Thrive at Cockroach Labs

CockroachDB makes it easier for companies to build and scale apps. We’re cloud-native, open source, and indestructible.

Today, Cockroach Labs helps organizations of all sizes—from single-person startups to multinational enterprises—manage their data seamlessly.

We’re looking for talented, creative people to build the future with us.

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What we value

to Excellence

We commit to shipping products and serving customers with a singular focus on excellence. We take pride in breaking boundaries, constantly improving, and aiming to produce great (not just good) work in order to win the market. Excellence is how we build a category-defining company.

Each Other

We approach discussions with humility and an open mind to guarantee that we will learn something new or appreciate a problem from a new perspective. And that, in turn, leads to better outcomes.


We believe that whole, healthy individuals produce consistently exceptional results. Whether we find work-life balance through time with friends and family, a healthy lifestyle, or intellectual pursuits, maintaining a healthy balance enables high performance.

Communicate Openly & Honestly

We are at our best when we communicate openly and honestly – understanding both our successes and our failures in order to continuously improve and enable each Roacher to effectively contribute to solving difficult problems.

Working at Cockroach Labs

Life at Cockroach Labs

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Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging

Cockroach Labs is committed to building a diverse workforce and advancing equity within our communities. Learn more about our CREWS Groups, Early Career and College Recruiting, Internal Mobility, Giving at Cockroach Labs, and more on our blog.

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Lakshmi Kannan
“I joined Cockroach Labs because it was a chance to work on once-in-a-decade technology with a huge addressable market. It's cliché to say that you join startups to learn fast and do a bit of everything, but as the first product manager on CockroachDB Dedicated, and now GM of the offering, that's certainly been true and a highlight of my time here. The opportunity to work with so many talented people across the company while making rapid progress on solving hard customer problems is the best part of my job.”

Lakshmi Kannan, General Manager - CockroachDB Dedicated


Flexible Working

You are free to arrange your work schedule to meet your individual circumstances.

Wellbeing for All

We partner with Spring Health and an Employee Assistance Program to provide free counseling and support mental health on our team.

Flex Fridays

Focus on what drives and motivates you outside of core work responsibilities. This is your day to self-manage and grow in whatever way you choose.

Learning is Good

We provide $2500 annually to support learning and development through workshops, conferences, and networking events.

Having Fun Together

We dedicate company time to bond over everything from trivia and karaoke to paint-alongs and fitness classes (even online!)

Flexible Time Off

We care about productivity, not face time. Take time off when you need it.

Health & Retirement

100% health insurance coverage for you & your dependents; One Medical membership; Gym discounts; free Citibike membership; FSA; 401(k).

Paid Parental Leave (with baby bucks)

We offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave to all new parents after 30 days with us, individualized transition time and re-entry support, plus $500 in baby bucks.

Relocation Support

Moving to NYC can be overwhelming. We help you and your family relocate to the city we call home.

And More!

Recognized as a best place to work for 4 years in a row

2018 award
2019 award
2020 award
2021 Best Places to Work
Top workplaces for Women

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