Founding Software Engineer


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



HyperDX is looking for our first Founding Engineer to help build the next evolution of developer-first, open-source observability. You're someone who's excited to improve how developers fix production issues and rethink how observability products are built - from the ground up.

We're still incredibly early on our journey, but have already captured a huge amount of interest from the wider developer community, from reaching 5k Github stars in a few weeks post-launch, to the hundreds of teams signing up for HyperDX in the cloud.

If you haven't yet, you can learn a bit about our product and code via our repo:

The DX in our name stands for Developer Experience - and optimizing for developers is core to our entire product and business.

The Role

  • You'll be hands-on building out any and all parts of the product, with a focus on building the best developer experience possible to bring a developer from incident or bug, to root cause and resolution.
  • You'll be working with the founders on everything from vision and roadmap, to meaty scaling challenges and UX/DX design sessions.
  • You'll be directly engaging our amazing community of customers, open source contributors, and users - closely listening to their feedback and actioning on them quickly or giving them a hand when they get stuck. Most of them live directly in our Slack or Discord community.
  • You'll be solving hard technical problems, from building durable SDKs for a variety of languages/platforms (from Node, Deno, RoR, Java, etc.) to helping effectively scale out our ingestion pipeline and Clickhouse cluster.

About You

  • You love thinking about how developer tools can be made better - rather than settling for the status quo.
  • 5+ years of experience as an Engineer, preferably leading the technical direction of a developer tool product.
  • Strong proficiency in Typescript for both our Next.js frontend and Express backend.
  • Proficient in SQL to do query generation for our Clickhouse DB.
  • Comfortable with Docker/containers and familiar with Kubernetes or other container orchestration platforms.
  • Experienced in both frontend and backend development. We expect the bulk of our work to be on the backend, but you'll need to be comfortable to implement a solid first cut of the UI on your own.
  • You're comfortable with ambiguity - you love to take big ideas and execute on them independently, but can collaborate with the team and customers when needed.
  • You love to move quickly and ship iteratively to solve customer problems, while acknowledging the explicit tradeoffs being made.
  • You love building alongside an open source community.

Bonus Points

  • Deep experience with distributed systems, particularly scaling high-volume event ingestion pipelines and columnar data stores (ex. Clickhouse, Druid).
  • Opinionated in observability tooling today - and know where they can get 10x better.
  • Curious about other languages and platforms, to help build/maintain our next iteration of integrations for anything from Rust to PHP.

About Us

Currently it’s just Michael and Warren - the founders of HyperDX. We're deeply technical with a passion for building great developer tools on top of solid and scalable infrastructure.

You can learn more about our tech here: In production we're running on AWS and Kubernetes.

We think there's an incredibly rewarding experience ahead in re-thinking how developers are empowered when they're tasked with their next bug ticket or paged for their next incident.

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