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Software Engineer - Cloud Native Engine

Location: UK, Croatia, Remote

Join our team either remotely or in one of two locations, London or Zagreb. This role can be based in any location, preferably within the Central European Time (CET) +/-03:00 time zone.

The Team

Cloud Native Engine team is a part of the Core database team, responsible for building the core database engine behind Memgraph on top of cloud services. This includes developing data structures and algorithms with a strong focus on graphs, networking, query optimization, and execution. Memgraph provides the unique benefit of building high-performance systems software in a rapid production environment with a small, dedicated and collaborative team.

The Role

As an engineer on the Cloud Native Engine team, you will develop the database engine behind Memgraph optimized for cloud infrastructure. This includes overseeing the direction, design and development of key features, and continuously improving the core of the graph database. In this position, you will be empowered to leverage your technical, leadership, and business acumen.



  • BSc college degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or a similar field
  • Proficiency in C++, with a fair knowledge of the language specification
  • Proficiency in algorithms and data structures
  • Experience using cloud services like AWS S3 and EC2
  • Experience developing applications by using low-level API to interact with cloud services (e.g., AWS SDK CPP)
  • Experience developing and debugging in Linux system level C/C++
  • Experience in distributed computing
  • Mathematical reasoning and problem-solving
  • Knowledge of the standard library and STL containers
  • Good understanding of memory management in non-garbage collected environments
  • Familiarity with the latest C++ standards and templating in C++
  • Always strives to expand their knowledge
  • Deal well with challenging problems and ability to think abstractly
  • An uncontrollable urge to investigate and solve problems
  • Being comfortable with working in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work independently and remotely.

Bonus Points

  • Experience building database management systems
  • Experience in lock-free programming and lock-free data structures
  • Experience building interpreters and compilers
  • Experience building high-performance networking applications
  • Experience with template metaprogramming
  • Previous experience in mentoring other engineers who are eager to learn from you.

About Memgraph

We are a fast-growing startup in the enterprise software space focusing on developers and helping them solve some of the most complex problems out there using graphs. To depict the massive opportunity ahead, the graph database market is growing 100% year on year, and Gartner predicts the same growth in the future.

This job is a brilliant opportunity for anyone wanting to join still a fairly small, but highly ambitious and dynamic team of professionals, grow further within their area and beyond, have ownership over key aspects of the tech stack, and experience what a growing startup is.

Memgraph is backed by some amazing investors like M12 - Microsoft’s Venture Fund, Heavybit, Connect, and CounterView Capital. We are headquartered in London, UK, with offices in the UK and Zagreb, Croatia.

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Working at Memgraph comes with some awesome perks which we are always working on improving!

Work-life balance

Remote work. Due to the coronavirus situation, work remotely from home with the occasional usage of the office as needed. 

Flexible working hours & time off. With flexible working policies, you’re not only in charge of where but also when you are going to work and when you unwind.

Home office set-up

Equipment for your home office. We provide all the necessary office equipment you need to start working from home, including laptop, monitor, desk, chair, headset, keyboard, mouse, etc.

Monthly work from home allowance, to pitch in for work-from-home costs, including monthly expenses like the Internet.


Flexible sick-leave policy, one that allows you to take an extra day or two off now and then without the need for a doctor's note.

Health insurance & 100% paid sick leave. Preventive care can do a lot to help you stay healthy, but if you do fall ill, take time off from work without losing pay.

Gym membership allowance, to promote your physical and mental health.

And more

Fun events. We enjoy get-togethers and we also make them happen in the remote world. Thursdays are for pub quizzes and board games, and we’re always fishing for new ideas. 

Employee referral incentives, for those invested in the company's future and growth.

Dedicated time for research and learning. Perfect time to validate ideas, focus on work priorities or a side project.

Stock options. Equity stake that gives you a piece of a company's growth and success.