Synthetic Engineer


June 10, 2021

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Your Role and Responsibilities
Kubernetes and OpenShift are rapidly gaining attraction in the market. For teams building and running applications deployed on Kubernetes, observability into the clusters they operate and the workloads they run on those clusters is key to success.
As a Senior Engineer working on Instana’s Kubernetes monitoring you will:
  • Collaborate with a friendly cross functional team that is passionate about building the best Kubernetes observability product in the market.
  • Write mostly modern Java code and some Golang. Occasionally you might be asked to write a few lines of JavaScript as well.
  • You will work with the team to release code early and often. You are interested in Continuous Delivery, learning about techniques as feature flags and “branching by abstraction” and you ideally understand the value driving code by automated tests.
These responsibilities are just the starting point. You will really thrive at team Kubernetes if you have:
  • Have worked on fronted code written in React before.
  • Have exposure to stream processing.
  • Have developed and deployed applications that run on Kubernetes
As the leading provider of Application Performance Management solutions for containerized microservice applications, Instana applies automation and artificial intelligence to deliver the visibility needed to effectively manage the performance of today’s dynamic applications across the DevOps lifecycle. Founded by Application Monitoring veterans, Instana provides true AI-powered APM to help organizations deliver high performance applications today and in the future. Visit us at to learn more.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 8 to 12 years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency with modern Java (comfortable with lambda’s, streams API, etc)
  • Understanding of distributed systems, specifically high-volume stream processing
  • Good understanding of Kubernetes/OpenShift
  • Experience with JavaScript
  • Proficient in XP practices (incremental value delivery, TDD, CI/CD, refactoring, collective ownership)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience with functional reactive programming paradigm, ideally have used Project Reactor.
  • Hands-on experience with Elasticsearch, time series databases and/or Kafka.
  • Experience writing Kubernetes Operators.
  • Experience with React/RxJs.
  • Knowledge of JVM internals/ multithreaded programming.
  • Golang experience

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