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Create:Editor Backend Engineering Team

The Create:Editor Backend Engineering (BE) Team is responsible for all backend aspects of the product categories that fall under the Editor group of the Create stage of the DevOps lifecycle.

Team Members

The following people are permanent members of the Create:Editor BE Team:

Person Role
Darva Satcher Engineering Manager, Create:Knowledge & Create:Editor
Francisco Javier López Senior Backend Engineer, Create:Editor
Mark Chao Backend Engineer, Create:Editor
Alex Pooley Backend Engineer, Create:Editor
Markus Koller Backend Engineer, Create:Editor
Amparo Luna Backend Engineer, Create:Editor
Alexander P. Backend Engineer, Create:Editor

Stable Counterparts

The following members of other functional teams are our stable counterparts:

Person Role
Achilleas Pipinellis Technical Writer, Create, Package, Monitor, Secure, Defend
Marcia Ramos Technical Writer, Create, Release
André Luís Frontend Engineering Manager, Create
Paul Slaughter Senior Frontend Engineer, Create:Editor
Marcel van Remmerden Interim UX Manager, Dev & Senior Product Designer, Create:Editor & Search (Interim)
Tomislav Nikić Software Engineer in Test, Create:Knowledge, Create:Editor, Gitter
Denys Mishunov Senior Frontend Engineer, Create:Editor
Himanshu Kapoor Senior Frontend Engineer, Create:Editor
Kai Armstrong Product Manager, Create:Editor
R. K. Frontend Engineering Manager, Create

Product Categories

Web IDE

A full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) built into GitLab so you can start contributing on day one with no need to spend days getting all the right packages installed into your local dev environment.

Snippets

Store and share bits of code and text with other users. This category is at the "minimal" level of maturity.

Live Coding

Do pair programming directly in the Web IDE. This category is planned, but not yet available.

Hiring

This chart shows the progress we're making on hiring. Check out our jobs page for current openings.

Create:Editor BE Team Vacancies Overdue

The following Create:Editor BE Team vacancies are overdue to be filled. They are counted toward today on the chart above.

Role Start Date
Backend Engineer, Create:Editor 2019-09-01

Onboarding

There is a general onboarding issue assigned to all GitLab team members by People Ops on your first day.

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Communication

All GitLab Team members are expected to follow the General GitLab communications guidelines.

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Work

In general, we use the standard GitLab engineering workflow. To get in touch with the Create:Editor BE team, it's best to create an issue in the relevant project and add the ~"group::editor" and ~backend labels, along with any other appropriate labels. Then, feel free to ping the relevant Product Manager and/or Engineering Manager, as listed above.

For more urgent items, feel free to use #g_create_editor on Slack.

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Career Development

Career development conversations in the Create:Editor BE team are centered around a Career Development Sheet that is based on the Engineering Career Matrix for Individual Contributors. The sheet lists the expected current level behaviors on the left, the next level behaviors on the right, and uses colored columns in between to visually represent the extent to which the individual has shown to have grown from the current level to the next. Columns to the right of a next level behavior are used to collect specific examples of that behavior, which serve as evidence of the individual's growth.

Both the matrix and the sheet are Works in Progress; the development of the career matrix is tracked in an epic, and as the matrix evolves, the sheet will be updated to match.

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