Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024
In the cloud, every second counts. On the leading edge of security, Sysdig stops attacks in real time by instantly detecting changes in cloud security risk with runtime insights and open source Falco. We are passionate open source enthusiasts at heart and technical problem-solvers who are continually innovating and delivering powerful solutions to secure cloud-native applications.
We value diverse opinions and open dialogue to spur ideas. We believe in working closely together to achieve our goals, and since our launch, we have been flexible with when and where we work. We’re an international company that understands how to cultivate a strong culture across remote teams.
And we’re a great place to work too – we’ve been named a “Best Place to Work” by Inc.,the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and we won six workplace awards from Comparably this year. We have been recognized by Deloitte as one of the 500 fastest-growing organizations for the last four years.
We are looking for driven team members who want to join us on our mission to lead cloud security globally. Does this sound like the right place for you?
Target Locations: Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) and Ireland

What you will do

  • Design, develop, and maintain performance testing frameworks and benchmarks to ensure the scalability and reliability of our systems.
  • Collaborate with development teams to identify and address performance bottlenecks in software applications and infrastructure.
  • Build system testing strategies, tools & infrastructure to test the reliability & resilience of Sysdig platform.
  • Implement custom tooling for automated performance evaluations in CI/CD lifecycle to provide real-time feedback on system performance.
  • Conduct system performance analysis and provide optimization recommendations to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of cloud and container environments.
  • Participate in the architectural design reviews to ensure performance considerations are included in the development of new features.

What you will bring with you

  • Strong experience with performance automation tools such as Locust, Jmeter etc with a minimum of 8+ years of experience.
  • Strong programming skills in Python/Golang, with a focus on developing performance tooling.
  • Strong understanding of cloud environments (AWS / Azure / GCP) and experience working with these platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability in using profiling tools and APM (Application Performance Management) technologies to diagnose and resolve performance issues.
  • Extensive knowledge in Observability and Monitoring, including expertise in deploying and managing tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, or Elastic Observability.
  • Self-driven and can work independently or collaboratively to make continuous, rapid progress on projects & initiatives.

What we look for

  • Experience with container technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Background in managing large-scale distributed systems and an understanding of network protocols and security.
  • Proactive attitude towards learning new technologies and methodologies in performance engineering.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work independently and make critical decisions under pressure.

Why work at Sysdig?

  • We’re a well funded startup that already has a large enterprise customer base
  • We have an organizational focus on delivering value to customers
  • Our open source tools (https://sysdig.com/opensource/) are widely used and loved by technologists & developers

When you join Sysdig, you can expect:

  • Competitive compensation, including equity opportunities
  • An international culture with employees in more than 40 countries
  • Flexible work arrangement
  • Mental well-being support for you and your family and company-wide recharge days
  • Career growth and development opportunities
We would love for you to join us! Please reach out even if your experience doesn’t perfectly match the job description. We can always explore other options after starting the conversation. Your background and passion will set you apart, especially if your career is unconventional.
Some of our Hiring Managers are globally distributed, an English version of your CV will be highly appreciated!
Sysdig values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Sysdig is an equal-opportunity employer. Sysdig does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.