Backend Software Engineer at Sumo Logic
Warsaw, PL
We are Sumo Logic, and we are building the Next Generation Log Management and Analytics solution --- delivered as a cloud-based service. We have 1200+ enterprise customers with $160.5M in funding from the world's leading investors (Accel, Greylock, Sequoia, Sutter Hill, and DFJ Growth), and we are reshaping the Big Data landscape with its cloud-based machine data analytics platform with an All-Star team.

The proliferation of machine log data has the potential to give organizations unprecedented real-time visibility into their infrastructure and operations. With this opportunity comes tremendous technical challenges around ingesting, managing, and understanding high-volume streams of heterogeneous data.

As a Backend Software Engineer, you’ll build the system that runs our elastic big data analytics platform written in Scala that runs in the AWS cloud. Our system is a highly distributed, fault tolerant, multi-tenant platform that includes bleeding edge components related to storage, messaging, search, and analytics. This system ingests and analyzes terabytes of data a day, while making petabytes of data available for search and forensic analysis, and is expected to reach substantially larger scale in the near future.

You are a strong software engineer who is passionate about large-scale systems. You care about producing clean, elegant, maintainable, robust, well-tested code; you do this as a member of a team, helping the group come up with a better solution than you would as individuals. Ideally, you have experience with performance, scalability, and reliability issues of 24x7 commercial services.


Design and implement extremely high-volume, fault-tolerant, scalable backend systems that process and manage petabytes of customer data.
Analyze and improve the efficiency, scalability, and reliability of our backend systems.
Write robust code; demonstrate its robustness through automated tests.
Work as a member of a team, helping the team respond quickly and effectively to business needs.
Help manage exabytes of data using the latest and greatest technologies such as Kafka, Mesos, Spark and Docker!

B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Sciences or related discipline
3+ years of industry experience with a proven track record of ownership and delivery
Experience in multi-threaded programming and distributed systems.
Object-oriented programming experience, for example in Java, Scala, Ruby, or C++.
Understand performance characteristics of commonly used data structures (maps, lists, trees, etc).
Desire to learn Scala, an up-and-coming JVM language (

Experience in big data and/or 24x7 commercial service is highly desirable.
You should be happy working with Unix (Linux, OS X).
Agile software development experience (test-driven development, iterative and incremental development) is a plus.
Enjoy working in an environment where stuffed squirrels and rubber bands are occasionally hurled at you.
To apply, please submit your resume, no cover letter necessary. We encourage you to submit any work you have done in the open. (Open source contributions, GitHub repos, etc.)