[Hiring] Backend Engineer, Verify: Pipeline Authoring at GitLab

November 7, 2023

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    November 7, 2023
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    Fresh, 1 Year, 2 Years, 3 Years, 4 Years, 5 Years
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Job Description

The GitLab DevSecOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 2,000+ team members and values that foster a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute. Learn more about Life at GitLab.

An overview of this role

The Pipeline Authoring team is focused on creating tools to help you create and manage your pipelines. The main areas we work on are the pipeline editor, the pipeline composition experience (i.e. CI Rules, etc.), and the pipeline graph.

This role will place you on the Pipeline Authoring backend team. A team of six backend engineers and two frontend engineers build and support the Pipeline Authoring experience within the Verify stage. Though you will be in the Pipeline Authoring group, alongside five other backend engineers, you have opportunities to work with other areas of Verify from time to time.

Some examples of our projects:

What you’ll do

  • Develop features and improvements to the GitLab product in a secure, well-tested, and performant way.
  • Collaborate with Product Management and other stakeholders within Engineering (Frontend, UX, etc.) to maintain a high bar for quality in a fast-paced, iterative environment.
  • Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance.
  • Solve technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.
  • Craft code that meets our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review.
  • Recognize impediments to our efficiency as a team (“technical debt”), propose and implement solutions.
  • Ship small features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
  •  Work with the Product Manager and Engineering Manager to carefully assess technical feasibility of feature requests.
  • Deliver proof-of-concept proposals to help guide technical discussions.
  • Identify ways to deliver complex technical projects in an iterative fashion.
  • Take ownership of what we build, focusing on stability and availability.

What you’ll bring 

  • Significant professional, in depth experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • Proven experience that you have worked on a platform or complex app at scale.
  • Professional experience with CI/CD and CI/CD tooling.
  • Experience with development tooling preferred
  • Familiarity with Webhooks, Jira, Slack, and 3rd party integrations.
  • Experience designing and building fault-tolerant systems or systems development.
  • Experience building and scaling highly-available systems.
  • Experience with distributed systems preferred.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment.
  • A user of modern DevOps platforms. (GitLab is a bonus.)
  • Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative software development process.
  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with other parts of the organization.
  • Share our values, and work in accordance with those values.

About the team

The Pipeline Authoring team has a very unique setup that provides the opportunity to maintain core features of the product with newer and exciting areas. As the team continues over time, there will be a lot of opportunities to contribute to high-impact work, like performance improvements, scalability challenges, bug fixes, highly visible features within the organization, and increasing security. At the other end, we have the newly developed pipeline editor in which we work closely with product and UX to iterate on this area with all sorts of features and improvements.

Verify backend engineers are primarily focused on improving the Continuous Integration (CI) experience. Verify Engineers should always have three goals in mind:

Provide value to the user and communicate such with the product manager and engineering manager,
Introduce features that work at scale and in untrusting environments,
Always focus on defining and shipping the Minimal Viable Change.

Thanks to our Transparency value, you can see what we are working on on our Team page. You can even see our roadmap and listen to some of our meetings.

How GitLab will support you

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 for 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.

The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently for residents of listed locations only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary.

Colorado/Washington pay range
$92,400$132,000 USD
California/New York/New Jersey pay range
$92,400$198,000 USD

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