Senior Software Engineer (Agent/Data Collection/Go specialist)

  • Engineering

Senior Software Engineer (Agent/Data Collection/Go specialist)

Job description

Netdata is looking for senior software engineers, with particular expertise and interest in the Go Programming Language to join our distributed (remote) engineering team.

The position is 100% remote, but with your location's timezone limited from UTC -3 to UTC +5.

We are building a modern microservices-based platform to complement our open-source project. As a Senior Software Engineer you will be expected to program in several languages, focusing on, but not limited to, Go. You will be designing, developing and testing data collection related parts of a system that runs on numerous platforms, with minimal dependencies, a small footprint and unparalleled performance. You will also be supporting our user community and assisting contributors and team members with your deep knowledge in systems engineering.


    • Develop and optimize code for maximum performance, testability and maintainability.

    • Collaborate with other engineers and assist them when necessary.

    • Get feedback from, and build solutions for, users and customers.

    • Write functional requirement documents and guides.

    • Build reusable code and libraries for future use.

    • Automate tasks wherever possible.

    • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies.

Why join Netdata

    • We are a team of industry veterans and senior engineers that prioritize performance and ease of use over anything else.

    • We embrace remote work and great work-life balance.

    • We are solving hard problems that affect thousands of organisations worldwide.

    • We are deeply committed to Open Source and love our community.

    • We deeply care about system performance.

When you join Netdata, you can expect

    • A competitive salary.

    • A generous stock plan.

    • To join a venture-backed startup working with some of the most sophisticated investors of Silicon Valley.

    • To be part of our world-class team and interact with an amazing community.

    • To see first-hand how to grow and succeed in an engineering-first, open source-based company.

    • To find a culture that rewards doers.

Netdata is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment for everyone, regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, military service or other non-merit factor.


Job requirements

Required experience

    • Minimum 4 years of Go development experience in demanding environments.

    • Minimum 3 years of Linux systems development and/or administration.

    • Comprehensive knowledge of container technologies (cgroups, docker, etc.).

    • Self motivated, conscientious with a problem solving attitude.

    • Perfectionist where it matters, but also pragmatic, with effective time management skills.

    • Team player, eager to help others when necessary.

    • Excellent command of spoken and written English.

Preferred experience

    • Extensive experience with Kubernetes. Knowledge of its internals.

    • Experience with AWS, Google Cloud.

    • Familiarity with scripting languages (e.g. Python, Bash etc.)

    • Experience with writing testable code (in any language) and TDD.

    • Open source contributions.

    • Experience with monitoring solutions and service assurance in general.

    • Familiarity with CI/CD-centered development.