Backend Engineer / Senior Backend Engineer, Scalability

The GitLab DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 1,800+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.
Backend Engineers in Infrastructure, will work alongside SREs, and are experienced Ruby developers who work in the product with a focus on reliability, observability, performance and scalability at the application level, as well as on resource optimization from an Infrastructure perspective and on operationally relevant features.
Scalability
The Scalability team is responsible for GitLab and GitLab.com at scale, working on the highest priority scalability items in the application in close coordination with Reliability Engineering teams and providing feedback to other Engineering teams so they can become better at scalability as well.
Responsibilities
  • Find, define and resolve architectural application bottlenecks as observed on GitLab.com
  • Work with other engineering stakeholders on resolving larger architectural bottlenecks
  • Analyze existing, create and maintain new GitLab.com Service Level Objectives
  • Resolve problems contributing to missing GitLab.com SLO targets
  • Provide guidance to other engineering stakeholders on scaling considerations
Requirements
Candidate should ideally be:
  • Experienced in working on large scale systems
  • Experienced in application and systems observability
Other qualifications include:
  • Proficiency with Ruby on Rails or other Ruby frameworks.
  • Proficient in one or more of the following:
    • Knowledge of profiling, and performance testing
    • Understanding of basic database principles and optimization mechanisms
    • Proficiency with SQL, beyond abstractions offered by ORMs such as Active Record
    • Knowledge of one or more of the services used to deliver GitLab.com
    • You can reason about software, algorithms, and performance from a high level
You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.

Compensation
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