Software Engineer in Test & Performance
Sumo Logic - Redwood City, CA

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Are you looking to join one of Silicon Valley’s hottest startups, with top-tier VC funding and all-star engineering, product, and sales teams?

At Sumo Logic, we are building the Next Generation Log Management and Analytics solution – delivered as a cloud-based service. Led by industry veterans with funding from Greylock, Sutter Hill, and Accel, we aim to be the #1 solution in this multi-billion dollar market. Sumo Logic is right in the middle of the sweet spots of Big Data, SaaS, Analytics, and Security…with over $50M in funding and great customers like Netflix, Logitech, & Orange Telecom.

As a Software Engineer in Test & Performance, you’ll architect and implement automated tests to measure performance, scalability, and reliability of our system that runs our elastic big data analytics platform written in Scala and runs in the AWS cloud. Our system is a highly distributed, fault tolerant, multi-tenant platform that includes bleeding edge components related to storage, messaging, search, and analytics. This system ingests and analyzes terabytes of data a day, while making petabytes of data available for search and forensic analysis, and is expected to reach substantially larger scale in the near future.

You will building infrastructure and large-scale continuous integration frameworks for our cloud infrastructure, pushing our service to the limits and identify bottlenecks.

You are a strong software engineer in test who is passionate about large-scale systems. You care about producing clean, elegant, maintainable, robust, well-tested code; you do this as a member of a team, helping the group come up with a better solution than you would as individuals. Ideally, you have experience with performance, scalability, and reliability issues of 24x7 commercial services.

Design and develop infrastructure and distributed testing frameworks for performance and system testing for an extremely high-volume, fault-tolerant, scalable backend systems that process and manage petabytes of customer data.

Analyze and improve the efficiency, scalability, and reliability of our backend systems.

Write robust code; demonstrate its robustness through automated tests.

Work as a member of a team, helping the team respond quickly and effectively to business needs.

Object-oriented experience, for example in Java, Scala, Ruby, or C++.

Understand performance characteristics of commonly used data structures (maps, lists, trees, etc).

Desire to learn Scala, an up-and-coming JVM language (

Passion for cutting edge technologies, complex problems, and breaking things.

Experience in big data and/or 24x7 commercial service is highly desirable.

You should be happy working with Unix (Linux, OS X).

Agile software development experience (test-driven development, iterative and incremental development) is a plus.

Enjoy working in an environment where stuffed squirrels and rubber bands are occasionally hurled at you.

Why work at Sumo?

Work with a top-notch team of smart, motivated engineers, pushing the envelope to produce the most advanced analytics platform for machine-generated time series data.

Daily catered gourmet team lunches.

Get a $2,000 education budget to use for conferences.

Get top-of-the-line equipment (27” iMac, 15” Retina MacBook Pro)

Lots of fun activities at work (ping-pong, Rock Band Fridays, Burnout tournaments, board games).

Fun company events (past events include trips to Def Con in Las Vegas, Wine Tasting, Kayaking).

Regular outings in local bars/restaurants.

To apply, please submit your resume, no cover letter necessary. We encourage you to submit any work you have done in the open. (Open source contributions, GitHub repos, etc.)

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Sumo Logic enables IT operations teams to perform rapid troubleshooting and root cause analysis of critical IT infrastructure; Dev Ops teams...