Principal Frontend Software Engineer , Search



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Cribl does differently.

What does that mean? It means we are a serious company that doesn’t take itself too seriously; and we’re looking for people who love to get stuff done, and laugh a bit along the way. We’re growing rapidly - looking for collaborative, curious, and motivated team members who are passionate about putting customers first. As a remote-first company we believe in empowering our employees to do their best work, wherever they are.

As the data engine for IT and Security many of the biggest names in the most demanding industries trust Cribl to solve their most pressing data needs. Ready to do the best work of your career? Join the herd and unlock your opportunity.

Why You'll Love This Role

Are you excited about enabling customers to find, analyze, and visualize their operational data, no matter where it lives, regardless of format or storage medium? Cribl Inc is looking for a front-end focused Principal Engineer to drive and mentor a remote-first, diverse, inclusive, cross-functional team of software developers focused on the Cribl Search’s front end, as we execute on our mission to unlock the value of all observability data. Cribl Search flips observability on its head by distributing queries to where your data already lives and aggregating the results - no more expensive data replication, centralized aggregation, megaIOPS+petabyte storage, or kilocore+terabyte hosts required to see what’s going on in your deployed environments. Want to find specific events, trace an execution, identify a threat, or graph metric trends from (ex.) data stored in EBS volumes, Cribl Edge nodes, S3 buckets, Azure blob stores, containers, RDBMSes, data lakes, or even a custom datastore? How about being able to do that from a single pane, regardless of heterogeneous storage / location / hosting / on-disk format? That’s what Cribl Search enables, and we think it’s a game-changer for helping Cribl become the data engine for IT and security.

As a Principal Engineer, you will work closely with a group of highly-skilled engineers to shape the future of our front-end development. You will play a central role in designing and developing user interfaces and visualizations that are scalable, robust, and user-friendly. This role is ideal for someone who is passionate about building high-performance web applications and enjoys working in a dynamic, collaborative environment.

On top of it all, you will have fun! Cribl strives to be a great place to work for everyone.

As An Active Member Of Our Team, You Will ...

  • Design and develop a novel distributed and federated search system for streaming, batch and edge data
  • Partner with a cross-functional team of engineers, designers, and product managers to build query system from first principles
  • Host architecture discussions and design reviews with others on your team
  • Develop expert level knowledge of software development using NodeJS, JavaScript/TypeScript, Docker, and Git
  • Coach and mentor junior developers
  • Evangelize our innovation and engage our users by contributing to internal and external blogs and by speak at meetups and conferences related to the products that you develop

If You Got It - We Want It

  • Bachelor's degree in CS/EE (MS Preferred) with 15+ years of industry experience
  • Ability to problem solve from first principles and maintain focus on overarching objectives
  • Demonstrated experience working with design partners and product managers to accelerate product innovation
  • Experience building visualizations and search, query and/or analytic systems working with structured and unstructured data
  • Strong knowledge of cloud architecture principles
  • Ability to lead projects across the team with autonomy
  • Experience in developing distributed systems at scale
  • Experience with agile processes and rapid iterative development
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; able to explain complex technical topics to both internal and external stakeholders with ease and in remote/distributed environments

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with visualizations
  • Tech lead and team technical leadership experience
  • No fear! Speak your mind
  • Good jokes, or maybe better, bad jokes
  • A love for goats
  • Experience working remotely
  • Experience with Javascript and NodeJS

Salary Range ($185,000 - $255,000)

The salary for this role is dependent on geographic location. The salary offered within the range described will be based on the individual candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to a competitive salary, Cribl also offers a generous benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, short-term disability, and life insurance, paid holidays and paid time off, a fertility treatment benefit, 401(k), equity, and eligibility for a discretionary company-wide bonus.


Bring Your Whole Self
Diversity drives innovation, enables better decisions to support our customers, and inspires change for the better. We’re building a culture where differences are valued and welcomed, and we work together to bring out the best in each other. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

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