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Backend Engineer, Telemetry

Department: Growth

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This position is remote based.
 
At GitLab, developers are independent and self-organized individual contributors who work together as a tight team in a remote and agile way.
 
Most backend developers work on all aspects of GitLab, building features, fixing bugs, and generally improving the application.  The Manage team works on the backend part of GitLab for the Manage product category. Among other things, this means working on GitLab's functionality around user, group and project administration, authentication, access control, and subscriptions.
 
Telemetry manages a variety of technologies that are important for GitLab's understanding of how our users use our products. These technologies include but are not limited to; Snowplow Analytics, Pendo.io, and an in-house tool called Usage Ping which is hosted on version.gitlab.com and also includes a separate service called Version Check.

 Responsibilities

    • Develop features from proposal to polished end result.
    • Support and collaborate with our support engineers in getting to the bottom of user-reported issues and come up with robust solutions.
    • Engage with the core team and the open source community to collaborate on improving GitLab.
    • Manage and review code contributed by the rest of the community and work with them to get it ready for production.
    • Create and maintain documentation around features and configuration to save our users time.
    • Take initiative in improving the software in small or large ways to address pain points in your own experience as a developer.
    • Keep code easy to maintain and keep it easy for others to contribute code to GitLab.
    • Qualify developers for hiring.

Requirements

    • You have worked on a production-level Ruby application, preferably using Rails (this is a strict requirement).
    • Experience in data and analytics.
      • Snowplow
      • Snowflake
      • Periscope
      • Google analytics
    • Experience with other technologies a plus.
    • You can reason about software, algorithms, and performance from a high level.
    • You are passionate about open source.
    • Strong written communication skills.
    • Self-motivated and have strong organizational skills.
    • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.

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