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The proliferation of machine log data has the potential to give organizations unprecedented real-time visibility into their infrastructure & operations. With this opportunity comes tremendous technical challenges around ingesting, managing, & understanding high-volume streams of heterogeneous data.

As a Staff Software Engineer - Distributed Systems, you will actively contribute & lead 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.

You are a strong software engineer 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, & reliability issues of 24x7 commercial services.


  • Designing & implementing extremely high-volume, fault-tolerant, scalable backend systems that process & manage petabytes of customer data.
  • Work to improve algorithms built to schedule load on clusters of thousands of machines elastically at runtime.
  • Experience in multi-threaded programming & distributed systems
  • Improve systems to provide performance guarantees to customers in a shared-everything multi-tenant architecture.
  • Lead & contribute to the re-architecting of our internal message processing technology to petabyte per day scale.
  • Help manage exabytes of data using the latest & greatest technologies such as Kafka, Kubernetes & Docker.
  • Work across Sumo interfacing with multiple teams including Search, Security & Metrics & Tracing to identify requirements & architect solutions to meet their data core ingest needs.


  • B.S. or higher in Computer Sciences or related discipline (M.S. a plus)
  • 8+ years of industry experience with a proven track record of ownership & delivery
  • Experience developing scalable distributed data processing solutions
  • Experience in multi-threaded programming
  • Experience in running large scalable distributed services following a microservice architecture
  • Hands-on object-oriented programming experience (e.g., Java, Scala)
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Understand performance characteristics of commonly used data structures (maps, lists, trees, etc).


  • 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 & incremental development) is a plus.

About Us:

Sumo Logic, empowers the people who power modern, digital business.  Sumo Logic enables customers to deliver reliable & secure cloud-native applications through its SaaS analytics platform. The Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence Platform helps practitioners & developers ensure application reliability, secure, & protect against modern security threats, & gain insights into their cloud infrastructures. Customers worldwide rely on Sumo Logic to get powerful real-time analytics & insights across observability & security solutions for their cloud-native applications. For more information, visit

The expected annual base salary range for this position is $200-230k base + 15% bonus. In addition to base pay, certain roles are eligible to participate in our bonus or commission plans, as well as our benefits offerings, & equity awards. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors which include (but arent limited to) role level, skills & competencies, qualifications, knowledge, location, & experience.

Other details

  • Health, Dental, Vision- Insurance
  • 401k & Life Insurance options
  • Unlimited PTO with 15+ days of recognized holidays
  • Quarterly Wellness days
  • 100% remote with the option to be in the office if you want (Bay Area, Austin, Denver, NYC)
  • 3 months of paid parental leave


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