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

Commit 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.


Respect 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.


Establish Balance

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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meet the team
Meet the team
Cockroach Labs Opens Engineering Office in India, Unleashing New Opportunities for Growth

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Cockroach Labs Opens Engineering Office in India, Unleashing New Opportunities for Growth

How we celebrate Pride year-round at Cockroach Labs

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How we celebrate Pride year-round at Cockroach Labs

Inc. Magazine honors Cockroach Labs on Best Workplaces List 2023

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Inc. Magazine honors Cockroach Labs on Best Workplaces List 2023

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5 career tips from women crushing it in B2B tech sales

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How We Give Back

Referral Donations

We match each employee referral bonus with an equivalent donation to a 501(c)(3) of the employee’s choice.

Connect and Contribute Program

Connect and Contribute days are company time dedicated for our people to learn, seek understanding, grow, volunteer, mobilize, or otherwise make a positive change.


We believe in minimizing our carbon footprint and protecting the environment— where possible, we’ve phased out production and shipment of Cockroach Labs swag in favor of donations to nonprofit causes.

Corporate Giving Initiatives

Cockroach Labs hiring and marketing initiatives center charitable organizations such as Black Girls Code, Women Who Code, and more.

Community Engagement

We partner with organizations in our local communities through team volunteer efforts, mentorship, and fostering the next generation of tech talent.

Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging

Cockroach Labs is committed to building a diverse workforce and advancing equity within our communities. Our executive diversity committee, CREWS, and management across the company partner to build diversity, inclusion, and belonging into the foundations of our work and community partnerships.

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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

Employees choose which development tools are best for them. Online courses, career coaching, or learning funds are popular.

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

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 5 years in a row

crain 2021 award
2021 Best Places to Work
Top workplaces for Women

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