Backend Engineer, Manage: Import and Integrate

APAC (Remote) • Full time

  • Back-end
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An overview of this role

As a Backend Engineer in the Manage: Import and Integrate group , you will be joining a team whose mission is to build and improve high priority and scalable features for our customers. In this impactful role you will be working on Importers that enable data migration between GitLab instances and from competitor tools, building integrations with external services, developing foundational REST and GraphQL APIs and working with webhooks.

You will be part of a highly motivated team of very experienced engineers collaborating remotely in an agile environment. Success is measured by your code quality, contributions to the team, the evolution of our importers and integrations and customer satisfaction.

What you’ll do

  • You will develop features and improvements to the GitLab product in a secure, well-tested, and performant way. In particular, you will focus your efforts on enhancing the scalability of our importers to support our expanding customer base. You'll also expand our integrations through new capabilities and enhancements.
  • You’ll advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance.
  • You’ll solve technical problems of high scope and complexity.
  • Craft code that meets our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review.
  • You’ll recognize impediments to our efficiency as a team ("technical debt"), propose and implement solutions.
  • You’ll represent GitLab and its values in public communication around specific projects and community contributions.
  • You’ll ship small features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.

What you’ll bring

  • Significant professional experience with Ruby on Rails (2+ years experience preferred).
  • Experience with Relational Database Management Systems (PostgreSQL is a plus).
  • Familiarity with Redis and Sidekiq
  • Proven experience writing testable code in Ruby on Rails.
  • Experience with GraphQL is a plus.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions.
  • Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems.
  • Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative software development process.
  • Demonstrated ability to onboard and integrate with an organization long-term.
  • Positive and solution-oriented mindset.
  • Effective communication skills: Regularly achieve consensus with peers, and clear status updates.
  • An inclination towards communication, inclusion, and visibility.
  • Experience owning a project from concept to production, including proposal, discussion, and execution.
  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with other parts of the organization.
  • Share our values, and work in accordance with those values.
  • Ability to thrive in a fully remote organization.

About The Team

You will be joining the Import and Integrate team, which is part of the Manage stage, consisting of a globally distributed team.

Check out the team handbook page to find out more about who we are and how we work .

Watch the 16.10 Release Kickoff Video or take a look at the Manage: Import and Integrate direction page to get a feel for what the team is working on.

How GitLab will support you

  • Benefits to support your health, finances, and well-being
  • All remote , asynchronous work environment
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Team Member Resource Groups
  • Equity Compensation & Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Growth and development budget
  • Parental leave
  • Home office support

Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you're excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.


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