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The Scalable SQL Database for Machine Data

Sep, 14

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Senior Backend Software Engineer

Job description
Location: Full-Remote in Europe

Position: fulltime employment

ABOUT CRATE.IO is the developer of CrateDB, a global leading-edge IoT database, extending the limits of time-series applications. The highly scalable distributed database solution combines the performance of NoSQL with the power and simplicity of standard SQL. Designed specifically to support machine data applications and IIoT, CrateDB is optimized for time series and industrial data and runs in the cloud on Azure and Amazon as well as on the edge and on-premise.

We are a VC and corporate funded global technology company in the IOT space, both Forbes and Gartner have recognized us as cutting edge. The company is well funded with $10M+ of fresh capital we raised in our latest financing round this year. We are gearing up for hyper-growth with offices in the USA, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

CrateDB is an Industrial IOT database technology for enterprise manufacturing and industrial organisations needing to scale the use of machine data to enable advanced real-time analytics and insights. The market's most advanced distributed SQL database, CrateDB’s technical architecture unlocks unlimited scale and speed, at a cost previously unachievable.

Crate Solutions is developing customer facing IoT components on top of CrateDB. We help customers to get their industrial IoT data processed with ease, on edge and in the cloud by leveraging CrateDB amongst other technologies like Kafka, Kubernetes, Azure or AWS cloud components.


The ability to develop a high performing Product function and be instrumental in the future roadmap and direction of CrateDB and its Ecosystem
Join a leading VC funded tech company from the pre-B stage through the exit
Contribute demonstrable business impact to Crate’s growth
Close interaction with Crate’s key customers, partners, and database users
Be part of an open, collaborative culture with “Craties” from diverse backgrounds


Work with an agile, cross functional team
Maintain, improve and extend the code base of our backend applications that power our IoT solutions
Design and implement state of the art database-backed applications
Ensure quality through test driven development
Think about performance and security as keys to build sustainable products
Do research and derive customer implementation


Proven experience as a backend engineer or similar role (5 years+)
Strong language skills in Python
Strong know-how in SQL
Comprehensive understanding of service architecture and distributed systems
Ability to find problem specific solutions
High affinity to transform customer needs into software
Craftsmanship to continuously improve and take over responsibility for existing code bases
Fluent English


Knowledge of containers and orchestration tools
Experience in a big data environment
Knowledge with Cloud hosting providers, such as Azure
Experience with CI/CD
Work experience with agile methodologies, such as Scrum
Experience with CrateDB


Competitive compensation
Flexible working hours
A variety of perks (e.g., financial allowances for public transportation, fitness, and education)
Participation in our Employee Stock Options Plan
The opportunity to become part of one of the most exciting startups in the IT scene
(Winner of the 2021 IoT Evolution: Industrial IoT Product of the Year Award)

At, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it and support it. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity