The Role

  • You are a hands-on engineering leader who is comfortable responding to incidents, deep-diving on reliability issues, architecting new systems or extending existing ones.
  • Managing a small team is in your comfort zone, or something that’s at the top of your list for personal growth (mentorship and communication come naturally to you).
  • You generally identify with ‘full stack engineer’ and ‘polyglot’.  You can articulate the difference between contract testing and integration testing, and have strong opinions weakly held about both.
  • You can identify and context-switch between problems that code can solve any problems that process/leadership can solve.

Cool Stuff You’ll Do

  • Hands-on engineering, implementing new systems and improving existing ones
  • Architecting towards a de-coupled, highly-available microservices architecture (or, at least, not monolithic)
  • Continuously raising the bar for engineering quality, helping to ensure that “we all have the right to do our best work” and exercise that right daily
  • Taking a ‘the buck stops here’ approach to driving world-class reliability
  • Jumping or growing into leading and managing a team, focusing on mentoring and career/personal growth
  • Improving visibility into how distributed services interact and scale in production
  • Triaging bugs and inconsistencies in platform services
  • Participating in and improving the on-call rotation

What You Bring To The Table

  • Strong knowledge and experience in developing cloud-hosted software services (AWS/Rackspace/GCP)
  • Strong software development experience in one or more modern programming languages
  • You grok distributed systems (or, at least their failure modes!)
  • Working knowledge of how large-scale, high traffic services scale and fail in the real world
  • The ability to explain why a database doesn’t make an ideal job queue, but why you might implement a queue with a database anyway
  • You understand that “doing excellent work” does not mean solving the hardest problem you can find

Bonus Points For:

  • Git Fu
  • Experience with remote teams
  • Polyglot chops:  What languages are in your toolbelt?
  • Knowing how and when to use (and not to use) Cassandra, Redis, and MariaDB.
  • A strong distaste for SPOF and heartfelt love of automation
  • Poetry, finger-painting, bicycling, tap-dancing, yodeling

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