Careers 2018-04-17T22:17:21+00:00

Careers

Backtrace is a company with an ambitious mission and a passionate team dedicated to seeing it through. Come help us out!

TEAM MEMBERS WANTED

Backtrace.io
“There’s something amazing when you’re working for a great team with great people. You inspire each other. When I see someone doing something awesome, I’m going to put my best foot forward.” ~Abel Mathew, CEO/Co-Founder

At Backtrace, our team matters to us. We’re working to create an environment that enables each person to grow with our company and bring their best selves to work every… most days (we’re human, bad days happen). We’re proud of the community we’ve built, and the quirky culture that’s been spawned. In our offices, we take puns, food critique, coffee, and custom emojis very seriously. If working hard and wordplaying hard is your jam, we’d love it if you’d come along on our adventure.

Come Meet Us

Our headquarters are in NYC, but the Backtrace team spans the United States and the globe! If you’re in the NYC area and would like to meet our team, you’re always welcome to stop by our headquarters at our office near Union Square. If that’s a bit too far, then we hope to see you at a conference or event; we love getting involved in the community!

BENEFITS AT BACKTRACE

Salary and Equity

We believe in fairly compensating you for your valuable contribution. We offer competitive salaries and meaningful equity to all our employees.

Medical

We offer flexible plans for medical, vision and dental coverage depending on your needs.

Location & Office

We’re a stone’s throw from both Union Square and Silicon Alley, surrounded by great food, lots of coffee, and plenty to do after work!

Unlimited Vacation Days

Take off the time that you need; we’re not counting the days. Our team members maintain a comfortable work-life balance.

Company Culture

With (mostly) monthly game nights, flexible schedules, and weekly family lunches, you’ll love being on our team!

Personal Development

We support continuous learning for our team. We have personal development budget for use in attending conferences, training, and classes.

Backtrace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Backtrace does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

OPEN POSITIONS

Below, you can find the current openings on our team. Apply for a
position by sending us an email. Please include the name of the position
in the subject, a brief cover letter, and your resume. Bonus points for
including links to your Github/online portfolio.

The Front End Engineer is responsible for building the UI for our debugging platform. This role will work with other engineers and UX designers to architect, spec, and improve the Backtrace UI. This is a perfect opportunity to join a team of engineers building a product for other engineers to improve a critical part of their software development lifecycle.

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Responsibilities:

  • Build features and interfaces from high level specifications
  • Architect maintainable, reusable, and scalable front end systems
  • Contribute to development of product specification
  • Identify, triage, and resolve performance issues

About You:

  • 2+ years of JavaScript development.
  • 2+ years of HTML / CSS with emphasis on layout / cross platform compatibility
  • Zero preference as to whether or not you have a CS degree

Bonus:

  • Experience with React and CSS-in-JS techniques
  • Experience with User Experience design
  • Experience with D3 and data-visualization in general

The UX Designer is a thought leader who designs the user experience of Backtrace’s web client to deliver a next generation debugging experience to our users. The role is instrumental in bringing to life our suite of analytic tools and debug analyzers in a seamless web environment. You will research, design, and iterate on new features, and collaborate with our front-end team to drive those features to final implementation. This role is perfect for a designer who thrives in a fast-paced start-up environment and is excited by novel design challenges.

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Responsibilities:

  • Research and design a thoughtful user interface for Backtrace’s suite of debugging tools.
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices, and standards.
  • Perform contextual inquiries, task analysis, and other user research.
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.
  • Work with front-end team to quickly prototype and carry design to final implementation.

About You:

  • 3+ years of application design with a strong portfolio.
  • Experience engaging with users to perform research.
  • Well-organized with experience managing multiple projects across tight deadlines.
  • Self-learning, picks up new tools quickly, and thrives in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in wireframing tools.
  • Experience collaborating directly with engineers is a plus.

The Sales Engineer is a critical part of the sales team, and will partner with Sales Executives to close new business deals. While the Sales Executive will focus on the business opportunity and developing relationships, the Sales Engineer is responsible for assessing customer requirements, qualifying customers, articulating the Backtrace solution through product demos and presentations, and communicating customer requirements to internal teams. After deals close, the Sales Engineer leads the graceful transition of high-level implementation requirements to the implementation team. Additionally, as part of the primary customer-facing team, the Sales Engineer will inform Product of the latest crash management needs and trends.

This position can be remote, with a preference for New York, NY or Seattle, WA. Some travel will be required.

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Responsibilities:

  • Qualify new customers based on their technical requirements, use cases, and other needs.
  • Lead product and technical discussions with customers, including product demo walkthroughs; responding to RFI/RFQ/RFP; and creating proposals, presentations, and other sales collateral.
  • Architect the Backtrace solution tailored for each customer and convincingly communicate the story to them.
  • Design implementation plans to seamlessly transition the customer to the implementation team.
  • Collaborate with the Product organization on addressing customer requirements needed to close deals and successfully implement.

About You:

  • 2+ years experience in customer-facing roles. Sales or sales engineering experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to deeply learn and educate others on a technical product.
  • Excellent consulting and problem solving skills to understand customer use cases and design solutions for those needs.
  • Capable of commanding a room of a diverse audience, including: executives, business, and technical resources, while exuding excitement and confidence.

The Systems Software Engineer is responsible for improving the core object storage platform that is the foundation of the Backtrace platform. The role is instrumental in allowing our customers to debug at scale and analyze highly multidimensional data so that they can improve software quality. The object store is responsible for receiving fault data (minidump, proprietary dump format, etc…) and processing analytical queries from the web frontend using an in-house embedded columnar database. You will work with other systems software engineers and the frontend team to design and implement a myriad of improvements ranging from improved performance, reliability, data analysis and user experience.

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Responsibilities:

  • Extend core subsystems ranging from work scheduling, to networking, HTTP protocol layer, storage, indexing and data analysis. Our object store is mostly built in C, but the ecosystem contains some Haskell, Node and Python.
  • Own critical portions of the object store architecture that have direct impact on the end-user.
  • Make tough decisions regarding when, how and why certain investments should be made.
  • Deliver continued improvements to both the velocity and the quality of the product.
  • Contribute to and improve our software development lifecycle.
  • Collaborate with a variety of team members from specification to implementation.

About You:

  • 3+ years of significant C or C++ development experience. You’ve written high quality software that is used in production environments under non-trivial constraints, be it space or time. You’ve built and utilized advanced data structures in real workloads.
  • Working knowledge and experience with core systems concepts including:
    • Computer architecture: You know basic concepts of computer architecture including pipeline hazards and (virtual) memory hierarchy.
    • Design: You have a pragmatic approach to software design that is grounded in workload, requirements, engineering costs and customer value.
    • Filesystems: You know what an inode and buffer cache is.
    • Multithreading: Familiarity and experience with a myriad of synchronization primitives, from a simple mutex to more advanced facilities.
    • Networking: You’ve used the BSD socket interface, know what a socket buffer is and have a basic understanding of TCP.
    • Operating systems: You know the difference between a thread and a process, mmap and sbrk, and what virtual memory is.
  • You’ve read at least 2 interesting papers in the systems domain over the last year.
  • A proven track record of accountability, autonomy, collaboration, pragmatism and discipline. You have initiative and are able to see it through when given the opportunity. You are able to identify gaps in your knowledge and leverage the strengths of other contributors to build great product. You let facts and results ultimately guide your decision-making.
  • If you’ve strong interest and interesting code to share, we would still love to hear from you! We hire for great demonstrable talent first.

Bonus:

  • You’ve written some kernel code at some point for one production operating system.
  • You have demonstrable domain expertise in at least one area in systems programming.

The Technical Writer is the ultimate authority for all written content we produce. You are responsible for creating and maintaining clear, concise, and comprehensive documentation for a deeply technical product. You will work alongside our product, engineering, and go-to-market teams to understand the evolution of our product, its use cases, and our customer needs. You will also review content others create for technical accuracy and stylistic consistency.

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Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain the Backtrace public-facing documentation to support users and employees.
  • Write product use cases, training materials, blog posts, and other content to facilitate education and product adoption.
  • Review marketing content (blogs, website, creative copy, videos, presentations, etc.) for technical accuracy and stylistic consistency.
  • Review and edit product specifications from product and engineering teams.

About You:

  • 5+ years in writing developer documentation for a technical product.
  • Professional experience working with a popular documentation or wiki platforms.
  • Passionate about transforming technical topics into engaging and informative materials.
  • Proficient reading and writing a programming language.
  • Ability to empathize with our users. You will need to understand the concerns and perspectives of software engineers, software support staff, devops, and operations engineers.
  • Thrives in a startup environment with a rapidly evolving product.

Bonus:

  • Experience writing to software engineers, engineering managers as your main audience.
  • Experience debugging software.
  • Knowledge of HTML or CSS.

The Developer Evangelist is responsible for accelerating product adoption and customer growth through external outreach, community engagement, and product education. As the ambassador to the developer community, you are responsible for the early stage customer funnel. You will represent Backtrace at events—both in person and online—to create brand awareness, generate leads for our sales team, and present product demos. You will also work with Backtrace marketing to generate content and refine our brand and messaging. The ideal candidate is a former engineer now looking to drive business growth, thrives in fast-paced start-up environments, and loves leading a critical function.

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Responsibilities:

  • Act as the Backtrace ambassador for the community through conferences, meetups, events, webinars, and forums.
  • Write content to promote our brand, new product releases, and thought leadership.
  • Deeply understand competitive offerings and the market landscape to feed learnings into sales, marketing, and product.
  • Generate and qualify sales prospects.
  • Lead product demos.
  • Facilitate the creation of marketing material, including blog posts, case studies, social media content, advertising copy, and sales collateral.

About You:

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience.
  • Passion for talking tech with engineers and talking business with C-levels.
  • Enjoys discussing the pros/cons between Linux and FreeBSD.
  • Balance between technical depth and business strategist.
  • Knows the way around developer-oriented tools like error reporting, debuggers, and monitoring tools.
  • Enjoys attending meetups, technical events, and conferences, as well as working alongside engineers.

Bonus:

  • Hands-on experience in C/C++, node.JS, and Go languages; and Unix and Unix-like operating systems.
  • Sales and marketing responsibilities for early stage companies.

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