Senior Engineer - Test Analytics - Insights

Published on May 24, 2024

Buildkite is the fastest, most reliable, secure way to deploy and test code at any scale. Making developers happy and productive makes us happy, and we’re lucky to work closely with some of the best software teams in the world, including Airbnb, Shopify, Intercom, PagerDuty, and Basecamp.

We are a privately held company that values sustainable growth, transparency and work-life balance. We’re currently a distributed team of thirty and work remotely from Seattle, Vancouver, Perth, Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide, Kyoto, Oakland, Wellington, Berlin and Melbourne.

About The Role

We’re building tools to help the best software teams stay happy and productive. We’ve rethought how CI/CD should work and have built a platform that is fast, reliable, secure, and is able to scale to the needs of the most demanding high-growth tech companies including Shopify, Uber, Pinterest, Wayfair, Cruise, PagerDuty, Culture Amp, and Canva.

Test Analytics helps to make test suites faster and more reliable, reducing friction in developers' day to day work and making their working lives happier and more productive. We do this by identifying things like flaky and slow tests and showing trends over time of your suite, as well as providing the ability to deep dive into what happens when an individual test executes with tracing data for troubleshooting that test.

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer (Ruby On Rails) to help us build new features on our Insights product as part of Buildkite's Test Analytics ecosystem.
On a typical day, you could be…
  • Shaping and pitching new features and experiments.
  • Collaborating with team mates to come to a mutual understanding of what you're building.
  • Prioritising features as appropriate for the stage of the product.
  • Exercising pragmatism in technical decisions and implementation.
  • Providing feedback on pull requests or responding to feedback left for you.
  • Adding features on the backend of our Ruby on Rails (majestic) monolith, which embraces PostgreSQL for the database, and Rails HTML views, TypeScript, React for the frontend.
  • Building a deep understanding of various CI systems and the DevOps ecosystem.
  • Watching customer call recordings or joining in on customer research.
  • Jumping on video calls with your teammates to discuss and solve problems. Or just to say hi!
Skills and experience we like..
  • Strong communicator that values empathy and kindness when articulating your ideas and feelings when writing or speaking.
  • Strong proficiency in Ruby, with substantial experience working in the Ruby and Rails ecosystem.
  • Experience with relational databases at scale, particularly PostgreSQL.
  • High personal standards for crafting code that is well tested, maintainable and performant.
  • Comfortable working directly with customers, incorporating their feedback into product development to meet strategic directions.
  • A deep understanding of problem-solving, including the ability to analyse potential solutions and trade-offs, and communicate these insights to peers to build consensus.
  • Experience mentoring and upskilling fellow engineers.
  • Practical experience with configuring modern CI platforms and leveraging modern development tooling.
  • Experience with frontend development.
  • Experience or interest in learning asynchronous systems and technologies like Kafka and Flink.
  • Experience or interest in learning machine learning frameworks
  • Comfortable working remotely