Senior Backend Engineer

Sailthru, New York

Personalize every channel for every customer

Sailthru is one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in NYC. Our retail and publishing customers are among the largest organizations worldwide and they use our platform to provide a connected customer experience across email, web and mobile. We use data science to drive predictive marketing. We’re a technology team that:

  • Is composed of small collaborative teams across engineering, data science, data platforms, and ops
  • Solves challenges that make a real impact on the day-to-day operations of our 400 customers
  • Scales our platforms to handle billions of monthly inbound and outbound messages
  • Works in a leading-edge, technology-focused environment
  • Makes significant contributions to the scalability of our technology and has a voice in the direction of our product and operations

How we work

  • We work in 2-week sprints, focused on improving the performance and reliability of our existing distributed systems, working with other teams to build observability into new services from the start, or building new monitoring and alerting capabilities
  • We spend most of our time coding in Java and PHP but dive down into databases and operating systems if an investigation leads us there 
  • We are the first line of response for system level incidents and work to quickly assess and resolve them
  • We share a 24x7 on-call rotation and we’re passionate about keeping it uneventful and actionable

Who you are

  • You have experience working at scale with distributed systems in production
  • You’re fascinated by reliability and helping others get better at it through application metrics, monitoring, alerting, logging, and building for resiliency
  • You’re interested in building products and tooling that support a diverse set of technologies
  • You're calm under pressure, and use data to make decisions and communicate clearly

How you’ll grow

  • You’ll get to work with a production environment with hundreds of machines across physical and cloud infrastructure
  • You’ll contribute to a toolset that supports our production workflow and helps other people within Sailthru build, test and deploy
  • You’ll learn how to make and implement architecture decisions that make systems more stable and performant
  • You'll build and help other teams build monitored, performant, and reliable applications

What we’d like

  • 3+ years of experience in an SRE or DevOps role
  • 5+ years of experience in Java required; knowledge of PHP a plus
  • 3+ of production experience with SQL and NoSQL platforms
  • Experience with application monitoring with time series metrics such as Graphite, Grafana, InfluxDB, Datadog, NewRelic, CloudWatch
  • Experience being on-call for your applications
  • Experience with Ansible is a plus
  • Experience monitoring, analyzing, and tuning applications for scalability, performance, and resiliency

About Sailthru

Sailthru is turning Big Data into Smart Data—so if you’re smart and think big, you might be the perfect fit for this award-winning team. Sailthru is headquartered in New York, but has expanded to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London. Check out their open positions.

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