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Circonus, Inc.

Senior Software Engineer at Circonus, Inc.

Fulton, Maryland, United States 🇺🇸   (Posted May 2 2018)
About the company
Circonus is a software company that is changing the way the world monitors both IT infrastructure and the business it powers. Our SaaS and On­-premise solutions enable companies to combine monitoring, alerting, event processing, and predictive analytics into a unified solution. Visualize any data, in any application, from any system, in real-time. Circonus scales from a single team to a worldwide organization that tracks thousands of devices analyzing millions of metrics. API driven automation empowers developers and makes operational teams incredibly efficient, while analytics drive insights that improve organization ­wide performance.

Job position
Permanent - Remote work possible

Job description
Our Senior Software Engineers focus on the design, development and overall lifecycle of our software products. You’ll join a team of high-performing engineers who strive to improve Circonus’s monitoring and analytics platform. As a senior staff member you’ll be expected to operate independently, though your day-to-day will often involved working working with a small team to create, support, and deploy production applications. In particular, we’re seeking someone with relevant experience to take over development and maintenance of our existing web application as well as contribute to our new microservice based architecture. Prior experience with such efforts is strongly preferred - please mention it directly within your cover letter.


- Work in the office or remotely, or both (but not at the same time)

- Collaborate on our internal shift from a monolithic architecture over to a Go based micro-service oriented model

- Maintain and document the existing Perl based web application service

- Find and address bottlenecks and performance issues across the application stack

- Develop and support back-end systems and support tools

- Implement customer requests including API features and tool requests

- Find and address software errors and bugs

- Improve deployment, utility, observability, and operability in everything you do

- Unit, functional, and performance testing of produced deliverables

- Work with Product team to ensure high quality deliverables

- Conduct peer review during design, coding and testing

- Coach and mentor team members

Skills & requirements

- Server side web development and systems tools development experience with Perl and Go, please do not apply if you don't have real world Perl and Go experience

- 3-5 years experience building, testing, and deploying high quality, highly reliable, scalable application servers

- Strong knowledge and experience with a RDBMS (PostgreSQL preferred)

- 1+ year experience with Go preferably writing backend web services

- Working knowledge of perl and related perl based web technologies and frameworks

- Understanding of Unix-based software development environments

- Understanding of microservice architecture principles

- Understanding of message queues

- Passion for quality-oriented software development best practices including unit and functional testing, automation, continuous integration, and low-dependency architectures

- Comfortable working with git and GitHub for version control, including opening/reviewing pull requests and distributed branching models

- Experience working with project management software such as JIRA

- Excellent analytical, problem solving, and debugging skills

- Excellent written and oral communication skills

Nice To Have

- Proficiency and experience designing, implementing and supporting APIs

- Experience with Linux server administration

- Experience architecting an enterprise web application

- Experience with and/or working knowledge of monitoring and analytics solutions

Instructions how to apply

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