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Software Engineer II - Engine Team, LogScale (Mountain, Central or Eastern Remote)



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

#WeAreCrowdStrike and our mission is to stop breaches. As a global leader in cybersecurity, our team changed the game. Since our inception, our market leading cloud-native platform has offered unparalleled protection against the most sophisticated cyberattacks. We work on large scale distributed systems, processing over 1 trillion events a day with a petabyte of RAM deployed in our Cassandra clusters - and this traffic is growing daily. We’re looking for people with limitless passion, a relentless focus on innovation and a fanatical commitment to developing and shaping our cybersecurity platform. Consistently recognized as a top workplace, CrowdStrike is committed to cultivating an inclusive, remote-first culture that offers people the autonomy and flexibility to balance the needs of work and life while taking their career to the next level. Interested in working for a company that sets the standard and leads with integrity? Join us on a mission that matters - one team, one fight.

About the Role:

As our new software engineer in CrowdStrike, you’ll contribute to the LogScale application for observability, log management, and security events. As a member of the new US based engine team you will focus on the LogScale engine that makes LogScale scale by developing new features as well as improving existing functionality. This is a highly distributed system that ingests Petabytes of data per day through both our SaaS and On Premise offerings. You will be joining a distributed team of highly collaborative engineers who share a strong passion for the product. In this role you will get a chance to work on hard engineering problems that do not have well-defined solutions. You will become one of the go-to experts of the LogScale engine, and will have a broad understanding of the entire LogScale architecture.

Teams in LogScale have a great amount of autonomy, and own a part of the LogScale experience, from ideation and development to deployment and feedback. This includes ensuring high quality of the features they deliver, by writing automated tests, and performing manual tests. Moreover, we do not just throw over features to our operations teams, but we constantly observe and monitor new features in production, with LogScale dashboards of course.

An important part of our work is making sure that LogScale continues to be scalable in terms of efficiently ingesting and digesting events, querying for the right data, while also ensuring the stability of the clusters. Some of the critical elements that the team is working on improving is the query execution engine that makes the LogScale queries be lightning fast. The team is also working with our internal “global” data storage using Kafka and the storage engine that ensures data is stored in the right number of replicas as well as on the correct nodes and in bucket storage such as S3. You will be playing a crucial role in ensuring that LogScale can continue with its successful durability and high availability.

This role is open to candidates located in Mountain, Central or Eastern Time Zone.

What You'll Do:

  • Work in a team of friendly, trustworthy and knowledgeable colleagues

  • Work on cross-team platform-level initiatives and projects

  • Participate in scoping, designing and developing of new features and lead delivery of solutions to open-ended problems

  • Contribute to moving the scalability of our LogScale engine to the next level

  • Develop the LogScale backend in Scala and extending our engine to keep LogScale scale with increasing ingest load while ensuring high availability

  • Communicate technical decisions through design documents, technical talks and improving our internal documentation.

  • Provide technical advice on decisions, and research and propose new technologies

  • Lead delivery of new solutions within the team and mentor team members through code reviews, pairing, documentation, design reviews and technical guidance

  • Monitor and followup on features released to customers on-prem and on cloud

  • Troubleshoot critical production issues both on our own Software as a Service customers and our on-premise customers

What You'll Need:

  • A passion for or personal interest in distributed systems and curiosity of how our running systems are doing

  • Experience in software development in general and the ability to juggle making pragmatic tradeoffs between short-time delivery needs vs long-term product goals

  • Experience in contributing to broad technical leadership in products or services

  • Fluency in both functional and object oriented programming and the ability to pick up new languages on the go

  • A can-do attitude, and that you thrive collaborating in a team and are not afraid of taking on responsibilities

Bonus Points:

  • Experience programming in Scala

  • Experience with commercial clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Experience with Kafka

  • Hands on experience in large-scale (distributed) system architecture, high scalability and availability, and optimization





Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Remote-first culture

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards

  • Competitive vacation and flexible working arrangements

  • Comprehensive and inclusive health benefits

  • Physical and mental wellness programs

  • Paid parental leave, including adoption

  • A variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities

  • Offices with stocked kitchens when you need to fuel innovation and collaboration

We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where everyone feels seen, heard, valued for who they are and empowered to succeed. Our approach to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is rooted in listening, learning and collective action. By embracing the diversity of our people, we achieve our best work and fuel innovation - generating the best possible outcomes for our customers and the communities they serve.

CrowdStrike is committed to maintaining an environment of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. If you need reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact [email protected] for further assistance.

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Right to Work

CrowdStrike, Inc. is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The base salary range for this position in the U.S. is $95,000 - $140,000 per year + variable/incentive compensation + equity + benefits. A candidate’s salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and location.Expected Close Date of Job Posting is:06-24-2024