Software Engineer (Backend)

We make cloud-hosted management systems for open source software on customer infrastructure. Many of our customers operate their own hardware, and use us to deploy, upgrade and support Openstack and/or Kubernetes on their hardware. Others use us to manage virtual machine or container workloads on AWS, GCP or Azure while some use a hybrid of on-premise and public cloud infrastructure. 

Our team builds robust, scalable distributed systems that provide delightful customer experiences. As a fast-moving startup, we have the satisfaction of seeing our work directly affect our customers on a daily basis.

What our backend developers do:

  • Design, build and maintain APIs, services and systems that are used by our customers as well as internal teams
  • Help diagnose and debug production issues on customer environments
  • Collaborate with other developers and teams to build features that will be used at  large scale
  • Follow – and develop – good engineering practices, tools and processes

Requirements:

  • You can work as part of a team, and treat others with respect and kindness.
  • You take pride in your craft, and hold yourself and others to high standards.
  • You can approach software development from a user’s point of view.  You don’t have to be a designer, but you know a good or bad user experience when you see it.
  • You have 2+ years of experience working in a team that has created and shipped software to users.
  • You are good at spoken and written communication – this includes design documentation, APIs, comments and everything else that goes with building maintainable software
  • You’re passionate  about the exciting parts of the job, but recognize that not all of the necessary work will be fun.
  • You’re willing to learn various new technologies. The “cloud native” field of software is rapidly evolving: you’ll need to stay aware of it and quickly learn new technologies whenever necessary or relevant.

Our Technology Stack:

We use the following technologies; we have no minimum experience required for any of them, but you will need to learn them relatively quickly on the job, if you’re not already familiar with them.

  • Python programming language
  • Bash scripting
  • Linux
  • OpenStack
  • Kubernetes, with Docker containers
  • NodeJS and Go

Please send resumes to danbuffkin@highpointepartners.com