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InfluxData // open source platform for time-series data at scale
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019
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When something is broken, do you want to figure out why?

When you figure out why, do you explain the process to your friends?

Join our growing support team to level up on cutting-edge technology, Golang, Open Source community management, SaaS operations, & to collaborate with our wide range of customers & partners.

As a Support Engineer, you'll respond to support questions from our range of customers, collaborate with the developers & product teams on characterizing, reproducing, & fixing issues, add to our documentation & training materials, host webinars, & work with our open-source community on GitHub & elsewhere. You will be a key part of our 24/7 support presence, supporting our on-premise customers & SaaS users. You will assist customers who are paying for SLA support, customers using InfluxCloud (our SaaS offering), & customers using only the open-source products. You'll be supporting users at Fortune 50 enterprises, fledgling startups, established startups, academic researchers, & government projects. Our customers come from many fields, including industrial automation, high frequency trading, consumer retail, online gaming, & energy management.

We're looking for candidates who value continual improvement & building tools & teachings that benefit the open source development community. The Support team is a good home for people who leave things better than they found them. We are people who say "I'll learn!" rather than "I don't know." You'll need to be open to experimenting, which means that sometimes you will fail. (That's okay -- every mistake is also a lesson.) You'll need the persistence to find a solution without a flowchart laying out the entire process. You'll need the maturity & experience to work without direct oversight much of the day, & with colleagues distributed around the globe. You will be working closely with the whole company & all of our customers, so you'll need to be empathic, supportive, & self-aware.

*From a remote perspective, this position will be based on the West Coast in these states we support: CA, OR, WA*

What youll be doing:

* Support a global customer base via GitHub, community, email or ticketing systems

* Demonstrate ownership, follow-through with customers & drive issues to resolution

* Reproduce customer issues & test new product functionality

* Partner with customers to achieve their desired goals by illustrating best practices

* Adhere to contractual SLAs for responsiveness

* Update & extend documentation

* Participate in on-call rotation for the SaaS product with rest of the team

* Enhance our Cloud offering using automation & monitoring tools

* Communicate recurring issues, challenges, & roadblocks with fellow team members & products

Your background & skills:

* Experience in a customer-facing position

* Excellent English written & verbal communication skills

* Empathy for people facing technical challenges

* 4+ years of technical work experience:support, development, engineering, etc.

* Profound knowledge in database concepts, database clustering, HA services, load balancing, automation, monitoring, configuration management & queuing (Kafka, Rabbit MQ, TIBCO, MQ Series, etc.)

* Knowledge of Networking & HTTP(S)d

* Significant experience in Linux-based application hosting environments; administration experience a plus

* DevOps experience, particularly AWS Core technologies or other cloud offerings

* Experience with Docker/Kubernetes in a production environment.

* Familiarity with automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet

* Familiarity with system monitoring tools & practices (Nagios, Zabbix, Zenoss, Sensu, etc.)

* Awareness of at least one scripting language (Ruby, Python, Bash, etc.)

* Software development experience, particularly Golang is a plus

* Git or other version control systemsexperience

* Experience working with APIs

* Professional, personable, conscientious

Nice to have:

* Documentation or tech writing experience

* Professional Services or Training experience

* Multi-lingual

* Experience with time-series data tools

InfluxDatais the creator of InfluxDB, the leading open source time series database.We are a Series D-funded startup, backed by Sapphire Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, Trinity Ventures, & Battery Ventures, & a Y Combinator success story. Headquartered in San Francisco, InfluxDatas workforce is distributed throughout the U.S. & across Europe. The company was recently named one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company.

Our technology is purpose-built to handle the massive volumes of time-stamped data produced by IoT devices, applications, networks, containers & computers. We are on a mission to help developers & organizations, such as Cisco, IBM, PayPal, & Tesla, store & analyze real-time data, empowering them to build transformative monitoring, analytics, & IoT applications quicker & to scale.

We offer fantastic benefits; in the US these include:

  • Medical/ dental/vision insurance with 100% coverage for employees & dependents
  • Company contribution to FSA & commuter benefits
  • Open PTO - take the time you need
  • Life lnsurance, short- & long-term disability insurance
  • 401k (non matching)
  • ....and more!

Our Core Values

Our employees are the heart of the company & only by having a core set of beliefs & values will we be successful. We hire & live by these core values:

  • We value each other
  • We get stuff done
  • We believe humility drives learning
  • We embrace failure
  • We are committed to open source

Visit ourcareers pageto learn more about working at InfluxData.

InfluxData is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

InfluxData does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters & recruitment agencies through our website, job board or directly to employees. InfluxData will not pay fees to any third-party agency, headhunter or company that does not have a signed agreement for this position in place.

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