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Principal Engineer, Observability

NetskopeFull-time$110k - $270k*Santa Clara, CaliforniaMay 2, 2024

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About Netskope

Today, there's more data and users outside the enterprise than inside, causing the network perimeter as we know it to dissolve. We realized a new perimeter was needed, one that is built in the cloud and follows and protects data wherever it goes, so we started Netskope to redefine Cloud, Network and Data Security. 

Since 2012, we have built the market-leading cloud security company and an award-winning culture powered by hundreds of employees spread across offices in Santa Clara, St. Louis, Bangalore, London, Melbourne, Taipei, and Tokyo. Our core values are openness, honesty, and transparency, and we purposely developed our open desk layouts and large meeting spaces to support and promote partnerships, collaboration, and teamwork. From catered lunches and office celebrations to employee recognition events (pre and hopefully post-Covid) and social professional groups such as the Awesome Women of Netskope (AWON), we strive to keep work fun, supportive and interactive.  Visit us at Netskope Careers. Please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter@Netskope.

About the role

As a Principal Engineer specializing in Observability platform on the Observability Engineering Team you’ll lead the design and development of mission critical components that underpin our next generation of observability solutions. You will work closely with cross functional teams to architect scalable, resilient and distributed components of the platform. You will be responsible for technical innovation, and ensure highest standards of reliability, performance and scalability. 

Our platform leverages cutting edge technology to monitor, analyze and optimize performance, reliability and security across distributed environments. You have a chance to be part of something great and industry leading player scale system. Our ingestion pipeline consumes 3 times the scale of Twitter.


What's in it for you

  • You will be part of a growing team of highly motivated engineers in the exciting space of distributed computing
  • Your contributions will have a major impact on our platform and touches life of every product developed in organization
  • You will be among few in industry to solve problems at billions/trillions of data-points in industry
  • You will solve complex, interesting challenges, and improve the depth and breadth of your technical and business skills

What you will be doing

  • Architect and design scalable and extensible components for our observability platform.
  • Lead the implementation of innovative features and capabilities, leveraging emerging technologies and industry best practices
  • Evaluate many open source technologies to find the best fit for our needs, and contribute to some of them
  • Work with the Application Development and Product Management teams to scale their underlying services
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to engineering teams, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration and continuous improvement
  • Conduct performance analysis, optimization and troubleshooting to ensure scalability, reliability and efficiency of our platform
  • Drive the adoption of observability best practices, standards, and methodologies across the organization
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and advancements in observability space


Required skills and experience

  • 12+ years of industry experience building highly scalable distributed system
  • Programming experience in Python, Golang
  • Excellent data structure and algorithm skills
  • Proven experience designing for scalability, availability and reliability
  • Experience with observability framework and cloud-native landscape
  • Experience with public cloud echo-system (GCP preferred)
  • Proven experience with Kubernetes, Prometheus and Grafana and telegraf
  • Comfortable be on-call rotation schedule
  • Experience designing and implementing large, fault-tolerant and distributed systems around time series databases
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience of platform engineering is highly desirable
  • Bonus points for contributions to the open source community


  • BSCS or equivalent required, MSCS or equivalent strongly preferred


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