Principal Engineer- Distributed Database



October 14, 2022

Job Description

Imagine a world where data analysts and scientists can easily reach data-driven insights on massive amounts of data, leading to world-changing innovations. Ahana envisions that world. As business imperatives require more analysis of their exponentially-growing cloud data lakes, Ahana is on a mission to deliver the easiest to use, cost effective, open data lake analytics solution with the open source Presto project. We are the SaaS for Presto company, offering a cloud managed service that enables cloud and data platform teams to provide blazing-fast SQL analytics for their organization’s analysts and scientists. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive culture. Our Ahana employees collaborated in starting to define our values:

  • Persistence & Grit
  • Continuous improvement
  • Customer-focus
  • Agility to outcomes
  • Growth
  • Communication
  • Innovation

We are an all-remote company and have been recognized as one of the Top 100 best remote-first companies to work for in 2022.

Principal Engineer – Database Development

What you will be doing: You will be working with CTO Dave Simmen and our leading database engineers as they develop and push the PrestoDB open source project forward. 

Responsibilities & Competencies 

  • BS in Computer Science or related field.  
  • 5+ years experience or Phd in distributed databases or general distributed systems. 
  • Competency in Java 8+, C++, or equivalent system languages.  
  • Expertise in relational and non-relational database management systems.
  • Expertise in open source databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.)
  • Passion and desire to drive innovation in the open source data community.
  • Deep expertise in core software concepts (eg. File systems, data structures, algorithms, operating systems, programming languages, etc.)
  • Demonstrated track record taking system features through the phases of conceptualization, design, implementation, test, and deployment. 
  • Willingness to succeed in a startup environment. 
  • Documented open source contributions are a major plus. 
  • Hands-on experience with Presto is a major plus.

Benefits Include:

  •    Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental, and vision
  •    Equity awards
  •    Flexible time off (FTO)
  •    401K Plan
  •    Life Insurance
  •        100% Remote Work Environment

More About Ahana

Ahana is the only company with a cloud-native managed service for Presto on Amazon Web Services that simplifies the deployment, management and integration of Presto and enables cloud and data platform teams to provide self-service, SQL analytics for their organization’s analysts and scientists. As the Presto market continues to grow exponentially, Ahana’s mission is to simplify interactive analytics as well as foster growth and evangelize the PrestoDB community. Founded in 2020, Ahana is headquartered in San Mateo, CA and operates as an all-remote company. Investors include GV, Lux Capital, and Leslie Ventures. Follow Ahana on LinkedIn, Twitter and PrestoDB Slack.