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An overview of this role
The Pipeline Execution team works closely with our other Verify teams to build our Continuous Integration (CI) system. Our team provides the backbone of our CI offering, building features such as pipeline schedules, merge trains, review apps, browser testing, and much more.
As our new Backend Engineer, you will help us continue to mature our functionality, reliability, performance, scalability, security, and usability as this key area of the product continues to evolve. To help GitLab CI remain a best in class solution, you will play a key role, along with your fellow team members, to design and develop new features, while maintaining and expanding existing ones.
Some of the things we have recently been working on include:
- Optimizing the performance of our CI database and scaling the larger tables
- Expanding merge train functionality to support fast forward merges
- Improving speed of pipelines
- Reducing technical debt and bugs with missed SLOs
- Our handbook page has more details on how we work as a team, our core domain, and what we're working on in CI next and why.
What you’ll do
- Write high-quality, efficient, and maintainable code while adhering to best practices and contributing to code reviews
- Embrace continuous learning and stay connected with industry best practices, tools, and technologies to drive improvements in our software
- Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance
- Mentor and support fellow team members as you grow, sharing your knowledge and expertise to contribute to their growth
- Contribute to our development process by asking questions and providing feedback to make us better as a team
- Collaborate with more Senior Engineers on the architectural plans and technical designs ensuring scalability, performance, maintainability and measurability
- Participate in agile development practices, including planning sessions, stand-ups, and retrospectives, to drive iterative software development and continuous improvement for the team
- Participate in Tier 2 or Tier 3 weekday, weekend, and/or occasional night on-call rotationsto assist troubleshooting product operations, security operations, and urgent engineering issues.
What you’ll bring
- Proficiency with Ruby and Ruby on Rails
- Experience with Relational Database Management Systems (PostgreSQL is a plus)
- Proven experience writing testable code in Ruby on Rails
- A commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB at GitLab)
- Experience with GraphQL is a plus
- An ability to self manage and organize in an asynchronous and collaborative work environment
- Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions
- Familiarity with various stages of software development end-to-end (Agile methodologies is a plus)
- Proven ability to work effectively in a team including product managers, designers, and other engineers
- A commitment to continuous learning and openness to giving and receiving feedback as a part of fostering individual and team development
About the team
The team is made up of experienced Engineers with a passion for solving problems and creating usable solutions; located across different time zones, async communication and manager of one is core to how we continue to deliver value to users. The Verify:Pipeline Execution team cares deeply about GitLab’s core values and has principles that align with those values. The team regularly interacts with community contributors, customers, and other GitLab teams as we strive to create lovable DevSecOps features.
How GitLab will support you
- Benefits to support your health, finances, and well-being
- All remote, asynchronous work environment
- Flexible Paid Time Off
- Team Member Resource Groups
- Equity Compensation & Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Growth and development budget
- Parental leave
- Home office support
Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you're excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.
Country Hiring Guidelines:GitLab hires new team members in countries around the world. All of our roles are remote, however some roles may carry specific location-based eligibility requirements. Our Talent Acquisition team can help answer any questions about location after starting the recruiting process.
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