Staff Software Engineer: Backend API Team

Posted on 7/19/2023



51-200 employees

Cloud-based observability and analytics platform

Data & Analytics

Senior, Expert

San Mateo, CA, USA

Required Skills
Software Testing
Data Analysis
  • Build out the API and application platform that drives the rest of the Observe product (this includes our API servers, API designs, API authentication, application metadata, modeling layer, language compiler, and the infrastructure that our services run on)
  • Develop GraphQL APIs that can be easily consumed by our user interface or through terraform
  • Design shared infrastructure components that optimize for the developer experience, scalability, performance, reliability, and long-term maintainability
  • Write robust unit tests that are quick, reliable, and allow our team to continuously deploy to our kubernetes service infrastructure
  • Be a strong contributor to the product vision and team planning
  • Strong computer science fundamentals
  • BSCS degree or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years experience working on service infrastructure
  • A solid understanding of database fundamentals and SaaS application architecture
  • Experience building and deploying scalable, secure and performant APIs
  • Proficiency with distributed systems, SOAs, and performance measurement and optimization
  • Ability to visualize the flow of data through a complex application
  • A passion for user-centric product development and end-user performance
  • Attention to developer experience and productivity
  • Enjoy thinking rigorously about API design patterns and diving deep into the detail
  • Interest in enterprise analytics
  • Startup or growth-stage experience

Observe, Inc. specializes in providing a robust Observability Cloud that amalgamates event data such as logs, metrics, and traces into a unified Data Lake with a Graph of Connected Datasets. This allows organizations to efficiently manage and optimize their applications and infrastructure. The company leverages an elastic cloud architecture, making it a compelling workplace for those interested in pursuing technological advancements in data management and infrastructure optimization. The focus on reducing outages and improving customer experience highlights their commitment to reliability and quality, enhancing their industry reputation as a leader in observability solutions.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



San Mateo, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth