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Full Stack Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

observIQ is a software startup developing the first observability pipeline built for OpenTelemetry. We're building powerful open-source solutions used by Fortune 500 companies and small technology companies alike.

We are seeking a talented software engineer to join our dynamic development team. As a software engineer at observIQ, you will work on a variety of products both web-based and local applications in technologies such as Node.js, Go, Java, Google Cloud, and Kubernetes. You will be responsible for designing, implementing, maintaining, and improving feature sets in a full-stack environment, including microservices in Node.js/Typescript, front-ends in Rails/React, and various backends like Elasticsearch. Our applications are deployed on the Google Cloud Platform with Kubernetes, and you will work with many flavors of Linux, Unix, and Windows.

We're looking for a candidate who has experience with different software languages and the ability to learn new ones quickly. While you don't need to be an expert in everything we work with, we do expect you to be able to pick up new technologies quickly. Our development team is a tight-knit group of highly talented developers who work fast to create the next generation of IT observability tools. If you're passionate about software development and want to be a part of a dynamic and growing startup, we'd love to hear from you.


  • Experience with at least one strongly typed programming language, and a desire to work in Typescript and Go (required)
  • Experience developing software in at least one web stack (required)
  • Experience with a variety of operating systems, including Linux, Unix, and Windows (preferred)
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as GCP, AWS, or Azure (preferred)
  • Experience with a variety of modern application technology stacks (preferred)
  • Experience with IT monitoring tools (preferred)
  • Experience developing on macOS (preferred)
  • Ability to quickly learn and develop in additional programming languages (required)
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team (required)
  • Customer-focused work style to service internal customers (required)
  • Degree in computer science or equivalent work experience (required)

Essential Functions

  • Writing software to implement features and fix bugs identified by the Product Owners and QA
  • Understanding, interpreting, and challenging technical requirements and assumptions from Product Owners
  • Researching target technologies to become a subject matter expert
  • Developing automation tooling and process improvements to increase efficiency
  • Participating in daily stand-ups and product meetings
  • Radiating project status, risks, and blockers to appropriate stakeholders
  • Participating in continuous learning to improve as an engineer


  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer matching
  • Comprehensive health and dental insurance
  • Life insurance coverage
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick leave, and holidays

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Work Environment: Hybrid - Looking for candidates who can work from the office in Grand Rapids, MI initially and move to hybrid after ramping onto the team for 3 to 6 months