Senior Backend Engineer (Open-Source/Contributor Success)

GitLab (View all Jobs)

Remote, North America

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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

Salary

$72,000 - $128,000

Programming Languages Mentioned

R, Ruby


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.

The team:

Our Contributor Success team is a new team. This team will play a crucial role in achieving the goals set out in "Build on our Open Core strength" in our company strategy. The teams overall mission is to increase the efficiency, incentive & reward of our contribution process in order to achieve our ambition of supporting & achieving over 1000 community contributors to the Gitlab project! You’ll have an opportunity to grow our community, make it easier to contribute and support various open-source initiatives across the wider ecosystem.

What you'll do in this role:

  • Make GitLab contribution process the best and most welcomed in the world.
  • Carry out Engineering Contributor Success efforts
  • Improve GitLab's Contribution Efficiency and Merge Request Coaching process.
  • Coach and lead cohorts of community contributors and ensure their success.
  • Provide guidance to community contributors on technical and non-technical aspects.
  • Create video resources and blog posts to improve contribution experience.
  • Track contribution delivery of the community cohorts you are assigned.
  • Nominate community contributors and contribution for recognition.
  • Be a permanent member of GitLab MR Coaches.
  • Be proficient at one or more MR Coach speciality (Development, Test, Documentation and etc).
  • Collaborate with GitLab's Core and Developer Relations teams.
  • Participate in Contributor Success team stand-up and agile processes.
  • Be a sounding board for our community contributors.
  • Participate in GitLab's overall Contributor Success events and processes.

What you'll need to apply:

  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with excellent organizational skills and eyes for quality.
  • Share our values, and work in accordance with those values.
  • Demonstrated experience with GitLab or other Git-based development platforms.
  • Extensive experience developing in Ruby or Go.
  • Extensive experience using Git and source control.
  • Extensive experience with the Open Source community.
  • Track record of contributing to well-known Open Source projects.
  • Computer science education or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in the English language, with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.

You'll stand out if you bring:

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science.
  • Notable ties into the Open Source community.
  • Enterprise software company experience.
  • Developer platform/tool industry experience.

About GitLab's culture:

The culture here at GitLab is something we’re incredibly proud of. Some of the benefits you’ll be entitled to vary by the 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 stock options and a competitive salary.

We are committed to your career growth. We have quarterly career development check-ins and ensure time and focus is 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 and Compensation:

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.

Our hiring process for the Contributor Success team typically follows five stages, you can find more information here. Candidates will have access to the compensation calculator after an initial screen conversation with a member of our recruiting team. Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.

For Colorado residents: The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently $72,000 - $128,000 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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