Software Engineer, Sync Gateway (Contractor)

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At Couchbase, big things happen. Every day, we’re translating vision into reality by tackling new and exciting challenges head-on. This is a breakthrough stage in our company, where the enthusiasm of our employees and leadership team is infectious and growing.  You’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow your career, and work with the smartest, most passionate people in the industry. Couchbase is looking for a Software Engineer (Contractor) to join our Sync Gateway team. Sync Gateway is a data synchronization server that enables Couchbase Server to act as a replication endpoint for our mobile database Couchbase Lite. Sync Gateway maintains up-to-date copies of documents where users need them additionally providing access control and security. As a part of our core development team, you will:

    • Work on the design and implementation of the next generation of features.
    • Engage in day to day duties including programming, feature design, bug fixing and code reviews.
    • Research industry and academic leading-edge algorithms for distributed consensus, replication, consistency, availability and scalability.
    • Liaise directly with the Technical Support team to help debug and resolve high priority customer issues.
    • Be challenged to improve the tools and processes we use every day.
    • Help create user-focused documentation for the features you create.
    • Mentor junior members of the team.
    • Work with senior members of the engineering team and product management on new features.
    • Help contribute to open source, joining your fellow Couchbasers and developers worldwide.
Minimum Requirements
    • MS Computer Science or commensurate experience
    • You’re a self-motivated, independent, and high-performance person. You learn quickly and you enjoy worthy challenges.
    • You have excellent analytical skills and a passion for pinning down technical issues and solving problems.
    • You’re a good communicator and an excellent teammate.
    • You like working in organizations that strive to have a good balance between doing it right and moving quickly.
Preferred Qualifications (NB: Worthy experiences can happen on the job, in school, or even in self-led learning. While the qualifications below would be great to have, we would also love to talk to you if you believe you have the ability to develop the skills below and the willingness to work hard to get there.)
    • Experienced in concurrency / multi-threaded programming
    • Demonstrated experience being involved in a complex project/feature from design through implementation through delivery
    • Able to demonstrate experience in large scale, distributed systems and understand the techniques involved in making these systems scale and perform
    • Has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to be an outstanding team player
    • Excellent architecture and design skills
    • Familiarity with distributed networked server systems that run cross-platform
    • Working knowledge of version control systems (e.g. Git, Subversion, CVS)
    • Experience with the GO programming language is beneficial but not essential
    • Familiarity with REST interfaces a plus
About Couchbase Couchbase's mission is to be the platform that accelerates application innovation. To make this possible, Couchbase created an enterprise-class, multi-cloud NoSQL database architected on top of an open source foundation. Couchbase is the only database that combines the best of NoSQL with the power and familiarity of SQL, all in a single, elegant platform spanning from any cloud to the edge.   Couchbase has become pervasive in our everyday lives; our customers include industry leaders Amadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Comcast, Disney, DreamWorks Animation, eBay, Marriott, Neiman Marcus, Tesco, Tommy Hilfiger, United, Verizon, Wells Fargo, as well as hundreds of other household names. Couchbase has offices around the globe, and we’re committed to a work environment where you can be happy and thrive, in and out of the office. At Couchbase, you’ll get: * A fantastic culture * A focused, energetic team with aligned goals * True collaboration with everyone playing their positions * Great market opportunity and growth potential * Time off when you need it. * Regular team lunches and fully-stocked kitchens. * Open, collaborative spaces. * Competitive benefits Whether you’re a new grad or a proven expert, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow your career, and work with the smartest, most passionate people in the industry. Revolutionizing an industry requires a top-notch team. Become a part of ours today. Bring your big ideas and we'll take on the next great challenge together. Check out some recent industry recognition: *DBTA Readers' Choice Awards: Best Database Overall and Best In-Memory Database *Wealth Front Career-Launching Companies List 2020 *Couchbase Named a Leader: Forrester Wave Big Data NoSQL Report *Deloitte Technology Fast 500 2019 *Forbes Next Billion-Dollar Startup 2018 *Big Data 100: 35 Coolest Data Management And Integration Vendors Equal Opportunity Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability. London, UK / R&D – Core Engineering / Contractor

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