Production Engineer

A production engineer is a developer with who thinks deeply about systems and how they behave in the wild. Whether it be networking, or the Linux kernel, or even a specific interest in scaling, algorithms, or distributed systems.

It could also be seen as a systems engineer who aims to code themselves out of a job by automating all the things, learning to leverage great development practices like TDD or continuous integration (to start with).

As a production engineer you will:

You may be a fit to this role if you:

Projects you could work on:


Junior Production Engineer

Production Engineer

Senior Production Engineer

Are experienced production engineers who meet the following criteria

Staff Production Engineer

Senior Production Engineers who meet the following criteria:

  1. Technical Skills
    • Identifies significant projects that result in substantial cost savings or revenue
    • Able to create innovative solutions that push GitLab's technical abilities ahead of the curve
  2. Leadership
    • Proposes and drives architectural changes that affects the whole company solve scaling and performance problems
    • Set the necessary goals and SLO (Service Level Objectives) that will guide the infrastructure team to build a better product
  3. Communication
    • Writes in-depth documentation that shares knowledge and radiates GitLab technical strengths
  4. Production, Scalability & Automation
    • Strives for automation either by coding it or by leading and influencing developers to build systems that are easy to run in production.
    • Measure the risk of introduced features to plan ahead and improve the infrastructure.

Hiring Process

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

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


Annual Compensation

How did we calculate your compensation?

NYC benchmark $110,295
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Level 1.0
Experience 0.8 to 1.2
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