Testing Infrastructure Engineer


Date listed

1 month ago



Timescale already has an extensive regression test suite for our product that runs as a single-node primary but we need a better infrastructure to test our scale-out multi-node capabilities. This is a technically challenging and exciting problem because the infrastructure for such tests needs to be able to produce reproducible test output while at the same time test all the vagaries of a distributed environment (connection drops, latency spikes, intermittent failures, permanent failures, etc.).

This is not a QA / testing role: our core database engineers will be writing the test cases, rather you would be responsible for creating the infrastructure to run these tests. Besides testing the database for correctness, this system would also need to be able to test performance and protect against performance regressions. You would be working closely with our core database developers to design a system that can effectively push our database to its limits in a distributed environment.

Timescale is a 100% remote organization, with engineers throughout the world; this is a full-time position.


  • Play a core role in helping to design and develop testing infrastructure for a distributed database.
  • Develop, test, and release new testing infrastructure and release features and capabilities.
  • Continually improve, optimize, and test the infrastructure that you build.
  • Be an enthusiastic and personable teammate, receiving and providing code reviews, and otherwise partnering and helping other engineers.


  • 5+ years engineering experience.
  • Expertise building testing, release or CI/CD systems (GitHub Actions, Travis, GitLab, etc.)
  • Experience in SQL (especially PostgreSQL) highly desirable (but not required).
  • Experience with Golang and/or C are preferred.
  • Solid knowledge of concurrency control, data replication, and/or distributed systems.
  • Passionate about building high-quality infrastructure and development tools.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience.

About Timescale

At Timescale, we are dedicated to serving developers worldwide, enabling them to build exceptional data-driven products that measure everything that matters: software applications, industrial equipment, financial markets, blockchain activity, consumer behavior, machine learning models, climate change, and more. Analyzing this data across the time dimension (“time-series data”) enables developers to understand what is happening right now, how that is changing, and why that is changing. Timescale develops TimescaleDB, the category-defining open-source relational database for time-series data, and offers fully-managed TimescaleDB and related database services. Timescale is a remote-first company with a global workforce and is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures, Icon Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, and other leading investors.

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