Sumo Logic

Backend Software Engineer - Entities Team

Job Description

Posted on: 
October 23, 2023

Sumo Logic is looking for Backend Software Engineer - Entities Team.


  • Develop features using algorithms that work optimally on very large data sets. These features would run on our backend systems that can handle enormous amounts of customer data, operate with high tolerance for errors, and can scale up as needed. These systems are responsible for managing and processing petabytes of data.
  • Follow test driven development.
  • Write robust & re-usable code.
  • Own a small set of microservices, analyze and improve the efficiency, scalability,
    reliability and cost for the same.
  • Work as a member of a cross-geo team, helping the team respond quickly and
    effectively to business needs.
  • Act as a primary on-call for owned services, responding to service degradations in a timely manner.
  • Work remotely with occasional team meetups.

Job Requirements

  • BSc or MSc in Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • 2+ years of industry experience with a proven track record of ownership.
  • Object-oriented experience, for example in Java, Scala, Ruby, or C++.
  • Understanding the performance characteristics of commonly used data structures (maps, lists, trees, etc).
  • Desire to learn Scala, an up-and-coming JVM language (
  • (Nice-to-have)Experience in big data / 24x7 commercial service / planet scale product development.
  • (Nice-to-have) Experience in agile software development (test-driven development, iterative and incremental development).
  • (Nice-to-have) Experience using Sumo Logic products or other observability products for reliability and security.  
  • (Nice-to-have) Experience in multi-threaded programming and distributed systems (desirable).
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