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Our team is built on four key values that guide us toward our mission: to enable every developer to build world-changing applications.

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.


Our story

We started Cockroach Labs to build an open source database with an architecture capable of transcending the limitations of existing solutions. There will always be an arms race between database capabilities and business requirements, and to remain in the vanguard, we must continue to advance the state of the art.

Ben Darnell, Spencer Kimball, & Peter Mattis

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.

Flex Fridays

Employees self-manage and focus on something outside of their core work responsibilities, ranging from a work related project to volunteering to simply spending more time with family.

Working Remotely

We provide a $1,000 budget to help you get the most out of your work-from-home setup.

Flexible Hours

It is always nice to have everyone in the office, but good work is the higher priority. Our employees are free to arrange their work schedules to meet individual circumstances.

Communicate Openly & Honestly

We are 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.

How We're Embracing the All-Remote Experience during COVID

Adjusting to a completely remote lifestyle during a pandemic is no easy feat, and for many, staying productive in a time like this is even harder. Cockroach Labs is working hard to ensure that our people have what they need to take care of themselves and work-from-home effectively.

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Introducing Pebble: A RocksDB Inspired Key-Value Store Written in Go

The team at CockroachDB recently developed Pebble, a RocksDB-inspired and RocksDB compatible key-value store written in Go that brings greater stability to CockroachDB. In this blog post, our CTO introduces Pebble and explains why we built it.

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On Optimism and Team Engagement in the time of COVID

In our industry, we talk a lot about responding to change quickly. Our Culture and Workplace Associate, Evan Atkinson, wrote this wonderful reflection on his experience taking our company's culture online and the human side of staying scrappy. Check it out for insight into how Cockroach Labs connects digitally.

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Respect Each Other

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


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.


If you don’t see an opening that fits but feel passionate about our mission to Make Data Easy email us.

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