OpenTelemetry Instrumentation Senior Engineer - .NET

  • Grafana Labs
  • EMEA (Remote)
  • 08 May, 2023

Job Description

What is Grafana Cloud?

Grafana Cloud is our composable observability platform that integrates metrics, logs, and traces with Grafana. It allows our customers to leverage the best open source observability software – including Prometheus, Mimir, Loki, and Tempo – without the overhead of installing, maintaining, and scaling their own observability stack

The Application Observability department is focused on enabling developers to understand the health and performance of their applications in any environment by providing tools to instrument their code, ingest observability data into Grafana Cloud and visualize and explore it.

As a company we are remote-first and global, we embrace people of different experiences and backgrounds to build diverse teams where every person brings a new perspective to the software. We are looking for Engineers that are passionate about communicating with data and providing seamless experiences for our customers to join our growing team! Engineers at Grafana also have the opportunity to contribute to Open Source communities.

What will you be doing?

The .NET instrumentation squad works on auto-instrumentation libraries that help our customers get insights into their .NET applications. Much of the work will be open source contributions to OpenTelemetry’s .NET instrumentation. As an engineer in the .NET instrumentation squad, you will:

  • Be part of the OpenTelemetry community and contribute to the upstream OpenTelemetry .NET auto-instrumentation.
  • Work closely with customers to help them on their application observability journey, and to learn about real-life instrumentation issues.
  • Create content to help application developers instrument their applications, such as blog posts and documentation pages. Bonus points if you'd like to deliver conference talks and produce content in other media, such as videos.
  • Work across a wide range of deployment infrastructures, like Kubernetes, Lambdas, various cloud providers.
  • Contribute to tools for rolling out instrumentation, like OpenTelemetry's Kubernetes operator.

As we are remote-first and our engineering organization is largely remote, we provide guidance and meet regularly using video calls, so an independent attitude and good communication skills are a must.

A few upcoming projects:

OpenTelemetry .NET Automatic Instrumentation:

Prometheus .NET library

What are we looking for in you?

You are a motivated self starter with a bias towards action.

Curiosity: You enjoy digging into technologies before they become mainstream.

Communication and communication: You will work closely with customers, with the OpenTelemetry community, and with Grafana's R&D squads. Good communication skills are a must.

You are customer focused. We build everything with our users in mind. You have a passion for creating intuitive products that fit customers’ needs.

Pragmatism. You are able to take on complex challenges and break them down to achieve tight learning loops: to analyze, design, and build modular solutions, deliver MVPs, gather data and feedback and then progress iteratively.


Solid experience with developing and operating .NET applications.

Experience as a user of an APM tool is nice to have.

Experience with instrumenting an application with distributed tracing or metrics.

About Grafana Labs: There are more than 950,000 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 NASA 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 four other open source projects, Grafana Loki (for logs), Grafana Tempo (for traces), Grafana Mimir (for metrics), and Grafana OnCall (for on-call management).
Benefits: For more information about the perks and benefits of working at Grafana, please check out our careers page.
A note about covid-19: All Grafanistas who wish to attend in-person events or travel for Grafana Labs must be fully-vaccinated.
Equal Opportunity Employer: At Grafana Labs we’re building a company where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay, and do their best work. We know that our company runs on the hard work and the dedication of our passionate and creative employees. If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.
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