Software Engineer - Data and Monitoring

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Job Description

As a senior software engineer in the Internal Tools group you will be responsible for building tools to collect logs and metrics from various hardware and software components of our quantum infrastructure; examples include making key data searchable, building endpoint monitoring into existing APIs, and maintaining the monitoring software stack across multiple enterprise networks. You will operate as part of a cross-functional team (IT, Physicists, Software Engineers, Data Scientists, and Industrial Technicians) and will often be the main link between otherwise disparate groups. This role is high-impact with high visibility, and the services you build and maintain will be an essential part of the function of the Quantum Software team.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Expected to display technical leadership

May be required to mentor junior staff and oversee their contributions to specific projects

Essential Duties:

Build and maintain infrastructure for scraping logs, capturing metrics, enriching/processing data, and sending it to Elasticsearch

Build endpoint monitoring into APIs

Profile and tune Elasticsearch deployment to maintain performance

Develop internal tools written in Python as well as various shell-scripting languages (batch, powershell, and bash)

Develop procedures and standards for archival and backup of data stores

Work with developers and end-users to build queries, dashboards, and reports to support business objectives

Work with data scientists and engineers to develop and implement anomaly detection routines and machine-learning algorithms

Maintain a high level of industry knowledge and best practices; stay abreast of new tooling options; provide recommendations for enhancing, upgrading, deprecating monitoring stack as appropriate

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated expertise with Elasticsearch ELK stack
  • Familiarity with medium- to high-volume logging, syslog, and its associated services
  • Experience writing SQL queries
  • Experience writing shell scripts
  • Solid understanding of core computer science fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, and computer architectures
  • Basic familiarity with statistics and data science
  • Strong communication skills; ability to write and maintain comprehensive, readable documentation

Required Education:

  • 7+ years relevant software engineering experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Program a computer via keyboard or some other method that is as fast as a typical programmer on a keyboard
  • Program a computer with visual feedback from a computer monitor
  • Long hours sitting or standing to program a computer

Special Requirements:

U.S. citizenship; active security clearance or ability to obtain one.

Personable and pleasant to have on a team


The base salary range for this full-time position is $145,745 - $186,688 + bonus + benefits.

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Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At HRL, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.

HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, age, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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Company Info.

HRL Laboratories

HRL Laboratories is a research center in Malibu, California, established in 1960. Formerly the research arm of Hughes Aircraft, HRL is currently owned by General Motors Corporation and Boeing. The research facility is housed in two large, white multi-story buildings overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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