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    Customer Development Representative

    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.

     

    Role Overview & Key Responsibilities
    • Identify high-potential businesses that would be a good fit to work with PlanetScale globally
    • Work with the sales team to develop and lead inbound and outbound campaigns from idea-generation through to qualified call
    • Develop strong sales and product knowledge
    • Interact with IT and business decision makers via telephone and email
    • Update lead and prospect activity in Salesforce to ensure effective lead management
    • Set qualified introductory meetings for the sales team
    • Nurture early phase opportunities for future pipeline potential
    • Exceed weekly, monthly, quarterly lead development quota
    • Build strong relationships with our marketing team and Account Executives, where we pull together to maximize the win for our business
    • Invest in your self-development, focusing on the skills and attributes that will make you successful in your core role and get you set for future success

    We’re looking for someone with
    • 1-2+ years of strong sales or customer service experience
    • A self-starter with a track record of hitting and exceeding goals
    • Superior communication skills including both phone and written communication as well as active listening
    • Phenomenal character with an incredible drive for success, high work ethic, curious by nature and obsessed with smashing sales goals
    • Proven time management skills and ability to work either independently or through coaching
    • Desire to work in a competitive and fast-paced environment
    • Passionate about cutting-edge technology with the aptitude to learn new and exciting IT software products, as well as, understand business critical solutions quickly

     

     

    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 all the flexibility of SQL, it is easy for an inexperienced developer to write a query that brings the whole database down. They also do not scale beyond a single node; and managing large numbers of individual databases is challenging.

    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 this system could also perform operational tasks such as failover, backups and restores? 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, GitHub and 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 are also building a cloud-agnostic (AWS, GCP, Azure) DbaaS solution based on Vitess, called CNDb (Cloud Native Database).

    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 business 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 clusters
    • 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 and frameworks
    • 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 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 and Andreessen Horowitz. PlanetScale has an experienced team from innovative companies like PayPal, Google, YouTube, and Dropbox.

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    Professional Services 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 all the flexibility of SQL, it is easy for an inexperienced developer to write a query that brings the whole database down. They also do not scale beyond a single node;  and managing large numbers of individual databases is challenging.

     

    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 this system could also perform operational tasks such as failover, backups and restores?  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, GitHub and 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 are also building a cloud-agnostic (AWS, GCP, Azure) DbaaS solution based on Vitess, called CNDb (Cloud Native Database).

     

    About You:

    You are as comfortable dealing with customers in a meeting or video call, as you are digging into technical details on a whiteboard and diving into code.  There are no problems too complex for you to analyze, understand and then think of ways to try and solve them. You are expert at designing solutions that balance customer requirements and technical realities, and are able to communicate complex ideas effectively and with efficiency. You are as comfortable at helping a customer engineer or DBA with their SQL queries, as presenting project tasks and timelines to their CTO.

     

    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.  We are looking to hire founding members of our Professional Services team at PlanetScale to support expanding the use of Vitess to a much larger group of enterprises.  Your job is to take a customer from zero, to deploying Vitess, to successfully running their business on it. You will be:

    • Working with customers directly, on-site or remotely, to deploy Vitess
    • Leading technical interaction with the customer during deployment and migration
    • Owning the technical success of deployment and migration projects
    • Owning and ensuring the consistent and successful handoff of customers to PlanetScale customer success team post-deployment
    • Providing ongoing and timely feedback to PlanetScale product management and engineering teams about customer deployments
    • Scaling the delivery ability of the Professional Services team by owning both the internal and customer-facing deployment code, documentation and other best-practices material.
    • Supporting PlanetScale sales in the drafting and reviewing of SOW for Professional Services engagements
    • Assisting PlanetScale sales in defining PoC engagement scope and success criteria




    What Will Help You Be Successful:

    • Previous experience in customer-facing consulting or support.
      • Project management experience is a plus
    • Strong communication skills:
      • Our job is often to educate customers on Vitess and MySQL in a limited amount of time;  the ability to do so effectively and tactfully is a must.
    • Deep MySQL database experience, or experience in PostgreSQL and a willingness to level-up on MySQL in a short amount of time:
      • Installation
      • Operational aspects:
        • Monitoring
        • Backup
        • Query planning / optimization
      • Intermediate or higher understanding of MySQL performance and internals:
        • Indexing
        • DB I/O
        • Transactions, locking
    • Programming experience in a major programming language (Python, Golang, C/C++, Java)
      • Experience in Golang is a distinct plus.
    • Intermediate or higher level of Linux system administration and networking knowledge.
    • Intermediate or higher level cloud platform deployment experience with one or more of:  AWS, GCP, Azure
    • Kubernetes:
      • Intermediate or better level understanding of k8s concepts
      • Ability to perform k8s administration tasks (application installation, configuration, RBAC, networking)
    • Willingness to travel:  Up to 40%, including potential international travel.



    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 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 and Andreessen Horowitz. PlanetScale has an experienced team from innovative companies like PayPal, Google, YouTube, and Dropbox.

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    Sales Intern (Temp to Hire)

    MUST BE CURRENT COLLEGE STUDENT OR NEW COLLEGE GRAD

    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.

     

    Term:

    Temp to Hire. Minimum time 6 months.

     

    Role Overview & Key Responsibilities
    • Identify high-potential businesses that would be a good fit to work with PlanetScale globally
    • Work with the sales team to develop and lead inbound and outbound campaigns from idea-generation through to qualified call
    • Develop strong sales and product knowledge
    • Interact with IT and business decision makers via telephone and email
    • Update lead and prospect activity in Salesforce to ensure effective lead management
    • Set qualified introductory meetings for the sales team
    • Nurture early phase opportunities for future pipeline potential
    • Exceed weekly, monthly, quarterly lead development quota
    • Build strong relationships with our marketing team and Account Executives, where we pull together to maximize the win for our business
    • Invest in your self-development, focusing on the skills and attributes that will make you successful in your core role and get you set for future success

    We’re looking for someone with
    • 1-2+ years of strong sales or customer service experience
    • A self-starter with a track record of hitting and exceeding goals
    • Superior communication skills including both phone and written communication as well as active listening
    • Phenomenal character with an incredible drive for success, high work ethic, curious by nature and obsessed with smashing sales goals
    • Proven time management skills and ability to work either independently or through coaching
    • Desire to work in a competitive and fast-paced environment
    • Passionate about cutting-edge technology with the aptitude to learn new and exciting IT software products, as well as, understand business critical solutions quickly


    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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    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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    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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