Cloud Infrastructure - Senior Software Engineer

Looker, Santa Cruz

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Looker is on a mission to bring better insights and data-driven decisions to every business. Everything we do is aimed at making sure our customers love every aspect of Looker, from our products and technologies to our ease of doing business and our support. We are looking for curiously brilliant individuals to join our team as we reinvent data analytics. Get data-driven and see yourself at Looker.

Looker is seeking a Senior Software Engineer on the Cloud Infrastructure team to support our rapidly growing business by providing software engineering and infrastructure automation experience to the DevOps team. You'll have a pivotal role in designing and implementing our next generation cloud architecture, working across operations, engineering and product development; and you'll be doing it in a fast-paced environment where everything counts- security, reliability, and scalability.  The ideal candidate has experience developing in a large production environment and is prepared to scale their own responsibilities along with the company.  

The engineering team at Looker is a tight-knit group of high-performers. We value simplicity in both our code and our user interfaces. We don’t believe in large teams; we opt for small groups that move fast, communicate clearly, and achieve more. We try to choose the right tool for the job, not one tool to solve all problems. We make a huge impact on product direction, we experiment, and we iterate rapidly.


  • Work closely with the operations, software engineering, and product management teams to design and implement our next-generation high availability, scalable cloud architecture
  • Draw on deep knowledge of automated provisioning, scaling and recovery of services
  • Work with the product development team to evangelize a platform that eases flexible container-based and serverless hosting
  • Work with the DevOps team to design consistent, scalable automated deployment of our production environment
  • Ensure system and network security
  • Performance data collection and management
  • Help manage vendor relationships


  • Large scale production development background and knowledge of best practices in the cloud
  • Strong understanding of microservice architecture and technologies
  • Background in DevOps/Software Engineering
  • Experience supporting a 24/ 7 environment where immediate response and resolution is critical
  • Working knowledge of configuration management tools like Ansible or Chef
  • Understanding of CI/CD and how that integrates with DevOps and Kubernetes
  • Ability to translate business needs into production architecture requirements
  • Knowledge of Containers and Container Orchestration is a plus

Looker is a unified Platform for Data that delivers actionable business insights to every employee at the point of decision. Looker integrates data into the daily workflows of users to allow organizations to extract value from data at web scale. Over 1600 industry-leading and innovative companies such as Sony, Amazon, The Economist, IBM, Spotify, Etsy, Lyft and Kickstarter have trusted Looker to power their data-driven cultures. The company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boulder, London, Tokyo and Dublin, Ireland. Investors include CapitalG, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Goldman Sachs. For more information, connect with us on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and YouTube or visit looker.com.

Looker aspires to be a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspective, and background lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users. We encourage you to join us in changing the way businesses use data.

About Looker

Inspiring curiosity Data is no longer just a place to find answers. It’s the place where ideas originate. And when everyone in your company is looking at the same numbers, sharing the same truth, they’ll be able to collectively make smarter, more informed decisions. This is the core of our mission at Looker: To inspire everyone to embrace their curiosity, dig deeper and keep asking questions.

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