Software Engineer- Backend


Remote / United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Enterprise
  • Post Date: 09/22/2022
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 44 Tehama St, Ste 201, San Francisco, CA 94105

About Cribl

Cribl is a company built to solve customer challenges and enable customer choice. Its solutions deliver innovative and customizable controls to route security and machine data where it has the most value.

Job Description

About Cribl

Cribl unlocks the value of observability data.

Our products deliver choice and control over the rising volumes of telemetry data, enabling every organization to realize the value of all their observability data without limitation. Backed by the industry’s leading venture capitalists, including CRV, Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures, and IVP, our solutions are deployed across organizations of all sizes. Many of the biggest names in the most demanding industries trust Cribl to solve their most pressing observability needs.

At our core, we foster an inclusive, values-aligned culture where all belong. We believe in a remote-first operating model, empowering the flexibility to do your best work, wherever you are. We’re also growing rapidly, welcoming collaborative, curious, and motivated team members who are passionate about putting customers first. 

Check out our recent announcement on closing our Series D funding!

Join the herd and unlock your opportunity.

About the Opportunity

As a Software Engineer at Cribl, you will build the software components that enable LogStream to collect and send data between closed and open source systems.  Additionally, you will provide technical and thought leadership to the team in order to continually improve our technologies, tools, and processes. This role is equal parts research and development.  If you enjoy the challenges of building scalable, robust, and high performing distributed systems which process large data sets in real time, this role might be the right one for you.  In this role, you will join a team of skilled engineers committed to shipping the highest quality software and ensuring our customers’ satisfaction.  This is a fully remote role and Cribl is a remote first company.  Our culture embraces the diversity of team members spread all across the globe.

What You’ll Accomplish

  • Contribute to the development of the Stream Observability product by designing and developing features for the data streaming platform
  • Ownership of the LogStream platform’s features with little additional supervision and drive them to completion 
  • Design, develop, test, and maintain clear, concise, and robust code that produces the desired outcomes for our customers 
  • Develop expert level knowledge of software development using Node.js, JavaScript/TypeScript, Docker, and Git
  • Ensure product features are working as expected by creating robust test plans paired with comprehensive automated tests
  • Collaborate with other engineers, product managers, UX designers, and business teams to translate feature specifications into product designs and implementable code
  • Work closely with peers on your team by providing feedback on feature design and code reviews
  • Evangelize our innovation and engage our users by contributing to internal and external blogs related to the products that you help develop

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in CS/EE with 5+ years of software development experience
  • Experience working with data intensive applications and/or data streams processing 
  • Self driven, requiring minimal supervision with a demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and develop prototypes quickly.
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems
  • Experience in advanced development, especially in distributed systems and large, complex system environments deployed at scale
  • Systems programming experience highly desirable
  • Working knowledge of Linux systems
  • Working knowledge of Docker and k8s
  • Experience with using and developing REST APIs
  • Experience with Agile processes and rapid iterative development
  • Experience using services from cloud based platforms such as AWS, Azure, and GCP
  • Strong sense of ownership with focus on high quality and high performing deliverables
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; able to explain complex technical topics to both internal and external stakeholders with ease and in remote/distributed environments

Preferred Qualifications

  • Open source contribution
  • No fear! Speak your mind
  • Good jokes, or maybe better, bad jokes
  • A love for goats
  • Experience working remotely
  • Experience with Javascript and NodeJS

Bring Your Whole Self

Diversity drives innovation, enables better decisions to support our customers, and inspires change for the better. We’re building a culture where differences are valued and welcomed. We work together to bring out the best in each other. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

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