Senior Software Engineer, Enterprise

San Francisco, California

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About Sentry

Bad software is everywhere, and we’re tired of it. Sentry is on a mission to help developers write better software faster, so we can get back to enjoying technology.

With more than $217 million in funding and 85,000 organizations that believe we’re on to something, we're building performance and error monitoring tools that help companies like Disney, Microsoft, and Atlassian spend less time fixing bugs and more time building products. If you like to selfishly build things that make your digital life better, come help us build the next generation of software monitoring tools.

Sentry is used by enterprise-level customers to empower their large engineering organizations to better triage and debug production software issues. Those customers have needs that go beyond smaller customers: accounts with 1000+ users and projects, unique problems around managing and attributing usage, sensitive data privacy needs, international data storage regulations and strong requirements around auditing and access control.

As a Senior Backend Engineer on the Enterprise team, you will ensure that Sentry will work well for our enterprise-level customers. We have built a suite of features to help admins onboard their company, manage their teams' workflow, and see the value that their engineering organization is getting from Sentry. On top of that, the team owns critical services such as authentication and authorization. You will work on foundational projects such as enabling multi-region deployments alongside Staff Engineers, or product-focused projects such as spend management tooling alongside PMs and designers.

In this role you will:

  • Scope, plan and own the backend implementation for features or tools that will make Sentry better for all of our largest customers in our open-source codebase.
  • Design and build intuitive and robust APIs used by frontend engineers and/or customers.
  • Own the engineering quality for authentication and authorization services, especially the APIs that are used for provisioning at scale.
  • Have opportunities to work on high-impact projects that touch the entire stack: from multi-region deployments; across the entire event ingestion pipeline; delving into search and storage systems; and surfacing that data to our customers with our backend and frontend codebases (did we mention that they are open-source?).
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the company including engineering, product, sales, and marketing to launch new features.
  • Review code and mentor less-experienced engineers to help them grow.
  • Build tests for your code to maintain a high standard of quality for Sentry.
  • Write documentation to support new features with our technical writing staff.

You'll love this job if you:

  • You want to be the change you seek in the world, improve Sentry and use Sentry to make Sentry better. You are the target customer for the software you build, and you can influence what makes it into the product.
  • You relish the idea of making small improvements to a tool that magnify into days of saved time across our customer base.
  • You want to delve deeper than the business-logic layer to learn about the search and storage systems powering the APIs that you are using.
  • You’re not afraid of rolling up your sleeves to work on another team’s codebase to unblock yourself, making good maintainable changes and earning the trust of your counterparts.


  • 4+ years of professional engineering experience, building web applications at scale.
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, or related field, and/or relevant experience.
  • Experience working on data modeling and relational schema design.
  • Experience designing APIs that are robust, reliable, and predictable.
  • Experience owning a technical project for its entire lifecycle: from design and implementation, to testing and deployment.
  • Experience with Python and Django is a plus. Languages/frameworks can be learnt.
  • Be passionate about improving the debugging tools that developers use.
  • Bonus: You have experience working with multi-region deployments.
  • Bonus: You know the acronyms SAML, SCIM, LDAP without googling it.


  • 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
  • Catered lunches
  • Company events (Hack Weeks, All Hands, quarterly social events) and friends and family events
  • Relocation assistance - you are living in, or willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area

COVID Vaccine Required - Reasonable Accommodations for Medical or Religious Reasons Considered

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.

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