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Sr Software Research Engineer - Database Engines

Markham, ON

Posted: 03/21/2024 Employment Type: Full-Time Specialization: Information Technology Job Number: 30461

Job Description

About Our Client:

This Global Communications company is looking for up to 3 Sr Software Research Engineers - Database Engines to join them in a full-time permanent position or full-time contract. The position is located in British Columbia.


  • Work with a small team of highly motivated engineers and researchers.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of analytical database engines.
  • Validate, evaluate and troubleshoot system design issues.
  • Be up-to-date and evaluate relevant research ideas from leading research venues (e.g., VLDB/SIGMOD/CIDR).
  • Deliver high-performance and reliable code.


  • Hands-on experience with query engine internals, transactional storage engines, and indexing techniques.
  • Domain expert in data warehousing, SQL optimization and parallel/distributed database systems.
  • Excellent programming skills in C, C++ or Rust is a must. Familiarity with other languages is an asset.
  • Proficient in systems programming, debugging and profiling.
  • Hands-on expert on memory-centric computing techniques (e.g., vectorization, query compilation, cache-aware optimizations and in-memory indexes).
  • Familiar with modern open data formats for analytics (e.g., Apache Arrow and Parquet).
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