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    Backend Engineer

    The Problem

    Relational databases are awesome. They support foreign keys, transactions and SQL. They are powerful, well-understood, well-supported and battle hardened. But because they support the powerful SQL, it is easy for an unexperienced developer to write a query that brings the whole database down. They also do not scale beyond a single node.

    What if there was a way to keep all the advantages of a relational database, but have the ability to horizontally scale them like a NoSQL system? What if there was a system that provided guardrails that protected databases from toxic queries? What if all this could be achieved with minimal changes to your application while letting it view your sharded MySQL cluster as a giant monolithic database?

    The Solution

    The year was 2010 and two early engineers at Youtube were contemplating these problems. They built the open source system Vitess to solve them. Over the years, as Youtube databases moved from proprietary hardware to Google’s internal cloud (Borg), it acquired all the features a distributed system needs to work well with ephemeral instances in cloud - excellent observability, robust service discovery, and a solid master failover story. In 2015, Vitess was discovered by companies outside Youtube and now companies such as Slack, Square (Cash), JD.com depend on Vitess for scaling and serving their relational data.

    At PlanetScale, we help businesses solve their relational data scaling problems by deploying and operationalizing Vitess clusters on premise as well as in cloud. We provide PlanetScale Deployment Platform that automates the deployment and management of Vitess clusters. We also plan to build a cloud-agnostic (AWS, GCP, Azure) DbaaS solution based on Vitess.

    About You

    You are all about backend infrastructure.  Architecture is described in terms of scalability, performance, security, resource management.  CAP theorem is a fact of life for you. You think in data models, and can convincingly describe why and when you’d use normalized and denormalized schemas. You dream of building high availability distributed services that scale and scale and scale.

    What You Will Be Doing

    PlanetScale’s goal is to make it a breeze to deploy and operate Vitess/MySQL clusters on premise as well as in cloud.  Your job is to make sure our infrastructure and architecture scales to meet those and many more demands, especially as we support multiple clouds and evolve the platform where we can run our own database as a service based on Vitess.

    • Leveraging Golang and Python to build scalable, secure software.
    • Building on top of our architecture stack, including Kubernetes, AWS, GCP and Azure.
    • Building out and iterating on the PlanetScale Deployment Platform for easily deploying and operating Vitess/MySQL clusters.

    What Will Help You Be Successful

    • Ability to manage time efficiently and focus on clear goals
    • Pragmatic approach towards tackling unforeseen challenges
    • Experience with Golang and Python
    • Experience developing and or operating distributed systems at scale
    • Experience with MySQL and SQL.
    • Infinite appetite for learning

    Perks At PlanetScale

    • Work closely with a cross functional team of highly motivated and intelligent folks with a unique range of startup and enterprise experience
    • Vibrant company culture with frequent team building events
    • 20% time for working on projects at company not related to your expertise
    • Competitive salary with stock options
    • Benefits & 401k plan option
    • Fully paid parking pass or CalTrain pass
    • Unlimited in-house snacks & drinks
    • Unlimited vacation

    About Us

    Founded in 2018, PlanetScale helps businesses solve their relational data scaling problems by deploying and operationalizing Vitess clusters on premise as well as in cloud. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, CA, and is backed by SignalFire. PlanetScale has an experienced team from innovative companies like Paypal, Google, Youtube, and Dropbox. To learn more about PlanetScale, visit www.PlanetScale.com.

     

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    Developer Advocate

    About You

    Are you passionate about creating community? Do you love organizing events, connecting with developers and evangelizing open source technology?

    What You Will Be Doing

    PlanetScale’s goal is to make it a breeze to deploy and operate Vitess/MySQL clusters on premise as well as in the cloud. Your job is to foster and grow the Vitess community, creating long-term relationships with developers around the world, enabling them to successfully scale with Vitess.

    You’ll plan Vitess Meetups, write blog posts and technical documentation, manage the Slack Channel and attend conferences, all with the goal of getting developers excited about, and comfortable with, Vitess. You’ll be at the heart of Vitess outreach as you leverage your strong technical background, your excellent verbal and written communication skills, and creative thinking to help the Vitess community grow.

    What Will Help You Be Successful

    • Strong technical background
    • Understanding of open source communities and ecosystems
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience creating and managing successful meetups
    • Creative thought and ability to problem solve on your feet
    • Comfortable presenting to diverse audiences around the world
    • Infinite appetite for learning
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    Site Reliability Engineer

    The Problem

    Relational databases are awesome. They support foreign keys, transactions and SQL. They are powerful, well-understood, well-supported and battle hardened. But because they support the powerful SQL, it is easy for an unexperienced developer to write a query that brings the whole database down. They also do not scale beyond a single node.

    What if there was a way to keep all the advantages of a relational database, but have the ability to horizontally scale them like a NoSQL system? What if there was a system that provided guardrails that protected databases from toxic queries? What if all this could be achieved with minimal changes to your application while letting it view your sharded MySQL cluster as a giant monolithic database?

    The Solution

    The year was 2010 and two early engineers at Youtube were contemplating these problems. They built the open source system Vitess to solve them. Over the years, as Youtube databases moved from proprietary hardware to Google’s internal cloud (Borg), it acquired all the features a distributed system needs to work well with ephemeral instances in cloud - excellent observability, robust service discovery, and a solid master failover story. In 2015, Vitess was discovered by companies outside Youtube and now companies such as Slack, Square (Cash), JD.com depend on Vitess for scaling and serving their relational data.

    At PlanetScale, we help businesses solve their relational data scaling problems by deploying and operationalizing Vitess clusters on premise as well as in cloud. We provide PlanetScale Deployment Platform that automates the deployment and management of Vitess clusters. We also plan to build a cloud-agnostic (AWS, GCP, Azure) DbaaS solution based on Vitess.

    About You

    You know how to run a reliable service. You know how requests get from a user to you and back again and you have optimized each step. Your systems don't go down, other people's systems go down and you know how to respond when they do. You are obsessive about data, you assume things that aren't measured have already failed. You fight for milliseconds and live to solve for the 99th percentile.  You dream of building high availability distributed services that scale and scale and scale.

    What You Will Be Doing

    PlanetScale’s goal is to make it a breeze to deploy and operate Vitess/MySQL clusters on premise as well as in cloud.  Your job is to make sure our infrastructure and architecture scales to meet those and many more demands, especially as we support multiple clouds, evolve the platform, and run our own database as a service based on Vitess.

    • Building out our SaaS Offering on AWS, GCP, Azure and Behind the Firewall
    • Supporting our early customers and creating the processes to make them successful
    • Working with the Open Source Vitess community to make running Vitess as simple as possible
    • Upgrading the PlanetScale Deployment Platform for easily provisioning and operating Vitess/MySQL clusters

    What Will Help You Be Successful

    • Pragmatic approach towards tackling unforeseen challenges
    • Experience with Golang
    • Strong Networking Background
    • Experience developing and or operating system in public clouds
    • Experience with MySQL and SQL
    • Infinite appetite for learning

    Perks At PlanetScale

    • Work closely with a cross functional team of highly motivated and intelligent folks with a unique range of startup and enterprise experience
    • Vibrant company culture with frequent team building events
    • 20% time for working on projects at company not related to your expertise
    • Competitive salary with stock options
    • Benefits & 401k plan option
    • Fully paid parking pass or CalTrain pass
    • Unlimited in-house snacks & drinks
    • Unlimited vacation

    About Us

    Founded in 2018, PlanetScale helps businesses solve their relational data scaling problems by deploying and operationalizing Vitess clusters on premise as well as in cloud. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, CA, and is backed by SignalFire. PlanetScale has an experienced team from innovative companies like Paypal, Google, Youtube, Dropbox and SevOne. To learn more about PlanetScale, visit www.PlanetScale.com.

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    Front End Engineer

    The Problem

    Relational databases are awesome. They support foreign keys, transactions and SQL. They are powerful, well-understood, well-supported and battle hardened. But because they support the powerful SQL, it is easy for an unexperienced developer to write a query that brings the whole database down. They also do not scale beyond a single node.

    What if there was a way to keep all the advantages of a relational database, but have the ability to horizontally scale them like a NoSQL system? What if there was a system that provided guardrails that protected databases from toxic queries? What if all this could be achieved with minimal changes to your application while letting it view your sharded MySQL cluster as a giant monolithic database?

    The Solution

    The year was 2010 and two early engineers at Youtube were contemplating these problems. They built the open source system Vitess to solve them. Over the years, as Youtube databases moved from proprietary hardware to Google’s internal cloud (Borg), it acquired all the features a distributed system needs to work well with ephemeral instances in cloud - excellent observability, robust service discovery, and a solid master failover story. In 2015, Vitess was discovered by companies outside Youtube and now companies such as Slack, Square (Cash), JD.com depend on Vitess for scaling and serving their relational data.

    At PlanetScale, we help businesses solve their relational data scaling problems by deploying and operationalizing Vitess clusters on premise as well as in cloud. We provide PlanetScale Deployment Platform that automates the deployment and management of Vitess clusters. We also plan to build a cloud-agnostic (AWS, GCP, Azure) DbaaS solution based on Vitess.

    About You

    You speak in User, designing and building interfaces is in your bones. You don't just know how web browsers work, you know how people use them. You know how to turn a task into a workflow, and you know how to make it intuitive to finish. You know about the latest trends in Javascript, and which ones you should ignore. In addition to your natural design instincts, you are obsessive about testing and performance, and know how to build resilient systems.

    What You Will Be Doing

    PlanetScale’s goal is to make it a breeze to deploy and operate Vitess/MySQL clusters on premise as well as in cloud.  Your job is to build out the interfaces used for our Deployment plattform, and to improve the UI for Vitess. As part of PlanetScale you will be working on the Open Source product to make it more functional, and easier to use. 

    What Will Help You Be Successful

    • Ability to manage time efficiently and focus on clear goals
    • Pragmatic approach towards tackling unforeseen challenges
    • Experience with Golang and Javascript
    • Experience developing and or operating distributed systems at scale
    • Experience with MySQL and SQL
    • Fascination with developing intuitive and enjoyable user experiences
    • Infinite appetite for learning

    Perks At PlanetScale

    • Work closely with a cross functional team of highly motivated and intelligent folks with a unique range of startup and enterprise experience
    • Vibrant company culture with frequent team building events
    • 20% time for working on projects at company not related to your expertise
    • Competitive salary with stock options
    • Benefits & 401k plan option
    • Fully paid parking pass or CalTrain pass
    • Unlimited in-house snacks & drinks
    • Unlimited vacation

    About Us

    Founded in 2018, PlanetScale helps businesses solve their relational data scaling problems by deploying and operationalizing Vitess clusters on premise as well as in cloud. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, CA, and is backed by SignalFire. PlanetScale has an experienced team from innovative companies like Paypal, Google, Youtube, Dropbox and SevOne. To learn more about PlanetScale, visit www.PlanetScale.com.

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    Sales Engineer

    The Problem

    Relational databases are awesome. They support foreign keys, transactions and SQL. They are powerful, well-understood, well-supported and battle hardened. But because they support the powerful SQL, it is easy for an unexperienced developer to write a query that brings the whole database down. They also do not scale beyond a single node.

    What if there was a way to keep all the advantages of a relational database, but have the ability to horizontally scale them like a NoSQL system? What if there was a system that provided guardrails that protected databases from toxic queries? What if all this could be achieved with minimal changes to your application while letting it view your sharded MySQL cluster as a giant monolithic database?

    The Solution

    The year was 2010 and two early engineers at Youtube were contemplating these problems. They built the open source system Vitess to solve them. Over the years, as Youtube databases moved from proprietary hardware to Google’s internal cloud (Borg), it acquired all the features a distributed system needs to work well with ephemeral instances in cloud - excellent observability, robust service discovery, and a solid master failover story. In 2015, Vitess was discovered by companies outside Youtube and now companies such as Slack, Square (Cash), JD.com depend on Vitess for scaling and serving their relational data.

    At PlanetScale, we help businesses solve their relational data scaling problems by deploying and operationalizing Vitess clusters on premise as well as in cloud. We provide PlanetScale Deployment Platform that automates the deployment and management of Vitess clusters. We also plan to build a cloud-agnostic (AWS, GCP, Azure) DbaaS solution based on Vitess.

    About You

    You are all about solutions. When shown a problem, you can't stop until its fixed. You sit at the nexus of customers and product, technical enough to find a solution for the problem, and capable of helping others understand it. Since you have been doing this for a while, you know how to pull complex requirements out of a list of problems. You know how businesses use their data, what they need to get out of it, and how they build systems to use it. You have also figured out what customers are concerned with, and you know the problems that can be fixed with duct tape and the problems that require a full solution. Most of all you are driven to see customers succeed; it's not about getting a contract signed, it's about getting the project launched successfully.

    What You Will Be Doing

    PlanetScale’s goal is to make it a breeze to deploy and operate Vitess/MySQL clusters on premise as well as in cloud. Your job is to help customers go from having identified a problem to deploying the solution. You will work with our largest customers to tailor demo's, PoC's, and initial solutions to their problems, and help them understand how PlanetScale can solve their specific problems. You will be

    • Gathering requirements along with our Account Managers
    • Developing and giving demo's of PlanetScale software for customers and within the community
    • Supporting early customers and creating the processes that will make them successful
    • Providing feedback to the PlanetScale team about what the market is talking about

    What Will Help You Be Successful

    • Pragmatic approach towards tackling unforeseen challenges
    • Strong Networking Background
    • Experience with MySQL and SQL
    • Strong ability to communicate
    • Full-Stack programming experience
    • Knowledge of common Application deployment platforms
    • Experience building for and deploying applications on Kubernetes using cloud native technologies

    Perks At PlanetScale

    • Work closely with a cross functional team of highly motivated and intelligent folks with a unique range of startup and enterprise experience
    • Vibrant company culture with frequent team building events
    • 20% time for working on projects at company not related to your expertise
    • Competitive salary with stock options
    • Benefits & 401k plan option
    • Fully paid parking pass or CalTrain pass
    • Unlimited in-house snacks & drinks
    • Unlimited vacation

    About Us

    Founded in 2018, PlanetScale helps businesses solve their relational data scaling problems by deploying and operationalizing Vitess clusters on premise as well as in cloud. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, CA, and is backed by SignalFire. PlanetScale has an experienced team from innovative companies like Paypal, Google, Youtube, Dropbox and SevOne. To learn more about PlanetScale, visit www.PlanetScale.com.

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    Customer Success Engineer

    The Problem

    Relational databases are awesome. They support foreign keys, transactions and SQL. They are powerful, well-understood, well-supported and battle hardened. But because they support the powerful SQL, it is easy for an unexperienced developer to write a query that brings the whole database down. They also do not scale beyond a single node.

    What if there was a way to keep all the advantages of a relational database, but have the ability to horizontally scale them like a NoSQL system? What if there was a system that provided guardrails that protected databases from toxic queries? What if all this could be achieved with minimal changes to your application while letting it view your sharded MySQL cluster as a giant monolithic database?

    The Solution

    The year was 2010 and two early engineers at Youtube were contemplating these problems. They built the open source system Vitess to solve them. Over the years, as Youtube databases moved from proprietary hardware to Google’s internal cloud (Borg), it acquired all the features a distributed system needs to work well with ephemeral instances in cloud - excellent observability, robust service discovery, and a solid master failover story. In 2015, Vitess was discovered by companies outside Youtube and now companies such as Slack, Square (Cash), JD.com depend on Vitess for scaling and serving their relational data.

    At PlanetScale, we help businesses solve their relational data scaling problems by deploying and operationalizing Vitess clusters on premise as well as in cloud. We provide PlanetScale Deployment Platform that automates the deployment and management of Vitess clusters. We also plan to build a cloud-agnostic (AWS, GCP, Azure) DbaaS solution based on Vitess.

    About You

    You can spot trouble a mile away. You know when something isn't right and more importantly you know exactly how to fix it. There is nothing too complex for you to understand. You don't stop at a solution you stop when you know why. Using that experience you are the expert on making sure deployments are successful, you know everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong, or will go wrong and you can design solutions to make sure it never goes wrong. You are also great at helping others understand complex things. You can translate from technical to practical, and you are a human index to the library of documentation and case studies that make up your list of favorite reads.

    What You Will Be Doing

    PlanetScale’s goal is to make it a breeze to deploy and operate Vitess/MySQL clusters on premise as well as in cloud.  Your job is to take a customer from deploying vitess to successfully running their buisness on it. You will work along side them as they scale out their systems, and take full advantage of the PlatnetScale platform. When there are questions you will answer them, when their are problems you will fix them. When they do their first resharding you will ring the gong in the office and pay for the first round of drinks ( or ice cream ). You will be

    • Helping customers deploy their vitess clustes
    • Showing how to modify queries and applications to use vitess to its fullest
    • Setting up the PlanetScale deployment platform
    • Supporting customers on our support platforms
    • Figuring out what gaps exist in vitess for a customer and helping close them

    What Will Help You Be Successful

    • Experience deploying and running Databases and Applications
    • Knowledge of Kubernetes, Major Cloud Platforms and Deployment techniques
    • Strong Networking Background
    • Experience with MySQL and SQL
    • Strong ability to communicate
    • Full-Stack programming experience
    • Knowledge of common Application deployment platforms
    • Experience supporting customers

    Perks At PlanetScale

    • Work closely with a cross functional team of highly motivated and intelligent folks with a unique range of startup and enterprise experience
    • Vibrant company culture with frequent team building events
    • 20% time for working on projects at company not related to your expertise
    • Competitive salary with stock options
    • Benefits & 401k plan option
    • Fully paid parking pass or CalTrain pass
    • Unlimited in-house snacks & drinks
    • Unlimited vacation

    About Us

    Founded in 2018, PlanetScale helps businesses solve their relational data scaling problems by deploying and operationalizing Vitess clusters on premise as well as in cloud. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, CA, and is backed by SignalFire. PlanetScale has an experienced team from innovative companies like Paypal, Google, Youtube, and Dropbox.

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