Staff ClickHouse Engineer

Mountain View, Zurich, or Remote


The storage and analytics team is building an awesome new eBPF-based observability and analytics platform. It collects observability data from  Cilium using eBPF, stores it in an OLAP database, and runs analytics workflows to provide insights into Kubernetes and other environments to end-users. As part of this team, you will help build and improve our data pipeline, utilize eBPF to collect networking, security, and tracing data.


  • Develop high-quality code in Go and potentially eBPF

  • Collaborate with peers to discuss and implement new security and networking observability use-cases

  • Collaborate with the UI team to provide amazing visualizations

  • Participate actively in the open-source community

  • Opportunity to speak at public conferences about achievements

About Isovalent

Isovalent is the company founded by the creators of Cilium and eBPF. Isovalent builds open-source software and enterprise solutions solving networking, security, and observability needs for modern cloud native infrastructure. The flagship technology, Cilium, is the choice of leading global organizations, including Adobe, AWS, Capital One, Datadog, GitLab, Google, and many more. Isovalent is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Google, and Cisco Investments.


  • M.Sc. in computer science or equivalent experience

  • Experience in working with remote teams, collaborating effectively in cross-functional teams

  • Strong ClickHouse experience and knowledge

  • Experience with Kubernetes, Cloud Native workloads and distributed systems

  • Desire to write beautiful and highly efficient code in Go

  • Multiple years of programming experience

  • Experience designing and/or implementing robust APIs (e.g. using gRPC)

  • Strong knowledge of SQL and database query optimization for large datasets

  • Experience in public speaking at technical open source conferences is a plus

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