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Cloud Software Engineer

Element 84, Inc.

3 weeks ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (USA Only)

Hiring from: USA Only

Category: DevOps / Sysadmin

Company Description

We're Element 84 and we're taking on some of the biggest challenges in software: petabyte search, consumer streaming, and Earth science repositories, just to name a few. We are a team of gamers, musicians, artists, pitmasters, pilots, and tinkerers and we think you might have fun helping us solve some big problems. Element 84 was founded by husband-and-wife engineers and has grown into a skilled group of developers, designers, project managers, and a business team that builds high performance systems for some of the biggest corporate and government clients in the world. Our main office is located in Alexandria, VA but we support a large remote workforce from Michigan to Texas and Pennsylvania to California.

Job Description

The ideal candidate will be a creative problem-solver who can build, deploy, and extend large-scale data processing workflows. At Element 84, you will have the opportunity to have an impact beyond the code you write. Applicants must be able to work within a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled Systems Engineers, Software Engineers, and Science staff, guiding our partners on best practices to process, store, discover and secure their data.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science or relevant experience

Experience: 4-8 years of relevant experience


Required Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Knowledge of agile development practices using associated project management tools

  • Well versed in software engineering methodology and processes

  • Experience with secure software development practices and concepts

  • Experience with Python or NodeJS, preferably in a serverless cloud context

  • Knowledge of relational databases such as Postgres or MySQL

  • Experience with testing and CM tools such as git

  • Knowledge of cloud architecture including but not limited to networking, data storage, security, cloud specific patterns, and AWS service selection.

Desired Skills:

  • AWS certification (Associate, Professional, and/or Speciality)

  • Experience with large-scale data processing pipelines and data lakes in AWS

  • Experience with distributed, loosely-coupled and scalable architectures including serverless architecture and frameworks

  • Familiarity with spatial data, reference and projection systems

  • Experience with geospatial data and tools (commercial or open source)

  • Experience with infrastructure as code (Terraform, Cloudformation)

  • Experience with Relational and NoSQL database design

  • Experience with Cloud security including AWS IAM and VPC concepts

  • Experience troubleshooting serverless and container-oriented AWS deployments (CloudWatch, CloudTrail, X-Ray)

Candidates must have strong technical abilities, excellent communication skills, and a teamwork emphasis. Candidates must also be able to integrate into a highly-skilled Software Engineering team.

Additional Information

Paying attention to who we are -- as a company, as people, as family members, friends, and colleagues, is probably the biggest part of who we are. There are lots of ways to run a company and you have probably experienced more than your share. For us, it's wanting to come to work, being around people we enjoy, taking on big things with people you trust, and sharing our achievements as a team.

  • You’ll get credit when things go right and we’ll have your back when things go wrong.
  • We only take on work that is challenging and right for us. There are projects we will turn down and the team has a say.
  • We may be a small company, but we have big company benefits meant to support the idea that we're here for the long term and that happiness comes from much more than just where you work, including 401k, health & dental insurance, life & disability insurance, flexible schedule, cell phone stipend, flexible spending accounts for transportation and dependent care and a generous PTO policy.

We have an extraordinary retention rate because we only hire extraordinary people. We hope that’s you.

Element 84 is an equal opportunity employer, with a company culture that values diversity. We embrace inclusivity and believe that diversity of thought, perspective, and experience helps us reach higher and think bigger. Element 84 is committed to hiring the best person for the team and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. If you are interested in joining us, we want to hear from you!

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