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Staff Engineer: Distributed Systems

at Pinecone, NYC


About Pinecone

Pinecone is pioneering search and database technology to power AI/ML applications for the next decade and beyond. We provide customers with capabilities that until now have only been in the hands of a few tech giants. Our R&D team includes founders of multiple startups and world-class engineers including the core team that created Amazon SageMaker.

We value integrity, passion, pushing boundaries, real-world problem solving, and a sense of humor. We work in collaboration, and encourage new ideas and initiatives.


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.


What we look for:

  • 4+ years of experience with Rust, Go or Python

  • 4+ 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



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