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Senior Database Replication Engineer

Continuent, a leading provider of database clustering and replication software, has a position available for a highly experienced developer working on data replication. This job requires an engineering leader with broad experience in data replication and the ability to think broadly about systems that operate in large, polyglot on-premises and cloud environments. As a senior engineer responsible for DBMS availability and clustering you will design, develop, and maintain our award-winning Tungsten Replicator, which replicates in near real-time between relational DBMS systems, as well as from RDBMS (especially MySQL and Oracle) to NoSQL, Hadoop, and data warehouses.

The job responsibilities include:

  • Develop requirements from scratch based on input from customers as well as analysis of current product architecture
  • Investigate, recommend, and implement cutting edge techniques for high performance database replication
  • Devise testing strategies, implement functional and unit tests, and work closely with QA to enable smooth releases with high levels of quality
  • Serve as a "buck-stops-here" level-3 backstop for technical support on deployed customer systems
  • Help with project planning and mentor other team members in techniques for building robust replication software

Successful candidates are hands-on, self-starters who work well in a distributed team environment and are comfortable with fast-moving development. To get in the door, you'll need outstanding programming skills including Java, practical experience in a wide range of DBMS systems and replication technology, and a history of success in complex, business-critical systems. Experience with open source development, DBMS internals including performance tuning and journal organization, storage systems, network security, and WAN communications are major plusses.

Continuent offers competitive salary and benefits. If you want to get in on the ground floor of a growing company in a challenging field, this job is for you. The company is fully distributed. For this position we prefer candidates in the US Bay Area or Pacific Coast but if you have the qualifications you will find us quite open-minded about locations.

How to apply:

If you love working with databases and think you can make the grade with us at Continuent, we would like to hear from you. Please send your CV with a cover letter that says why Continuent should hire you to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  If we like your story, we will contact you.