Formidable is an engineering + design consultancy and open source software organization, specializing in React, React Native, GraphQL, Node, and the architecture of large-scale JavaScript applications. We are a team of consultants working together to find holistic and sustainable solutions to challenging problems for our clients. We build products for some of the world’s biggest companies while helping their internal teams develop the skillset to create and maintain thoughtful and scalable systems.
You will work with other Formidable engineers using a modern tech stack to implement new applications, features, and tools for companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 100s. You will regularly collaborate with client teams to provide project leadership, mentorship, and technical expertise. When you’re not working on client projects, you’ll have a chance to contribute to our community-leading open-source software.
If you’re interested in joining a collaborative community that supports employees and understands the importance of maintaining a work-life balance, we would love to talk to you!

You have:

  • Deep understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Demonstrated experience supporting an engineering team to ship regularly through automation
  • Experience releasing and managing Node.js and JavaScript applications in the cloud
  • Experience in building and maintaining infrastructure and services around AWS Lambda functions, including integration with CDNs etc.
  • Experience in defining infrastructure as code (IaC) using Terraform to manage cloud resources, accounts, organizations, users in AWS following best practices
  • Experience setting up CI/CD pipelines using tools such as Github Actions, CircleCI, or similar
  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • 2+ years of professional experience in cloud infrastructure

In this role you will:

  • Architect and build cloud solutions on AWS
  • Build scalable production systems from start to finish; beginning by identifying business needs and taking the project through to its launch, incorporating security, scalability, high availability, monitoring and reporting
  • Communicate architectural concepts to clients and team members alike
  • Use scripting languages such as Bash and Javascript frequently as required
  • Work in a client service role – advocating for the positive long-term impacts of code health and smooth developer experience, while being sensitive to client goals and timelines
  • Grow as an engineer and add to your skillset beyond infrastructure and DevOps

Extra Credit for:

  • Team leadership experience
  • Kubernetes / Docker / Containerization
  • Proficiency in JavaScript
  • Familiarity with GraphQL
  • Open Source contributor
  • Incident management and defining incident response processes (on-call escalation, playbooks/runbooks, postmortems)
What We Offer Our Employees
  • Competitive pay
  • Generous paid holiday time and sick time
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Optional supplemental Medical and Dental insurance
  • A Home Office Stipend so you can buy a desk, monitor, and more
  • A MacBook Pro, or equivalent Windows or Linux laptop
  • Annual Health & Wellness bonus
  • An encouraging and collaborative culture
  • ...and much more to support your life, both at work and outside of work!
Life at Formidable
We are proud of the culture we have built and truly believe that work should be a place where you come to grow, be challenged, build relationships and have fun. When people from varied backgrounds and experiences come together, the greatest outcomes are the result. We believe people are at their best when they have what they need, so we made Formidable a place where all can feel welcomed, supported, and heard.
At Formidable we value
Inclusion: Come as you are. You are safe here.
Autonomy: We trust you to make good decisions and get your work done.
Craft: Level up. We’re always working to improve ourselves through practice, peer review, teamwork, and communication
Inclusion is one of our core values. We don’t discriminate by race, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the country where employed. We are not offering working visa sponsorship at this time.

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