Scalyr’s building the best tool to understand operational systems. Frustrated that other visibility tools weren’t keeping up, we created a better solution. It’s lightning fast and feature-rich.

Founded 2011
51-200 employees
  • Technology Infrastructure
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware, Internet of Things, & Electronics
  • Headquarters address
    101 S San Mateo Dr. 4th Floor, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    Scalyr's mission is to build the best tool for engineers to understand their operational systems. We want to make it fast, scalable, and reliable, all the while making sure it's easy to learn and use. We organize our daily work in a way that minimizes stress and maximizes happiness, and we want an office environment that's fun, fulfilling, and smart. In many ways, we're quite different from the 'typical' Silicon Valley tech company that you've likely read about.

    Our Founder and Chairman, Steve Newman, a lifelong engineer and entrepreneur who also cofounded Writely (acquired by Google to become Google Docs), was frustrated by the fact that visibility tools - even Google’s in-house tools - weren’t keeping up. Steve started Scalyr to create a better solution. It’s lightning fast, feature-rich and customers love it. The opportunity in front of us is huge and we are still in the very early days. This is going to be one of those companies where people will look back and say “I wish I’d been there when…” well, this is your chance to be part of “when”.

    The tenets of Scalyr work life include:

    • Transparency: We don't keep secrets or silos at Scalyr. We share good and bad news with each other. Everyone is welcome to contribute in all areas.

    • Camaraderie: We have a sit-down lunch together as a team every day. Each afternoon, we go for a 30-minute group hike to stretch our legs and clear our heads.

    • Niceness: Put simply: We're just nice nerds. We like to laugh, talk about science fiction, quote Monty Python, and wax rhetorically about world events with each other.

    • Low Stress: We don't burn the midnight oil or set "crunch time" deadlines. Our goal is to have fun and build a great product - not lose sleep or give ourselves ulcers.

    • Work-Life Balance: Despite our camaraderie, at the end of the day (literally) it's time to go home. Evenings and weekends are for personal time, not more work.

    • No Ageism: We simply don't care how old you are. We hire regardless of age and believe that your abilities and personality come first, not your number. We have employees in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s.

    -Flexibility: We have an unlimited vacation policy and believe in a flexible work schedule.

    We believe in showcasing transparency in our process. Check out the below blog posts that dive into the greater detail of your interview:

    -How We interview Frontend Engineers
    -Scalyr Distributed Systems Engineer Hiring Overview
    -How We Interview API Engineers
    -Being Transparent in Our Hiring Process

    Join us:

    Tech stack

    AngularJS, Java / Tomcat, AWS, NodeJS, React, JavaScript


    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    401k plan
    Cell phone reimbursement
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Values and quality of life

    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Company activities