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Senior Backend Engineer - Databases, Pyroscope (Remote, Spain)

Grafana Labs

Grafana Labs

Software Engineering
Spain · Remote
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

This is a remote position. We are looking for candidates in Spain.

What we do

We are the creators of Pyroscope, an open-source continuous profiling database that offers rapid, scalable, highly reliable, and efficient storage and querying capabilities. It aids in gaining a comprehensive insight into resource utilization within applications, right down to the specific line of code. The project seamlessly integrates with Grafana, enabling users to correlate profiling data with metrics, logs, and traces, and leverage profiles as a crucial component of application observability. Our dedicated backend development team works closely with clients and the Grafana Cloud teams to deliver profiling solutions for on-premises and cloud environments at scale.

In our expansive domain, some of the projects we have undertaken include:

  • Implementing distributed systems to effectively manage profile ingestion and queries.
  • Establishing instrumentation support for various programming languages including Golang, Dotnet, Java, Ruby, eBPF, Python, Node.js, and Rust.
  • Built & Enhanced the functionality of the Pyroscope plugins to provide users with an intuitive interface for exploring and analyzing application profiles.

Pyroscope is trusted by leading multinational companies for essential applications and infrastructure. We prioritize innovation and inclusivity, empowering every team member to share ideas that improve our product as a dependable solution.

What will you be doing?

  • Collaborate with your team to deliver new features, analyze outcomes, and make improvements
  • Lead projects from concept to implementation, including ongoing customer support
  • Design, build, operate, and maintain essential systems, ensuring reliability, performance, and availability
  • Take an active role in influencing our roadmap and your own career objectives
  • Participate in on-call rotations and take responsibility for the services you oversee
  • Support and mentor team members, engage in design conversations, and work closely with colleagues
  • Expand your skill set by deepening your knowledge of our cloud products, understanding our customers, and learning about our codebase

As we have embraced a remote-first approach and our engineering team is primarily remote, it is essential to possess strong communication skills and the ability to work independently. We provide support and hold regular meetings through video calls to ensure effective collaboration and alignment.

What are we looking for in you?

  • You are a motivated self starter with a bias towards action
  • We build everything with our users in mind.
  • You have a passion for creating intuitive products that fit customers’ needs
  • Pragmatism: You are able to take on complex challenges and break them down to achieve short feedback loops: to analyze, design, and build modular solutions, deliver MVPs, gather data and feedback and then progress iteratively
  • Collaboration and communication: The smallest unit we have is a team. You’ll be working with your teammates in a fully remote setup. Good communication skills are a must

Requirements:

  • Solid experience with at least one programming language. We use Go, but if you have familiarity with Python, C, C++, Rust or similar then that translates well
  • Some experience with delivering projects from gathering requirements, brainstorming ideas all the way to shipping a product to the customer’s hands in a self-driven way
  • Some experience with developing software that runs in the Cloud or some experience with systems engineering
  • Experience writing clean, robust, and performant software that is easily maintained by others

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working with Kubernetes
  • Been a user of Grafana and Prometheus in operational roles (including on-call for your team at a previous employer or just using these tools on hobby/homelab projects)
  • Exposure to microservices architecture and distributed systems, or a desire to learn
  • Familiarity with being on-call and performing operations/SRE tasks or with the concept of infrastructure as code

In Spain, the Base compensation range for this role is EUR 78,000 - EUR 93,000. 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.

*Compensation ranges are country specific. If you are applying for this role from a different location than listed above, your recruiter will discuss your specific market’s defined pay range & benefits at the beginning of the process.


About Grafana Labs: There are more than 20M users of Grafana, the open source visualization tool, 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 more than 3,000 companies -- including Bloomberg, JPMorgan Chase, and eBay -- manage their observability strategies with the Grafana LGTM Stack, which can be run fully managed with Grafana Cloud or self-managed with the Grafana Enterprise Stack, both featuring scalable metrics (Grafana Mimir), logs (Grafana Loki), and traces (Grafana Tempo).
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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