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Ns1 // intelligent DNS & traffic mgmt
 
Engineering, Full Time    New York, Remote US    Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2021
 
   
 
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About Us

NS1 optimizes delivery of the worlds most critical internet & enterprise applications. Only NS1s platform is built on a modern API-first architecture that acts on real-time data & grows more powerful in complex environments, transforming DNS, DHCP, & IP Address Management (IPAM) into an intelligent, efficient, & automated system. NS1s technology drives dramatic gains in IT efficiency & application performance, reliability, & security for the largest global enterprises, including Salesforce, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Nielsen, Pitney Bowes, Squarespace, Pandora & The Guardian. We solve incredibly challenging problems on behalf of our customers, in the most mission critical parts of their stack

The Role

Were looking to add a new member to our Data Product team. The Data Product team turns our valuable system data into an actual product that can be delivered, maintained, & extended over time. We are looking for an experienced Backend/Data Engineer who can dive into our extensively automated, globally distributed system, summoning their deep technical background to drive new innovation in the software & tools that run our cutting edge traffic management platform.

Were looking for an autodidact who can immerse themselves in our platform immediately, leveraging existing technical strengths & teaching themselves the systems that are new to them. You should have broad knowledge of the technologies in modern infrastructure operations & automation & be able to offer constructive advice for improvements while using & scaling the systems in our existing platform. Youll take responsibility for the quality of your code, & your daily work will have an immediate company-wide impact.

Your Skills:

  • Hands on programming language experience: Go/C++/Python/C
  • Strong AWS service experience : S3, Athena, Lambda, CloudWatch
  • Experience working with Redis, Time series databases
  • Messaging systems such as Kafka, RabbitMQ
  • Ability to design with modern internet infrastructure operation in mind, including metrics, logging, automation, etc
  • Strong Linux systems programming skills
  • Previous experience architecting systems that handle data at a large scale
  • Experience designing, building & operating robust distributed system

Nice to have:

Familiarity with

  • DNS protocol
  • Layer 4-7 load balancing
  • Containers, SDN & other tools in the modern DevOps toolkit
  • Strong experience in Docker
  • Linux kernel tuning, user-space networking

Our technology stack at NS1, & the many systems youll have an opportunity to work with here:

  • Our globally distributed platform is comprised of many subsystems including:
    • Custom built DNS platform thats deployed on physical hardware
    • Anycasted edge network that spans nearly 30 facilities globally
    • REST API & Client Portal
    • Deployment automation, CI/CD, unit/integration testing
    • Monitoring, metrics collection & alerting
    • Traffic load balancing, filtering, & DDoS mitigation tools
    • Distributed messaging, persistent DB & caching systems
  • Other technologies & integrations include:
    • Linux, Ansible, Docker & other container platforms
    • BGP, BPF, SDN, packet analysis
    • MongoDB, Redis, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL
    • Go, Python, Bash, C, C++14, React, Redux, D3
    • ELK, Grafana
    • Integrations with third party SaaS, APIs, & libraries, various Open Source projects including REST API clients & integrations

Working @ NS1

Were a fast-growing, well-funded startup based in the heart of New York Citys Financial District with offices & team members around the world. Working at NS1, youll come to understand our team is unique, both in & out of the workplace. We have PhDs, musicians, artists, & athletes working side by side, dedicated to delivering first class products. Were hardworking, but we're also a compassionate group. We understand that outside of NS1 is a world that places demands on our time. Our leadership team is dedicated to open & honest communication & we continuously strive to foster a culture of transparency, flexibility, & creativity.

We offer:

  • competitive compensation (salary & stock options)
  • medical, dental, & vision
  • commuter benefits
  • 401k
  • flexible hours & time off
  • choice of workstation

NS1 is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 
 
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