Systems Engineer (Remote)

Circonus, Remote

Smarter Monitoring for Smarter Engineers

The Systems Engineer position will help write, debug, support and invent software that runs the Circonus stack for SaaS and on-premise customers.  We write software mostly in C and C++.

About the Job

  • Work in the office or remotely, or both (but not at the same time)
  • Write software in C and standard build systems (and some other scripting languages)
  • Understand already, or eager to learn Lua
  • Write multi-threaded, event driven code, often lock-free
  • Contribute to the design and scaling of components in the Circonus stack
  • Assist in supporting both the internal development and external use of Circonus software
  • Contribute with little direction from your boss / be a self starter, learner
  • You will work with many other human beings on your team and throughout the organization; well practiced human decency and empathy are required
  • Humans are the ultimate consumer of the software you write, they must be considered in everything you do


  • Write production quality code in multi-threaded and event-driven C and supporting languages
  • Interoperate smoothly with an agile team using version control, CI and testing for safety
  • Solid debugging skills both live and post-mortem
  • Perform code reviews
Circonus is a software company that is changing the way the world monitors both IT infrastructure and the business it powers. Our SaaS and on­-premise solutions enable companies to combine monitoring, alerting, event processing, and predictive analytics into a unified solution. Visualize any data, in any application, from any system, in real-time. Circonus scales from a single team to a worldwide organization that tracks thousands of devices analyzing millions of metrics. API driven automation empowers developers and makes operational teams incredibly efficient, while analytics drive insights that improve organization ­wide performance.

We enjoy a global reach, but our customers primarily cluster on the East Coast, California, and to a lesser degree, Europe. Our success stems from (a) delivering an industry-leading offering and (b) an obsession with customer satisfaction.

Culturally, we operate like a startup. Small, agile teams with quick decisions and short, iterative cycle times. We relish our core values of respect, integrity, value and growth, among others.

All of our positions include a discretionary PTO policy, health insurance, gym reimbursement, a generous 401k, the opportunity for a bonus and more.

Circonus, Inc. prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetics, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Circonus

Circonus is the machine data intelligence expert, providing the only machine data intelligence platform capable of handling billions of metric streams in real time to drive unprecedented business insight and value. Led by experts in large-scale distributed systems and data science, Circonus is pioneering the way that machine data at scale is leveraged throughout the enterprise, from operational analytics to IoT applications. 


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