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Production Engineer -- Distributed Systems
San Mateo, CA

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Job Description


Production Engineers at SignalFx are hybrid software/systems engineers who ensure that our Production Services run smoothly and have the capacity for future growth. Production Engineers focus on performance optimization and operational efficiency of the service. They are embedded in SignalFx's backend teams, and are core participants in every significant engineering effort underway in the company.


* Responsible for Production Engineering tasks on Backend Services - Date Migrations, Performance tuning, Capacity changes, etc
* Automate capacity monitoring and work closely with the Infrastructure team to orchestrate scale-up/down of Backend Services.
* Own the operation of back-end OSS services like Cassandra, Kafka, Zookeeper, Elasticsearch.
* Automate operational activities performed on the backend services.
* Partner with Service owners to implement Service-Level-Metrics that act as on leading indicators of a potential issue.
* Establish design patterns for benchmarking and deploying new features for the backend services.


* BS degrees in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
* Coding experience in one or more of Java, Python, and/or Go.
* Experience building or operating high performance distributed systems
* Experience with one or more OSS technologies like Kafka, Cassandra, Zookeeper, Elasticsearch.
* Understanding of Unix/Linux systems from kernel to shell and beyond, taking in system libraries, file systems, and client-server protocols along the way.

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