Engineer: Observability

Digital Ocean

Remote: U.S. & Canada or Office Locations: Cambridge - MA, New York - NY, Palo Alto - CA

Have you ever wondered what happens inside the cloud?

Based in New York, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers, teams, and businesses around the world. We believe that today’s entrepreneurs are changing the world through software. Our mission is to empower these entrepreneurs by bringing modern app development within reach for any developer, anywhere in the world.

We want people who care about empowering your peers to understand their services.

Observability Platforms is a small team focused on creating visibility into DigitalOcean’s services and infrastructure. Our systems collect billions of data points a day from thousands of systems and are used by hundreds of internal engineers. Through a mix of open source services and in-house developed software we seek to consistently and reliably improve the ability of DigitalOcean engineers to understand the behavior of their services.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Learning how our internal observability services are built, deployed, and operated. 
  • Implementing features to both improve the operability of our services.
  • Working on user interfaces and APIs to improve the experience of people using our services.
  • Providing guidance to other engineers on how they can best utilize our systems to gain confidence that their services are performing as expected
  • Becoming an expert at open source observability software such as Prometheus, Elasticsearch, and more.

What We'll Expect From You:

  • A desire to learn about and participate in building and operating observability systems.
  • Experience writing software in at least one programming language. A desire to learn Go if you don’t already know it.
  • A desire to learn how to operate and use observability and monitoring tools such as Elasticsearch, Prometheus, Grafana, and more. 
  • An ability to work well as part of a geographically distributed team.

What You Can Expect From Us:

  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are always striving to improve. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship, LinkedIn Learning tracks, and other internal programs. We also provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your physical, financial and mental well-being. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym reimbursement to support your physical health, and a commute or internet allowance to make your trips to your office or your desk easier. We offer generous parental leave with transition time built-in upon return to work. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match.
  • We support our remote employee experience. While we have great office spaces in NYC, Cambridge and Palo Alto, we’re very distributed—we use a number of communication tools to connect across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to visit our offices and meet their teams face-to-face at team offsites. We also have an annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the entire company at least once a year. We also allow employees to outfit their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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