Employee Spotlight: VP of Engineering Robert Mihalyi

If you’re a top recruit in the software industry, chances are likely that you run from two things like they are the plague: bureaucracy, and hand-holding.

You want the freedom to see your ideas come to fruition. And you also want boatloads of trust, and support from management—not oversight and excessive amounts of control.

Spend some time chatting with the employees at Clustrix—like VP of Engineering Robert (Robbie) Mihalyi, and you’ll see that these are values that the company takes to heart.

“What I like about Clustrix is that we are very passionate about the product we offer, as well as about customer success,” Mihalyi said when we sat down with him. “There’s really no politicking—it’s a very open culture, with virtually no bureaucracy. Meetings are kept to a minimum and when we have them, it’s to ensure that everyone has access to the resources they need to get their work done.”

This is not to say, however, hard work gets overlooked.

“We also reward people who go above and beyond,” he said, adding that the company regularly recognizes select employees on a quarterly basis to thank them for their achievements.

Mihalyi spoke openly about this strong, positive environment that Clustrix creates.

“The culture is really great here,” he said. “I spend a lot of time at work, so I want it to be professional yet collegiate, too. We like to give people the freedom to experiment. There are a lot of smart engineers here, and we give them the space and time they need to do a great job.”

Robbie came to Clustrix after spending about 10 years in system software development, before jumping into application development to get the perspective of how applications use databases. He has spent time at a variety of startups, including MarketLive and Marketo. Mihalyi discovered Clustrix while looking for a database for his startup that was not only fast, but could also scale.

“I started to dig into the technology and it became very compelling and interesting to me,” he said. “Clustrix solves one of the most difficult problems that I think nobody else has really been able to do well. That is, basically how you linearly scale a relational database with full ACID properties. That is very, very hard to do.”

After learning about what Clustrix is solving, Mihalyi was hooked. He quickly discovered Clustrix’s first class culture, and the lengths to which other employees go to ensure a high quality product and environment. And he hasn’t looked back since.

So where are you headed in your career? Do you think you have what it takes to thrive in this type of environment? If so, we want to hear from you.

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