Backend Engineer / Senior Backend Engineer, Engineering Productivity (DevOps) Worldwide

Company: GitLab

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.

Our entire handbook is public. You can find the details of our vision & direction, check out how we work in our Quality department and understand how the Engineering Productivity team you'd work in operates. Curious about who your team members are? Take a look at a recent project discussion video

A brief overview:

The Engineering Productivity team at GitLab focuses on accelerating feedback for the GitLab Engineering division. As a member of the Engineering Productivity team, you will use a data-driven approach to identify challenges and devise experiments to improve key performance indicators.

You will collaborate with Backend and Frontend Engineers to identify pain points, scope the problem and implement a solution. You are driven by a sense of empathy and curiosity to solve high-impact productivity impediments for the 600+ Engineering team members.

The Engineering Productivity specialty at GitLab is a hybrid Backend and DevOps Engineer that will develop in Ruby, define GitLab pipelines, and work with Kubernetes and Terraform to deploy and run infrastructure.

What you'll do in this role:

  • Accelerate feedback for GitLab team members by optimizing CI pipeline and improving local and cloud development tooling
  • Create measurements to make data-driven improvements to the development tooling, monitor the results, and iterate.
  • Dogfood GitLab product features to improve engineering workflow and provide feedback to product teams.
  • Develop automated processes for improving work classification in support of product and engineering processes.
  • Increase efficiency for wider GitLab Community contributions
  • Enhance and add new features to the GitLab product to improve engineer productivity

About you:

  • Experience developing in Ruby (this is a strict requirement).
  • Experience with test automation frameworks for both front-end and back-end testing.
  • Experience in designing and developing tools and solutions used across teams.
  • Development experience in object-oriented programming languages and patterns.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience using Continuous Integration systems (e.g., GitLab CI, Jenkins, Travis).
  • Experience using Docker and containerized architectures (e.g. Kubernetes, ECS).

We're aware the confidence gap exists so we want to encourage you to apply even if you do not match all of the requirements exactly. The above list is intended to show the kinds of experience and qualities we're looking for. It is not a complete list of pre-required skills.

What it's like to work at GitLab:

The culture here at GitLab is something we’re incredibly proud of. Some of the benefits you’ll be entitled to vary by region or country you’re in. However, all GitLab team members are fully remote and receive a "no ask, must tell" paid-time-off policy, where we don’t count the number of days you take off annually -- instead, we focus on your results. You can work the hours you choose, enabled by our asynchronous approach to communication.

You can also expect RSUs and a competitive salary. Our compensation calculator will be shared with selected candidates before any interview.

We are committed to your career growth. We have quarterly career development check-ins and ensure time and focus are set aside for learning activities. Additionally, we offer 10k USD per year Growth and Development benefit for those who want to further their growth with professional courses, programs, or conferences.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) are fundamental to the success of GitLab. We want to infuse DIB in every way possible and in all that we do. We strive to create a transparent environment where all team members around the world feel that their voices are heard and welcomed. We also aim to be a place where people can show up as their full selves each day and contribute their best. With more than 100,000 organizations using GitLab, our goal is to have a team that is representative of our users.

Hiring Process

Our hiring process for this Backend Engineer, Engineering Productivity position typically follows five stages. The details of this process can be found on our job family page.

Country Hiring Guidelines: GitLab hires new team members in countries around the world. All of our roles are remote, however some roles may carry specific location-based eligibility requirements. Our Talent Acquisition team can help answer any questions about location after starting the recruiting process.  

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GitLab is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. GitLab’s policies and practices relating to recruitment, employment, career development and advancement, promotion, and retirement are based solely on merit, regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression), national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information (including family medical history), discharge status from the military, protected veteran status (which includes disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, and Armed Forces service medal veterans), or any other basis protected by law. GitLab will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. See also GitLab’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know during the recruiting process.

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