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Platform 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, 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 will define our platform by building the technical bridges from our massive storage backend to the user-facing frontend. This includes defining the future API consumed by our frontends, building new backend services, and creating major platform features from scratch. If topics like grpc, REST, and microservices sound like your kind of gig, we should talk.

Your tools

You will program primarily in modern Java, with occasional Python and Bash. You will use GitHub for git and Pull Requests, build with maven and Jenkins, and deploy to AWS. We dogfood like crazy, so you will become a Scalyr expert in production.

Your skills

  • Fluent in Java or a similar language
  • Practical experience with RPCs in distributed systems
  • Proven programming skill through a relevant 4 year degree or equivalent experience
  • Generalist with a hacker mentality. You have a track record of powering through roadblocks.

Bonus points

  • A natural drive to produce clean, well-tested code
  • You can break a complex distributed system down into components with clean interfaces
  • Familiarity with the basics of AWS or similar cloud environments

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.