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Software Engineer

SentrySan Francisco, CaliforniaFull-time$145k - $175kOct 31, 2023
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About Sentry

Bad software is everywhere, and we’re tired of it. Sentry is on a mission to help developers write better software faster, so we can get back to enjoying technology.

With more than $217 million in funding and 90,000 organizations that believe we’re on to something, we're building performance and error monitoring tools that help companies like Disney, Microsoft, and Atlassian spend less time fixing bugs and more time building products. If you like to selfishly build things that make your digital life better, come help us build the next generation of software monitoring tools.

About the role

The Search and Storage teams are responsible for the infrastructure that powers all of Sentry's time-series data and searching capabilities across billions of events with sub-second latency. We started this initiative by building Snuba, the primary storage and query platform for Sentry's event data powered by ClickHouse, and we're now looking to provide even more visibility and reporting on the terabytes of data that our users send us.

As an engineer on the Search team, you’ll work on the Snuba API and the Snuba Admin tool, where other developers test and manage their features. You’ll have a direct impact throughout the company as you partner with other engineering teams to build delightful user experiences atop Snuba’s search capabilities.

In this role you will

  • Build new features into Snuba, our search platform
  • Build internal tools that other teams use to test, debug and manage their features
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to build new Sentry features using Snuba
  • Monitor and improve Snuba’s performance to ensure we deliver excellent service to our end users
  • Contribute to our business hours on call rotation and respond to critical issues

You’ll love this job if you

  • Are excited to make building software easier for other developers
  • Enjoy working with distributed systems, especially distributed databases
  • Enjoy working with others to improve scalability and performance
  • Want to dive into database internals like query optimization


  • 3+ years software engineering experience
  • Experience programming in Python
  • Experience building APIs or platforms
  • Strong distributed systems knowledge
  • Experience with frontend technologies

The base salary range (or hourly wage range, if applicable) that Sentry reasonably expects to pay for this position is $145,000 to $175,000. A successful candidate’s actual base salary (or hourly wage) amount will be determined by a variety of relevant factors including, without limitation, the candidate’s work location, education, work and other relevant experience, skills, and job-related knowledge. A successful candidate will be eligible to participate in Sentry’s employee benefit plans/programs applicable to the candidate’s position (including incentive compensation, equity grants, paid time off, and group health insurance coverage). See Sentry Benefits for more details about the Company’s benefit plans/programs.


Equal Opportunity at Sentry

Sentry is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to its employees and candidates for employment regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, or other legally-protected characteristic. This commitment includes the provision of reasonable accommodations to employees and candidates for employment with physical or mental disabilities who require such accommodations in order to (a) perform the essential functions of their jobs, or (b) seek employment with Sentry. We strive to build a diverse team, with an inclusive culture where every teammate can thrive. Sentry is an open-source company because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have the ability and tools to make great software. Software should be accessible. That starts with making our industry accessible.

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