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Sumo Logic // cloud-based log analysis platform
Engineering, Full Time    Redwood City, CA    Posted: Thursday, May 06, 2021
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As Engineering Manager on the Distributed Systems team, youll work with our engineers to build the next generation platform  engineers in the design & development of new distributed data processing capabilities. You will be instrumental in helping us solve complex low-latency, distributed systems challenges to handle our ever-increasing scale. Our system is a highly distributed, fault tolerant, multi-tenant platform that includes bleeding edge components related to storage, messaging, search, & analytics. This system ingests & analyzes terabytes of data a day, while making petabytes of data available for search & forensic analysis

The ideal candidate is obsessed with the past, present, & future of building distributed systems, & energized by the extreme challenges of building an efficient, cloud-based, multi-tenant, large-scale, low-latency platform that engineers depend upon in order to keep their mission-critical software running

What will you be doing?

Team Leadership: Lead & grow a team of engineers adept at building extremely high-volume, fault-tolerant, scalable backend systems that process & manage time series data.

Technical Vision: Re-evaluate architecture choices on an ongoing basis, in anticipation of increased scale & ever-evolving technology to meet the demands of a rapidly growing business. Leverage technical skills to successfully analyze & improve the efficiency, scalability, & reliability of our backend systems. 

Product Leadership: Define & execute the roadmap by collaborating with partners in Product, Design, & Operations. Serve as the teams Scrum Master, breaking down roadblocks 

as well as managing communications with stakeholders & dependent teams. Create a culture of continuous improvement through retrospection.


  • B.S. in Computer Sciences or related discipline (M.S., or Ph.D. is a plus).
  • Minimum 5+ years of industry experience with a proven track record of ownership & delivery.
  • Minimum 2+ years in a management role.
  • Experience in design & development of multi-threaded programming & distributed systems.
  • Object-oriented programming experience, for example in Java, Scala, Ruby, or C++.
  • Experience with high volumes of data using the latest technologies such as Kafka, Kubernetes & Docker.
  • Agile software development experience (test-driven development, iterative & incremental development).Experience in big data and/or 24x7 commercial service is highly desirable.


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