Senior Engineer, Core Engine Team

About Pinecone

Pinecone is on a mission to build the search and database technology to power AI applications for the next decade and beyond. Our fully managed vector database makes it easy to add vector search to AI applications. Since creating the “vector database” category, demand has grown incredibly fast, and it shows in our user base. We are a distributed team with clusters in New York, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, and Manchester.

You will be part of a world-class team from companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Databricks, and Splunk. The company emerged from stealth in January 2021 with $10M in seed funding — led by the same legendary investor as Snowflake — followed by $28M in Series A funding announced in March 2022 and $100M in Series B funding in April 2023.

About The Role

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Pinecone Engine team, you will be building Pinecone’s core offering - our database engine. You will take part in the entire development cycle - designing database components, implementing them, and running them in production. You will be building a highly complex distributed system that runs on multiple cloud providers, where high performance and large scale matter the most. As we all have a high sense of ownership, you will also be a generalist, work directly with customers, and mentor other engineers.

This is a unique opportunity to build a new database from the ground up - entering this emerging field at an early stage and shaping our product, technology, and business. 


  • A passion for technology 
  • 5+ years of experience with a systems programming language like C/C++/Rust
  • 5+ years of experience with designing and developing high performance systems
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, a related technical field or equivalent experience
  • Strong foundations in databases and operating systems

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Rust programming
  • Experience in distributed systems and micro-services architecture 
  • Experience with SSE/AVX
  • Expertise working with one of AWS/GCP/Azure cloud platforms

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) are the cornerstone of everything we do at Pinecone. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications in a job description. Our top priority is finding the best candidate for the job and if you are interested in the position, we would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications listed in this posting.

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