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Business Systems Engineer

Business Systems Engineer Job Family works on custom APEX and Visualforce solutions for GitLab's instance along with all packages, tools and integrations associated with it. They work with Field Operation's internal customers such as Sales, Marketing, Customer Success and Finance to translate improvement project technical specifications into a project approach and then execute on those projects. They work with a combined team of Business Systems Administrators, Data Analysts, and Sales Operations Specialists to keep our Go-To-Market processes automated and efficent.


Business Systems Engineer (Intermediate)

The Business Systems Engineer (Intermediate) reports to the Director, Sales Systems

Business Systems Engineer (Intermediate) Job Grade

The Business Systems Engineer (Intermediate) is a grade 6.

Business Systems Engineer (Intermediate) Responsibilities

  • Work alongside Business System Administrators to turn business requirements into technical specfications and project approach.
  • Develop APEX and Visualforce solutions that follow best practices and templating.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other technical resources across GitLab.
  • Recognize impediments to our efficiency as a team ("technical debt"), propose and implement solutions.
  • Particpate in team code reviews, user acceptence testing and maintain excellent documentation of all work.
  • Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance.
  • Respond quickly to bugs and the direction of Sales Systems and Field Operations managers.

Business Systems Engineer (Intermediate) Requirements

  • Demonstrated progressive experience in a Developer, Business Systems Engineer, or Backend Engineer role.
  • Received or pursuing the Platform Developer 1 certification.
  • Experience with the Software Development Life Cycle, Source Control (Git), and coding best practices.
  • Understanding of the data model and how to effectively extract, transform and load data.
  • An inclination towards communication, inclusion, and visibility.
  • Experience owning and driving a project from concept to production, including proposal, discussion, and execution.
  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and across teams.
  • Share GitLab's values, and works in accordance with those values.
  • Ability to thrive in a fully remote organization.
  • Ability to use GitLab.
  • Knowledge of at least one other non-Apex language such as Ruby on Rails, Java, Javascript, PHP or Python recommended.
  • Experience with Zuora and Zoura CPQ recommended.
  • Platform Developer 2, Architect or other advanced certifications recommended.
  • Experience working at a subscription based product company recommended.
  • Experience working in an Agile team work environment recommended.

Senior Business Systems Engineer

The Senior Business Systems Engineer reports to the Director, Sales Systems.

Job Grade

The Senior Business Systems Engineer is a grade 7.

Senior Business Systems Engineer Responsibilities

  • Extends that of the Business Systems Engineer (Intermediate) responsibilities.

Senior Business Systems Engineer Requirements

  • Extends that of the Business Systems Engineer (Intermediate) requirements.
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in a Business Systems Engineer role.
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in Developer, Business Systems Engineer, or Backend Engineer role.
  • Received or pursuing the Platform 2 certification.
  • Proven track record of driving projects to timely completion with end user accepted deliverables.

Performance Indicators

Career Ladder

The Business Systems Engineer Job Family would move into the Sales Systems Leadership Job Family.

Hiring Process

Candidates for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that candidates can be declined from the position at any stage of the process. To learn more about someone who may be conducting the interview, find their job title on our team page.

  • Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.
  • Initial phone/video screen from a GitLab Talent Acquisition professional.
  • Phone/video interview with hiring manager and typically two additional GitLab team member.
  • Final interview with 1+ GitLab executives.

Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.


Compensation information for this role can be found on our Sales Commissions handbook page. On this page, we have an overview of the standard OTE base and variable split for each Sales job family. Also listed on the page, is our quota ramp information by segment as well as our seasonality assumptions. New salespeople who join after the fiscal year may be eligible for a super commission rate which pays out at a higher rate until the ramped quota is met - watch the video on the page to learn more!
Sales compensation plans are governed by the Sales Compensation Plan terms and conditions. Some differences may apply. For any specific compensation questions, please contact your manager (current manager or hiring manager).

Compensation Calculator

To find out more about the compensation for this role, please apply to a role first. Once selected for a screening call, you'll be able to sign up here to view our compensation calculator. Be sure to use the same email address for both.

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