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Senior Platform Engineer - Federal Products - Remote, USA

Grafana Labs

Grafana Labs

Software Engineering
Remote · United States
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2023

This is a remote role for the US timezones only

Federal Products:

The Federal Products team owns and maintains both the platforms supporting Federal customers and deploying and operating Grafana Labs services on top of it. Federal Products roles at Grafana Labs require engineers with a passion for performance and reliability, and who enjoy taking projects from conception to production. We host highly automated, immutable services in Kubernetes on the main Cloud Service Providers.

We are a 100% remote organization, so we need people who can work independently and can communicate well with high autonomy and bias to action. Our teams also plan in-person team building meetups and also gather to attend industry conferences. Because we own production services, we have on-call rotations to ensure the health of the system.

We care deeply about open source and the projects generally are open source, check them out: https://github.com/grafana.

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced software or site reliability senior engineer to join the Federal Products team. You would be the founding engineer on the team, giving you a great opportunity to have impact and an outsized contribution to the culture and success of the team as it grows. We have a unique, vibrant and pro-innovation engineering culture that we wish to maintain in the tightly regulated Federal world, and you would be key to this success.


  • Deploy and manage platforms supporting Grafana Labs' US Federal customers
  • Provision and administer the core infrastructure platform, Kubernetes and CSP resources
  • Deploy and operate our products on top of the platform in concert with the application teams
  • Develop, maintain and improve the monitoring, automation and supporting services needed to align Federal operations with our strongly DevOps, high ownership and autonomy culture
  • As the team grows, mentoring peers and assisting with technical product leadership and roadmap planning


  • US citizen, located in the USA
  • Commercial experience as a site reliability, network or software engineer in managed k8s, Cloud and Linux environments, especially with distributed architectures
  • Experience operating FedRAMP, DISA IL2-6 or other relevant US Federal accredited products
  • Programming experience -- we use Go, Jsonnet, Python and Shell
  • Experience with containers and orchestration -- we use Docker and Kubernetes
  • Proficiency with IaC or config management, we use Terraform, Helm, Tanka and Jsonnet
  • Experience with dashboards and monitoring tools like Grafana and Prometheus

Nice to have:

  • Commercial experience operating on AWS GovCloud and other CSP alternatives
  • Commercial experience in designing and managing networking in a Virtual Private Cloud
  • Commercial experience of network services, including load balancers, firewalls and DNS
  • Experience working in remote and/or distributed business environments, demonstrating self motivation and communication skills

In the United States, the Base (OTE for commission positions) compensation range for this role is $155,000 - $201,000. Actual compensation may vary based on level, experience, and skillset as assessed in the interview process. Benefits include equity, bonus (if applicable) and other benefits listed here.

About Grafana Labs: There are more than 950,000 active installations of Grafana around the globe, monitoring everything from beehives to climate change in the Alps. The instantly recognizable dashboards have been spotted everywhere from a NASA launch and Minecraft HQ to Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Grafana Labs also helps companies including Bloomberg, JPMorgan Chase, and eBay manage their observability strategies with full-stack offerings that can be run fully managed with Grafana Cloud, or self-managed with Grafana Enterprise Stack. The Grafana stack has grown to include four other open source projects, Grafana Loki (for logs), Grafana Tempo (for traces), Grafana Mimir (for metrics), and Grafana OnCall (for on-call management).
Benefits: For more information about the perks and benefits of working at Grafana, please check out our careers page.
Equal Opportunity Employer: At Grafana Labs we’re building a company where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay, and do their best work. We know that our company runs on the hard work and the dedication of our passionate and creative employees. If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.
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