GitLab – Senior Backend Engineer.

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About the job

GitLab’s DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 1,400+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute .
GitLab is building observability into the DevOps Platform based on the recent acquisition of Opstrace . It will be fully integrated and on-by-default for all GitLab customers, while maintaining the Opstrace Open Source Distribution as a standalone project. As a Senior Backend Engineer on the Observability team, you’ll collaborate on building cloud-native tooling, scalable data storage technologies, and custom orchestration logic. You’ll work closely with customers and operate the code you write. You will help bridge the gap between expensive SaaS vendors and difficult DIY projects. There’s a lot to do and learn.
Some Things You May Work On

  • Developing high scale storage systems on top of technologies such as ClickHouse
  • Integrating open source observability tools like Prometheus , OpenTelemetry , and Jaeger
  • Developing CI/CD automation and test harnesses
  • Support other GitLab teams and customers to help integrate observability into their applications

Essential skills:

  • Significant professional experience with Golang
  • Experience with metrics and logging using open source tools such as Prometheus , Promtail and/or Fluentd
  • Significant operational experience of moderate-scale production services
  • Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical problems and propose/implement thorough iterative solutions
  • Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems

Nice to have:

  • Experience operating a managed Kubernetes cluster (ex. GKE or EKS)
  • Experience with Cortex , Thanos , Jaeger , or other similar open source observability systems
  • Distributed systems experience
  • GCP and/or AWS experience
  • Typescript and/or Ruby on Rails experience

Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page 


Country Hiring Guidelines: GitLab hires new team members in countries around the world. All of our roles are remote, however some roles may carry specific location-based eligibility requirements. Our Talent Acquisition team can help answer any questions about location after starting the recruiting process.
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