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Software Engineer



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Yellowbrick Data is a modern cloud Data Warehouse start-up headquartered in Silicon Valley. We are a flexible multi-cloud solution, winning customers with our incredible speed and controllable costs. Our technology is used by the world’s largest insurers, credit card companies, telcos and healthcare firms, all of whom depend on our products to make critical decisions quickly without compromising the security of their data. Yellowbrick is well- funded with $248m raised from top-tier venture firms.

Job Overview

We’re a driven R&D team building the best database in the world for data warehousing: We innovate in all areas of the software stack, from operating systems through to user interface and everything in between. Our technology is elastic and horizontally scalable and supports business critical operations. It runs both on-premises and in the cloud.

We are looking for a motivated software engineer to work on our core database team in areas such as query execution, performance optimization, cluster management, addition of semantic search capabilities and efficient storage of document embeddings. You'll have the opportunity to work in all areas of our software stack which includes almost every aspect of computer science - from hardware to operating systems and user interfaces and everything in between.

You love computer architecture, data structures, massively parallel algorithms, multicore programming, and performance analysis and optimization. You have a flair for inventing solutions that generate more efficient machine instructions, can debug the hardest issues around concurrency, and relish the exploration and mastery of large complex code. You’ll own your development end-to-end – being responsible for design, development and testing features. You take initiative, and are always on the lookout for new technology that can make a difference – and love to share such things with your team members. Perhaps most importantly, you love to get things done, ship product, and see it solving business problems that benefit thousands of users around the world.


  • Design, develop, test data warehouse microservices
  • Help troubleshoot and fix issues encountered in the field


  • We are looking for a Software Engineer with 3-5+ years of experience
  • Strong knowledge of C and C++ and/or Java
  • Strong debugging skills with LLDB or GDB
  • Strong knowledge of Java, JavaRx, JIT and GC profiling and optimization
  • Experience developing software for Linux
  • Fundamental computer science – as many of these as possible:
  • Hashing, sorting, searching, aggregation
  • Indexing
  • Distributed algorithms
  • File systems and storage APIs
  • Operating systems – kernels, threading, scheduling, memory management
  • TCP and RDMA networking
  • Multi-core programming and memory models
  • Compilers – front end, internals or back-ends
  • SQL and relational databases
  • Machine Learning systems/platforms
  • Internals of open source or commercial databases
  • Strong working knowledge of Kubernetes, Docker, Helm
  • Eager to learn and not afraid to dive into new areas of the software stack

We encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. Come advance with us! In keeping with our values, no employee or applicant will face discrimination/harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. Yellowbrick Data also strives to prevent other, subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (e.g., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our organization. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Yellowbrick Data.

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