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An overview of this role

This Backend Engineer position for our Verify: Runner group is 100% remote.

As a Backend Engineer in our Verify: Runner group, you'll play a key role on a team whose mission it is to create a build agent that works seamlessly on tomorrow's market-leading computing platforms and the tools to eliminate CI build fleet operational complexity at an enterprise scale. The features in our Verify: Runner group allow our customers to run their GitLab CI operations on a variety of platforms and ecosystems.

Our Verify: Runner group is primarily responsible for the GitLab-Runner. The GitLab-Runner is the interface between the rest of GitLab and a user's CI infrastructure. Whether CI is running on a cluster of Raspberry Pi’s, a super-computer, or, as in the case with GitLab.com, thousands of virtual machines running in the cloud - it’s the GitLab-Runner that makes this happen. Each week GitLab-Runners process millions of jobs for GitLab.com, and our docker images are downloaded 100s-of-millions of times.

What you’ll do  

  • Contribute to the overall direction of GitLab-Runner development.
  • Focus your efforts on GitLab-Runner scalability
  • Help scale the infrastructure of the GitLab-Runners powering GitLab.com.
  • Solve technical problems of medium scope and complexity.
  • Help to define and improve our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review.
  • Represent GitLab and its values in public communication around broader initiatives, specific projects, and community contributions.
  • Confidently ship moderately sized features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members.
  • Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
  • Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance.

You should apply if you bring 

  • Professional experience with Go in a large scale environment.
  • Experience in scaling SaaS products.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment.
  • Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions.
  • Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems.
  • Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative software development process.
  • Demonstrated ability to onboard and integrate with an organization long-term.
  • Positive and solution-oriented mindset.
  • Effective communication skills: Regularly achieve consensus with peers and clear status updates.
  • An inclination towards communication, inclusion, and visibility.
  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with other parts of the organization
  • Share our values, and work in accordance with those values

You’ll stand out if you bring

  • Demonstrated experience with any major cloud providers or infrastructure-as-code tools.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Demonstrated experience with site reliability

About the team

Check out the team handbook page to find out more about who we are, the projects we maintain, and how we work.  

Watch the 16.9 Release Kickoff Video or take a look at the  Verify: Runner direction page to get a feel for what the team is working on.

How GitLab will support you

Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you're excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.

To view the full job description and its compensation calculator, view our handbook. The compensation calculator can be found towards the bottom of the page.

Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.

 
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