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Senior Backend Engineer - Grafana Backend App Platform (Remote, Canada EST)

Grafana Labs

Grafana Labs

Software Engineering
Remote · Canada
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

This is a remote position. We are looking for candidates in the Canadian Eastern time zones.

What are we doing?

Grafana continues to be a highly successful open-source project, with over a million instances of our application running in the wild. Grafana is also the main frontend for Grafana Cloud where users can visualize their telemetry data and use our opinionated solutions for easier troubleshooting of their infrastructure and applications.

As our Cloud / Grafana-as-a-service business continues to grow, we've started to change Grafana's core architecture to be fully multi-tenant and scalable, as well as a solid platform for our opinionated Cloud apps.

Who are we looking for?

We're looking for someone with a lot of experience with SaaS platforms at scale. We are turning Grafana into a proper observability app platform where OSS and proprietary apps can directly tap into dashboards, alerts, incidents, and telemetry and deliver even more integrated experiences.


  • You have strong coding skills and operational experience; you were responsible for operating the software you have built.
  • You have used K8s or a public Cloud for operating your software.
  • You have worked on a big SaaS platform and dealt with common distributed systems problems (e.g. scalability, multi-tenancy, data isolation, HA, …)
  • You have excellent communication skills. You can express your ideas with great clarity in writing and during meetings. You know when to pick which mode of communication,
  • You are willing to work across teams. Your work has to be aligned with the needs of other squads and external stakeholders. You make your plans transparent, bring stakeholders on board, and are open to feedback and suggestions.
  • You are pragmatic; you prioritize progress over perfection.
  • Prior experience in leading cross-team projects would be a strong advantage.
  • Familiarity with Golang.
  • Familiarity with public Cloud or Kubernetes system architecture (CRDs, Aggregated API Servers, etc.).

Your day-to-day will include:

  • Actively developing the App Platform
  • Coaching and mentoring other engineers
  • Creating and reviewing technical design documents
  • Participating in the prioritization process
  • Owning the experience of our customers by participating in weekday 12h x 5d and separate weekend 24h x 2d on-call rotations.

In the Canada, the Base compensation range for this role is CAD 165,000 - CAD 199,000. Actual compensation may vary based on level, experience, and skillset as assessed in the interview process. Benefits include equity, bonus (if applicable) and other benefits listed here.

About Grafana Labs: There are more than 950,000 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 NASA 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 managed with Grafana Cloud, or self-managed with Grafana Enterprise Stack. The Grafana stack has grown to include four other open source projects, Grafana Loki (for logs), Grafana Tempo (for traces), Grafana Mimir (for metrics), and Grafana OnCall (for on-call management).
Benefits: For more information about the perks and benefits of working at Grafana, please check out our careers page.
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. If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.
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