Senior Infrastructure Software Engineer

Have you ever wondered what happens inside the cloud?

Based in New York, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers, teams, and businesses around the world. We believe that today’s entrepreneurs are changing the world through software. Our mission is to empower these entrepreneurs by bringing modern app development within reach for any developer, anywhere in the world.

We want people who are passionate about solving complex physical hardware and network problems using automation and software defined solutions.

We are looking for a senior engineer to help the Infrastructure Team solve distributed hardware problems using intelligent software. A perfect candidate is a strong Go software engineer who has an interest and history in dealing with physical hardware. Reporting to the Manager of Infrastructure Engineering, this engineer will architect the systems, software, and servers that serve our customers. You’ll build automation and systems management tools that make it easier to scale our rapidly growing business and deliver cloud infrastructure all around the world.  You’ll also work on improving DigitalOcean’s overall platform performance and reliability.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Design and maintain fleetwide inventory and management system utilizing Go and Elm
  • Architect system to allow user driven maintenance tasks against our physical hardware
  • Integrate services across teams to facilitate a unified view of hardware
  • Maintaining a big data pipeline for consumption and visualization
  • Help maintain an AWX Tower installation and associated workflows and playbooks
  • Developing new solutions for consuming proprietary data in order to improve insight into failure rates and component performance
  • Writing new tools / microservices to better manage bootstrapping and lifecycle of the 10K+ server global infrastructure

What We'll Expect From You:

  • Experience in Go
  • Experience as an OSS contributor or maintainer a plus
  • Elm or frontend experience a plus
  • Worked with / Passion for Enterprise Architecture
  • Experience with configuration management, such as ansible
  • Previous work against automating hardware a plus
  • Experience monitoring and debugging large, global, distributed systems
  • Experience in writing tools to manage physical servers at scale
  • Passion for continual incremental improvements on tooling / processes
  • Love of all things automation, and passion for open source
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We work hard but we always have fun doing it. We care deeply about each other and take our “no jerks” rule very seriously.
  • We value development. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development.  You’ll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you’ll get even better.
  • We care about you. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym reimbursement to support your physical health, and a monthly commute allowance to make your trips to and from work easier.
  • We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. We also provide all employees with Kindles and reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We want you to love where you work. We have great office spaces located in the heart of SoHo NYC and Cambridge and offer daily catered lunches to keep your hunger at bay. We’re also very remote-friendly—we use Slack to communicate across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to onboard in-office and take an all-expenses-paid trip to our annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the team at least once a year. We also allow employees to customize their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

Department: Infrastructure

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