Staff/Principal Software Engineer: Data Backend

San Mateo, CA
Engineering /
Full-time /
Observe is building an Observability Cloud that allows customers to bring all their machine data (logs, metrics, traces, etc.) together in one place. At the core of the service is our data management platform which enables our users to build sophisticated streaming pipelines and express materialized views and temporal queries all without learning complex database concepts.

As a senior member of the data backend team, you will help drive the roadmap of several exciting areas of the backend development and make our product better with new backend capabilities. You will also mentor junior members of the team and help set the technical standard of the entire team. The technical areas you may work on include but are not limited to:
- Query optimization
- Query execution
- Stream processing
- Materialized view

The ideal candidate should be:

- Experience with relational database internals
- Experience with the above technical areas is a plus but not required if the candidate has strong background working with large-scale data systems
- Experience with Go is a plus but not required
- Self-motivated, fearless, likes to dive in the code and get stuff done
- Strong teamplayer who can work independently but cares about context and knows when to reach out