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Senior Staff Backend Engineer, Cloud

Kentik

Kentik

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2023

Who we are

Kentik is the network observability company. Our platform is a must-have for the network front line, whether digital business, corporate IT, or service provider. Network professionals turn to the Kentik Network Observability Cloud to plan, run, and fix any network, relying on our infinite granularity, AI-driven insights, and insanely fast search.

Kentik makes sense of network, cloud, host, and container flow, Internet routing, performance tests, and network metrics. We show network pros what they need to know about their network performance, health, and security to make their business-critical services shine. Networks power the world’s most valuable companies, and those companies trust Kentik. Market leaders like IBM, Box, and Zoom rely on Kentik for network observability. Visit us at kentik.com and follow us at @kentikinc.

What we do

Kentik is looking for an experienced Backend Engineer to play a high-visibility, leadership role on our Cloud Engineering team. This team is responsible for bringing the deep visibility Kentik is known for into large-scale cloud infrastructure.

Our platform ingests trillions of records and serves hundreds of thousands of queries for our users each day. You will gain experience building a production quality, high performance server-and-client SaaS application that handles uniquely high volumes of data.

We have built a team of world-class engineers, network experts, and technology thought leaders in a remote-friendly culture from day one. While prior experience in a remote environment is not required, we highly value strong collaboration and communication skills, as well as a high level of independence and autonomy.

What you'll do

  • Leading challenging, highly visible, strategic initiatives
  • Developing new features, performance improvements and bug fixes in a modern, highly-scalable SaaS platform
  • Providing thought leadership in the design and architecture of our product offerings
  • Driving engineering culture from interview process and onboarding to methodologies and best practices
  • Regularly collaborating with other engineering teams, as well as PM, support, and sales teams

What you'll bring

Studies have shown that some candidates tend to apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We encourage you to apply if you meet most of the criteria - even if you don’t match all of the qualifications, your skills and experience could be valuable in this role!

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience driving technical direction for teams, leading small teams, and mentoring across all experience levels
  • Passion for what you do and a willingness to grow and contribute our team
  • Deep experience working on large scale SaaS products
  • Significant experience with Go or C/C++ with a strong preference for Go experience
  • SQL and DBMS proficiency, especially with Postgres

Our tech stack

  • Our core data engine and platform are primarily written in Go
  • We use Node.js + Express for application serving, and React as our primary UI framework
  • We also use some JS and Python for tooling/scripting
  • In addition to our own database, we use Postgres, Kafka, Mysql, and Redis
  • Internal and public APIs expose both rest/json and gRPC endpoints
  • Haproxy, Envoy for API traffic routing and balancing
  • Github for source control, PRs, issues
  • Jenkins for automated builds

Come work with us

The true meaning of Kentik is visibility. We’re committed to making sure everyone feels empowered to use their voice, has a sense of belonging, and is represented at Kentik.

We don’t look for individuals who fit the culture, but those who will continue to add to the culture.

We encourage everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in the industry: people of color, LGBTQI+ community, women, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, and people of any age or family status.

Come as you are!

You will be working at a fast-growing, well-funded startup alongside industry thought leaders and network aficionados as we build the future of observability and set the high bar for how network operations and digital businesses should run. With a competitive salary and amazing benefits on top of the meaningful and challenging projects you’ll take on, we’re sure you’ll enjoy joining the Kentik team.

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