The GitLab DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 1,600+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.
Backend Engineers at GitLab work on our product. This includes both the open-source version of GitLab, the enterprise editions, and the GitLab.com service as well. They work with peers on teams dedicated to areas of the product. They work together with product managers, designers, and frontend engineers towards common goals.
The Create: Editor group provides automated testing integration into the GitLab CI workflow. Backend engineers own the Rails/Go backend code and are responsible for developing and maintaining features in the category alongside their frontend peers.
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.
Represent GitLab and its values in public communication around specific projects and community contributions.
Ship small features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
Participate in Tier 2 or Tier 3 weekday and weekend and occasional night on-call rotations to assist in troubleshooting product operations, security operations, and urgent engineering issues.
Ability to use GitLab.
Significant experience building applications using Ruby (bonus if you know Rails and Go or have an interest in them!)
Professional experience with any other technologies that may be required by the specialty.
Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment.
Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions.
Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems.
Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative software development process.
Demonstrated ability to onboard and integrate with an organization long-term.
Positive and solution-oriented mindset.
Effective communication skills: Regularly achieve consensus with peers, and clear status updates.
An inclination towards communication, inclusion, and visibility.
Experience owning a project from concept to production, including proposal, discussion, and execution.
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.
Ability to thrive in a fully remote organization.
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Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page .
For Colorado residents: The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently $107,500.00 - $195,800.00 for Colorado residents 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. Disclosure as required by the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, C.R.S. § 8-5-101 et seq.
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.