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Ns1 // intelligent DNS & traffic mgmt
Engineering, Full Time    New York, Remote    Posted: Thursday, February 11, 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 fast growing engineering team: an experienced Backend Software Engineer focusing on our Data Layer.

Our data layer sits behind our industry leading REST API, providing fast & safe access to our data stores, & includes our custom change data capture system which propagates changes in real time to edge locations throughout the world. The entire data subsystem is tuned for maximum performance, reliability, & scale.

The data layer is a mission critical component of both our SaaS & on-premise products, & the team is responsible for both development & operations.


  • Owning our change data capture & streaming replication (Go/gRPC) software subsystem, including PostgreSQL logical decoding, data digesting, imaging, & oplog strategies
  • Owning the operation, scaling & performance SLAs of our global realtime configuration distribution for SaaS products
  • Defining & maintaining the interfaces & frameworks used by application engineers to store & propagate data safely from control plane to edge services & devices
  • Ensuring the data layer subsystem meets high demands for throughput, reliability, security, data integrity, & propagation speed

Your Skills:

  • Go, SQL, C/C++
  • gRPC, protobufs
  • Experience testing & operating what you develop
  • Knowledge of a range of database technologies & internal implementation details, especially distributed databases & associated challenges
  • Knowledge of distributed systems & widely distributed data pipelines
  • Ability to design with modern internet infrastructure operation in mind, including metrics, logging, automation, etc
  • UNIX & networking knowledge

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of PostgreSQL internals & module writing experience: background workers, logical decoding
  • Knowledge of RabbitMQ, MongoDB, Redis, LMDB
  • Experience with streaming replication & change data capture systems like Debezium
  • Linux systems programming skills

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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