Recent Highlights and Happenings
It’s time for another monthly hiring blog post from the Yugabyte team. 2020 remains a difficult year; it’s our hope that sharing this information may be some good news to some of you at a time when it’s needed most.
Since our last post, we have made some announcements we’re very proud of, including these highlights …
Yugabyte Was Named a 2020 Gartner Cool Vendor in Data Management
We are incredibly proud to have recently been recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Data Management! 
The report recommends, “as a data and analytics leader focused on delivering cost-effective innovation, you should evaluate emerging technologies, focusing on those that provide new capabilities in familiar data management paradigms, without requiring sizable investments in new skills.“
We couldn’t agree more. This is why we built YugabyteDB with two APIs that implement the same wire protocol, data modeling capabilities, and query capabilities as that of existing databases, so that developers can easily get started and make use of existing tools and integrations. Read the blog post announcement.
We Released YugabyteDB 2.5
We are excited to have announced the release of YugabyteDB 2.5! YugabyteDB 2.5 brings major enhancements to multi-region deployments, performance, and security features offered by the database – all while simultaneously improving on high availability, horizontal scalability, and ease of managing the database. We put together several blog posts to help you explore what’s new, and you’re invited to a live webinar on Dec. 8:
- Announcing YugabyteDB 2.5 – In this blog post, we summarize the highlights in the YugabyteDB 2.5 release, including enhanced multi-region capabilities with geo-partitioning and follower reads, enterprise security features, benchmark performance, core database features, and future roadmap.
- Geo-Partitioning of Data in YugabyteDB – In this blog post, we dive into everything you need to know about geo-partitioning of data, including the availability of row-level geo-partitioning in YugabyteDB, a feature heavily requested by our user community and enterprise customers alike. This feature allows fine-grained control over pinning data in a user table (at a per-row level) to geographic locations, thereby allowing the data residency to be managed at the database level.
- What’s New in YugabyteDB 2.5 – Enterprise-Grade Security Features – In this blog post, we outline the many new enterprise-grade security features of YugabyteDB. The release brings scram-sha-256 authentication, LDAP authentication, audit logging, column level permissions, and data encryption features.
- [Live Webinar] Enterprise Security Features in YugabyteDB – Join us on Dec. 8 at 11:00 am PT for a live webinar with Karthik Ranganathan, CTO and Co-Founder of Yugabyte, where you can learn all about the enterprise security features in YugabyteDB and get your questions answered.
We Shared Exciting Open Source Community Momentum & Highlights
We just released YugabyteDB 2.5, and open source software like that doesn’t happen without an awesome open source community backing it. As the year draws to a close, we took the opportunity to call out some YugabyteDB community highlights from 2020, including:
- Half a million (and counting) distributed SQL clusters deployed
- 2,000+ community Slack members
- 200+ YugabyteDB certifications and badges granted
- 130+ contributors to open source
- 9 new YugabyteDB community meetups
- 1,000+ YugabyteDB community rewards sent worldwide
- And more!
We Announced Yugabyte Startups
We recently announced a very special program at Yugabyte specifically designed for startups and early stage companies. The Yugabyte Startups offering gives access to the Yugabyte Platform administration and monitoring console, plus 24/7 production support at a heavily discounted price.
Due to COVID-19, we remain fully virtual in all aspects of our work, including recruiting. Because in-person meetings are restricted, we looked for ways to bring to life what it’s like to work at Yugabyte. In the spirit of doing so, we will introduce a Yugabeing in our hiring posts so you can learn about what it’s like to work here directly from the talented people who have already joined us on our ambitious mission. With that, here’s an introduction to Grishma Mehta.
Meet Grishma Mehta, Visual Design
Q: Where are you based?
SF Bay Area
Q: What do you do at Yugabyte?
I’m responsible for putting Yugabyte’s best face forward.
Q: What’s one great thing about working at Yugabyte?
We’re a high-energy startup with a competitive product catering to a focused audience. It’s the most exciting time to create impactful user experiences on the product and brand fronts, alongside highly motivated experts to call your team.
Q: What positions are currently open on your team?
We are currently looking to expand our Developer Advocate team with several new hires. You can dive deeper into what a Developer Advocate is, what skills we are looking for, and how to apply in this blog post.
Q: When you aren’t working what are you up to?
Exploring less-discovered spots to visit in California and beyond. I’m also into acrylic and digital painting.
Q: What has it been like working during the pandemic?
Yugabyte has been lucky to continue outperforming and marching through the uncertainty of this year. Though not quite as engaging as being in an office, working with inspiring and amazing coworkers has helped me cope during this pandemic tremendously.
Current Openings at Yugabyte
Health and safety remain a top priority for all of our roles. As such, all Yugabyte interviews are held virtually, so we can all continue doing our part with social distancing and containment efforts. Although we are based in Silicon Valley, we hire exceptional folks wherever they are! Yugabyte is currently hiring for these open positions in our Customer Success, Engineering, Product, Sales, Marketing, and Human Resources teams:
- Director of Human Resources
- QA Engineer
- Backend Software Engineer, Cloud Infrastructure
- Software Engineer, Core Database
- Software Engineer, Full Stack
- Software Engineer Intern – Core Database
- Software Engineer Intern (Backend) – Cloud Infrastructure
- Software Engineer Intern (Frontend) – Cloud Infrastructure
- Solutions Engineer
- Site Reliability Engineer
- Community Success Engineer
- Software Maintenance Engineer
- Developer Advocate
- Senior Product Manager, Core Database
Current Openings in the Broader Yugabyte Community
As the broader Yugabyte community grows, so do the number of openings to help support those deployments. We scanned the Internet and found these openings:
- Machine Learning Engineer, Plume
- Sr Software Engineer – Swift Developer, PassiveLogic
- Sr Software Engineer – Systems Developer, PassiveLogic
- Data Visualization Developer, CipherTrace
- Data Engineer, CipherTrace
- Data Scientist, CipherTrace
- Big Data Pipeline Engineer, CipherTrace
- Sr. Technical Product Manager, Data Pipeline and APIs, CipherTrace
- GraphQL and OrientDB Expert
- Site Reliability Engineer (Yugabyte preferred)
- Visit our careers page for Yugabyte’s current openings and other information.
- Not yet familiar with our distributed SQL database? Get started with YugabyteDB on macOS, Linux, Docker, and Kubernetes.
 Gartner, “Cool Vendors in Data Management,” Merv Adrian, Donald Feinberg, Adam Ronthal, October 16, 2020.
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