Instana is looking to hire a Senior Software Engineer to join our Java Agent team in Solingen.

Instana collects data from monitored systems using a single agent on each host. The agent provides the framework and runtime environment for over a hundred different sensors that collect and aggregate data from the various processes on a host in almost real time and with little overhead on a number of different platforms. In addition, Instana provides specialized agents to collect metrics from serverless environments such as AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Functions and Azure Functions.

Technical responsibilities in this role include:

  • maintain and further improve the agent's performance on various resource constrained platforms
  • maintain and further improve the API other sensors use to interact with the agent
  • maintain and further improve support for serverless environments
  • handling issues reported by our customers
  • pair programming with peers and reviewing code changes
  • plan, maintain and execute a roadmap of changes together with the Product Manager for this team


  • 5+ years of professional experience programming Java (required)
  • solid experience with the OSGi framework (recommended),
  • first-hand experience working with karaf knowledge (recommended)
  • knowledge of serverless platforms like AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Functions and Azure Functions (recommended)
  • knowledge of Kubernetes and associated container and orchestration technologies (recommended)
  • experience with BASH or other system shells is desired
  • Knowledge about distributed tracing and APM
  • Good code writing discipline and an eye for code efficiency
  • Strong analytical and problem solving thinking
  • Understanding of Kanban
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Permission to work in the EU

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid wellness & fitness
  • Optional company pension scheme
  • Optional job bike
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free choice of workstation
  • Free choice of smartphone
  • Free drinks and ice-cream (on site in Solingen)
  • Regular offsite events
  • Knowledgeable and friendly colleagues

About Instana:

As a leading provider of Application Performance Management solutions for containerized microservice applications, Instana applies automation and artificial intelligence to deliver the visibility needed to effectively manage the performance of today’s dynamic applications across the DevOps lifecycle. Founded by Application Monitoring veterans, Instana provides true AI-powered APM to help organizations deliver high performance applications today and in the future. Visit us at to learn more.