Rails Backend Engineer, Package 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 1,600+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.

It's an exciting time to join GitLab. 

GitLab is looking for a Rails Backend Engineer for the Package Stage. This position is 100% remote.

 

About the team

The Package stage creates a consistent and dependable software supply chain with built-in package management.

This enables teams to package their applications and dependencies, manage containers, and build artifacts with ease. The private, secure, container and package registry are built-in and preconfigured out-of-the-box to work seamlessly with GitLab source code management and CI/CD pipelines. Ensure DevOps acceleration and a faster time to market with automated software pipelines that flow freely without interruption.

 

Check out the 15.1 Release Video to get a feel for what the team is working on.

 

In support of our Transparency value, head off to the Package direction page to see the stage strategy and direction and to the Package group page to see how we work, check out the current team and our capacity and performance indicators.

 

The work

Most backend developers work on all aspects of GitLab, building features, fixing bugs, and generally improving the application.

As a Backend Engineer, you will play a key role in maturing Package features like Package Registry, Container Registry, and Dependency Proxy.

In the future, you will be shaping and defining how features like the Dependency Firewall and the Helm Chart Repository will look like, be architected, and function.

 

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the overall direction of the Package group
  • Play a key role in maturing and scale the Container and Package registry offering to ensure enterprise readiness and adoption.
  • Ship moderately sized features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
  • Solve technical problems of high scope and complexity with boring solutions. Everyone is responsible for finding ways to simplify and improve the features we own.
  • Consider user experience throughout your work to help make every feature lovable.
  • Develop features and improvements to the GitLab product in a secure, well-tested, and performant way.
  • Collaborate with Product Management, Product Designers, Frontend Engineers, and other stakeholders to maintain a high bar for quality in a fast-paced, iterative environment.
  • Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance.
  • Craft code that meets our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. 
  • Maintain and advocate for high standards through code review changes submitted by other engineers or community contributors
  • Recognize impediments to our efficiency as a team, and propose and implement solutions.
  • Grow your skills in Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, and Git.
  • Represent GitLab and its values in public communication around broader initiatives, specific projects, and community contributions.
  • Provide mentorship for Junior and Intermediate Engineers on your team to help them grow in their technical responsibilities and remove blockers.
  • Engage in the trainee maintainer program at your own comfortable pace while striving to become a full-fledged project maintainer.

 

You should apply if you bring:

  • Significant professional experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment.
  • Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions.
  • Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative software development process.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to onboard and integrate with an organization long-term.
  • Positive and solution-oriented mindset.
  • Effective communication skills: Regularly achieve consensus with peers and clear status updates.
  • An inclination towards our culture of communication, inclusion, and visibility.
  • Experience owning a project from concept to production, including proposal, discussion, and execution.
  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with substantial organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated competence to work closely with other parts of an organization.
  • Share our values, and work following those values.

 

You'll stand out if you bring:

  • Demonstrated experience with any package management tools such as NPM, Maven, or Debian.
  • Experience with GraphQL.
  • Experience with the diagnosis of performance and optimization problems and implementing measures to prevent these problems.
  • Experience in large production environments and in scaling SaaS products.
  • Experience with the GitLab product as a user or contributor.
  • Passionate about/experienced with open source and developer tools
  • Experience working remotely and thrive in a fully remote organization
  • Experience working for a product company or startup



Also, we know it's tough, but please try to avoid the confidence gap. You don't have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role.

 

What's in for you

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. 
  • 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 stock and a competitive salary. Our compensation calculator will be shared with selected candidates before any interview.
  • Family & Friends day off every month

 

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 worldwide 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 or Senior Backend Engineer position typically follows four stages.

The details of this process and our leveling structure can be found on our job family page.

For Colorado residents: The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently $107,500 - $188,900 for Colorado residents only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary. Disclosure as required by the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, C.R.S. § 8-5-101 et seq.


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.  

Privacy Policy: Please review our Recruitment Privacy Policy. Your privacy is important to us.

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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