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Platform Infrastructure Engineer

Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Do you have experience running large Ruby on Rails applications and dealing with some
of the scaling issues that can arise? Well then we can use your skills to be the perfect
addition to our team!The company
At we're on a mission to provide the world's #1 workforce management
platform for those with shift and hourly employees. We build apps and software that help
businesses manage their scheduling, time & attendance, staffing optimization, employee
engagement, and labor compliance.
1 minute product overview,
Our main activities are in engineering, marketing, sales, and everything that goes along to
support that. With a team of 150 we're headquartered in Chicago, USA, and have offices
in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Southeast Asia.The role & responsibilities is seeking a software engineer to join our platform infrastructure team.
This role will be focused on both infrastructure and application. The team owns all code
that sits below features to ensure all our products are running smoothly in production and
developers can work on them productively.
The goal of the team is site reliability and enabling developer productivity.
The ideal candidate will bring to the table:
--- Minimum 1 years Rails experience (REQUIRED)
--- SQL Database experience is preferred
--- Experience with AWS will be useful but not required
The person
To be successful in this role you must have a solid ability for understanding the business
goals; e.g. - to be able to "move quickly and not break things", we understand the value
of investing in our production and development environments for security, stability,
functionality and developer workflow. An ideal candidate should understand the value of strong communication skills. We work in a productive environment, where we focus on shipping often and getting real feedback early.
To give you an idea of the work, here's some recent things we've done:
--- Designed a multi-tenant SaaS architecture that will let us support the next 10
years of SME and enterprise customers.
--- Designed the architecture for containerising a large Ruby on Rails app, and
worked with engineers to set it up on Docker.
--- Upgraded production instances of PostgreSQL.
--- Supported oncall engineers with DataDog and Opsgenie configuration and
incident response.
--- Tuned production health checks to make them more reliable, and worked
with engineers to add new health checks for critical production components.
--- Upgraded our open source product (Metabase) in response to a CVE.
And some things we want to do:
--- Split out continuous deployment from our continuous integration to reduce
issues around concurrent deployment.
--- Transition our Postgres databases to Aurora clusters.
--- Practice run of our disaster recovery runbooks.
The culture
"For me it's all about where the world of work is heading, and where HR is heading
alongside it. Technology is changing how people approach their work and their relationship
with work. So we're engineering to build a future where teams can perform better through
improved workflow and feel empowered with the right technology." - Leon Pearce, Senior
Read the full interview with Leon,
"A few of the attributes that I look for include someone who is value-oriented, optimistic,
ambitious, and bold. These four characteristics are needed in order to be successful in any
role at" - Meg Levis, HR
Meet the team, is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
employer. We do not discriminate based upon gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil status,
pregnancy (or pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression, transgender status or
gender reassignment, race, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion or religious
beliefs, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including genetic testing and
characteristics), military or veteran status, or any other grounds or characteristic that is
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