Backend Engineer, Plan: Project Management

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Remote, EMEA

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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

Ruby, SQL


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.

An overview of this role

On the Project Management team at GitLab, we empower millions of industry users—from engineers and product managers to designers—to achieve their project goals through our innovative and collaborative project management tools. As a Backend Engineer specializing in Ruby on Rails, you will play a crucial role in both executing and enhancing our platform to ensure it remains robust and scalable, meeting the diverse needs of our expansive customer base.

Join us in building our new work items platform while enhancing our legacy issues framework. Collaborate with a globally distributed team, spanning from Asia to North America, in an environment that values your input and fosters growth.

Discover more about the exciting features we work on here!

What You’ll Do  

  • Develop and Enhance Project Management Tools: Take ownership of specific projects related to our project management suite, crafted in Rails, to meet the evolving needs of users across various roles.
  • Automate and Optimize Workflows: Enhance project management workflows through automation, improving efficiency and effectiveness for teams worldwide.
  • Collaborate Across Teams: Engage with development, operations, and various other departments to promote a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Enhance System Security and Stability: Fortify our platform by developing and integrating tools that safeguard against security threats, ensuring system integrity and reliability.
  • Documentation and Analysis: Keep detailed documentation and conduct analyses of existing tools to identify and act on areas for improvement, enhancing user satisfaction and usability.
  • Support and Troubleshoot: Engage in Tier 2 or Tier 3 support during weekday, weekend, and occasionally night on-call rotations to address product operations, security issues, and urgent engineering needs.

What You’ll Bring 

  • Robust Ruby on Rails Expertise: Demonstrated experience in building, deploying, and maintaining Ruby on Rails applications, with a deep understanding of the Rails ecosystem.
  • Collaborative Skills: A proven track record of effective teamwork, capable of collaborating with diverse teams to achieve project goals.
  • Advanced Problem-Solving: A knack for tackling complex challenges with innovative solutions that enhance the functionality and efficiency of our project management tools.
  • Security Minded: A strong background in developing secure applications and a keen understanding of how to protect them against modern security threats.
  • SQL and Database Proficiency: Proficiency in writing efficient SQL queries, preferably with PostgreSQL, to manage and manipulate data effectively.
  • Agile Practices Knowledge: Experience with Agile methodologies, particularly with an interest in tooling that supports agile project management.
  • Asynchronous Work Competence: Exceptional self-management and organizational skills, thriving in a remote working environment.
  • API Design Acumen: Skilled in designing RESTful and GraphQL APIs using industry best practices.

 

About the team

You will join a balanced team of 4 backend engineers and 4 frontend engineers located worldwide, working on one of the most impactful products at GitLab. You'll gain expertise in Rails and the GitLab platform while following our Product Development Flow. Our team operates asynchronously, providing strong mutual support and a commitment to collective success.

How GitLab will support you

Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you're excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.

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