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NS1 is intelligent DNS & traffic mgmt platform.
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018
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About Us

NS1s mission is to unlock the potential of DNS to deliver the tech that powers our customers & the world. We are the market leader in DNS & traffic management software & services, & our customers include the biggest properties & largest enterprises on the internet, such as Salesforce, LinkedIn, Squarespace, Pandora, Imgur, Yelp, Dropbox, & many more. Our modern DNS technologies enable optimized application delivery, couple via our APIs into the tooling & processes of todays DevOps organizations, & deliver reliability & performance at global scale. We operate a worldwide, highly tuned Managed DNS network, & also deliver our technologies to customers as single-tenant software deployments. 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 engineering team: an experienced Build Engineer who can help maintain & improve our build automation & continuous integration, summoning their deep technical background to drive new innovation in the tools & systems that help support our cutting edge traffic management platform.

Were looking for an autodidact who can immerse themselves in our continuous integration frameworks immediately, leveraging existing technical strengths & teaching themselves the systems that are new to them. You should have broad knowledge of the technologies in modern continuous delivery & automation, offering constructive advice for improvements, while being able to use & scale the systems in our existing platform. Youll focus on automating the building, integration, testing, packaging, & distribution of our software. Youll take responsibility for the quality of your code, & your daily work will have an immediate company-wide impact.

  • Setting up and/or maintaining automated build system & participating in periodic releases of our software
  • Contribute in developing best practices for software delivery using build tools (Docker, Make, etc.) & continuous integration tools (Jenkins, etc.).
  • Collaborate with team to improve & automate test & release processes
  • Advocate for quality in development & production releases
  • Participating in the design of new features to ensure testability & quality
  • Developing test frameworks to ensure the health of our software
  • Understand network load testing & traffic simulation & generation

Your Skills:

  • Deployment automation, CI/CD, unit/integration testing
  • Strong Linux systems programming, maintenance, & platform security skills
  • Python & Bash
  • Docker
  • Jenkins Pipelines

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of QA processes & methodologies
  • Practical knowledge of automated test frameworks (bdd, unit tests, etc.)
  • Excellent networking knowledge

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 software thats deployed on physical hardware & an anycasted network that spans nearly 30 facilities globally
    • REST API, & Portal
    • Deployment automation, CI/CD, unit/integration testing
    • Monitoring, metrics collection & alerting
    • Traffic load balancing, filtering, & DDoS mitigation tools
    • Messaging, persistent DB & caching systems
  • Other technologies & integrations include:
    • Linux, Ansible, Docker & other container platforms
    • BGP, BPF/IPTables, SDN, packet analysis
    • MongoDB, Redis, RabbitMQ, SQL
    • Python (Twisted), Bash, C, C++14, React, Redux, D3
    • Hadoop/HDFS/OpenTSDB, Grafana, Bosun
    • 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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