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Software Engineer: Frontend



Software Engineering
San Mateo, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2021
Observe is a SaaS Observability tool that enables Engineering and DevOps teams to troubleshoot modern distributed applications 10x faster. Observe ingests machine-generated data and turns it into a graph of things that are understandable by humans. We enable engineers to spend more time coding features and less time investigating incidents. Because of Observe’s unique elastic architecture, our product is priced based on usage, making it cost 10x less than incumbents. Watch this video to learn more about our mission.
Observe was founded by top enterprise VC Sutter Hill Ventures and has a founding team from leading Enterprise SaaS companies Snowflake, Splunk, and Wavefront. We’re excited to grow our front-end engineering team. You will be spending your time working and learning from some of the best as we deliver a delightful UI that is both simple to use and powerful enough for experts to troubleshoot complex applications. View our demo.

What you have the opportunity to accomplish:

  • Develop an interactive, data-rich user interface using React, Typescript, D3, SASS/SCSS, etc.
  • Own the end-to-end delivery of substantial product features.
  • Work closely with product managers, UX designers, backend engineers to develop new features
  • Be a strong contributor to the product vision and team planning
  • Be a part of a rapidly growing startup with a strong VC backing

What we are looking for:

  • 4+ years industry experience building/maintaining complex enterprise applications
  • Day-to-day knowledge of modern web technologies like React, Javascript, Typescript, D3, etc.
  • A sophisticated understanding of how to use interfaces and design patterns to create simple and reusable components for a complex, technical UI
  • Confidently can make the right trade-offs between functionality and delivery speed so that we deliver both value and wow-factor to customers
  • Passion for front-end development, and the impacts it has on overall customer experience.
  • Growth mindset, willingness to use every opportunity to learn, discover and grow

What We Like:

  • We aren’t interested in asking about computer science fundamentals you learned in college years ago, we care more about finding people who can apply their practical experience to get things done
  • Experience with commercial dashboarding and analytics products (e.g. Splunk, Datadog, Looker, Power BI) is preferable
  • Knowledge of the core building blocks in web browsers, like the DOM, CSS, Canvas, XHR, etc.
  • Startup or growth-stage experience is also preferable
About Us
Observe's mission is to turn business data into information. Our SaaS Observability product ingests anything with a timestamp - logs, metrics, traces - and then curates and relates that data to provide unique insights into a customer’s data universe. If a customer has a problem on the application layer, engineering teams can seamlessly find the root cause of the issue whether that’s a new release pushed to production from Jenkins, or an underlying database or memory issue. We enable engineers to spend more time coding features and less time investigating incidents. We reduce outages and issues with customer experience. And we leverage an elastic cloud architecture so that customers only pay for what they use. To learn more about Observe, visit or join the conversation on Twitter @Observe_Inc.
Observe Inc. is a diversity-friendly zone. We seek to assemble a heterogeneous team where employees from all backgrounds can feel valued, appreciated, and celebrated, and where individual development does not come second to our collective goals.