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Senior Software Engineer - C / C++

full-time Couchbase Manchester
Did you always want to be part of an exciting Silicon Valley startup developing new technology? Are you passionate about solving difficult problems and creating new features for some of the industry's biggest names? Would you like your contribution to be visible to the world? Couchbase, one of the NoSQL industry leaders, is looking for Senior Software Engineers in our Manchester design centre. If you want to be part of the big-data revolution we may just have what you are looking for...
This position is based in Manchester, UK where we have a fully stocked kitchen with the best quality coffee machine and a variety of snacks. On top of the competitive salary you would receive the following benefits: private medical plan, medical cash plan, life insurance, income protection and critical illness cover and gym membership discount.


  • As part of our core development team you will be working on the design and implementation of the next generation of features.
  • Day to day duties will include programming, feature design, code review.
  • Tasks will include brand new features, performance enhancements and reliability improvements.
  • As well as the product itself you’ll be challenged to improve the tools and processes we use every day.
  • Liaise directly with the Technical Support team to help debug and resolve high priority customer issues.
  • Help create user-focussed documentation for the features you create.
  • Like open source? So do we: Couchbase and its engineers are active open source contributors for Couchbase, memcached, and other projects.


  • 3+ years commercial programming experience in (preferably) C / C++ or Java.
  • BSc in Computer Science or equivalent experience in an associated field.
  • Excellent analytical skills, passion for pinning down technical issues and solving problems.
  • Working knowledge of version control systems (e.g. Git, Subversion, CVS).
  • Linux experience as a development platform and basic administration.
  • Awareness of Open Source software development practices.
  • Solid communicator, able to convey deep technical concepts in a simple and concise manner.
  • Enjoy a fast-paced startup environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience tackling performance sensitive, multi-threaded problems.
  • Familiarity with SQL and NoSQL databases a big plus.
  • Track record of Open Source contributions ideal.
  • An understanding of functional programming would be helpful but not essential.
About Couchbase

Couchbase’s mission is to be the data platform that revolutionizes digital innovation. To make this possible, Couchbase created the world’s first Engagement Database. Built on the most powerful NoSQL technology, the Couchbase Data Platform offering includes Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile and is Open Source. The platform provides unmatched agility and manageability – as well as unparalleled performance at any scale – to deliver ever-richer and ever more personalized customer experiences. The world's largest enterprises choose Couchbase for the most demanding web, mobile and IoT applications - companies like Amadeus, AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, Disney, Dixons Carphone, eBay, General Electric, LinkedIn, Marriott, PayPal, Ryanair, Viber, Tesco, United Airlines, Verizon, Wells Fargo, and hundreds of others around the world use Couchbase Data Platform for their interactive web, mobile, and IoT applications.

Couchbase’s HQ is conveniently located in Mountain View with additional offices throughout the globe. We’re committed to a work environment where you can be happy and thrive, in and out of the office.

At Couchbase, you’ll get:
  • A fantastic culture
  • A focused, energetic team with aligned goals
  • True collaboration with everyone playing their positions
  • Great market opportunity and growth potential
  • Time off when you need it.
  • Regular team lunches and fully-stocked kitchens.
  • Open, collaborative spaces.
  • Competitive benefits and pre-tax commuter perks

Whether you’re a new grad or a proven expert, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow your career, and work with the smartest, most passionate people in the industry.

Revolutionizing an industry requires a top-notch team. Become a part of ours today. Bring your big ideas and we'll take on the next great challenge together.

Check out some recent industry recognition:
  • One of CRN’s 35 Coolest Data Management And Integration Vendors
  • No. 17 on Forbes’ list of Best Big Data Companies to Work For
  • 5 Data Startups To Watch Out For In 2017 by Innovation Enterprise
  • Document Store Leader by Forrester Research Inc.
  • Winner of TechTarget’s 2017 Modern Mobility Innovation Award for its role in providing offline synchronization capabilities to GE’s Predix Platform.
  • Big Data NoSQL Leader by Forrester Research Inc.
  • “Best in Show” in Software Development by SD Times
  • Strong Performer in In-Memory Database Platforms by Forrester Research Inc.

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Equal Opportunity Statement:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability.

published: June 12, 2018

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