At LightStep, our mission is to deliver confidence at scale for those who develop,operate,and rely upon today’s powerful software applications. Our work is founded upon our original experiences building Dapper (Google’s distributed tracing solution) and Monarch (Google’s high availability metrics solution). Since then we’ve continued our mission to empower developers by creating the next generation of monitoring tools for today’s cloud native world and aim to aid developers by giving them the ability to view their system processes like never before. LightStep’s story is one founded in continuous learning, collaboration, and the belief that new software architectures require equally powerful new solutions.  

As part of our internship program, You’ll take part as an active member of our software engineering team and help power the technology that clients like Lyft, Twilio, and Yext rely on. In addition, you will be working on developing product features and systems while receiving mentorship from top talent within the distributed tracing industry. In the past, interns have built critical portions of LightStep’s technology and have gone on to join our team. You will quickly develop your skills and learn a lot in a short time. Check out and our blog to see the types of obstacles LightStep aims to solve.

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LightStep is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.



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