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EDB Senior Software Engineer (Database Internals) in Des Moines, Iowa

A Little About Us

Innovative, collaborative minds wanted. The world loves Postgres. We envision a world where organizations thrive by harnessing the full power of Postgres, the world’s fastest growing and most loved and used open source database. Our mission is to enable data teams everywhere to harness the full power of Postgres, whether on premises or in the cloud, with high availability, reliability, scalability, and security.

We’re #1 in Postgres. We aspire to become #1 in Postgres AI. We’ve been major contributors to Postgres since the beginning and we are proud to call thousands of boundary-pushing customers our partners. Proud though we are, we are not resting on our laurels. There’s plenty of work to do. The good news is that everything we do will impact Postgres, which is to say that it will impact the world. No pressure.

EDB empowers organizations to take control of their data. As one of the leading contributors to the vibrant and fast-growing Postgres community, EDB is committed to driving innovation in AI, data and enterprise database technology. Our work is fueled by creative, dedicated people who are committed to help our customers and the community take Postgres everywhere. Join us!

Job Summary

We are currently looking for a hands-on Senior Software Engineer - Database Internals to join our EDB Postgres Distributed (EPD) product development team (formally known as BDR-Bi Direction Replication), building our strategic replication technologies. As a core capability of our portfolio, PGD enables our customers with highly available and performant multi-node and cross-regional Postgres clusters for modern distributed computing environments.

Joining as a member of the team, you will be expected to design, develop and document new system capabilities and improve existing system capabilities in accordance to customer requirements while meeting EDB’s quality standards.

*Candidate Note- This position is 100% remote for candidates based in the United States only.

What your impact will be:

  • Analyze business requirements and translate them into executable tasks.

  • Design, code, test, and document new PGD capabilities requested by customers.

  • Improving the performance and usability of existing PGD capabilities.

  • Perform root cause analysis on production incidents to prescribe optimal solutions and recommend prevention strategies.

  • Collaborate closely with other members of the development team on large software features.

What you will bring :

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a distributed international team

  • 5+ years of experience working as a hands-on software engineer

  • Strong C programming skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills, at times this may be under pressure when in production

  • Calm and methodical approach with good communication skills

  • 3-5 years+ experience building and deploying distributed systems in the cloud

  • In-depth understanding of databases and knowledge of SQL

  • Understands and willing to follow whole modern software development life cycle processes

What will give you an edge :

  • Experience with databases in production environments

  • Experience with Python and Perl

  • Experience with the major Cloud Providers; AWS, Azure, GCP

  • Experience with Ansible, Docker and Kubernetes

  • Experience with test driven development


EDB is committed to supporting our employees' overall well being by offering a range of benefits and resources to promote a healthy work-life balance and wellness. We provide access to Modern Health to aid employees in health and wellness tips and practices, as well as Wellness Fridays extending to June 2024! Check out our career site for more information on perks and benefits and reach out to our Talent Acquisition team for region specific benefits.

We know it takes a unique mix of people and skills to help us in our mission to supercharge Postgres, and we understand that not everyone will check every box. We’d love to hear from you and we want you to apply!

EDB is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. EDB was built on a commitment to trust and respect each other and to embrace an array of people and ideas. These values remain at the center of our culture and are key to our company’s integrity.

EDB does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. EDB and its affiliates are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other similar payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written signed agreement between EDB and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.

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