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Senior Backend Engineer 🔥

About the Team:

At Netlify, our engineers are at the core of our mission to build a better web. We aim to create a better experience for developers globally by reducing friction and giving them autonomy, agency, and power so that they can innovate at the speed of light. We anchor our engineering teams around pillars to drive developer productivity, provide autonomy and ownership, and enable us to scale, conquer, and divide.  Netlify has been remote-first since our inception and we’re globally distributed, spanning across North America and Europe. We’re biased towards asynchronous planning and communication and take documentation seriously, meaning fewer meetings and more execution!

As a Backend Engineer at Netlify, you’ll work with a smart and empathetic set of team members who are very motivated to keep learning and continuing to grow each other in a supportive way. You can expect to deploy code multiple times a day with a massive production scale, directly impacting millions developers all around the world. We foster a blameless culture where we solve problems as a team and everyone works together towards a common goal. Learn more about what it’s like to be a Backend Engineer here. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Consistently delivering product features within your pillar and owning the systems from beginning to end, including expanding functionality, testing and debugging, investigating production issues, and shipping code that directly impacts important user experience and business metrics.
  • Gain extensive knowledge about Netlify and dive deeply into our codebase to become familiar with its inner workings. You’ll be using your extensive Ruby knowledge and technical breadth to ship clean, quality code and follow modern Ruby conventions.
  • With over 10% of Internet users visiting at least one site hosted by Netlify every 30 days, you’ll be well-versed in designing for scale to enable the performance of our systems.
  • You’ll be partnering closely with other cross-functional peers, including Product Managers, Designers,
  • Documentation, and Support to broaden your connections across the organization and enable significant organizational impact.
  • Establish strong async communication rhythms with your peers and leaders, practicing transparency and visibility in your progress against areas of focus.
  • Join the on-call rotation and help the team pay down technical debt and improve reliability.
  • Solicit feedback from your peers, including other engineers and teammates in your product team, and support your team through thoughtful feedback.
  • Have consistent one-on-ones and pairing sessions with other engineers throughout the organization
  • Continually improving our engineering standards through code reviews, advocating for continuous improvement within our code base, and making a meaningful impact on Netlify’s engineering practice and tooling
  • Growing your skills by participating in our community as we learn and grow together

 What You’ll Bring:

  • Several years of experience in developing production-level Ruby. Our main language is Ruby but we also have projects that span across multiple languages, including Go and NodeJS. We believe in picking the right language for the right problem.
  • An extensive history of delivering product features & deploying services with a high level of comfort iterating on a system while it is constantly serving traffic. Our system is always on with demanding availability and throughput challenges.
  • Demonstrated pattern of delivering high-quality, performant code with a strong appetite for learning
  • Curiosity and openness to learning new technologies and best practices
  • Passion for working in a collaborative environment, where you enjoy working with a diverse group of people with different expertise working across distributed locations around the world and a deep appreciation for documentation and asynchronous communication practices.
  • The ability to thrive in an environment where experimentation and failure are celebrated
  • We welcome remote candidates based in North American timezones
  • Comfortable working in an environment that is constantly evolving. At Netlify, we’re always iterating, learning, and growing and we’re looking for team members who thrive in that environment.


Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Please apply anyway!

When applying please include: 

A resume or short listing of your job history & skills (link to a LinkedIn profile would be fine). We appreciate a cover letter explaining why you would enjoy working in this role at Netlify to get to know you a bit better, though this is not required and will not impact your application. Our mission is to “build a better web” and that cannot be done without a diversity of skill sets, backgrounds and thoughts. 

Of everything we’ve ever built at Netlify, we are most proud of our team. Netlify is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are devoted to building a team of people with diverse backgrounds and lifestyles. Driving equality empowers our team, enables us to innovate, and helps us maintain a more inclusive environment. We don’t discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, race, military/veteran status, citizenship, pregnancy status, or any other differences. If we can do anything to provide a better interview, i.e. accommodate a disability, then please let us know by emailing boards.greenhouse.io [1].

  1. https://boards.greenhouse.io/netlify/jobs/6570683002#app

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