AppD Software Engineer (Java), Database Visibility (3871)

  • Location:
    San Francisco, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
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About Us

AppDynamics is the Application Intelligence company. With AppDynamics, enterprises have real-time insights into application performance, user performance and business performance so they can move faster in an increasingly sophisticated, software-driven world. Our integrated suite of products is built on our innovative, enterprise-grade App iQ Platform that enables our customers to make faster decisions that enhance customer engagement and improve operational and business performance. AppDynamics is uniquely positioned to enable enterprises to accelerate their digital transformations by actively monitoring, analyzing, and optimizing complex application environments at scale which has led to proven success and trust with the Global 2000.

About You

You have plenty of positive energy, a desire to learn, and the ability to execute effectively. You are an engineer with a passion for building service-oriented, scalable distributed applications, the kind that scale to handle billions of requests. You are excited to join AppDynamics and build the next great Application Intelligence platform.

  • 4+ years of experience working with Java with a foundation in data structures and algorithms and an understanding of concurrent programming in Java and other Java concepts
  • 2+ years of experience building distributed systems
  • 2+ years of experience working with relational databases (such as Oracle, SQLServer, MySQL)

Nice to have / what you can learn:

  • NoSQL databases
  • Application/database monitoring
  • Cloud database offerings such as Amazon RDS, Microsoft SQLAzure, etc.
  • Virtualization and container technologies like VMware, Docker, etc.
  • Microservices and technologies like Dropwizard, Liquibase, JDBI, etc.
  • Writing well-structured unit, component, and contract tests

About the Role

We are building a Database Visibility offering for modern applications and database infrastructures. This includes SQLServer, Oracle, Oracle RAC, Postgres, DB2, MongoDB, Amazon RDS, and Couchbase, and integrates with the AppDynamics platform as a whole providing new capabilities for monitoring and analytics.

The product is evolving to offer increased visibility into database infrastructure issues impacting production applications and an increased ability to monitor, isolate, and diagnose end-to-end application problems. Your role is to make that evolution happen. This will mean working on scalability and reliability, building horizontally-scalable microservices, writing plugins for monitoring various infrastructure components, and developing automated root cause analysis technologies and analytics capabilities.

You will have to wear multiple hats: customer, architect, developer, tester, operations. You will listen to customer interactions and help define the product vision and then implement that vision.


We know that the award-winning culture at AppDynamics is something to brag about, but here are more reasons that make you excited to get out of bed to come in the morning, like:

  • Medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 401k match (4.5%)
  • Wellness perks (gym, hobbies, education, store discounts, personal finance)
  • 4 weeks PTO, 5 days VTO, 14 holidays (including 1 birthday PTO and 1 floating holiday)
  • Mandatory company shut down between Christmas and New Years
  • Weekly catered breakfast and lunch, and all the snacks, fruits and drinks your heart desires, monthly happy hour events, and weekly massages
  • Brand new state of the art office in downtown San Francisco, centrally located near BART, Caltrain, Muni, the ferry, and a bike share station
  • Free shuttle service and pre-tax commuter benefits

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