Senior Staff Engineer- Cribl Search


Remote / United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Enterprise
  • Post Date: 09/22/2022
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  • 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 Staff Engineer at Cribl in Search, you will work closely with the founding team and a group of highly-skilled engineers to shape the future of search and analytics of observability data. You will play a central role in taking this product from early stage innovation to successful scale-out with 1000s of customers.

This role is equal parts research and development; You will work closely with development partners and key stakeholders to iteratively design, develop and deliver a product that will delight our customers. If you enjoy the challenge of building a scalable, robust, and high-performance query processing system from ground up this role is for you.

On top of it all you will have fun. Cribl strives to be a great place to work for everyone. This is a fully remote role and Cribl is a remote-first company. Our culture embraces the diversity of team members spread all across North America.

What You’ll Accomplish

  • Design and develop a novel distributed and federated search system for streaming, batch and edge data
  • Partner with a cross-functional team of engineers, designers, and product managers to build query system from first principles
  • Participate in architecture discussions and host design reviews with others on your team
  • Develop expert level knowledge of software development using NodeJS, JavaScript/TypeScript, Docker, and Git
  • Coach and mentor junior developers
  • Evangelize our innovation and engage users by contributing to internal/external blogs

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in CS/EE  (MS Preferred) with 10+ years of industry experience
  • Ability to problem solve from first principles and maintain focus on overarching objectives
  • Experience building search, query and/or analytic systems working with structured and unstructured data
  • Knowledge of cloud architecture principles 
  • Experience in developing distributed systems at scale
  • Experience with agile processes and rapid iterative development
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

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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