Senior Infrastructure Engineer


Posted 2 months ago

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⚠️ North America only. Your application will be automatically rejected otherwise

Open to candidates in the USA (CA, CT, FL, GA, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OR, VA, and WA), United Kingdom and Canada (Ontario & British Columbia) only

Kickstarter is looking for a Senior senior-level Infrastructure Engineer to support the infrastructure that allows our platform to operate at a planetary scale, helping to bring hundreds of thousands of creative projects to life. You’ll work with a small team of dedicated engineers to assure that our systems are healthy, automated, and secure.

About the Team

Kickstarter’s Infrastructure Engineering team supports the monolithic user-facing application that several product engineering teams are contributing to, as well as a handful of polyglot services that support that application. We are dedicated to assuring that engineers across the organization have the right tools to best understand and interact with code in our production environments: from continuous delivery pipelines to alerting and monitoring.

Our team works to ensure visibility and transparency into Kickstarter’s technical operations and usage, doing all that we can to make sure that Kickstarter can continue to operate continuously in the face of disaster or disruptions.

In This Role, You Will:

  • Design, build and maintain core cloud infrastructure that supports hundreds of thousands of concurrent users around the world.
  • Investigate new tools and services, document your findings, contribute to engineering processes, and institutional knowledge.
  • Collaborate with other engineers on improvements for both development and production environments.
  • Contribute to continuous learning and share knowledge with other team members and across the engineering organization.
  • Consider the impacts of your work through building quality code, testing patterns, code readability, and documentation.

About You:

  • You have comprehensive professional experience working with cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and/or Linux in Azure.
  • You have some professional experience writing and maintaining testable code in Ruby, Javascript, or Python.
  • You have a familiarity, or strong interest in learning, Terraform, Docker, and serverless functions.
  • You are able to undertake projects on your own, as well as pair with team members and share work across teams.
  • You care about your coworkers and want to make their experience better.
  • You’re excited about conducting complicated work behind the scenes without any interruption to our creators or backers.

What You'll Enjoy:

  • Fridays off! Kickstarter is currently experimenting with a 4-day/32-hour workweek pilot so that we can all enjoy long weekends

  • A fully remote workforce with plenty of opportunities to get to know your colleagues

  • 100% employer-paid health plan offerings

  • 16 paid vacation days, 10 sick days, and a company-wide winter break between Christmas and New Years

  • 25 volunteer hours each year to give back to your community

  • 16 weeks of parental leave plus fertility/family planning resources

  • Incredibly talented and inspiring colleagues who know how to blend their creative endeavors into their work

You can read more about our benefits and working at Kickstarter at our Jobs page.

Our Fully Virtual Team

We’re currently able to support employees based in the following US locations: CA, CT, FL, GA, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OR, VA, and WA. We're also able to support employees in the United Kingdom and Canada (Ontario & British Columbia). If you live in—or are willing to move to—any of these locations, we look forward to your application! If there is a required or preferred location for an open role, it will be listed in the job description.

Kickstarter is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to fight for equality, we work to ensure a fair and consistent interview process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.

Kickstarter is a Public Benefit Corporation, and our mission is to help bring creative projects to life. We measure our success as a company by how well we achieve that mission, not by the size of our profits. In our charter, we spell out our mission, our values, and the commitments we have made to pursue them.

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Our Working week

We are piloting a four-day workweek for 6 months (starting June 2022)

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 16 paid vacation days, 10 sick days, and a company-wide winter break between Christmas and New Years. We also dedicate 25 hours per year to volunteer work.

  • 21 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 73 days off per year

We work 100% remotely

We work fully remotely and are a team of 69 and mostly based in USA. Our team works from:

  • USA
  • UK
  • Canada

Our Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) with a 3% contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equity / options
  • Equipment allowance

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