Do you ever wonder what happens inside the cloud?

Headquartered in New York but based around the world, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers around the world. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. We are working on solving some of the most challenging and interesting technology projects around, on a scale unmatched by most.

We want people who are passionate about building the infrastructure and platforms that will improve the resiliency, scaling, and development speed for cloud services.

We are looking for a platform software engineer with an operations background for building operationally sustainable solutions for internal DO data and network platforms. Our team’s mission statement is to “provide tools and expertise to solve common operational problems, accelerating and simplifying product development.” As part of the team, you’ll be working with a variety of data-related technologies, including data stores like MySQL, Kafka, and Redis.  You will also work with networking and web operations technologies such as load balancers and API gateways.  You will also have the opportunity to serve in delivering a managed workflows services within DigitalOcean based upon Temporal.

This is an opportunity to build the services and systems that will accelerate the development of DigitalOcean’s cloud features. Services will provide highly available, operationally elegant solutions that serve as a foundation for a growing product base and serving a global audience. This is a high-impact role and you’ll be working with a large variety of product engineering teams across the company.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Working closely with product engineering and infrastructure teams to drive adoption of services throughout the company
  • Providing total ownership of system implementations from design to day-2 engineering, which includes instrumenting and monitoring services developed to ensure operational performance and creating tooling and automation to reduce operational burdens and honor service level objectives (SLOs)
  • Establishing best practices for development, deployment, and operations
  • Driving adoption of managed platforms throughout the company

What You’ll Add to DigitalOcean:

  • Interaction with developers and teams to resolve production issues
  • Distinguished track record developing and automating platform solutions that serve the needs of other engineering teams.
  • Experience designing, implementing, operating, supporting, and managing production systems that are complex and distributed.
  • Firm grasp of high-availability concepts and resilient engineering patterns.
  • The capability of thinking critically about failure models, disaster recovery, and business continuity.
  • You have a passion for not repeating yourself (DRY) by way of automation where it makes sense

What We’ll Not Expect From You:

  • Crunching mundane support tickets day over day - be the Automator!
  • Following a large ‘top-down’ product roadmap - platform engineers wear product hats as needed and help define what platform gets built!

What We Would Love To Have From You:

  • Adept in Python, Bash, or other scripting languages.  Experience working within a Go codebase is a large plus but not a requirement.
  • Familiarity with continuous integration tools such as Concourse.  Experience with configuration management tooling and processes such as Chef & Ansible.
  • Operational background running the stack of highly transactional web operations infrastructures.  Experience configuring and debugging haproxy is a large plus but not a requirement.
  • Work history with platform technologies for data and compute including services such as Kafka, Redis, and Kubernetes 
  • Experience working with managed workflow technologies such as Temporal

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship, LinkedIn Learning tracks, and other internal programs. We also provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your physical, financial and mental well-being. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym stipend to support your physical health, and a commute or internet allowance to make your trips to your office or your desk easier. We offer generous parental leave with transition time built-in upon return to work. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. 
  • We support our remote employee experience. While we have great office spaces in NYC and Cambridge, we’re very distributed—we use a number of communication tools to connect across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to visit our offices and meet their teams face-to-face at team offsites. We also have an annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the entire company at least once a year. We also allow employees to outfit 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.

*Salary range of $90,000-$115,000

*Bonus of 7.5%

*ESPP employee contribution

*Equity Programs

*Medical, Dental, Vision offered and costs covered by DigitalOcean up to 90%

*Gym Stipend of $100/month

*Internet/Phone Stipend of $200/month

*401(k) match up to 4% with no vesting

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