Backend Engineer, Monitor

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Remote

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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

$89,600.00 - $163,200.00

Programming Languages Mentioned

JavaScript, 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 1,800+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.

GitLab is looking for a Backend Engineer for the Monitor:Respond Group, who will focus on building our Incident Management and Alerting functionality. In this role you will develop features to support infrastructure and software teams as they respond to incidents and outages.  

The Respond Group works closely with infrastructure teams to understand what information they need at their fingertips to diagnose quickly and resolve incidents. A large portion of our work consists of developing new features.  If you have experience as an SRE or have worked closely with SREs, you’ll have opportunities to influence the way our product works.

What you can expect in a Backend Engineer role at GitLab:

  • Collaborate with Product Management and other stakeholders within Engineering (Frontend, UX, etc.) to maintain a high bar for quality in a fast-paced, iterative environment.
  • Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance.
  • Solve technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.
  • Craft code that meets our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review.
  • Recognize impediments to our efficiency as a team ("technical debt"), propose and implement solutions.
  • Represent GitLab and its values in public communication around specific projects and community contributions.
  • Confidently ship small features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
  • Participate in Tier 2 or Tier 3 weekday and weekend and occasional night on-call rotations to assist troubleshooting product operations, security operations, and urgent engineering issues.

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
  • Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems
  • Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative software development process
  • Demonstrated ability to onboard and integrate with an organization long-term
  • Positive and solution-oriented mindset
  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with strong organizational skills.
  • Share our values, and work in accordance with those values
  • Ability to thrive in a fully remote organization

You'll stand out if you bring:

  • Experience with Site Reliability Engineering.
  • Experience with GraphQL.
  • Experience with VueJS or other modern Javascript frameworks.
  • Experience with the GitLab product as a user or contributor.
  • Experience with database scaling.

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.

Compensation

To view the full job description and its compensation calculator, view our handbook. The compensation calculator can be found towards the bottom of the page.

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 $89,600.00 - $163,200.00 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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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.  

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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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