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Job : Agent Engineer

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Description

In this Agent Engineer role you will work on our and other open source Agents written in Go and Rust. Our agents collect metrics, container, Kubernetes, and system events, application transaction traces, network request information, security events, etc. They rely on eBPF, among other things.

We are looking for a talented, self-starting engineer to join our Sematext Cloud development team and work primarily on our agents and ingestion of observability and other data they collect. If you like writing optimized code, enjoy system engineering, get excited by seeing agents that you helped build deployed to thousands of servers around the planet, this is it.

All our infrastructure is in AWS. We use Terraform and Ansible for automation and Jenkins for CI. All of our backend services are deployed as Kubernetes Helm charts. We try to automate everything we can. We use Github workflow and Kanban boards in JIRA. See further below about how we work.

This position will let you work with large volumes of streaming data, contribute to open-source projects, and interact with users and customers using our products. We don’t expect you to know everything coming in – we’ll pair you with peers who will help you improve your skills and close any experience gaps.

Qualities

  • Penchant for elegant solutions and attention to detail
  • Curiosity and passion for learning
  • Passion to innovate, design, and implement services and storage capable of handling massive quantities of data
  • Excellent team player with ability to work in an agile, fast-paced, distributed startup
  • Very communicative, strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter, proactive, doesn't require nagging and micromanagement; positive can-do attitude
  • Ability to work with a geographically distributed team
  • Strong dislike of corporate BS, politics, overengineered processes, etc.

Requirements

  • Experience with or keen interest in low level programming/system engineering
  • Experience coding in Go or Rust
  • Experience with eBPF is a plus
  • Experience with APM, Transaction Tracing, or OpenTelemetry is a plus
  • Experience with containers and Kubernetes is a plus
  • Experience with Elasticsearch, ClickHouse, Kafka is a plus

Location

This position is open to candidates in North or South America or Europe, although truly exceptional individuals from other corners of the planet will be considered, too.

A bit about how we work

  • We work in small 3-4 people teams
  • We have 2-week sprints, which we plan every other Monday
  • We do product demos every Friday
  • We automate everything that can be automated - we have an automated test env, CI/CD pipeline, Kubernetes, etc.
  • We use Slack and have an async version of daily standup
  • We use JIRA, make use of story points, and we pay attention to our development velocity
  • We use Figma and Figjam for UX designs
  • We are a fully distributed company
  • We organize whole-company gatherings every 6-12 months. Our recent such gathering were in Turkey, Croatia on three different occasions, Spain, and Poland.