Golang Developer: k6 Platform(Remote, EMEA) at Grafana Labs

EMEA (Remote)

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In June 2021 Grafana Labs acquired k6 - a Stockholm-based startup behind the open-source load testing tool for engineering teams. With k6, Grafana Labs adds extensible testing to its open and composable Grafana observability stack.
At k6, we build next-generation performance testing tools for developers and DevOps engineers. 
We are pushing forward the state-of-the-art in our industry, creating open-source tools that have great developer experience and enable engineers to build reliable systems. k6 is an open-source tool that we built to reinvent the engineering principles around performance testing and enable engineers to build systems that scale.

About the role:

This is a remote position and we're considering candidates in the European time zones.

About k6:

In June 2021, Grafana Labs acquired k6, the Stockholm-based startup behind the open-source load testing tool for engineering teams. We create open-source tools with excellent developer experience, enabling engineers to build reliable systems that scale.

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to join a small, newly formed team working on an early-stage project. This project aims to augment k6's Cloud Results Analysis capabilities with tracing data, effectively shining a light inside the black box. The primary goal of the project is to automatically produce insights about which components of the user’s internal systems are overloaded by a k6 test. These insights should not only be detailed but actionable, reducing the time engineers need to make systems reliable.

Engineering roles at k6 require individuals with a passion for performance and reliability and who enjoy taking projects from conception to production.


  • You have senior-level development experience. 
    • In this team, you will likely be programming in Go.
  • You can write clean, robust, and performant software.
  • You have experience with network programming or distributed systems development.

Nice to haves:

  • Familiarity with operations/SRE and the concept of infrastructure as code.
  • Experience with the observability space in general and distributed tracing in particular.
  • Experience with columnar databases and message queuing systems.
  • Experience working in remote or distributed business environments.

About Grafana Labs: There are more than 900,000 active installations of Grafana around the globe, monitoring everything from beehives to climate change in the Alps. The instantly recognizable dashboards have been spotted everywhere from a SpaceX launch and Minecraft HQ to Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Grafana Labs also helps companies including Bloomberg, JPMorgan Chase, and eBay manage their observability strategies with full-stack offerings that can be run fully managed with Grafana Cloud, or self-managed with Grafana Enterprise Stack. The Grafana stack has grown to include three other open-source projects, Grafana Loki (for logs), Grafana Mimir (for metrics), and Grafana Tempo (for traces).
Benefits: For more information about the perks and benefits of working at Grafana, please check out our careers page.
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