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Senior Software Engineer – Cloud Platform – Networking ~ Grafana Labs ~ EMEA (Remote) 

Full-time · Mid-Senior level

Grafana Labs

About the job

About Our Platform (at Grafana Labs)

Our Platform pipeline moves millions of data points, log lines, and traces per second from our customers’ environments into a highly available, low-latency stack that processes and stores the data, and serves it to dashboards and alerting tools. We aim to grow this to hundreds of millions per second, and it’s critical that as we grow, we improve our performance, increase our reliability– and, of course, do it efficiently and effectively. We do this across a few different squads: Capacity, Infrastructure, Networking, and Release.
Platform roles at Grafana Labs have an eye for engineers with a passion for performance and reliability, and who enjoy taking projects from conception to production.
We host our services in Kubernetes, and our Platform squad owns and maintains the platform delivering Kubernetes and its required complementary services to all of the Engineering; as well as designing, implementing, and maintaining the virtual network infrastructure
Because we deploy production services, we have on-call rotations to ensure the health of the system. Everyone at Grafana Labs tries to incorporate and use our product line up into their day-to-day, so being on call is an important way to understand our system and how people use our products.
About The Team & The Role
We are hiring for the Platform Networking squad. The Networking Squad is not to be confused with what most people think of– Cisco routers, flying around the world to do call outs to various data centers. We’re currently Cloud-first, as such we’re looking for another engineer to join us in all things around cloud networking. We spend most of our time codifying our networking stacks.
At the end of the day, we’re the Platform Team for the teams that are building some of the most cherished Platform tools– from Grafana and Loki, to Tempo.
Who Are We Looking For?
You are comfortable working in a remote-first company; communication is key. For us, working together means being collaborative, friendly, kind, and respectful. We operate by consensus, you can contribute to a discussion but then commit to the team decision.
As such, being such a highly distributed company, means we would love someone who is keen on working with distributed systems, too.
You are eager to learn and grow. There is a lot of room for growth and development, and the team has quite a lot of knowledge to share for those who are wanting to learn.
You approach development holistically. The team owns the full life cycle of our code; from writing design docs, to looking at developer feedback, and integration testing. We appreciate engineers who enjoy looking at the big picture, and also notice the details of the brush strokes. The Platform team mainly works with Go, Python, and Shell.
You have experience with operating your code.
Since a lot of operators and developers use our software, having some grounding in both of these spaces really helps us with building better platforms for our users. Kubernetes and Docker are what we use, mostly. We also work with a lot of Infrastructure as Code, so be sure to check out Tanka/Jsonnet.
A Few Of Our Upcoming Projects

  • Optimizing inter-cluster communication.
  • Private networking solutions for Grafana Cloud customers.
  • Multi-cluster service discovery.
  • Simplifying load balancing architecture across cloud providers.
  • Continuing to evolve our networking and traffic observability tooling and strategy for ourselves and customers.

About Grafana Labs: 

There are more than 950,000 active installations of Grafana around the globe, monitoring everything from beehives to climate change in the Alps. The instantly recognizable dashboards have been spotted everywhere from a NASA launch and Minecraft HQ to Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Grafana Labs also helps companies including Bloomberg, JPMorgan Chase, and eBay manage their observability strategies with full-stack offerings that can be run fully managed with Grafana Cloud, or self-managed with Grafana Enterprise Stack. The Grafana stack has grown to include four other open source projects, Grafana Loki (for logs), Grafana Tempo (for traces), Grafana Mimir (for metrics), and Grafana OnCall (for on-call management).
For more information about the perks and benefits of working at Grafana, please check out our careers page.
A note about covid-19:
All Grafanistas who wish to attend in-person events or travel for Grafana Labs must be fully-vaccinated.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
At Grafana Labs we’re building a company where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay, and do their best work. We know that our company runs on the hard work and the dedication of our passionate and creative employees. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.We will recruit, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different and unique. We believe that equality and diversity builds a strong organisation and we’re working hard to make sure that’s the foundation of our organisation as we grow.For information about how your personal data is used once you’ve applied to a job, check out our privacy policy.