Senior Engineer

Digital Ocean


3 weeks ago

05/06/2019 11:52:19

Job type: Full-time

Category: Software Dev


Have you ever wondered what happens inside the cloud?

Based in New York, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers, teams, and businesses around the world. We believe that today’s entrepreneurs are changing the world through software. Our mission is to empower these entrepreneurs by bringing modern app development within reach for any developer, anywhere in the world.

We want people who are passionate about creating simple, yet scalable experiences for our customers.

As a Senior Software Engineer within Developer Experience you will think about how to present complex developer workflows and deployment processes as simple, elegant, and configurable solutions for our customers. Working alongside of Product and Design teams, and reporting to an Engineering Manager, you will decide how to build software that gets the most out of our products and services, and helps developers deploy, manage, and scale apps on DigitalOcean. You will also work within the broader engineering organization to improve efficiency and performance of internal systems, so that we can support our growing customer base.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Developing software written primarily in Go, and sometimes Ruby.  
  • Working with containerized applications in Docker, and deploying within a CI/CD environment like GoCD and Concourse.
  • Creating and processing large amounts of data stored in, or streamed through, MySQL, Redis, and Kafka.
  • Using tools like Kibana and Grafana to monitor, alert and troubleshoot internal production performance issues.
  • Consuming and integrating with 3rd party APIs (DigitalOcean public APIs, Kubernetes, logging and analytics services, etc).
  • Actively participating in the product development process, quickly understanding how our services contribute to customer value, and gradually forming opinions on how to make those services better with minimal technical supervision.

What We’ll Expect From You:

  • Experience working in a role where you had to balance solving software performance and scaling challenges with creating customer value.
  • Willingness to understand the architecture of multiple systems, and being able to make updates to them independently.
  • Have the ability to lead projects from start to finish, working cross functionally to gather requirements, plan work, and helping to steer development until launch.
  • Not required, but some previous exposure to Javascript and/or Rails applications, demonstrating an understanding of customer facing dependencies within a broader distributed system is a nice to have.
  • Experience with consuming and processing messages from Kafka or similar service.
  • Proficiency with writing efficient queries in MySQL.
  • Experience building APIs for external consumption.
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, and CI/CD pipelines like GoCD or Concourse a plus.
  • An understanding of microservice architecture and inter-service communication with protocols like gRPC and Protocol Buffers a plus.
  • A strong appreciation for rich UI experiences, and particularly the flexibility to adapt APIs and backend services to accommodate such experiences.
  • A passion for creating developer tools and meaningful developer workflows.
  • This role will be expected to participate in an on-call rotation

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We work hard but we always have fun doing it. We care deeply about each other and take our “no jerks” rule very seriously.
  • We value development. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development.  You’ll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you’ll get even better.
  • We care about you. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym reimbursement to support your physical health, and a monthly commute allowance to make your trips to and from work easier.
  • We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. We also provide all employees with Kindles and reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We want you to love where you work. We have great office spaces located in the heart of SoHo NYC and Cambridge and offer daily catered lunches to keep your hunger at bay. We’re also very remote-friendly—we use Slack to communicate across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to onboard in-office and take an all-expenses paid trip to our annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the team at least once a year. We also allow employees to customize their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

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