Staff Software Engineer, Data Storage

San Francisco, CA, United States


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Company Description

Wish is a mobile e-commerce platform that flips traditional shopping on its head. We connect hundreds of millions of people with the widest selection of delightful, surprising, and—most importantly—affordable products delivered directly to their doors. Each day on Wish, millions of customers in more than 60 countries around the world discover new products. For our over 250,000 merchant partners, anyone with a good idea and a mobile phone can instantly tap into a global market.

We're fueled by creating unique products and experiences that give people access to a new type of commerce, where all are welcome. If you’ve been searching for a supportive environment to chase your curiosity and use data to investigate the questions that matter most to you, this is the place.

Job Description

The data storage team is responsible for designing, building, and maintaining platforms and storage solutions leveraged by the entire engineering organization. As a member of the team, you will have an opportunity to shape Wish’s storage infrastructure from the ground up as we move from an outdated monolithic architecture to a modern service oriented architecture. You will be joining a team of talented, driven, and collaborative engineers as we work to create a reliable, scalable, and performant infrastructure. If you are someone who takes ownership and can achieve high-level goals without clearly defined solutions, then we have a place for you here.

Data storage team at Wish prioritizes OSS usage and development - see some of what we’ve published here:

What You’ll Do:

  • Design and implement storage solutions and tools to manage and scale a service oriented architecture
  • Operate and maintain the database infrastructure for one of the largest deployments of MongoDB in the world
  • Own and improve the scalability and reliability of our storage offerings
  • Optimize bottlenecks throughout the stack
  • Systematically debug issues across the storage stack down to the root cause
  • Promote and advocate best practices to the wider engineering organization
  • Participate in on-call rotation to ensure that Wish’s infrastructure is highly available


  • Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent work experience
  • At least 8 years experience building and managing storage systems as a service at scale
  • Deep understanding of RDBMS and NOSQL databases such as MySQL, MongoDB, and Vitess
  • Familiar with modern distributed data storage/processing systems
  • Deep expertise with distributed systems and Linux system internals
  • Mastery of one or more programming languages; Python or Go preferred
  • Experience with large-scale multi datacenter environments

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with AWS, Cassandra, Elastic search, Redis, Salt, and Docker/Kubernetes is a plus

The estimated base salary range for this position varies by the candidate's location as follows:
Candidates located in California: $188,000 - $265,000 annually
Candidates located in New York and Washington: $212,000 - $265,000 annually
Candidates located in Colorado: $163,500 - $204,500 annually
For states not listed, the estimated base salary range for this position starts around $163,500 annually

Please note that individual total compensation for this position will be determined at the Company's sole discretion and may vary based on several factors, including but not limited to, location, skill level, years and depth of relevant experience, qualifications and other business considerations.

Additional Information

Wish values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate based on any legally-protected class or characteristic. Employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider employment for qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Individuals applying for positions at Wish, including California residents, can see our privacy policy here.

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Country: United States
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