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Backend Engineer

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A bit about Scalyr

Scalyr’s mission is to build the best tool for engineers to understand their operational systems. Our CEO, Steve Newman, cofounded Writely (aka Google Docs). Frustrated by the fact that visibility tools - even Google’s in-house tools - weren’t keeping up, he started Scalyr to build a better solution. It’s lightning fast, feature-rich and customers love it. The opportunity in front of us is huge and we are still in the very early days. This is going to be one of those companies where people will look back and say “I wish I’d been there when…” well, this is “when”.

Your opportunity

You'll be on our core Engineering team and working directly with the heart of our product, our proprietary Java-based NoSQL database. We're working through a major architectural improvement that's going to reduce storage costs, improve performance, and have a major impact on all aspects of the business, and you'll be at the center of that effort. You'll also work on other aspects of the backend--feature additions, bug fixes, and the like. In addition to writing code, you'll be deeply involved in design discussions, technology decisions, and all other aspects of the engine that powers Scalyr.

Your skills

  • 2+ years of professional experience with Java
  • Experience with algorithms and distributed systems concepts such as rpcs, sharding, consensus-based replication and caching
  • 4 year degree in Computer Science (or equivalent experience) and have a strong knowledge of CS fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, etc)
  • Working knowledge of linux/unix commands
  • Experience with other languages (Python, C/C++, Swift, Objective-C) a plus
  • Open source contributions a plus
  • Knowledge of AWS or other cloud computing environments a plus

Your benefits

  • Competitive salary & equity at a fast growing startup
  • Fully funded comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Free lunch
  • Flexible schedule - we all work from home on Wednesdays
  • Unlimited vacations
  • Paid parental leave
  • Daily company hike
  • Easygoing, low-stress, considerate and fun office environment
  • Whatever equipment you need to get the job done

Our commitment to diversity

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


And finally...

Scalyr is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this Web site or directly to managers. Scalyr does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Scalyr will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Scalyr.