Acquia is the open source digital experience company. We provide the world's most ambitious brands with technology (built around Drupal) that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia we believe in the power of community and collaboration - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms. Headquartered in the U.S., we have been named as one of North America’s fastest growing software companies as reported by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, and have been rated a leader by the analyst community and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal. We are Acquia. We are building for the future of the web, and we want you to be a part of it. 

Acquia runs one of the world's largest Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings. Our Drupal optimized cloud runs on over 18,000 AWS instances and delivers billions of pageviews per month, running some of the largest and most mission-critical websites in the world. We are seeking exceptional professionals who desire to deliver world-class performance and reliability while building powerful tools that enable our customers effortlessly scale their web applications. At Acquia, we are obsessive about providing our customers with security, availability, and scalability that is second to none and are looking for engineers who are equally passionate. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Work on Acquia’s fully Cloud based infrastructure developing far reaching modules that have scalability and availability at their core. Contribute to our efforts to revolutionize the way we build, test, operate and monitor our cloud-based products and services 
  • Work with other Engineering teams to build, test and deploy changes to production 
  • Contribute as part of a larger team to maintain a deep understanding of system functionality and architecture, with a primary focus on the architectural aspects of the service (fault tolerant, scalable, easily maintainable and testable, etc) 
  • Research, propose, and implement third-party solutions, where necessary, to improve our services or streamline and remediate 
  • Monitor and report back on the impact of any implemented changes 


  • Hands-on experience in at least one Object Oriented Programming Language - PHP/ Java/ Python/ Ruby greatly preferred 
  • Hands-on experience building and operating distributed systems and/or service oriented architectures 
  • Hands on Cloud hosting experience (AWS, Google Compute, Azure) 
  • Strong working experience with Git 
  • Familiarity with principles of domain-driven design, refactoring and writing clean, maintainable code 
  • Understanding of AWS load balancing services 
  • Understanding of API design, including RPC (e.g. Thrift, gRPC) and REST fundamentals 
  • Knowledge of software testing best practices 
  • Working knowledge of Linux operating systems (systemd, package management, memory management, etc) 
  • Working in a collaborative and supportive manner 
  • Striving to consistently achieve excellence in work delivered 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of software development experience with majority spent on Cloud solutioning 
  • Hands on experience building and supporting distributed, high traffic systems 
  • Hands on experience with OOP Languages- PHP/ Java/ Python/ Ruby
  • Hands on experience with Linux based Operating Systems 
  • Familiarity with API Design (RPC & REST) 
  • Familiarity with Agile processes (Kanban, Scrum, etc.) 

Extra Credit: 

  • Hands on with the following languages: Ruby, Python 
  • Automated testing experience (Jenkins, TravisCI) 
  • Configuration management (Puppet, Chef, Ansible) 
  • Networking (e.g., TCP/IP, Routing, DNS, load balancing, HTTP caching, clustering, VPN, etc.) 

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. 

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