Glynn Capital
Glynn Capital

Sr. Software Engineer - AI



Software Engineering, Data Science
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Every day we tackle new and exciting challenges to empower developers to build modern cloud, mobile, and edge applications that deliver a premium user experience. Couchbase delivers unmatched performance, scalability, flexibility and financial value across cloud, on premises, hybrid, mobile and edge deployments. The database market is undergoing a generational shift and is one of the largest market opportunities in enterprise software due to big trends like the need for digital transformation, acceleration to the cloud and innovation at the edge. Join Couchbase to be a part of a greater change. Here you’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the most innovative, passionate and humble individuals in the database industry.

As a Senior Software Engineer on the AI team, your job will be to design and implement cutting-edge database and AI features and tools using the latest techniques to evolve Couchbase products and Capella service. You‘ll be part of a team working on hard problems, including AI, developer tools, distributed databases, cloud service and more. This role offers the rare opportunity to shape the future of database technology, merging database principles with the dynamic world of artificial intelligence. You’ll develop using various languages, depending on the specific project. This can be Java to JavaScript, Python to Go, and more.

This position is based in our Santa Clara, CA headquarters with expectations for the candidate to come into the office 2-3 days/week.


  • Create the world’s best distributed database server infrastructure which companies will rely on for mission-critical OLTP and OLAP needs using the latest AI/ML/LLM technologies.
  • Discuss and debate with your peers as you help figure out product requirements and the architectural approach to getting things built.
  • Design and implement needle-mover features and tools with simplicity, elegance, and economy.
  • Research industry and academic leading-edge algorithms.
  • Think quality; think leverage. Develop high-quality software and use unit, component, and end-to-end automation tests so we know we have high-quality software.

Skills & Abilities

  • You’re a self-motivated, independent, and high-performance person. You learn quickly and you enjoy worthy challenges.
  • You have excellent analytical skills and a passion for pinning down technical issues and solving problems.
  • You are proficient in Java, but you’d also like to step into the world of other languages
  • You are proficient in systems programming.
  • You like working in organizations that strive to have a good balance between doing it right and moving quickly.
  • You have experience in processing queries on non-relational data.
  • You know open source software development practices and ideally have a track record of open source contributions.


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of experience developing core database features and/or AI infrastructure.
  • Hands-on experience with one or more of AWS, GCP and Azure platforms.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Good understanding of large scale distributed systems design, and operational challenges.
The anticipated starting base pay range for this role is listed below. Base salary is not the only component of our competitive total rewards package - you may also be eligible for bonus, commissions, equity, and other benefits as described below. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location.
Base Pay Range
$188,000$221,000 USD
Why Couchbase?
Modern customer experiences need a flexible cloud database platform that can power applications spanning from cloud to edge and everything in between. Couchbase’s mission is to simplify how developers and architects develop, deploy and consume modern applications wherever they are. We have reimagined the database with our fast, flexible and affordable cloud database platform Capella, allowing organizations to quickly build applications that deliver premium experiences to their customers– all with best-in-class price performance. More than 30% of the Fortune 100 trust Couchbase to power their modern applications and build innovative new ones. See our recent awards to learn why Couchbase is a great place to work.We are honored to be a part of the Best Places to Work Award for the Bay Area and the UK. Couchbase offers a total rewards approach to benefits that recognizes the value you create here, so that you in turn may best serve yourself and your family. Some benefits include:
  • Generous Time Off Program - Flexibility to care for you and your family
  • Wellness Benefits - A variety of world class medical plans to choose from, along with dental, vision, life insurance, and employee assistance programs*
  • Financial Planning - RSU equity program*, ESPP program*, Retirement program* and Business Travel Insurance
  • Career Growth - Be valued, Create value approach
  • Fun Perks - A Monthly Lifestyle Spending Account credit, an ergonomic and comfortable in-office / WFH setup. Food & Snacks for in-office employees.
  • And much more!
*Note: some programs are not applicable to all countries. Please discuss with a Couchbase recruiter to learn more.
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