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Backend Engineer - Systems/Data

Memfault

Memfault

Software Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2023
Memfault is seeking a Senior Backend Systems/Data Engineer to design, build, and scale our web services and data pipelines. You’ll be working with a tight-knit engineering team that manages our platform, which stretches from the metal to the cloud and enables millions of devices to work without a hitch.
You'll be working with a team of generalists and on a very large technology stack: we're not the typical web startup. We do everything from SDKs for microcontrollers, to large-scale data processing in the backend, to complex custom charting in the frontend.
We're a small but experienced team who has worked at startups, scale-ups, and includes former principal engineers at large tech companies. Our development process encourages and provides opportunities for you to contribute to as many areas of our technology stack as you’re interested in.
NOTE: We are open to employees working outside of Berlin, Germany. We have periodic team gatherings and annual company off-sites around the world, both of which applicants would attend.

You will:

  • Architect and scale backend distributed systems, infrastructure, and storage systems to accommodate tens of millions of devices.
  • Dig deep into our toughest performance bottlenecks, enabling us to scale to 10x the number of devices.
  • Collaborate across teams to take ambiguous business problems and deliver solutions that work for our customers.
  • Over the long term, work on the parts of our huge technology stack and the technical challenges that interest you and support our business objectives.
  • Start with simple, pragmatic solutions and iterate quickly. Our engineers strive to ship meaningful work every day.
  • Help bring modern development tools & best practices to a whole software engineering discipline in the IoT industry.
  • Have a major positive impact on our product, our platform, our culture, and our business.

You are:

  • Caring, kind, low ego: other people do better when they work with you
  • A software engineer with 5+ years of experience building highly available and scalable distributed systems
  • Knowledgeable in developing web applications in Python
  • Experienced with writing, debugging, and optimizing SQL
  • Experienced in designing scalable multi-tenant database solutions
  • Passionate about software, unit, & integration testing
  • Excited to learn more about hardware and embedded software

Our tech stack today:

  • Python, TypeScript, Node.js, React
  • PostgreSQL, ClickHouse, Redis, RabbitMQ, AWS

Why you'll love being an engineer at Memfault:

  • We're proud to have an exceptional engineering culture — after all, we make developer tools and have 3 technical co-founders!
  • We work on interesting technical challenges: We’re set up as a team of generalists and have a very large technology stack, far more broad than the typical web startup. We do everything from SDKs for microcontrollers, to large-scale, real-time data processing in the backend, to complex custom charting in the frontend.
  • We are highly collaborative and ambitious: We have a small but very experienced team who has worked at startups, scale-ups, and includes former principal architects at large tech companies. You will have the chance to work directly with those people! Our development process encourages you to contribute to as many areas of our technology stack as you’re interested in.
  • We recognize growth is important for both our business and our engineers: We offer opportunities to explore different areas of our stack. Sometimes, our engineers try on different hats several times in a year! We make sure each team member is getting ample opportunity to challenge and stretch themselves, explore technologies that interest them, work across different parts of the business, and expand their skill sets.
  • We offer both fully-flexible remote work and opportunities to build in-person relationships: Fully remote, fully in-office and hybrid all a-OK. We are set up as a fully remote company, but we encourage people to come into the office to build relationships. We also have company-wide offsites once a year.
We want you (yes, you!) to apply
At Memfault, we believe in the power of diversity and the importance of fostering an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and empowered. We hold the opinion that diversity is not just a goal, but a key driver of creativity, innovation, and growth. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is embedded in our company culture and reflected in our policies and practices.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria — unlike majority candidates meeting significantly fewer requirements. We strongly encourage you to apply if you're interested: we'd love to know how you can amplify our team with your unique experience!
About Memfault
Memfault is the first IoT reliability platform that empowers teams to build more robust devices at scale. Today hardware teams have little insight into how their products are performing, and what issues are driving the majority of field failures, with Memfault they can operate with the same speed and agility as software organizations. Companies such as Logitech, Bose, Whoop, and Verkada use Memfault’s performance monitoring, device debugging, and OTA update capabilities to ship fast and build high quality products. Memfault was founded by veterans of Pebble, Fitbit, and Oculus, and is backed by fantastic investors such as YCombinator and Uncork Capital.