Solarwinds Inc. Senior Data Engineer in Durham, NC, North Carolina
SolarWinds Cloud develops best-of-breed products monitoring products: Papertrail (Real Time Troubleshooting), AppOptics (Server, Infrastructure, and Application Performance Monitoring), Pingdom (Uptime and Digital experience monitoring and Loggly) (Log analysis Solution)
We are currently hiring Senior Data Engineers who enjoy working on large-scale distributed systems problems to build a metrics and monitoring solution used by thousands of customers.
We’re a small team so everyone has the opportunity to have a big impact. We’ve built our platform out largely on Java8 Dropwizard services, a handful of Golang services and some C++ where performance is critical. We leverage Kafka as our main service bus, Cassandra for long term storage, Clickhouse for log storage, our in-house stream processing framework for online analytics, and we rely on Zookeeper as a core part of intra/inter-service coordination. Our data pipeline pushes millions of messages a second and 50TB of logs per day.
All team members, whether local or remote, commit code to GitHub, communicate over Slack and Google Hangouts, push code to production via our ChatOps bot, and run all production applications on AWS. We also use an array of best-of-breed SaaS applications to get code to production quickly and reliably. We are a team that is committed to a healthy work/life balance.
Papertrail, AppOptics, Pingdom and Loggly are wholly owned by SolarWinds Inc. so you get the benefits of a small startup with the backing of a big company, so there is no worry about the next round of funding. SolarWinds offers competitive bonus and matching 401k programs that create an attractive total compensation package.
Be a crucial contributor to the Solarwinds Cloud backend architecture
Build distributed systems using languages including Java 8, C++, Go, and Ruby
Help drive the next generation of monitoring tools for cloud applications
Work with massive datasets in a real-time distributed system
Continually improve availability, scalability, performance and automation of our services
Explore and evaluate cutting-edge distributed systems technologies and practices
Come up with creative solutions to solve tough scalability and performance problems
Work with a distributed team of engineers across all layers of the product
Architect applications that leverage the latest capabilities provided by cloud technologies
The right candidate is adept at building scalable and highly-available systems in modern system languages. You are religious in using metrics to reason about the characteristics of an application, client library, or data store and use them to drive your decisions when shipping to production. You are a developer who appreciates well-written code and cares about the impact of your design decisions on the user experience.
4+ years of distributed systems experience with Java, Go or C++ Comfortable with using and reasoning about concurrency primitives
Passion for exploring emerging frameworks, libraries, technology stacks
Experience with ZooKeeper, Dropwizard, Kafka, Cassandra, or ElasticSearch
Understand the importance of metric instrumentation
Experience with building and consuming REST APIs
Experience with highly-available (NoSQL) data stores
Comfortable debugging network, disk, performance bugs in complex distributed systems
Experience developing in Linux environments
6+ years of relevant engineering experience
Git and Maven savvy
Comfortable with cloud-based deployment and remote teams
On-call experience fire-fighting applications in production
Able to write applications that use SQL databases
Experience working with a remote team
Experience with AWS cloud
Have built stream-processing applications using frameworks like Heron/Storm/Samza
Have worked with large time-series datasets
What's in it for you?
We offer great compensation packages and the opportunity to solve challenging problems with skilled colleagues. Our distributed team uses best practices to maximize our development velocity, including but not limited to: ChatOps, continuous integration/deployment, code review via GitHub pull requests, preferring asynchronous communication to meetings. We have competitive compensation and benefits, a team committed to life/work balance hackday events and fewer meetings, more shipping!
Job ID 2018-11042
# Positions 1
Position Type Permanent
Business Group SolarWinds Cloud