fundamentals
  • Years of either Rust experience or building distributed systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work asynchronously

Bonus Points

  • Building and operating applications in Kubernetes
  • Experience working with distributed teams
  • Experience working with database internals
  • Experience with Go

Pay Transparency at InfluxData

InfluxData takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into two zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The offered starting salary will be determined based on the candidate’s job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. Ranges are evaluated on a periodic basis and are subject to change at the Company’s discretion.

Zone 1 Range: $167,000-194,000

Zone 2 Range: $140,000-160,000

To find a location’s zone designation or for additional information, please speak to your recruiter.

In addition to a competitive base salary, InfluxData offers comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, and mental health benefits, a 401(k) plan, flexible paid time off, home office or co-working reimbursements, and participation in InfluxData’s equity program (where applicable).

We offer fantastic benefits for full time employees; in the US these include:

  • Medical/ dental/vision insurance with 100% coverage for employees and dependents
  • Company contribution to your FSA
  • Flexible Time Off - take the time you need
  • Life Insurance, short and long term disability insurance
  • 401k
  • Wellness programs
  • ....and more perks!

Our Core Values

Our employees are the heart of the company and only by having a core set of beliefs and values will we be successful. We hire and live by these core values:

  • We value each other
  • We get stuff done
  • We believe humility drives learning
  • We embrace failure
  • We are committed to open source

Visit our careers page to learn more about working at InfluxData.

InfluxData is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by applicable law.

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InfluxData does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters and recruitment agencies through our website, job board or directly to employees. InfluxData will not pay fees to any third-party agency, headhunter or company that does not have a signed agreement for this position in place.