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Posted 9 months ago

Senior Software Engineer, Observability

Global, Multiple Countries

Full Time


Mid Level

The Lightbend Telemetry Team is responsible for adding commercial observability features to the Lightbend Reactive Platform suite of frameworks, Akka, Play, and Lagom, as well as integrating with common OSS and commercial tools like StatsD, Prometheus, Datadog, New Relic, and Zipkin, among others. The code is mainly developed in Scala and Java with elements of low level JVM and Java bytecode manipulation.

We are seeking a highly motivated senior software engineer, that is eager to learn and wants to develop together with the team and the company. We are a welcoming, small distributed team currently located in the United States and New Zealand, with other colleagues all over the world.

Your qualities include:

  • A curious and open mind
  • A good sense of quality and business value
  • The ability to work distributed and have meetings over video, chat and email
  • Self-direction with a passion for innovation and continuous learning
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and strives to find better ways as a group
  • Adaptability to changing circumstances and can operate within undefined structures and processes
  • Managing competing priorities
  • Enjoy sharing knowledge through mentorship

You are:

  • Strong in Scala or Java with 5+ years of experience in either
  • Familiar with or interested in Functional, Asynchronous, and Distributed programming
  • Committed to validating code with unit and integration tests
  • Accustomed to working with git, pull requests, and continuous integration
  • Comfortable with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Aware of Java agents and Java bytecode

What we offer:

Lightbend is a welcoming, transparent, and highly distributed company dedicated to creating high-performance systems that bring success to all who use them. With a strong focus on work-life balance, our company offers a fast-paced, collaborative environment mixed with challenging and engaging work. This combination has attracted and retained some of the brightest minds in our technology communities.

Lightbend is an Equal Opportunity Employer