Software Engineer (Api)

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Mid Level


What We’re Building 
Honeycomb is a service for the near and present future, redefining observability and raising expectations of what our developer tools can do for us! We’re working with well known companies like Hello Fresh, Slack, LaunchDarkly, and Vanguard and more across a range of industries. This is an exciting time in our trajectory, we’ve closed Series C funding, scaled past 100-person mark, and named on Forbes’ America’s Best Startups of 2022! In the Software Engineer (API) role, you’ll be a joining a growing Engineering (API) team. The API team will ensure Honeycomb data is always within arms reach no matter what tool you are using.

Who We Are 
We come for the impact, and stay for the culture! We’re a talented, opinionated, passionate, fiercely inclusive, and responsible group of bees. We have conviction and we strive to live our values every day. We want our people to do what they truly love amongst a team of highly talented (but humble) peers.

How We Work
We are a remote-first company, which means we believe it is not where you sit, but how you deliver that matters most. We invest in our people and care about how you orient to our culture and processes. At the same time we imbue a lot of trust, autonomy, and accountability from Day 1.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Likes being a generalist. This team’s work will naturally touch multiple areas of the product to build meaningful integrations that delight our customers. The ideal candidate would probably enjoy a bit of variety in their work and be willing to jump between API surface, UI work, documentation, and more to help the team accomplish its goals.
  • Loves creating a good developer experience. You’ll be working with some of our most important product surface areas: the APIs and SDKs that allow customers to consume Honeycomb data.
  • You’ll do well if you are the kind of engineer who enjoys thinking about how to make code and documentation that other engineers are delighted to work with.
  • Has many feelings about API design. You have lots of thoughts about what makes a good API vs. a bad one informed by creating APIs or using a variety of them in anger. You know how to balance developer experience against other concerns like performance.
  • Cares deeply about software quality and testing.A strong candidate for this role would be interested in testing and have experience finding the best ways to keep a high level of quality without spending an ever-growing amount of time on maintaining tests. They would also be a practiced code reviewer, able to give kind, thoughtful feedback to other engineers on Pull Requests to the product codebase.
  • Values clear, open communication.We see clear, thoughtful, and regular written & face-to-face communication (including a willingness to give & receive feedback) as a fundamental engineering skill and one of the strongest predictors of future engineering impact, not just a nice to have, and we hope you do too.
  • Has some experience. For this role, there’s a minimum of 2 years of professional experience as a software engineer or in a related role. We can hire at a range of levels for this position, from early-career onwards.

What You Get When You Join The Hive!

  • Base pay of $140,000 – $215,000
  • A stake in our success – generous equity with employee-friendly stock program
  • It’s not about how strong of a negotiator you are – our pay is based on transparent levels relative to experience
  • Compensation benchmarked to San Francisco market – no matter of where you live (or move)!
  • A remote-first mindset and culture (really!)
  • 100% employee coverage for Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
  • Time To Recharge – Unlimited PTO, paid sabbatical, 14 US company holidays in 2022, and one 3-day weekend per month
  • Maven Inclusive Family-Building benefit including unlimited virtual appointments, coaches & counselors, and $10K ‘wallet’ to support adoption, surrogacy, IVF, and egg/sperm freezing
  • Pick Your Perk – $600 a year to spend on the perks that you care about most
  • Work Life Balance and Flexible Schedule options
  • The tech you need AND a $500 Home Setup Stipend
  • $200 Reimbursement for Cell/Wifi/CoWorking
  • $1500+ Annual Professional Development Allowance
  • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave, regardless of path to parenthood
  • Semi-annual performance conversations (we call them Review & Rewards conversations) – so
  • you know where you stand, and how you’ll be rewarded for your impact
  • Annual compensation review, benchmarking to industry and inflation changes

Diversity & Accommodations:

We’re building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other, and welcome nontraditional candidates, and people of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. You don’t need to be a millennial to join us, all gens are welcome! Further, we (of course) follow federal and state disability laws and are happy to provide reasonable accommodations during the application phase, interview process, and employment. Please email to discuss accessible formats or accommodations. As an equal opportunity employer our hiring process is designed to put you at ease and help you show your best work; if we can do better – we want to know!

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