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Staff Developer, Geo (Distributed Systems)

Employment: Full Time Experience: Lead

We are seeking a staff-level Backend Developer with specific expertise in Distributed Systems to join (primarily) in the development of GitLab Geo. GitLab Geo is an enterprise product feature that speeds up the work of globally distributed teams, adds redundancy for GitLab instances, and provides Disaster Recovery as well. As a staff level distributed systems specialist, you would provide deep technical know-how to the rest of the team, and radiate this knowledge. This position reports to the Engineering Manager - Geo.

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1. Work with helpful, kind, motivated, and talented people.
2. Work remote so you have no commute and are free to travel and move.
3. Have flexible work hours so you are there for other people and free to plan the day how you like.
4. Everyone works remote, but you don't feel remote. We don't have a head office, so you're not in a satellite office.
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As a Staff Engineer, you are expected to:
  • Write exquisite code and peer review others’ code
  • Ship large features independently
  • Be positive and solution oriented
  • Make architecture decisions and author technical architecture documents for epics
  • Author code tests for hiring process and screen applicants
  • Constantly improve the quality & security of the product
  • Radiate your knowledge internally and beyond, by writing public blog posts
Within the Geo team specifically, in this role you will:
  • Architect Geo and Disaster Recovery products for GitLab
  • Identify ways to test and improve availability and performance of GitLab Geo at scale
  • Instrument and monitor the health of distributed GitLab instances
  • Educate all team members on best practices relating to high availability
  • Deep experience architecting and implementing fault-tolerant, distributed systems
  • Experience building and scaling highly-available systems
  • In-depth experience with Ruby on Rails, Go, and/or Git
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values
  • A technical interview is part of the hiring process for this position
Hiring process

The hiring process for this position includes:
-A 30 min screening call with one of our Recruiters
-An interview with a Senior Developer with deep knowledge of the Geo feature set
-An interview with the Engineering Manager - Geo
-An interview with the Director of Backend
-An interview with the VP of Engineering

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