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Senior Software Engineer - Spring, OSS Observability (Remote - US or EMEA)

Job Description

Observability of modern applications is critical to the success of operationalizing modern distributed architectures. The VMware open source portfolio is a leader in this space with a variety of open source projects, including Micrometer, Spring Cloud Sleuth, and Zipkin. These projects serve as foundational pieces to critical frameworks, such as Spring Boot and applications used by developers throughout the enterprise. We are looking for a Java software engineer who is excited to make a difference in millions of applications in every industry around the world by working on the projects mentioned above.

Why we are excited about you

You enjoy staying ahead of technology and continually strive to improve your understanding and engineering craft. You are excited about open source and the impact it can have on the lives of millions of enterprise developers in every industry. You are excited about working on projects that can help and impact millions of developers in the open source world.

Desired Skills:

We know from experience that not ticking every box on the skills sections stops many from applying. You should apply regardless of your self-assessment, because we want to hear from you.

  • Proficient with Java

  • Knowledge of application monitoring using metrics and distributed tracing

  • Experience working with one or more observibility platforms, including (but not limited to) Wavefront, Datadog, Dynatrace, InfluxData Suite, Prometheus, StatsD, and Zipkin

  • An understanding of the Spring ecosystem

  • Comfortable with Git and GitHub workflows

Nice to haves:

  • Public speaking experience

  • Experience contributing to open source projects, including (but not limited to) code or documentation contributions, blog posts, StackOverflow support, and so on

  • Working experience with remote teams

  • Understanding of performance monitoring and tuning of the JVM, garbage collectors, and related tasks

  • Familiarity with anomaly detection


Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2020-06-18

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