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Software Engineer Distributed Systems

at Pinecone, NYC


About Pinecone:

Pinecone is on a mission to build the search and database technology to power AI applications for the next decade and beyond. Our fully managed vector database makes it easy to add vector search to AI applications. Since creating the “vector database” category, demand has grown incredibly fast and it shows in our user base. We are a distributed team with clusters in New York, San Francisco, Tel-Aviv, and Manchester.


About the Role:

This position involves building a robust, large-scale, real-time, low-latency distributed systems for ML infra, with a focus on autoscaling, load-balancing, reliability, scalability, high availability, and consistency. As a senior software engineer, you will be working on these projects:

  • Develop high availability architectures for the database

  • Enable Pinecone to seamlessly run on existing cloud providers

  • Own automated build, test and release infrastructure

You will work in a fast-paced and rewarding environment that demands the highest quality work with minimal supervision. Our current tech stack includes AWS/GCP, Kubernetes, Go, Kafka, RocksDB and Rust.



  • 2-3+ years of experience with Rust, Go or Python

  • 2-3+ years of developing, monitoring and operating large scale distributed systems

  • Expertise in container orchestration technologies like Kubernetes

  • Expertise working with one of AWS/GCP/Azure cloud platforms

  • BS in Computer Science, a related technical field or equivalent experience.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with Kubernetes Operator Framework

  • Experience with workflows / provisioning systems and control planes


Pinecone is a distributed team with clusters in New York, Tel Aviv, and San Francisco. You will be part of a world-class team from companies like Amazon, Google, Databricks, and Splunk. The company emerged from stealth in January 2021 with $10M in seed funding — led by the same legendary investor as Snowflake — followed by $28M Series A funding in announced in March 2022 and $100M Series B funding in April 2023.

Perks & Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental, vision, and mental health resources

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Equity award

  • Flexible time off

  • Paid parental leave

  • Annual Company Retreat

  • WFH Equipment Stipend

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) are the cornerstone of everything we do at Pinecone. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications in a job description. Our top priority is finding the best candidate for the job and if you are interested in the position, we would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications listed in this posting. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.


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