Senior Software Development Engineer, Observability

About the team

The Observability Development team builds and maintains solutions to provide our Product and Engineering teams visibility into the health and performance across our Zillow Group ecosystem.We are passionate about metrics, distributed tracing and logging! Our team is using commercial vendor, open source and in-house developed solutions providing observability through every layer of our technology stack.

About the role

Are you interested in being a technical leader, guiding engineers across Zillow Group on the best ways to monitor applications and building the tooling to support them? Do you like using and contributing to open source projects? We are looking for a Senior Development Engineer to help us build a world class observability solution at Zillow Group! This role will be designing and developing highly available and resilient observability solutions which operate at scale and can help with detection and restoration of problems at each layer of the application stack.

As a Senior Development Engineer on the team you will:

  • Design some of the highest-traffic systems at Zillow, scaling to millions of metrics, and billions of logs lines and trace events a minute.

  • Drive the long term technology and product vision for observability in Zillow Group.

  • Contribute to open source regularly, both bug fixes and helping drive the larger project vision and roadmap.

  • Obsess about building systems by enabling observability out of the box and continually learning from and improving the developer experience.

  • Gain and share expertise, evangelizing the best ways to use observability systems.

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.

Who you are

You are a leader with an ability to drive a project home single-handed, but know that real change can only happen as a team. You know how to make technology scale; building well tested systems, designing them to be easily operable, and easy for others to contribute back. You believe in community, whether that's participating in open source projects, or joining in on a conversation improving an internal tool or process.

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Ability to learn new technology and contribute to the Open Source Community
  • Experience in metric and log collection, distributed tracing and visualization
  • Experience in 2 or more of the monitoring tools like Graphite, Prometheus, OpenTelemetry, Grafana, New Relic, Datadog, Splunk
  • Proficiency and expertise in time-series databases, such as Graphite, InfluxDB, M3DB, Thanos, or Cortex
  • Built high traffic web services and high throughput queues solving scaling challenges in layers between the load balancer and the data store
  • Experience with infrastructure using AWS and Docker/Kubernetes
  • Experience with multiple programming languages including GoLang, Java, Python, React, and NodeJS
  • Understanding of SLIs, SLOs and SLAs
In additional to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location.

Get to know us

Zillow Group, the largest portfolio of real estate brands on mobile and the web, is building a safe, on-demand real estate experience. Whether selling, buying, renting or financing, customers can turn to Zillow's businesses to find and get into their next home with speed, certainty and ease.

We are on a mission to help people unlock their next chapter and are building transformational tools and services that create an on-demand real estate transaction experience. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help them finish it — and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality.

At Zillow Group, we're powered by our inclusive work culture, where everyone has the support and resources to do the best work of their careers. Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction is supported by our passion to empower people and enrich lives around everything home, a deep-rooted culture of innovation, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. But, don't just take our word for it. Read our reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index, Fortune Best Workplaces for Technology, Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune Best Workplaces for Parents, Fatherly's Best Workplaces for New Dads, JUST Capital 100 Company, and the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index constituent.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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  • React
  • Python
  • Java
  • AWS