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Solarwinds Inc. Senior Backend Software Engineer in Krakow, Poland


VividCortex needs an experienced and senior hands-on data and software engineer who has “been there and done that” to help take our company to the next level. We are designing and building our next-generation system for continuous high volume data storage, analysis, and presentation. You are hands-on and working at the intersection of data, engineering, and product. You are key in defining the strategy and tactics of how we store and process massive amounts of performance metrics and other data we capture from our customers' database servers.

Our platform is written in Go and hosted entirely on the AWS cloud. It currently uses Kafka, Redis, and MySQL technologies among others.


  • Work with others to define, and propose for approval, a modern data platform design strategy and matching architecture and technology choices to support it, with the goals of providing a highly scalable, economical, observable, and operable data platform for storing and processing very large amounts of data within tight performance tolerances.

  • Perform high-level strategy and hands-on infrastructure development for the VividCortex data platform, developing and deploying new data management services both in our existing data center infrastructure, and in AWS.

  • Collaborate with engineering management to drive data systems design, deployment strategies, scalability, infrastructure efficiency, monitoring, and security.

  • Discover, define, document, and design scalable backend storage and robust data pipelines for different types of data streams.

  • Write code, tests, and deployment manifests and artifacts, using CircleCI, Git and GitHub, pull requests, issues, etc. Collaborate with other engineers on code review and approval.

  • Measure and improve the code and system performance and availability as it runs in production.

  • Support product management in prioritizing and coordinating work on changes to our data platform, and serve as a lead on user-focused technical requirements and analysis of the platform.

  • Help provide customer support, and you'll pitch in with other departments, such as Sales, as needed.

  • Rotate through on-call duty.

  • Understand and enact our security posture and practices.

  • Continually seek to understand and improve performance, reliability, resilience, scalability, and automation. Our goal is that systems should scale linearly with our customer growth, and the effort of maintaining the systems should scale sub-linearly.

  • Contribute to a culture of blameless learning, responsibility, and accountability.

  • Manage your workload, collaborating and working independently as needed, keeping management appropriately informed of progress and issues.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • 7+ years professional experience in software development with C, C++, Java, or C#

  • 2+ years of experience with RESTful APIs, microservices, or other network services

  • Significant exposure to cloud-based software development with AWS, Azure, or similar

  • A passion for highly effective teams and development processes

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant experience with Golang (or Java), MySQL, and Kafka

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science

  • 10+ years of experience in software development

  • 3+ years of data-focused design and development experience

  • 3+ years of experience with AWS

  • Capable of deep technical understanding and discussion of databases, software and service design, systems, and storage

  • Expertise in problem solving and analyzing large scale distributed systems and critical production service environments

Location PL-Krakow

SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2019-13992

# Positions 1

Category (Candidate Search) Engineering

Position Type Regular

Business Group Core IT

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