Senior Backend Software Engineer - Golang (US)

| Cambridge, MA, USA
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The Role

We are building TileDB Cloud, a disruptive and powerful universal data management platform. We handle everything that allows users and their organizations to unify all types of data, automate distributed analysis at planet scale, and securely share data and code across multiple programming languages and data science tools. TileDB Cloud operates as either a pay-as-you-go SaaS platform ( or as an on-premises deployment under the customer's full control.

How You Will Contribute

  • Design and build a new distributed batch task graph feature, or add support for a new user-defined function capability or target language
  • Implement support for a new cloud service provider (GCP, Azure)
  • Optimize the horizontal scaling solution of our task infrastructure and REST service
  • Implement self-service and customer-driven usability improvements (for example: global search API, performance improvements and refinements to access control, billing enhancements)
  • Participate in on-call rotations (noon to midnight US Eastern time on rotating weekdays; full weekends approximately once per month)

Our Interview Process (~1 week)

As a startup, we place a high premium on capacity for driving projects to completion, so please be prepared to talk about previous projects demonstrating significant ownership. Our interview process consists of the following steps:

  • 45 min call covering screening questions, a resume walkthrough, and your questions about the role and team
  • ~1 hour technical assessment using CoderByte, containing a TileDB specific exercise with some open ended discussion questions (Note: may be skipped if demonstrable open source contributions or example work can be provided)
  • 45 min call with the Cloud team's Engineering Manager
  • 45 min call with our CTO/CEO
  • Offer



  • Willingness to work primarily in Go
  • Extensive backend/REST service implementation -- EITHER using Go (Golang) OR using Python/Java/Kotlin/Scala/similar combined with expertise in a lower-level systems language such as C, C++, or Rust
  • Experience with REST service design patterns
  • Experience using Kubernetes in production service deployments
  • Experience debugging and optimizing multi-language distributed applications (delve, gdb)

Bonus points

  • Expertise in one of C (our bindings use CGo), C++, or Rust
  • Python experience (we maintain, use, and write many Python API's)
  • Distributed systems, database, language runtime (e.g. garbage collector), or kernel development
  • Experience building a high-availability service on AWS or other Cloud providers
  • Prior experience or strong interest in working at a startup


Our headquarters are in Cambridge, MA, USA and we have a subsidiary in Athens, Greece. However, we are a remote-first company, and you will have the flexibility to work remotely as long as your residence is in the USA, EU, or Greece.


In order to ensure effective team collaboration, the expected core hours for US-based employees are 10 AM - 5 PM Eastern time; stand-ups and other recurring team meetings will be scheduled within this timeframe.


  • 100% medical, vision, and dental insurance coverage - for you and your dependents
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave - MA State Paid Family Leave guidelines, extended to all employees
  • Stock options
  • 3 weeks PTO with 11 public holidays
  • Separate sick leave, personal health, bereavement, and jury duty time off allotments
  • Flexible hours - we do our best to allow schedules that fit everyone's needs
  • $260 monthly contribution towards commuter benefits
  • Generous training budget - we love Ardan Labs' Ultimate Go!
More Information on TileDB, Inc.
TileDB, Inc. operates in the Analytics industry. The company is located in Cambridge, MA. TileDB, Inc. was founded in 2017. It has 50 total employees. To see all 1 open jobs at TileDB, Inc., click here.
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