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Backend Engineer

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, Steve started Scalyr to create 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 your chance to be part of “when”.

Your opportunity

Do you want to join the core Engineering team and work directly with the core of our product, our proprietary Java-based NoSQL database? Joining this team will allow you to work through a major architectural improvement that's going to:

  • Reduce storage costs
  • Improve performance
  • Have a major impact on all the heart of the business

Do you find yourself passionate about being at the center of that effort? Do you also care to work on other components of the backend? Do you like adding feature additions, bug fixes, and the like? Excellent. Because in addition to writing code, you'll be deeply involved in helping add to design discussions, conferring over technology dialogue, and all other aspects of the engine that powers Scalyr. We're looking for these qualities: 

  • You’re smart enough to work at top companies, but you’re picky about finding the right role
  • You have lot of experience, but you also like to learn new things
  • You enjoy working with smart people and have fun building something great

Your skills:

  • You have 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 you have a strong knowledge of CS fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, etc)
  • Help improve our code quality by having working knowledge of Linux/UNIX commands
  • You have experience with other languages such as Python, C/C++, Swift, Objective-C
  • Working with Open source contributions is a bonus
  • Knowledge of AWS or other cloud computing environments is beneficial
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions and contribute ideas to our technology, algorithms and products
  • Work with the product and design teams to understand end-user requirements, formulate use cases, and then translate that into a pragmatic and effective technical solution
  • You find satisfaction in a job well done and seek head-scratching challenges 

Your benefits:

  • Competitive salary & equity at a fast growing startup
  • Fully funded comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Free lunch
  • Flexible schedule
  • Unlimited vacations
  • Paid parental leave
  • Optional company hikes a couple days per week
  • Easygoing, low-stress, considerate and fun office environment
  • Whatever equipment it takes 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.