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.

We are seeking a Graduate software engineer to work on a core component of the Couchbase Server database. The component can process millions of operations per second in a distributed manner, and is written in highly-performant, modern C++. The codebase of the component is open source, with the repository available on github.

The engineer will work within a small team of highly skilled engineers, including 3+ days a week in the Couchbase Manchester office.

The role involves working in the team and collaborating with other Couchbase teams by:

  • Contributing code and participating in code reviews.
  • Resolving issues raised by the Quality Engineering team.
  • Investigating issues raised by the Customer Support team.
  • Participating in technical discussions and bringing ideas on improving the performance and capabilities of the component.

The role

  • Contribute code patches to the KV-Engine codebase.
  • Review code patches produced by team colleagues.
  • Resolve bugs raised by the Quality Engineering team.
  • Investigate issues raised by the Customer Support team.


  • Proficient in at least one programming language, such as C, Golang, or Java
  • Good understanding of computer architecture and low-level operating system features, e.g. multithreading, memory consistency models, virtual-memory etc.
  • Enthusiastic and inquisitive, with a constant willingness to learn.
  • The successful candidate must, by the commencement of employment, have the right to work in the UK.


  • First Class graduate in Computer Science or closely related STEM discipline.
  • Experienced in modern C++ code development.
  • Familiarity with performance profiling and low-level debugging, such as reading assembler.
  • Used build systems like CMake and Continuous Integration workflows.
  • Presence on github, gitlab or similar.

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 forthe 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!