MemSQL

San Francisco
101 - 250 Employees
26 - 50 Engineers
$100M+ Funding
Series C

MemSQL envisions a world of adaptable databases and flexible data workloads - your data anywhere in real time. Today, global enterprises use MemSQL as a real-time data warehouse to cost-effectively ingest data and produce industry-leading time to insight. MemSQL works as a managed service, in any cloud, or on-premises environment. For more information visit www.memsql.com.

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Seattle, WA and Portland OR, MemSQL has raised nearly $100M from top investors including Accel Partners and Khosla Ventures. MemSQL is trusted by top-tier enterprise customers including Uber, Akamai, Dell EMC, Samsung, Comcast, and Kellogg.

If you want to work at a company that celebrates diversity, innovation, leadership, and creativity every day, view more info at https://www.memsql.com/careers/.

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Why join us?
  • Founded by Facebook and Microsoft Alumni, MemSQL is a real-time data warehouse for cloud and on-premises that delivers immediate insights across live and historical data. With 800% expected growth by 2020 (Breakout List 2017), MemSQL is trusted by Fortune 1000 customers including Uber, Pinterest, Pandora, Citi Bank, Goldman Sachs, Verizon, AOL and more. We've raised nearly $100M from top investors including Accel, In-Q-Tel, Khosla and more and are recognized by Gartner as the leading Operational Data Warehouse in 2016 and a challenger in 2017 for Data Management Solutions for Analytics

  • Software Engineers at MemSQL have the unique benefit of building systems software in a rapid production environment with a small and collaborative team. This includes overseeing the direction, design and development of key features that can be attributed to just a handful of engineers. At MemSQL you will be empowered to leverage your technical, leadership, and business acumen while mentoring other engineers who are eager to learn with you and from you.

  • We believe that diversity unlocks creativity. The result is a community where members learn, adapt, and thrive. We launched the MemSQL Diversity Council in 2016 and have discovered that our company’s success depends on people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We welcome people who share this same passion and proudly own our responsibility as a leader in furthering these impactful initiatives.


Engineering at MemSQL
Engineering team and processes

Engineers join MemSQL to work on projects that are radically transforming how we operate in today’s real-time environment. Being a fast-growing company means there are more opportunities for employees which turns into expedited career growth paths. This is particularly true in the Engineering Department as the we are a technology company whose engineering success propels the entire organization.

Technical Challenges

Operating Systems (Linux), Data Structures, Query Execution, Compilers, Storage, Memory allocation, Distributed Systems, High Performance Systems

Projects you might work on
  • Implementation of several core parts of a new programmability feature which will allow MemSQL users to define custom user-defined functions and to use these functions inside SQL queries

  • Research and integration of BPF tracing into MemSQL’s core engine to create performance features that dynamically trace and generate histograms for various database subsystems like query execution

  • Single box execution: data structures, bloom filters, concurrency and stable ability, resource governance, distributed joins, regulate multiple queries executing at the same time with good throughput and low latency

  • Building new pipelines for loading data into the system at the engine level, ingesting data from file systems (S3) and Kafka

Tech stack
C++
Linux

Working at MemSQL

As a fast growing startup, we view challenges as opportunities and inspire each other to reach our full potential. We believe in creating space for new perspectives, encouraging autonomy, and empowering each other to achieve our goals together.

Free Food

Catered lunch and dinner every day, along with both healthy and unhealthy snacks.

Beautiful Office

Great space in SoMa, blocks away from BART and Caltrain,

Pet Friendly

Dog-friendly office.

Flexible Hours

Our teams focus on being productive and doing impactful work. Employees are able to set their own schedule.

Generous Vacation

Standard paid holidays, 3 weeks of vacation/year, and unlimited sick leave.

Health Insurance

Health, Dental, and Vision.

Gym/Fitness

Up to $300/year reimbursement for expenses relating to physical well-being (health and wellness).

Team Activities

Everything from trivia in the office to team offsites.

Company Retreats

Las Vegas (company wide offsite) Tiburon (company wide offsite) San Diego (engineering offsite) Pismo Beach (engineering offsite) Camping in Northern California (engineering offsite) Santa Cruz (company wide offsite) Costa Rica (Presidents Club)

Travel
Workshops/Conferences

VLDB, Sigmod, Strata + Hadoop World, Oracle Openworld, AWS re:invent, Telco Big Data Summit

Maternal/Paternal Leave
Relocation

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