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.
We created Lightstep because we understand the massive architectural transformation underway in the software industry, and we saw an opportunity to accelerate it, all while improving the quality of the developer and end-user experience. While we learned a great deal from our experiences building Dapper (Google’s distributed tracing solution) and Monarch (Google’s high-availability metrics solution), Lightstep is in many ways a reaction to and a generational improvement beyond those approaches. Our story as individuals and as a company revolves around continuous learning, careful listening, and the belief that these fundamentally new software architectures require fundamentally new solutions.
As a DevOps and Site Reliability Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our development cycle and product reliability, while working closely with our other engineers. We're looking for someone excited to join a growing team that writes efficient, maintainable code for a standout product used every day by engineers at Lyft, Twilio, and more.
Read more about our philosophy on SRE and DevOps here.
You’d be a great addition if…
- You enjoy digging deep into fundamentally challenging CS and engineering problems.
- You’re motivated by high-impact projects, whether they’re open-ended questions or immediate practical needs, that affect a business's bottom line.
- You come from a software engineering or product background but have always been curious to optimize the developer experience.
- You may have a particular area of expertise, but are still excited to explore new areas (and want to work with a team that encourages you to do so).
- You value EQ as much as, if not more than, IQ in your teammates.
- You're excited to work as the DevOps go-to on a cross-functional team including product managers, UI and back-end engineers, and designers.
- You’ve worked on (and/or have a lot of curiosity about) large-scale distributed systems, performance, security, and microservice-based architectures.
- You're excited about serving the engineering team that developers at dozens of companies rely on for 5 9's and firefighting!
Bonus points if…
- You've held a tech lead position in the past and enjoy coordinating with others to ensure complex engineering projects are done well.
- You have experience outside of engineering: marketing, sales, design, etc.
- You contribute to open source projects, enjoy giving talks, and/or do community-building work.
- You have mentored more junior developers, interns, or teammates in a lasting and impactful manner.
- You have prior remote experience and/or enjoy working with remote teammates.
Lightstep is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.