10 things to know about Sematext Engineering
Building several different products
We have built and are building several different products and there are more in the queue. This means more diversity, more new and interesting work is ahead.
300+ customers and projects around the globe
Although we are a product company, the consulting side of Sematext is a well-established practice – we have worked with hundreds of customers and projects around the planet. Every project is slightly different and keeps our work interesting.
Massive project scale
We are small and agile, but all our products and our client engagements are of truly massive scale.
We love open-source
We contribute to open-source (see sematext@github) and encourage open-source participation. Some of us are open-source veterans (not just users, but contributors).
We often give talks
We are regulars at conferences and like to give talks.
We love challenges!
Do you? Come join us! You’ll work with and learn from great engineers and be continually challenged to improve your skills. However, if you are afraid of learning, challenges, or want easy and simple work, then we are not your best choice.
Working with the best technologies
We work with a wide range of modern technologies: search (e.g. Lucene, Solr, Elasticsearch, Docker, Kubernetes), big data (e.g. Hadoop, HBase, Cassandra), linguistic (e.g. OpenNLP, Spacy), machine learning (e.g. Recommendation Engine).
We keep code clean!
There is no ugly, old legacy code and everything we do is done with large scale, high performance, and ease of management/operations in mind.
We’re fully distributed, spread over several continents. We gather at industry and all-hands events.
No VCs involved
There is nobody to tell us what to work on, what we can or cannot do.
What our engineers say
What I love about Sematext is that working here allows me to constantly work on my skills while being part of a friendly team, without having to worry about the ‘office drama’ you often hear about.
On paper, I’ve been a Sematext search consultant for the last decade, which sounds rather dull. In practice, depending on the project, I’ve been a developer, an architect, an SRE, and a trainer. Working with brilliant people on exciting tech – some of which didn’t exist 10 years ago. I don’t know which Sematext hat I’ll wear next year, but I’m sure it will be first challenging, then rewarding.
I wanted to work with a diverse group of people from different countries on a challenging and deeply technical project. Sematext gives everyone a voice in deciding the direction of the products and provides people with the means to grow both personally and professionally. I’m very glad I found it!
Engineers in Sematext have a great knowledge base on a very wide set of technologies. Working here day to day gives you a great opportunity to improve in fields you are passionate about but also to learn and fall in love with new technologies.
Working in Sematext means constantly being surrounded by a team of experts. This in return means learning and getting better each day at the stuff you are interested in. And since I love challenges, it really was a match made in heaven.
I’ve always liked to explore different programming languages and cutting edge open source technologies. That was previously often taken as a distraction, with a facial expression of “here he goes again”. Since I’ve started working at Sematext I have finally found a group of people where my “obsession” is taken as a virtue. And that’s a great feeling!”
Tech & tools we use
- ReactJS, Redux, Bootstrap
- Java, Kotlin, Go, NodeJS, Python
- Elasticsearch, Kafka, ClickHouse, Zookeeper, Jetty
- Akka, Project Reactor, stream-lib
- Docker, Kubernetes, Logagent, rsyslog
- AWS, Github, Jenkins, Ansible, JIRA, Confluence, Slack, Travis CI, WordPress, Stripe, Google Apps…
We contribute to external Open Source Projects
We also give back in form of contribution to existing OSS projects, participation in the community, or by open-sourcing new software we’ve built in-house.
We are always looking for bright people. If you want to work on stuff like this check out jobs at Sematext.
Some of the open source projects we contributed to over the years in one form or another: