Staff Backend / Infrastructure Engineer (Remote)

About the role

As a Backend / Infrastructure Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of technologies that support our user-facing web and mobile apps. Whether it’s optimizing our Kubernetes clusters, streamlining our CI/CD pipeline, investigating slow SQL queries, or getting into the internals of our Open Source API framework, there is no shortage of interesting technical problems to solve and opportunities to learn. As a Staff-level member of the team, you will also have a large degree of autonomy and ownership to work on the most impactful projects.

On remote work

While our main office is in San Francisco, almost a third of our colleagues work remotely from various parts of the country, and all of our meetings are remote-friendly. You maybe asked to travel to our SF location from time to time, including for initial on-boarding and for quarterly company-wide meetings.

The ideal candidate… (apply if 2/3 sound like you)

    • Has deep mastery of Computer Science fundamentals
    • Can write production-quality Python code
    • Is a self-directed and independent learner/problem-solver
    • Is an excellent communicator and collaborator
    • Has good engineering hygiene, in terms of code quality, testing, documentation, etc
    • Has experience designing scalable and resilient distributed systems
    • Has some real-world experience/knowledge of: Linux system administration, RDBMS administration/optimization (esp. Postgres), Cloud IaaS (esp. AWS), Kubernetes, Docker
    • Enjoys wearing many hats, and working collaboratively across functions
    • Enjoys mentoring and helping others learn/grow


    • Maintain and improve our production infrastructure
    • Maintain and improve our deployment systems
    • Tend to the security and performance of our infrastructure
    • Ensure our infrastructure scales with the needs of the business, team and product
    • Maintain and improve backend libraries (e.g. DynamicREST)
    • Maintain and improve analytics and data infrastructure
    • Provide guidance and partnership to Product Engineers
What We Offer
-Competitive compensation and stock options
-Greatly subsidized medical/dental/vision coverage for employees and their families
-Generous paid time-off and parental leave
-A fun workplace that is serious about work/life balance

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