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Senior Cloud Performance Engineer

San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

ClickHouse: We are the company behind the popular open-source, high performance columnar OLAP database management system for real-time analytics. ClickHouse works 100-1000x faster than traditional approaches. By offering a true column-based DBMS, it allows for systems to generate reports from petabytes of raw data with sub-second latencies. With an amazing community already adopting our open-source technology, we are now embracing our journey in delivering Cloud first solutions to delight our customers.

With top adopters such as Uber, Cisco, and eBay - not only do our products work at lightning speed, so do we.

We are an open and collaborative company. Our colleagues are curious, engaged and excited about what they do. If you want to work in an environment where you can be an agent of change and have your voice heard- then read on.

About the Team

The Cloud Engineering team is responsible for building the cloud native ClickHouse Cloud Platform that will transform the OLAP space. Our team is looking for exceptional performance engineers with a proven track record of understanding the performance limits of different distributed databases and create tools for measuring the performance and scalability of complex systems. The ideal candidate for this position is a distributed systems performance engineer with a strong background in database benchmarking, test automation, system engineering, performance analysis, and capacity management. This role is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on our elastic, limitless scale, high-performance, server less clickHouse Cloud.

What will you do?

  • Benchmark system performance, database performance analysis, capacity sizing and optimization.
  • Troubleshoot and debug applications, server errors, logs, and triage accordingly.
  • Recommend configuration tuning/optimizations for performance bottlenecks.
  • Work closely and partner with ClickHouse's core development team, cloud team, and security team to improve the performance of ClickHouse Cloud.
  • Plan, enable, and drive Chaos initiatives across Engineering teams, based upon internal priorities
  • Develop, deploy and manage tools to systematically run chaos experiments and measure impact
  • Enjoy working on, and gaining a deep understanding of, large scale distributed systems
  • Study the problems in the software resilience, operational, and delivery spaces
  • Extend our entire backend to enable Chaos Engineering techniques in the system
  • Observe running systems, and determine/prioritize innovative ways to disrupt them

About you:

  • You have 6+ years of relevant software development industry experience building and operating scalable, fault-tolerant, distributed systems.
  • Software development experience in Go, C/C++, Java, or similar.
  • Experience with concurrency, multithreading, and the deployment of distributed system architectures
  • Experience developing cloud infrastructure services, preferably with Kubernetes.
  • Experience leading and shipping large scope technical projects in collaboration with multiple experienced engineers.
  • Expertise with a public cloud provider (AWS, GCP, Azure) and their infrastructure as a service offering (e.g. EC2).
  • You have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team and across engineering teams.
  • You are a strong problem solver and have solid production debugging skills.
  • You are passionate about efficiency, availability, scalability and data governance.
  • You Thrive in a fast paced environment, and see yourself as a partner with the business with the shared goal of moving the business forward.
  • You have a high level of responsibility, ownership, and accountability



  • Flexible work environment - ClickHouse is a distributed company offering both office based and remote work options (your choice!). We do not check when you log in or out. You are the owner of your calendar because work-life balance is important to us.
  • Employer contributions towards your healthcare.
  • Equity - Any new team member who joins our company is eligible to receive stock options.
  • Our competitive time-off policy complies with all local country laws at a minimum of given time off + all paid bank holidays.
  • Home office setup allowance for our remote employees.

ClickHouse, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.



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