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Careers for Database Experts

Join Our Team

Our customers look to us to be fast and cutting-edge database experts.  We power some of the coolest modern applications in the world.  We hire smart and innovative people to help us accomplish this.  We are successful not only because of our technology but most importantly because of the team that stands behind it.

  • Growth

  • $ 100
  • We invest in the future of those we employ. We promote growth and career opportunity.
  • Flexibility

  • $ 100
  • We hire the best people, and offer flexibility to make schedules and locations work.
  • We have fun!

  • $ 100
  • We work hard. But we have a lot of fun doing it. Visit us on Instagram!

Benefits include:

  • Health and dental insurance
  • HSA with company contribution
  • 401K
  • Paid holidays
  • Generous vacation time

Perks include:

  • Flexible work environment
  • Company sports teams
  • Stocked kitchen and fridge
  • Soup Club, Taco Tuesdays, Friday Lunches
  • Regular “nerf wars”

Culture and Testimonials

Hear why our Engineering and Database Experts Love Working at VoltDB

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Learn About Innovation Week and Why It Breeds the Best in Our Database Experts

We Have the Following Careers Opportunities Open at VoltDB

Senior Software Engineer

Position Overview

Help us maintain, extend, and optimize VoltDB’s SQL, query execution engine, and the underlying in-memory storage layer. The engineer in this role will be part of the team that oversees every aspect of VoltDB’s SQL implementation: from parsing, planning, and execution to in-memory data storage.


  • Love of programming languages — how they’re constructed, parsed, planned, optimized and executed
  • 7+ years programming experience
  • C++ and/or Java experience – you’ll get to do both, but it helps if you already know one well
  • A willingness to get your hands dirty writing some new code, replacing some old code and upgrading how we do things
  • Opinions on how we can advance the product, tools and processes to keep on making VoltDB better
  • Experience with compiler internals is a plus
  • Good team player

Email cover letter and resume to careers@voltdb.com

Technical Support Engineer — China

Position Overview

Businesses use VoltDB to power applications that require high performance beyond the capabilities of traditional database systems. To do this well, they look to our support engineering team as trusted advisors of best practices and experts diagnosing and solving issues and keeping the database up and running.

We’re looking for a full-time Technical Support Engineer to work in China, interacting directly with global enterprise customers providing first and second line technical support, either in the office, at customer sites, or remotely. The ideal candidate brings a keen eye for analyzing and dissecting problems, an ability to organize and prioritize, excellent written and verbal skills in English and Mandarin, and the patience and dedication to build strong relationships of trust and respect with customers. Supporting VoltDB often exposes engineers to a wide variety of customer systems and interesting technical concepts and challenges. Curiosity, self-directed learning, and persistence are helpful traits as well as being able to effectively communicate the essential information and collaborate with the engineering team in the US in order to solve more difficult issues. Occasional travel to the US for training or company events may be needed.

A typical week may involve:

  • timely responses to customer emails during business hours (China Standard Time)
  • being available for phone calls, chat sessions, or web conferences with customers to assist with urgent issues or provide technical guidance
  • collaborating with other members of the Engineering team to diagnose and resolve customers issues and answer questions
  • performing additional research and testing, learning new technologies and tools
  • contributing to process development – documenting issues to help team efficiency, improving documentation and knowledge assets, communicating product feedback from customers
  • working flexible hours to be available for occasional meetings with the US-based team
  • being in an on-call rotation (several weeks a year) that includes weekends

The core skills and experience we’re looking for include:

  • Strong communications skills (in English and Mandarin), patience and empathy
  • Experience with SQL databases, SQL query optimization a plus
  • Experience with building, operating, or supporting Linux-based back-end software, preferably distributed systems
  • Proficiency in Linux tools and an ability to write scripts and analysis tools to help with your day-to-day work, familiarity with cloud hosting services a plus
  • Basic-level Java proficiency is a plus
  • BS Computer Science or related Science/Engineering discipline with some Computer Science

VoltDB provides the only in-memory translytical database for applications that require an unprecedented combination of data scale, real-time analytics, volume and accuracy. VoltDB supports all three modern application data requirements: VoltDB processes data points from millions of users and sources; ingests, analyzes and acts on data in milliseconds; and data managed by VoltDB is always accurate for all decisions. Organizations rely on VoltDB to build and modernize applications that drive business and operational insights. VoltDB was founded by a team of world-class database experts, including Dr. Michael Stonebraker, winner of the ACM Turing award.

Email cover letter and resume to careers@voltdb.com

Software Engineers (All Levels)

We’re looking for Software Engineers to join the VoltDB development team. In this position you will work with a super-smart engineering team to help architect, design and implement new VoltDB features such as high availability, SQL enhancements, data larger than memory support, transaction execution, integrations, management/monitoring tools, etc.

The core skills we’re looking for include:

  • Fluent in Java.
  • Experience developing UNIX/Linux systems software.
  • BS Computer Science or MS Computer Science (preferred)

Email your resume to careers@voltdb.com

Technical Sales Engineers


  • Design, develop, and test Proof of Concept initiatives;
  • Understand customer challenges and translate them into technical solutions;
  • Collaborate with customer architects to design an overall solution as reference architecture;
  • Help customers understand the company’s value proposition;
  • Work with Product Management by providing ongoing feedback to enhance company products;
  • Respond to requests for information (RFI) and requests for proposals (RFP) for both potential direct customers and partner engagements; and
  • Support marketing activities such as trade shows, industry conferences, and analyst presentations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a closely related field plus experience with enterprise software or application development, gained through five (5) years of progressively more responsible work experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of design and implementation patterns, gained through three (3) years of work experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Java, SQL, C#, C++, and Python, gained through three (3) years of work experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relational databases and Java Database Connectivity (“JDBC”) , gained through three (3) years of work experience; and
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scalable, highly distributed systems, gained through three (3) years of work experience.

All years of experience may be gained concurrently. Candidates may reside anywhere in the United States. Telecommuting is an option.

Travel requirement: 25% (90% of the travel requirement will be domestic and 10% will be international travel)

Email your resume to careers@voltdb.com or send resumes to VoltDB Inc. ATTN: David Treska, 209 Burlington Road, Suite 203, Bedford, MA 01730.