Overview

Grafana Labs is the company behind Grafana, a popular open source tool for visualizing and analyzing metrics with its instantly recognizable dashboards. With both its open source technology and enterprise products, Grafana Labs allows organizations to understand their metrics no matter where they are stored, and create, explore, and share dashboards to foster a data-driven culture. Founded in 2014, Grafana Labs has grown rapidly ever since. We are believers in the power of global, distributed teams: Talent is not limited by borders, and great workplaces are made up of exceptional colleagues. We have aggressive growth plans and are an ambitious, hardworking, and friendly team.

Grafana Labs is the company behind Grafana, an open source dashboarding tool for visualizing and analyzing metrics. It’s commonly used for infrastructure and application monitoring, but we’ve also seen installations to monitor things like beehives, power-plants, or even ambulances. Grafana’s mission is to democratize metrics: users can create dashboards that help them get insights into how their applications behave, enabling them to iterate, take action and improve faster. Commercially, Grafana Labs sells enterprise support plans and has a hosted metrics/logs offering.
We are a family-friendly company (lots of us have kids) and consider ourselves a remote/distributed company. Even if you are located near one of our offices in New York, Stockholm or Berlin, working from home is both common and encouraged.

About Grafana Cloud:

Our Grafana Cloud pipeline moves millions of data points, log lines and traces per second from our customer’s 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 do it all more efficiently.

Backend engineering roles at Grafana require engineers with a passion for performance, reliability, and who enjoy taking projects from conception to production.

Since we deploy production services, we have on-call rotations to ensure the health of the system. We dogfood our own services, so being on call is an important way to understand our system and how to use the products we create.
Our culture is one of remote-first, and our engineering organization is largely remote. We provide guidance and meet regularly using video calls, and we need people who can work independently and can communicate well.

We care deeply about open source and the projects generally are open source, check them out: https://github.com/grafana.
We primarily use Go.
Requirements:
You are familiar with programming languages like Go, C, C#, C++, Java or Rust
You are able to write clean, robust and performant software
You have experience with network programming or distributed systems development
Nice to haves:
Familiarity with operations/SRE
Experience with the monitoring space in general (metrics, logging, tracing, observability)
Familiarity with time-series applications and concepts, especially Graphite or Prometheus
Experience with Kubernetes / Kafka / Cassandra / Bigtable / syslog / opentracing or similar technologies.
Benefits:
Flexible hours
The equipment you need to get the job done
Generous vacation policy of 30 days per annum with national holidays in your country of residence on top
Grafana operates in 32+ countries. We try to operate as one team and focus on global benefits which our whole team can enjoy. Inevitably there are some regional variations and we discuss the benefits offered in your country of residence through our interview process.
We offer a competitive healthcare plan (Medical, Dental & Vision) for our US based employees via our co-employer JustWorks.
We offer a 4% employer contribution match on our 401K/pension plans or a one time 4% salary increase after 6 months tenure depending on your location
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.

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.