InfluxData

The platform for building and operating time series applications.

Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack), Edge Team at InfluxData

Location
Remote US / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
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About the role

InfluxDB is one of the most popular and fastest growing open source databases, and is the premier Time Series database available today.  InfluxDB is deployed on hundreds of thousands of machines, and is used by teams worldwide to monitor infrastructure, IoT, and a myriad of applications. The majority of our users are developers and system integrators working with our open source software. We also offer enterprise and cloud SaaS products, all exposing a single unified API that reduces the infrastructure and time needed to become productive with InfluxDB.

 

In order to help us improve and expand on our core products, we're looking for a Senior Software Engineer with a background in the development of database systems or similar services.  You will join the InfluxDB Edge team and take an active role in the ongoing development and maintenance of the InfluxDB 1.x and 2.x product lines (including Open Source and Enterprise) and Kapacitor processing engine.  You will share your experience and skills with the team and learn from them in return, and will work closely with other teams to help refine best practices and deliver on shared product goals.  Likewise, you will work to keep pace with our OSS community and help find ways to let our OSS developers see results from their contributions.

 

We’re a globally distributed, friendly, and cooperative team who thrive on interaction and collaboration.  We meet once a day as a team for a quick catch up (a sort of verbal scrum), as well as have regular pairing sessions over video conferences throughout the week.  We also meet with the entire company every day to learn about what’s going on across the business and share news about upcoming events and activities.

 

What you’ll be doing

  • Mostly backend work on InfluxDB but this position also requires some frontend work, pulling in updates from the UI team, implementing minor UI features and fixing UI bugs.
  • Full project ownership for critical parts of the core products; design and specification, implementation, communication, test plans and delivery.
  • Develop and maintain the Open Source and Enterprise versions of InfluxDB and Kapacitor.
  • Liaise with colleagues in engineering, product managers, and the InfluxDB community to help prioritise features and define the product roadmap.
  • Uphold engineering best practices applied across projects and teams.
  • Mentor and level up fellow teammates with pairing and code reviews.

 

What you bring to the table

  • 5+ years of professional engineering experience building and shipping production software, with on-prem delivery models preferable.

  • Self motivation and a drive to get stuff done.  Working independently but closely integrated with the rest of the team, you will deliver and expect high quality results.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in an established programming language (e.g. Go, Rust, C/C++, Java, Python).

  • Willingness and enthusiasm for learning and working in Go.

  • Demonstrated experience with a modern frontend JS framework (React, Angular, Vue).

  • Experience with front-end build process and testing methodologies.

  • Solid understanding of core Computer Science concepts (data structures, algorithms, time and memory complexity)

  • Strong Linux/Unix command line skills

  • Working knowledge of Git (and GitHub) and related workflows.

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.

 

Bonus Points

  • Experience designing, extending, and maintaining well-tested Go.
  • Experience with AWS, Docker, Terraform, and other cloud technologies.
  • Experience writing and maintaining complex distributed systems, parsers, query engines, indexing 
  • Experience in continuous integration and delivery.
  • Experience working with distributed development teams.
  • Experience working with and contributing to open source projects and related communities.
  • Experience building OLAP or non-relational databases (examples: InfluxDB, MongoDB, Redis, Etcd).
  • Exposure to agile software development methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, etc).

*While for some roles, we welcome candidates from boot camps/junior candidates, for this role we are looking for an engineer who has 5 or more years of working experience in similar roles.*

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*We are unable to sponsor visas at this time (new or transfers) in any location*

Some of these roles that are posted in different locations denote that they’re open in general to remote candidates within the areas that we support. From a remote perspective, we currently support Canada, the UK, Germany, Italy and the US.


Interview Process All our interviews are done remotely. Often the first interview is by phone or video and all subsequent interviews via video on Zoom. In order to ensure each candidate we interview is able to participate, please let us know if you do not have the ability to use a phone and/or laptop.


InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB, the leading open source time series database. We are a Series D-funded startup, backed by Sapphire Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, Trinity Ventures, and Battery Ventures, and a Y Combinator success story. 

InfluxData’s workforce is distributed throughout the U.S. and across Europe. The company was recently named one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company. 

Our technology is purpose-built to handle the massive volumes of time-stamped data produced by IoT devices, applications, networks, containers and computers. We are on a mission to help developers and organizations, such as Cisco, IBM, PayPal, and Tesla, store and analyze real-time data, empowering them to build transformative monitoring, analytics, and IoT applications quicker and to scale.

Our Core Values

Our employees are the heart of the company and only by having a core set of beliefs and values will we be successful. We hire and live by these core values:

  • We value each other
  • We get stuff done
  • We believe humility drives learning
  • We embrace failure
  • We are committed to open source

Visit ourcareers page to learn more about working at InfluxData.

InfluxData is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

InfluxData does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters and recruitment agencies through our website, job board or directly to employees. InfluxData will not pay fees to any third-party agency, headhunter or company that does not have a signed agreement for this position in place.

Why you should join InfluxData

InfluxData is a fully remote, VC-backed, pre-IPO company and the creator of InfluxDB, which is the fastest open source time series database and our client base is growing. Whether the data comes from humans, sensors or large servers, InfluxDB delivers a platform built specifically for metrics, events and other time-based data. Our database is being used by companies like Tesla, Cisco, Wayfair and Disney.