When something is broken, do you want to figure out why? When you figure out why, do you explain the process to your friends?
Join our growing support team to level up on cutting-edge technology, Golang, Open Source community management, SaaS operations, and to collaborate with our wide range of customers and partners.
As a Support Engineer, you'll respond to support questions from our range of customers, collaborate with the developers and product teams on characterizing, reproducing, and fixing issues, add to our documentation and training materials, host webinars, and work with our open-source community on GitHub and elsewhere. You will be a key part of our 24/7 support presence, supporting our on-premise customers and SaaS users. You will assist customers who are paying for SLA support, customers using InfluxCloud (our SaaS offering), and customers using only the open-source products. You'll be supporting users at Fortune 50 enterprises, fledgling startups, established startups, academic researchers, and government projects. Our customers come from many fields, including industrial automation, high frequency trading, consumer retail, online gaming, and energy management.
We're looking for candidates who value continual improvement and building tools and teachings that benefit the open source development community. The Support team is a good home for people who leave things better than they found them. We are people who say "I'll learn!" rather than "I don't know." You'll need to be open to experimenting, which means that sometimes you will fail. (That's okay -- every mistake is also a lesson.) You'll need the persistence to find a solution without a flowchart laying out the entire process. You'll need the maturity and experience to work without direct oversight much of the day, and with colleagues distributed around the globe. You will be working closely with the whole company and all of our customers, so you'll need to be empathic, supportive, and self-aware.
What you'd be doing:
- Support a global customer base via GitHub, community, email and ticketing systems
- Demonstrate ownership, follow-through with customers and drive issues to resolution
- Reproduce customer issues and test new product functionality
- Partner with customers to achieve their desired goals by illustrating best practices
- Adhere to contractual SLAs for responsiveness
- Update and extend documentation
- Participate in on-call rotation for the SaaS product with rest of the team
- Enhance our InfluxDB Cloud offering using automation and monitoring tools
- Develop solutions using Flux, Golang, Python
- Communicate recurring issues, challenges, and roadblocks with fellow team members and products
What we're looking for:
- Experience in a customer-facing position
- Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
- Empathy for people facing technical challenges
- Professional, personable, conscientious
- 4+ years of technical work experience: support, development, engineering, etc.
- Profound knowledge in non-relational database concepts, database clustering, HA services, load balancing, automation, monitoring, configuration management and queuing (Kafka, Rabbit MQ, TIBCO, MQ Series, etc.)
- Knowledge of Networking and HTTP(S)d
- Significant administration experience in Linux-based application hosting environments
- Expertise in at least in one of the following: Python+NumPy/SciPy, R, Matlab or Haskell
- Software development experience, particularly Golang or Rust is a plus
- Experience deploying on, and integrating with AWS, Azure, or GCP cloud environments.
- Experience with Docker/Kubernetes in a production environment.
- Familiarity with automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet
- Familiarity with system monitoring tools and practices (Nagios, Zabbix, Zenoss, Sensu, etc.)
- Git or other version control systems experience
Nice to have:
- Documentation or tech writing experience
- Professional Services or Training experience
- Experience with time-series data tools
*We are unable to sponsor visas at this time (new or transfers) in any location*
We are 100% a remote-first company, supporting remote work throughout the United States (AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OK, OH, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA), Canada, the UK, Germany, and Italy. If you are in a state we don't yet support, we are happy to look into registering in the US state.
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 our careers 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.