At NationBuilder we create software for leaders. We work with political candidates and parties, nonprofit organizations, community organizers, and anyone else trying to make something happen in the world. Our customers come in all shapes and sizes, from small town organizers trying to win their school board election, to the largest political parties, candidates, and NGOs in the world. To learn more about NationBuilder, read about our mission and beliefs.

As a Systems Engineer you will be an integral part of the team responsible for the reliability, availability, security, and performance of the platform. You will evaluate, recommend and implement new technologies. You will also manage, modify, and monitor updates to our systems that drive improvements to our service.  

Our platform is primarily built using Ruby on Rails with auxiliary Ruby services.  We leverage React on the front-end and several database technologies including PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Couchbase and Redis.  We operate AWS cloud services -- EC2, RDS, S3, VPC, IAM, Lambda -- all managed as IaC using Terraform, Ansible, and Puppet.  An ideal candidate has professional experience with these technologies. They would be excited to learn a complex technology stack and eager to help evolve the platform. Proficiency with Ruby and Python are both beneficial. A commitment to learning and growth is imperative.

You can expect to:

  • administer a complex SaaS environment on AWS.
  • ensure the security, availability, performance, and manageability of the SaaS platform.
  • develop IaC tooling to automate deployment, provisioning, and maintenance of integrated computing environments.
  • develop, maintain, and constantly improve system monitoring, logging, and alerting to prevent service disruptions. 
  • investigate, evaluate, and introduce new technologies that improve the quality and efficiency of our service.
  • participate in on-call rotations with colleagues in a cross-functional incident response team to rapidly recover from any service disruptions or degradations.
  • collaborate with colleagues across Engineering to provide DevOps support.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has a strong growth mindset and is eager to learn.
  • is committed to customer service.
  • enjoys collaborating and pairing with colleagues.
  • is a clear communicator that gives and receives feedback regularly.
  • thrives in a dynamic environment and takes changes in stride.
  • has the insight to know what’s important and the dedication to get it done.
  • has at least 3 years of experience operating mission-critical SaaS services. 

We believe the best products are built by teams rich in diversity and aligned in mission and values. That means creating an authentic culture where diversity thrives everyday. It means building a team where different perspectives are valued through real listening, and assumptions are challenged through healthy and necessary conflict. It means building a team diverse across race and gender. It means constantly striving to build the best and to be the best. 

NationBuilder is an equal opportunity employer and we value inclusion. We are committed to finding talent that is not determined on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If you are someone who is in search of a place to thrive and grow, we really want to hear from you!

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