Senior Backend-leaning Full Stack Engineer Worldwide

Company: PacketFabric

Quickly maturing startup seeking like minded Sr. Backend-leaning Fullstack Engineer! PacketFabric redefines how companies procure, consume, and manage their network connectivity. The technical team is a small, talented, and close knit group and we need a team member to help us accomplish our goal of making the best darn carrier network on the planet.

As a well rounded software engineer, you should definitely be the type that appreciates diversity in your day, and challenges outside of your comfort level! A typical day in the life of a PacketFabric senior software engineer might include these types of activities:

  • Designing a deterministic lifecycle workflow for our next product offering.
  • Writing core platform code for a new feature, and unit tests for functionality.
  • Refactoring and improving existing code for performance and simplicity. For example, breaking a large method into smaller, more maintainable and easily tested methods.
  • Building command line tools to help network engineers better manage network state.
  • Researching additional ideas, you may have to improve the product/platform overall and sharing with the team.
  • Interacting with customers and/or sales on a bug in the software, quickly resolving it, and coordinating across the team to push a fix.
  • Working with backend engineers and discussing quirks in network protocols and network interconnection which translate rapid API and UI changes.

Skills & Requirements

The right candidate will have an abundance of hard core programming skills, have solid instincts for API usability and design patterns. You are probably a full stack developer who naturally gravitates towards work on a product core. You know how to sacrifice algorithmic elegance for getting it done on deadline. More specifics include:

  • Extensive experience with Python and PHP in large applications developed in a team environment.
  • Expert unit tester.
  • Experience in large scale distributed systems.
  • Extensive experience with the HTTP protocol and developing and using RESTful APIs.
  • A solid understanding of OO programming paradigms.
  • Experience with a message queue system like RabbitMQ or Kafka.
  • Experience using NoSQL data stores like Redis.
  • Be completely at home on any *nix command line and building your own tools.
  • Very comfortable using Git in a team environment (i.e. pull-requests, branch management, rebasing).
  • Experience working in an environment leveraging remote communication collaboration tools like Slack, Zoom etc.
  • Never being afraid to venture boldly where none have gone before and develop code where there are no previous libraries to draw from.
Preferred Experience
  • A huge plus for actually doing any router/switch configuration or infrastructure automation.
  • Previous exposure to layer 2/3 networking protocols and concepts such as IPv4/6, VLANs, VPNs, BGP, etc.
  • Experience with Python-based web application frameworks like Flask, Django, or Sanic
  • Any experience interacting with physical world equipment – industrial, medical, etc
  • Experience creating highly maintainable Javascript.
  • SQL experience.
  • Experience with Vue.js, Angular and AngularJS.
  • GraphQL
  • Experience creating large scale data visualizations of any type.

About PacketFabric, LLC.

What PacketFabric doesn’t offer:
  • A dress code – so sorry, no casual Fridays
  • Pre-meetings where we plan meetings
  • Hours wasted in traffic commuting to the office
  • Dull moments
  • Rigid and defined job structure
What PacketFabric does offer:
  • An opportunity to create in the space of new technologies like SDN and large data sets
  • Flexibility to play the different hats in a start up
  • The change to disrupt entrenched Internet infrastructure
  • Interaction and involvement with the community groups such as Open-IX, Nanog, and RIPE
  • New and interesting problems around automation of fundamental Internet infrastructure
  • A team that likes to learn from each other
  • A continuous develop environment where we are always turning out new features
  • The ability to work with many different technologies
  • The ability to work with lots of open source technology
  • A non-corporate and relaxed atmosphere, with small company culture
  • VERY good health, dental, and 401K

Here at PacketFabric, we want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and follow employment lifecycle processes designed to prevent discrimination against our people, regardless of gender identity or expression or intersex, sexual orientation, religion, spiritual beliefs, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, national origin, citizenship, generation, culture, or any protected category under federal, state and local law.

Vacancy page : https://packetfabric.com/careers/sr-backend-engineer