Careers

Our team is built on four key values that guide us toward our mission: Make Data Easy

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Aim High & Build to Last

The world is moving faster than ever. We strive to build technology that keeps pace by breaking boundaries and challenging the status quo. We value curiosity, creativity, and especially ambition.

Cockroach Labs Founders
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

Establishing a Balance

We believe that balanced individuals produce exceptional results. Whether you find balance through time with friends and family, a healthy lifestyle, or a generous sleep schedule, taking time to establish balance makes your work more productive.

Free 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

Roachers have the option to temporarily work from another city, state, or even country - the ultimate accommodation for work/life balance.

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.

Be Transparent About Both Highs and Lows

Everyone deserves to know what’s going on - even when it involves failures. We trust and respect our employees, our open-source community, and our customers. We believe by being transparent, we all have the opportunity to learn from one another and grow for the benefit of everyone.

Stability Post-Mortem: From 1 Node to 100 Nodes

In August, we wrote about our concerted stability effort. Today, we've more than achieved our CockroachDB stability goal of running a 100-node cluster.

Exercise Based Interviews

We believe that a structured interview process with exercise based problems and the removal of resumes, we create a fairer process that leads to better hiring decisions.

CockroachDB Passes Beta Testing

Each individual has an ideal set of working conditions. By making this ideals known to co-workers, a team can significantly boost productivity.

Respect

Everyone is here because they’ve spent years studying and working hard. 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.

Benefits

Flexible Working

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

Food for All

We provide food throughout the Cockroach Labs work week (Mon-Thu) and grab dinner twice a month as a team at one of NYC’s outstanding restaurants.

Free 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 $1500 annually to support learning and development through workshops, conferences, and networking events.

Team Outings & Trips

Build friendships and deepen ties with coworkers to make working together fun and productive.

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; 401(k).

Paid Parental Leave (with baby bucks)

We offer 6-12 weeks of parental leave, regardless of when you joined, 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.

Openings

  • Design (0)

      The Design team is the powerhouse behind making our database beautiful. The team designs experiences and products that are usable, useful and meaningful, so our customers can easily achieve success.

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

  • Documentation (0)

      The mission of CockroachDB is to Make Data Easy. The Documentation team at Cockroach Labs is responsible for the educational counterpart to that mission: We make learning CockroachDB easy and intuitive through comprehensive and easy-to-follow documentation.

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

  • Engineering (0)

      The Engineering team is building CockroachDB from the ground up. We are an innovative and seasoned team of developers who build high quality, technically sound solutions. We’re embracing the challenge of building infrastructure that frees developers to build applications, not workarounds.

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

  • Finance and Operations (0)

      The Finance and Operations team designs and manages solutions to support our business. The team is redefining what it means for a business to run effectively and for what it means to be at work.

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

  • Marketing (0)

      The Marketing team is the voice of Cockroach Labs. We are responsible for sharing our products with the world, and for creating meaningful interactions with our users and prospects.

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

  • People (0)

      We believe that people are the beating hearts behind every successful business. At Cockroach Labs, the People team finds amazing people to join our growing company and contribute to our amazing culture.

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

  • Product (0)

      The Product team bridges engineering, business, and design in order to deliver products that help companies of all sizes tackle their global data challenges. From strategic planning to product launches, the Product team is there every step of the way.

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

  • Sales (0)

      Cockroach Labs’ sales team drives revenue and growth. If you are interested in working with experienced teammates to change the database landscape in the largest companies in the world.

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