Senior Software Engineer - Grafana K6 Cloud – Metrics Processing & Analysis (Remote, Canada)

Grafana Labs

3 months ago


Senior Software Engineer - K6 Cloud - Metrics Processing & Analysis

We are currently considering candidates based in Canada.

About Grafana Labs

There are more than 700,000 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 SpaceX 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 with Grafana Cloud or self-managed with Grafana Enterprise Stack. The Grafana stack has grown to include two other open-source projects, Grafana Loki (for logs) and Grafana Tempo (for traces).

In June 2021, Grafana Labs acquired k6- a Stockholm-based startup behind the open-source load testing tool for engineering teams. With k6, Grafana Labs adds extensible testing to its open and composable Grafana observability stack.

About k6

At k6, we build next-generation performance testing tools for developers and DevOps engineers.

We are pushing the state-of-the-art in our industry, creating open-source tools focused on a great developer experience. k6 is an open-source tool that we built to reinvent the engineering principles around performance testing with a mission to empower engineers to build highly resilient and scalable systems.

About the role

You will be a part of the k6 team that focuses on Grafana Cloud k6, our commercial product built around the OSS k6, targeted at users wanting to run performance tests at scale. Our SaaS offering allows customers to load test their systems by running distributed tests from 15+ regions worldwide, using hundreds of thousands of virtual users sending millions of requests per second. We ingest huge volumes of data generated by k6, which can be used to view, correlate and analyze metrics from each test.

k6 is a product used by other engineers, and as such, we are looking for people enthusiastic about building high-quality tools they would want to use themselves. Due to our small teams and fast development pace, you will have a substantial and immediate impact on how the end product is architected, developed, and how the engineering team operates. Most importantly, you will work with competent colleagues and will be able to expand your knowledge and skills in different directions.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Architect, develop and operate large-scale distributed systems
  • Participate in, or lead design reviews that shape the future of Grafana Cloud k6
  • Review code developed by other engineers and provide feedback to ensure best practices
  • Improve application reliability and observability
  • Collaborate with other teams on delivering cross-functional features to the cloud product
  • Participate in the On-Call rotation and ensure the high-availability of our product
  • Contribute to the documentation and/or educational content

Required skills

  • Strong programming background in any of the modern OOP languages (k6 cloud’s language of choice is Python, but knowledge is not a requirement)
  • Experience with large-scale distributed systems
  • Experience with test automation (performance tests, functional tests, etc.)
  • DevOps experience
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good technical communication skills
  • Familiarity with modern software engineering processes and practices

Not required, but great if you also have

  • Experience working with Python, Go, and/or JavaScript
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, Grafana stack
  • Experience building event-driven systems
  • Experience working with time-series data
  • Affinity for developing testing frameworks