Senior Backend Engineer, CI, CD & Observability (Rails)

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Interview Process

1. A series of video calls 2. Coding exercise involving working on a Merge Request that is like a real work task



Programming Languages Mentioned


The GitLab DevSecOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 2,000+ team members and values that foster a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute. Learn more about Life at GitLab.

Come join GitLab's software development team focused on improving and expanding the CI, CD and Observability capabilities of the DevOps platform.  Hundreds of thousands of developers depend on GitLab everyday to get their jobs done. 

We are hiring engineers with experience in Ruby/Rails, both Engineer and Senior Engineers!  We have a variety of open roles across the group and are growing fast!


Things you might work on:

  • Improving the scalability, performance, and reliability of our core CI engine
  • Adding GitLab Runner support to new platforms
  • Expanding Pipeline Authoring capabilities to make it easier for customers to configure and visualize complex pipelines
  • Implementing deeper integrations with other GitLab features such as Continuous Delivery, Observability, Infrastructure as code, and more!

Transparency is big to us, so here are some links to go as deep as you like:

Experience you'll need:

  • Professional experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Working knowledge of CI/CD
  • Have the ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex problems
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote work environment
  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with strong organizational skills

Experience that will set you apart:

  • Previous experience working on high scale or highly critical systems
  • Previous experience running services in production
  • Experience with the GitLab product as a user or contributor
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to architecture design
  • Product company experience
  • Experience working with a globally distributed, remote team


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Colorado/Washington pay range
$92,400$178,200 USD
California/New York/New Jersey pay range
$92,400$198,000 USD

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