Staff Software Engineer



Sysdig is the secure DevOps company, and we’re at the forefront of the container, Kubernetes, and cloud revolution. We are passionate, technical problem-solvers, continually innovating and delivering powerful solutions to confidently run cloud-native applications. Our consistent contributions to open source software projects reflect our commitment to the open cloud movement.

We value diversity and open dialog to spur ideas, working closely together to achieve goals. And we're a great place to work too — we were awarded the 2021 Bay Area Best Places to Work Award from San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. We are looking for team members who share our commitment to customers and are willing to dig deeper, understand problems and deliver innovative solutions. Does this sound like the right place for you?

If you are a Software Engineer with a passion for building and delivering innovative and robust products in the cloud, we would like to connect. Ideally, you have strong cloud software development experience with exposure to CI/CD pipelines and a desire to create high impact cloud software solutions. 

Your Opportunity:

Sysdig is looking for an Agent Software Engineer to work on our Container Intelligence Platform. You will play a key role in designing and building cutting-edge products and driving customer success through high-quality R&D level support when necessary, resulting in hundreds of happy enterprise customers and disrupting the monitoring and security space in the Containers World.

As an Agent Software Engineer, you will work closely with our Product team to understand requirements for new features and products in our Agent software, design solutions in collaboration with other Engineering teams, and engage with our Support team to enhance customer experience.

What you will do:

  • Architect and develop high quality cloud software to integrate with Agent components
  • Collaborate effectively with engineers from multiple teams to solve complex problems to deliver end-to-end solutions
  • Understand complex software components and use industry standard software development practices to continuously improve quality and capability
  • Work with Open Source Software community
  • Build software that can perform at cloud scale

What you will bring with you: 

  • Proficient in coding with C++
  • Deep knowledge of containers, AWS and other cloud ecosystems
  • Ability to understand and work with other languages like Java or Python
  • Good understanding of CI/CD processes
  • Passion for building and delivering robust products
  • Cloud software development and integration experience
  • Results oriented and with a strong customer focus
  • Good communication skills

What we look for:

  • Good understanding of cloud software both as a developer and as a  consumer
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes is a plus
  • Work with highly scalable, multithreaded, performance optimized code
  • Comfortable working with microservices
  • Ability to switch contexts and programming languages to deal with complex problems 
  • performance analysis and debugging skills
  • scripting experience

Key Technologies:

  • AWS, Azure, Google Cloud services
  • AWS Fargate
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker and other container runtime environments
  • Linux
  • C++, Go

Why work at Sysdig?

  • We’re a well-funded startup that already has a large enterprise customer base
  • We have a pragmatic, approachable culture, from the CEO down
  • We have an organizational focus on delivering value to customers
  • Our open-source tools ( are widely used and loved by technologists & developers

When you join Sysdig, you can expect:

  • Competitive compensation including equity opportunities
  • Flexible hours and unlimited time off 
  • Career growth

Additionally, we offer a variety of benefits and perks, such as:

  • A monthly allowance that can be used for the following types of expenses: (employee wellness, house cleaning services, home internet, phone expenses, office supplies, office furniture)
  • Additional recharge days
  • Mental wellbeing support through Modern Health for you and your family

The U.S. annual base salary range for this full-time position is between $170,000 and $240,000 USD per year. Actual offers may be higher or lower than this range based on a variety of factors, including (but not limited to) the candidate’s work location, job-related skills, experience and education


Are you ready to join us?

We're excited to receive your application.