Sr. Software Engineer, Full Stack

San Francisco /
Buoyant /
Buoyant builds tools that engineers around the world use to run reliable, high-scale applications on Kubernetes.

Our open source service mesh, Linkerd (, defined a new category of software and now powers the production infrastructure of organizations around the globe, from Nordstrom to Walmart to Strava to Planet Labs. Our human control plane, Dive (, brings SRE best practices to these same organizations, giving platform teams the ability to understand and coordinate the people and process involved in shipping and maintaining complex and fast-moving software.

In this role, you will work with Linkerd in developing systems to ensure performance and correctness, and you will build tooling to empower the Linkerd community to validate their own work. You will be a critical leader in managing multiple simultaneous PRs, creating dashboards and performance metrics for observability, and authoring documents to guide developers as they contribute to the project. You’ll work with our incredible, product-focused team in a supportive and friendly environment. Our ideal candidate has a strong engineering background, great communication skills, and a weird but adorable love of software infrastructure. Familiarity with Linkerd, gRPC, Kubernetes, Docker, Prometheus, Grafana, and bash a plus.

Our Ideal Candidate

    • 5+ years of experience as a Full Stack engineer
    • 3+ years of experience in React
    • 3+ years of experience or familiarity with Go
    • Good Understanding of containers - Kubernetes, Docker
    • Experience or knowledge with building API’s and test automation
    • Modern development workflow
    • Proficient with Unix


    • Exceptional health benefits & 401(k)
    • Flexible PTO policy
    • Culture that embraces speed, big thinking, openness, and fun
Buoyant is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We do not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by local law or ordinance.

US employment: We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.