Lightstep enables teams to detect and resolve regressions quickly, regardless of system scale or complexity. We integrate seamlessly into daily workflows, whether you are proactively optimizing performance or investigating a root cause so you can quickly get back to building features. We continue to grow our talented, low-ego, team! We believe that we should always align our actions toward a common purpose, that trust is paramount and must be cultivated, that the most valuable team members multiply rather than add, and that we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously (except when we’re writing way-too-long sentences about our values). We believe that assembling and retaining an inclusive and diverse team is the best way to grow a successful company.

As Lightstep's first and lead software engineer on our partnership efforts, your job will be to ensure Lightstep integrates seamlessly into a developer ecosystem that’s filled with many exciting, complementary products and tools. You’ll talk to partners and customers to understand common developer use cases across products, become a technical expert on how to utilize Lightstep’s SDK and APIs to complement those products in the distributed systems world, and ensure that through your work the Lightstep user is happier and more successful. You’ll be part of an exciting new team within Lightstep and your work will become the backbone of the Lightstep Technology Partnership Program. Your closest collaborators will be Lightstep's COO/cofounder and Lightstep's Director of Partnerships.

You’d be a great addition if…

  • You have at least 2-3 years of experience shipping production-level code.
  • You’re excited about developer workflows and use cases in modern distributed systems from deployments to on-call to security — and how to make them better!
  • You'd enjoy writing code to directly solve customer problems
  • You’ve worked with platform and product APIs before and can speak to what you accomplished
  • You’re passionate about developing your soft skills as much as your technical skills
  • You see yourself as the get-stuff-done type and are excited to be part of a new program within the context of a growing startup
  • You’re reliable, trustworthy, but also not afraid to make small mistakes as you work to build something great
  • You care about the success of your teammates and are energized by opportunities to amplify the work of those around you

Bonus points if...

  • You have prior experience with logging, metrics, or distributed tracing technologies / products
  • You can speak to the real world examples of integrations, add-ons, or plug-ins you’ve built using third-party APIs or SDKs
  • You have worked within the context of a full end-to-end DevOps workflow before and know the complex software development challenges there
  • You thrive in a hybrid role that requires a host of cross-disciplinary skills
  • You’ve had some experience in customer-facing roles that show strong understanding and prioritization of customer needs (whether it’s Sales Engineering, Solutions Engineering, Product Management, or another customer-centric role)

Your first couple months might include...

  • Joining calls or going on-site with customers and prospects to understand their uses case and how they want their products to work together
  • Collaborating with Customer Success and Sales teams on common requests that could help Lightstep fit more naturally into the distributed system ecosystem
  • Speaking to potential partners to find opportunities to amplify the value of both products
  • Using SDKs and APIs to create integrations that deliver on meaningful problems for customers
  • Meeting with people across LightS\step departments to ensure the integrations we write tell a strong marketing story, increase the value of the product, and deliver value our sales team will be thrilled to tell prospects about


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