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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: Wednesday, August 19, 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 solving large scale complex distributed system challenges.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer with expertise in Distributed Systems & Networking to build cutting edge Network Software that will run on tens of thousands of hypervisors & bare-metal servers across our global infrastructure network. Reporting to the Engineering Manager: Network Services, the Senior Software Engineer will write software, build microservices & solve complex distributed systems problems.  They will be responsible for building the next generation of software-defined networking on our platform: providing flexible, yet simple, primitives that our customers have come to love.

What Youll Be Doing:

  • Solving problems with distributed patterns to reduce bottlenecks, single points of failures & inter-dependencies of our many regions.
  • Designing & building highly efficient micro-services to enable new features & internal tooling around the virtual network stack.
  • Solve complex database challenges & build solutions
  • Come up with innovative ideas to improve performance & scalability in a large-scale distributed system
  • Diving deep into the ocean of highly available & fault-tolerant virtual networking.
  • Participating in a team effort to harden our visibility on various network metrics.
  • Using technologies & tools such as: Linux, Go, GRPC, Open vSwitch, Prometheus, Chef, MySQL, & others!

What Well Expect From You:

  • Expertise with at least two of the following languages: Go, Perl, Ruby, C/C++
  • Expertise building scalable, resilient & fault tolerant distributed systems using a microservices architecture
  • Knowledge of networking & network layers
  • Understanding of flexible & scalable database architecture
  • Experience with scaling MySQL at significant levels including sharding
  • Ability to self-organize & clearly communicate intent
  • Understanding of the OSI model Layer 4 & above

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.

Department: Engineering #LI-Remote

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