Senior Backend Engineer (Rust)
Pelanor is building a platform that revolutionizes the way enterprises tackle their rapidly-growing cloud spend. Based in Tel Aviv, Pelanor is an early-stage startup backed by a top-tier VC and over a dozen industry leaders.
About the Role
We are seeking someone who is passionate about engineering excellence and is ready to tackle complex problems from day one. You will not be confined to a narrow set of tasks; we're looking for star generalists capable of seamlessly operating across domains.
- Contribute to the design and implementation of Pelanor's purpose-built high-throughput database.
- Engage in solving complex algorithmic challenges on large datasets without breaking the (computational) bank.
- Assist in developing new analytical approaches that enrich cost data, providing core value to the product.
- Implement low-overhead instrumentation tooling to understand application behavior without modification.
- Keep it efficient - we can't help others if we can't keep our cloud costs low ("put your mask on first before helping others", right?)
You'll Be a Good Fit If You Have
- A minimum of 5 years of real-world experience in Rust, C++, or Go.
- Systems or database engineering experience - a major plus.
- Familiarity with cloud environments like AWS, GCP, or Azure.
- A strong passion for collective ownership of engineering culture.
Why Join Us
- Work on a product that addresses critical and long-unsolved issues in cloud cost management.
- Join an exceptionally diverse team, combining algorithmic, low-level, security, and systems perspectives - a great opportunity for rapid learning and growth.
- Avoid growing pains by helping us design for scale from day one.
- We take our engineering seriously. If you've been burned by flaky/slow CI, non-determinism, or systems that can't be executed locally without side effects, we have a support group and a repo for you to join.
If you don't meet all of the above requirements but still think you'll be a good candidate for the position, please apply! At Pelanor, we're dedicated to building the next-generation cost platform by hiring extraordinary people – not just filling checkboxes. To achieve this goal, we're committed to bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.