Senior Backend Engineer, Configure - 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


$107,500 - $195,800

Programming Languages Mentioned

R, Ruby, Golang

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 Configure group is responsible for developing Ops-focused features of GitLab that relate to the "Configuration" and "Operations" stages of the DevOps lifecycle. These refer to the configuration of infrastructure, and the running of applications deployed via GitLab.

Our mission is to make the everyday work of the Platform Engineer more pleasant and enable Software Developers and Application Operators to deploy to company infrastructures without barriers.

As a backend engineer for the Configure team you will be focused on developing the existing features: Auto DevOps, Kubernetes Configuration, Infrastructure as Code and Serverless.

You'll be working in a Fullstack Engineering team, meaning you'll be working closely with both Frontend and Backend Engineers spread across the world.

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What we need you to know:

  • Significant professional experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asychronous work environment.
  • Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative software development process.
  • Experience owning a project from concept to product, whether it be a specific component or entire feature.
  • Share our values, and work following those values.

You'll stand out if you bring:

  • Experience using Golang.
  • Interest in Terraform and/or Kubernetes.
  • Experience with GraphQL.
  • Experience with the GitLab product as a user or contributor.
  • Experience in large production environments and in scaling SaaS products.


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.


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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 $107,500 - $195,800 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.

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