Senior Engineer: Time Series

Do you ever wonder what happens inside the cloud?

Based in New York and Cambridge, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers around the world. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. We are working on solving some of the most challenging and interesting technology projects around, on a scale unmatched by few companies.

We want people who are passionate about building features that you and your peers will love.

DigitalOcean’s Time Series Team builds and runs cloud-scale distributed time-series databases powering internal and customer-facing services and products. We’re creating flexible and powerful solutions that our customers will leverage to ship their software as quickly and easily as possible. We’re looking for engineers to work on this team responsible end to end from design, implementation and improve DO time series systems. This job can be worked remotely or from our offices in NYC and Cambridge, MA.

We are looking for a senior technical engineer who will drive & lead the engineering excellence across the whole stack of our and future time series current systems.  You will have strong ownership over new and existing systems, guiding your team members through all phases of software development, including design, implementation, operations and scaling.  You will be reporting to the Engineering Manager, Storage.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Designing, writing and running the systems that provide visibility into how our cloud is operating and performing to teams throughout the company
  • Providing guidance to other engineers on how they can best utilize our systems to gain confidence that their services are performing as expected
  • Collaborating with other teams on how we can improve our systems to provide the visibility they need into theirs
  • Researching emerging tools, trends and methodologies and enhancing existing systems and processes
  • Working with interesting technologies such as Prometheus, Mesos, Go, Docker, Kafka, Elasticsearch, Cassandra and more
  • Contributing back to the open source software that we rely on

What We’ll Expect From You:

  • A good concept of scale and a desire to help create and run highly reliable and performant distributed services
  • An ability to work at multiple levels of the stack
  • Interface with other teams to understand their usage patterns, requirements and goals
  • Big Bonus: Experience with a building out Cassandra Clusters.
  • Big Bonus: Experience with a building Kafka based solutions.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: metrics and logging libraries and aggregators, message queuing, horizontally scalable data stores, configuration management, distributed schedulers, microservices, data analysis and visualization tools
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Go, C/C++, Java, Python, Ruby, and/or Perl
  • A love for data driven decision making
  • An ability to work well as part of a distributed team
  • Respect & kindness that drive your interactions with your teammates, coworkers, stakeholders, and customers. Even when the topic is contentious.
  • Virtualization concepts.
  • Big Bonus:  Experience with any of the following  Docker, CI/CD pipelines, Ansible and Chef automation, and a strong understanding of telemetry collection methods specifically using the Prometheus data format and query syntax
  • Big Bonus : JVM performance tuning and Sensu service monitoring framework development

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We work hard but we always have fun doing it. We care deeply about each other and take our “no jerks” rule very seriously.
  • We value development. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development.  You’ll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you’ll get even better.
  • We care about you. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym reimbursement to support your physical health, and a monthly commute allowance to make your trips to and from work easier.
  • We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. We also provide all employees with Kindles and reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We want you to love where you work. We have great office spaces located in the heart of SoHo NYC and Cambridge, and offer daily catered lunches to keep your hunger at bay. We’re also very remote-friendly—we use Slack to communicate across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to take an all-expense-paid trip to our office to get quality in-person time with the team at least once a year. We also allow employees to customize their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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