Research Intern at Ahana



10 - 49 employees
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Software Engineering
40K - 60K USD per year
Junior, Mid
United States

Imagine a world where data analysts and scientists can easily reach data-driven insights on massive amounts of data, leading to world-changing innovations. Ahana envisions that world. As business imperatives require more analysis of their exponentially-growing cloud data lakes, Ahana is on a mission to deliver the easiest to use, cost effective, open data lake analytics solution with the open source Presto project. We are the SaaS for Presto company, offering a cloud managed service that enables cloud and data platform teams to provide blazing-fast SQL analytics for their organization’s analysts and scientists. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive culture. Our Ahana employees collaborated in starting to define our values:

  • Persistence & Grit
  • Continuous improvement
  • Customer-focus
  • Agility to outcomes
  • Growth
  • Communication
  • Innovation

We are an all-remote company and have been recognized as one of the Top 100 best remote-first companies to work for in 2022.

Research Intern – Database Development

What you will be doing: You will be working with CTO Dave Simmen and other leading database engineers on a next generation project in the areas of database performance and scalability, self-driving database management systems, transactions, security, or another area relevant to Ahana's vision to bring world class data management capabilities to the cloud open data lake environment.

Responsibilities & Competencies

  • Phd or Masters student with a BS in Computer Science or related field.
  • Experience in distributed database internals, systems software design or general distributed systems.
  • Deep expertise in core software concepts (eg. File systems, data structures, algorithms, operating systems, programming languages, etc.)
  • Competency in Java 8+, C++, or equivalent system languages.
  • Passion and desire to drive innovation in the open source data community.
  • Willingness to succeed in a startup environment.
  • Documented open source contributions are a major plus.
  • Hands-on experience with Presto is a major plus.

More About Ahana

Ahana is the only company with a cloud-native managed service for Presto on Amazon Web Services that simplifies the deployment, management and integration of Presto and enables cloud and data platform teams to provide self-service, SQL analytics for their organization’s analysts and scientists. As the Presto market continues to grow exponentially, Ahana's mission is to simplify interactive analytics as well as foster growth and evangelize the PrestoDB community. Founded in 2020, Ahana is headquartered in San Mateo, CA and operates as an all-remote company. Investors include ThirdPoint Ventures, GV, Lux Capital, and Leslie Ventures. Follow Ahana on LinkedIn, Twitter and PrestoDB Slack.

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