Posted on 
Oct 17, 2023

Software Engineer, Data

Mid-Senior ICs
Engineering, Data Science + Analytics
Series A
Software, Security & Developer Tools

Metronome is the leading usage-based billing platform, designed to help software companies launch, iterate, and scale their business models. We simplify billing operations for self-serve offerings, bespoke enterprise contracts, and every flavor of PLG in between.

Job Description

About Us

Metronome is building a new real-time source of truth for business data, starting with powering the software industry's transition to usage-based business models.


Our platform computes millions of invoices per billing period and is scaling rapidly to accommodate new customers, saving them hours of development time and manual invoicing and enabling them to use consumption data to better serve their customers. Our customers love our product and approach, and we’re humbled to work with amazing companies like OpenAI, Cockroach Labs and mParticle.


You'll be joining an experienced team that includes founders who have successfully built and sold startups before. Our founders and employees also have direct experience building and scaling teams through massive growth at companies like Dropbox, Clever, and New Relic. On the back of this experience and our success-to-date, we’ve raised over $35m from leading investors including Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, and Elad Gil. We’re also proud to have founders and executives of companies like Segment, Plaid, Looker, Gitlab, Confluent, HashiCorp, Snowflake, and Databricks as investors who have experienced the pain we're solving firsthand.


About the Role

At the core of it, Metronome is building a high-volume data collection and processing system to support usage-based billing functionality. We ingest billions of events that represent our customers' product usage data (also known as metering data) to then calculate revenue on a monthly basis. A key part of our product strategy is to make Metronome a connected system that streams out data to our users' ecosystem, including data warehouses, business systems, and BI tools.


In this role, you will be responsible for maturing and scaling our architecture and laying the foundations for new product offerings based on machine learning and data exploration capabilities. You will manage our Kafka, S3, and Postgres-based data infrastructure which powers several of our critical product functionalities.


This role offers high visibility and impact, as you will enable our users to solve billing challenges using critical product usage and revenue data.

Minimum Requirements

    • 4+ years of relevant work experience
    • Experience building backend systems at scale with a focus on large scale data processing and analytics
    • Familiarity with data infrastructure tooling like Spark, Flink, and Kafka
    • You write high quality, well tested code to meet the needs of your customers and stakeholders
    • Excitement to dive deep into our business domain and work with product, design, and our customers to deliver the best solutions possible

Examples of Tasks You Might Work On

    • Implement streaming data pipelines capable of processing millions of events per second with strong data consistency guarantees (exactly once, de-duplication, correct handling of late arriving data)
    • Build batch pipelines capable of generating billions of invoices within a tightly bounded SLA
    • Contribute to the design and implementation of our customer data platform supporting complex analytics workflows across our entire customer base
    • Contribute to the design and implementation of product features build on top of our data pipelines, such as building a user-friendly interface for our customers to configure custom data aggregations and triggering real time alerts based on transformations of our incoming event data

Impact You'll Have

    • All of the above work is critical to the core of Metronome
    • The Metronome team is more well-rounded because you bring your unique personality to work and help create an inclusive fun environment focused on helping our customers get the most value out of Metronome.

We don't filter based on current expertise, so at Metronome you will learn

    • AWS (S3, RDS, API Gateway, ECS, Fargate, Lambda, MKS, and more!)
    • Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, Serverless Framework)
    • Languages (Python, Typescript, Java - for working with Kafka)
    • CI/CD (AWS CodePipeline & CodeDeploy, CircleCI)

Compensation & Benefits

    • Excellent medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage, including a One Medical membership
    • FSA (Flexible spending account)
    • Flexible time off
    • Employee assistance program (mental health benefits)
    • Culture where personal growth is highly valued

Metronome offers salaries that are highly competitive with other early stage Bay Area startups and significant equity compensation (we want you to feel like an owner). More importantly, we’re committed to equitable compensation practices across the board. If you’d like to learn more about our philosophy or about why we’re all billing nerds, shoot us a message. We’d love to talk!


We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.



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