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DigitalOcean // cloud infrastructure management
Engineering, Full Time    Remote: U.S. & Canada or Office Locations: Cambridge - MA, New York - NY, Palo Alto - CA    Posted: Friday, November 13, 2020
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Have you ever wondered what happens inside the cloud?

Based in New York, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust & passionate community of developers, teams, & businesses around the world. We believe that todays entrepreneurs are changing the world through software. Our mission is to empower these entrepreneurs by bringing modern app development within reach for any developer, anywhere in the world.

We want people who are passionate about building features that developers love!

DigitalOceans Storage Team is a remote team that builds & operates cloud-scale distributed storage powering internal & customer-facing services & products. Were creating flexible & powerful solutions that our customers will leverage to ship their software as quickly, easily, & safely as possible.

The Storage Systems Team supports the operations & development of the data persistence layer of storage products. Members of Storage Systems have a combination of responsibilities for the persistence software of DigitalOceans storage products  as well as the lifecycle of hardware nodes inclusive of evaluation, certification, provisioning, & ongoing systems management. We are looking for an Engineer who will work on a small team to develop & support current & future storage platforms at scale. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to make impactful contributions to key softwares, contribute to the open source community, & debug interesting problems at scale & in real-word production environments. This role reports to the Engineering Manager of the Storage team. This position is currently only available remotely. 

What Youll Be Doing:

  • Supporting the operations & management of distributed systems
  • Programming in Go, C++, & other languages
  • Collaborating with an agile, self-motivated team of peers
  • Consuming from & contributing to free/open source software communities
  • Solving interesting problems at cloudscale in a technically rewarding environment

What Well Expect From You:

  • Experience developing, testing, & executing code (Bonus: Go and/or C++)
  • Experience with Linux operating systems & familiarity with networking fundamentals
  • Familiarity with HTTP & structured text formats such as JSON
  • Familiarity with containerization (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Familiarity with concurrency / parallelism models in a modern programming language
  • Bonus: Familiarity with TLS, DNS, basic IP semantics, & routing protocols
  • Bonus: Familiarity automation & orchestration tools such as Ansible, Chef and/or Salt
  • Bonus: Familiarity with the conceptual use of data stores such as relational databases, key-value stores, timeseries, full-text search engine, & message queues
  • Bonus: Familiarity with RPC, gRPC, S3, & distributed storage systems such as Ceph

Why Youll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest & 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 & invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship, LinkedIn Learning tracks, & other internal programs. We also provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, & education.
  • We care about your physical, financial & mental well-being. We offer competitive health, dental, & vision benefits for employees & their dependents, a monthly gym reimbursement to support your physical health, & 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 & a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. 
  • We support our remote employee experience. While we have great office spaces in NYC, Cambridge & Palo Alto, were very distributedwe use a number of communication tools to connect across the companyand all remote employees have the opportunity to visit our offices & 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 needswhether remote or in office.
  • We value diversity & inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer & we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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