Company Address: 525 Market St, Suite 3050, San Francisco, CA, 94105
Lightstep’s reliability platform is the easiest way for developers and SREs to monitor system health, understand changes, respond to incidents, and accelerate release velocity in cloud-native applications.
Lightstep enables teams to detect and resolve regressions quickly, regardless of system scale or complexity. We integrate seamlessly into daily workflows, whether you are proactively optimizing performance or investigating a root cause so you can quickly get back to building features. We continue to grow our talented, low-ego, team! We believe that we should always align our actions toward a common purpose, that trust is paramount and must be cultivated, that the most valuable team members multiply rather than add, and that we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously (except when we’re writing way-too-long sentences about our values). We believe that assembling and retaining an inclusive and diverse team is the best way to grow a successful company.
We created Lightstep because we understand the massive architectural transformation underway in the software industry, and we saw an opportunity to accelerate it, all while improving the quality of the developer and end-user experience. While we learned a great deal from our experiences building Dapper (Google’s distributed tracing solution) and Monarch (Google’s high-availability metrics solution), Lightstep is in many ways a reaction to and a generational improvement beyond those approaches. Our story as individuals and as a company revolves around continuous learning, careful listening, and the belief that these fundamentally new software architectures require fundamentally new solutions.
As a Software Engineer in Data Acquisition Engineering, you’ll help us simplify the complex domain of collecting observability telemetry data. We focus on acquiring the most high value data from diverse data sources on premise or in the cloud. We engineer this to be easy to administer, stable and scalable. This requires a close collaboration with product managers, platform and product engineering teams and customer success. We're looking for someone excited to join a growing team that writes efficient, maintainable code for a standout product used every day by engineers at Spotify, Lyft, Twilio, and more.
We care deeply about building long term careers and offer opportunities for Software Engineers to grow towards project leadership, engineering management, or other roles in our developing business. In addition, we highly encourage (and have frequently supported) our engineers who give talks at conferences, organize local events, and mentor developing engineers.
You’d be a great addition if…
You’ve developed backend and/or on-premise systems as part of a team.
You’re eager to learn and use technologies in distributed systems, such as kubernetes.
You’d have fun building highly available data ingestion integrations that work across all sorts of cloud infrastructure, and all sorts of open source observability systems.
You’d enjoy working in a cross-functional org alongside product managers, SREs, and with open source engineers. There will also be opportunities to contribute back to open source if interested.
You enjoy digging deep into fundamentally challenging CS and engineering problems.
You’re motivated by high-impact projects, whether they’re open-ended questions or immediate practical needs, that drive a business's bottom line.
You value EQ as much as, if not more than, IQ in your teammates.
You're excited to work on a tool that other developers rely on for their 5 9's and firefighting!
Bonus points if…
You've developed in or look forward to learning Go.
You’ve worked on large-scale distributed systems, security, performance, and/or microservice-based architectures.
You have experience outside of engineering: marketing, sales, design, management, etc.
You contribute to open source projects, enjoy giving talks, and/or do community-building work.
Lightstep, a part of ServiceNow, is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by law.
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