The Sentry Story

Our Co-Founders David Cramer and Chris Jennings realized that developers are at the core of virtually every organization, building and managing the software that makes modern businesses tick. With the developers' workflow in mind, they started an open-source side project that has now turned into a well-loved product used by 1M+ developers.

It is our mission to empower software development teams to build better products, faster. Our application monitoring platform helps millions of developers discover, triage, and resolve software issues, so they can spend less time debugging and more time doing what they love... building software.

About the Role / Impact

Sentry's mission is to empower software development teams to build better products, faster. Our error monitoring platform helps over a million developers discover, triage, and resolve production software issues, so you can spend less time debugging and more time doing what you love: building software.

We are looking for bright-eyed, bushy-tailed engineers who are excited about jumping right out of school and right into impacting an expansive (and expanding) user base. If you want to build something that makes life for you and your fellow developers easier, start thinking of your new hire gif now!

You'll love this job if:

  • You take pride in building features that don't just work, but are also delightful to use
  • You want to join a modern software development team that iterates and ships code rapidly
  • You value mentorship and being able to work closely with and learn from world-class engineers
  • You want to contribute to open source full-time
  • You are looking for a supportive, inclusive, and diverse team that celebrates your individuality

As a member of the engineering team at Sentry, you'll become an integral team member on our Applications team or Infrastructure team:

  • Our Applications team is a cross-functional group of software engineers and designers that are responsible for the end-user operation of Sentry, building the user interfaces that almost 1 million software developers see and touch, and contributing to the APIs and server logic that power those interactions. 
  • Our Infrastructure team helps scale Sentry to support our fast-growing user base, and assist in making important back-end technology and implementation decisions. We have a few teams that help us do this. Our R&D team owns the end-to-end event lifecycle, from event capture to event ingestion and processing, and event storage and querying. Our engineering operations team keeps our services up and helps engineers with infrastructure needs, while the business operations team creates tools to facilitate data-driven decision-making.

Examples of projects our Applications team has worked on:

Examples of projects our Infrastructure team has worked on:

You'll be successful in this role if you have:

  • An expected graduation date in 2020 with an Undergraduate, Master's, or Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with one or more internships/co-ops, writing or shipping software 
  • Experience with Python and/or Javascript, or similar dynamic programming languages (e.g. Ruby, PHP, etc) through internships, personal projects (Github), or coding competitions
  • Passion for developer tools or open source
  • Willing to relocate to SF upon graduation (we'll help get you here!)

To Learn More About Sentry


  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees, 75% company-paid for dependents
  • Monthly commuter subsidy
  • 401k program
  • Learning & Development stipend
  • Charitable matching program
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Flexible working schedule and vacation policy, work from home policy, and real work/life balance
  • Friday catered lunches
  • Company events (Hack Weeks, All Hands, quarterly social events) and friends and family events
  • Relocation assistance

Sentry values diversity and inclusivity in our company and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.