Senior Software Engineer, Data Storage

Brex (View all Jobs)

San Francisco, California, United States

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Interview Process

1. Practical questions - 1 hour technical 2. Then 4-5 hour onsite. System design, Coding, values, debugging


$192,00 - $240,000.

Programming Languages Mentioned

Python, Golang, SQL, Java

Why join us

Brex is the AI-powered spend platform. We help companies spend with confidence with integrated corporate cards, banking, and global payments, plus intuitive software for travel and expenses. Tens of thousands of companies from startups to enterprises — including DoorDash, Flexport, and Compass — use Brex to proactively control spend, reduce costs, and increase efficiency on a global scale.

Working at Brex allows you to push your limits, challenge the status quo, and collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the industry. We’re committed to building a diverse team and inclusive culture and believe your potential should only be limited by how big you can dream. We make this a reality by empowering you with the tools, resources, and support you need to grow your career.

Engineering at Brex

The Engineering team includes Data, IT, Security, and Software, and is responsible for building innovative products and infrastructure for both internal and external users. We have multiple autonomous and collaborative teams who are eager to learn, teach, and constantly improve how things work. Together, we strive to build robust and scalable systems that enable Brex to grow rapidly and help our customers reach their full potential.

What you’ll do

Our team is responsible for building, maintaining, and monitoring the infrastructure platform which other teams use to build and operate Brex’s products. We must also evangelize for, and educate other teams about, our infrastructure and best practices for running their services on top of it. This includes working with our Cloud Provider to engineer the computing, data storage, and networking functionality for our customers and other critical cloud-based infrastructure components.

As we are operating at the most foundational levels of Brex, our team’s work has a cascading effect on the entire company. We must always strive to look holistically at Brex’s architecture to uncover areas of optimization and reliability to drive efficiency.


  • Work within and across Product Engineering teams to determine requirements and challenges to managing their data stores
  • Leverage your expertise in databases along with your skills as a developer to write systems that mitigate or surface metrics around database problems
  • Mentor database users on good modeling techniques and query practices on as-needed basis
  • Perform or advise tactical solutions to challenges while maintaining service reliability
  • Be part of an On-Call rotation for responding to incidents
  • Operate core systems of Brex Infrastructure to ensure highest levels of reliability
  • Work closely with other engineers to design, operate, and scale their systems
  • Evangelize best practices both internally and externally


  • Significant experience in database modeling, operation, and administration with common open-source technologies such as PostgreSQL
  • Significant experience in systems software development, preferably in DevOps
  • 4+ years of experience working in AWS or equivalent cloud provider
  • 2+ years of experience working with Kubernetes environments
  • Experience working with at least one programming language (e.g. Golang, Java, Python)
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Must be willing to work in office 2 days per week on Wednesday and Thursday.

Bonus points

  • Have an interest adjacent to issues such as compliance, confidentiality, and security
  • Be capable of discussing thorny issues of concurrency and correctness


The expected salary range for this role is $192,00 - $240,000. However, the starting base pay will depend on a number of factors including the candidate’s location, skills, experience, market demands, and internal pay parity. Depending on the position offered, equity and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package.

Please be aware, job-seekers may be at risk of targeting by malicious actors looking for personal data. Brex recruiters will only reach out via LinkedIn or email with a domain. Any outreach claiming to be from Brex via other sources should be ignored.

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