DigitalOcean: Engineer: Storage Applications
485 Massachusetts Ave, 5th FL
Cambridge, MA 02139


Have you ever wondered what happens inside the cloud?

Based in New York, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers, teams, and businesses around the world. We believe that todays entrepreneurs are changing the world through software. Our mission is to empower these entrepreneurs by bringing modern app development within reach for any developer, anywhere in the world.

We want people who are passionate about building features that you and your peers would love.

We are looking for a senior engineer who will work on a small team to develop across the whole stack of our current and future systems. This role reports to the Engineering Manager of the Storage team.

DigitalOceans Storage Team builds and runs cloud-scale distributed powering internal and customer-facing services and products. Were creating flexible and powerful solutions that our customers will leverage to ship their software as quickly and easily as possible.

Were looking for engineers responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of our Storage Apps products. Our products include CDN, Database-as-a-Service, APIs, and middleware used to power Spaces and Volumes. We are looking for a senior engineer to work on a small team and help contribute across the whole stack. This role reports to the Engineering Manager of the Storage team. As a member of this team, you will have the opportunity to work remote or from our offices in NYC, Cambridge, MA and Palo Alto, CA.

What Youll Be Doing:

  • Develop our Storage Apps suite of products
  • Work on technically challenging distributed systems
  • Collaborate with an agile, self-managed team of peers
  • Leverage interesting technologies such as Go, Docker, Kafka, and more
  • Integrate with many components across the DigitalOcean stack

What Well Expect From You:

  • Proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Go (highly preferred), C/C++, Java, Python, Ruby, and/or Perl
  • Understanding of microservices and experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience using both relational (PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL (Redis) database systems
  • Familiarity with prevalent message bus and queuing technologies (Kafka, RabbitMQ)
  • Love writing and improving code with an emphasis on testing and maintainability
  • Works well in a small team and able to balance and prioritize projects and requests
  • A positive energy and passion for delighting customers
  • Demonstrated ability to work at multiple levels of the stack in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Leverage multiple programming languages to build production systems
  • Experience with distributed computing systems
  • Knowledge of virtualization concepts and application

Why Youll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We work hard but we always have fun doing it. We care deeply about each other and take our no jerks rule very seriously.
  • We value development. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development. Youll need to be great to get hired here and we promise youll get even better.
  • We care about you. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym reimbursement to support your physical health, and a monthly commute allowance to make your trips to and from work easier.
  • We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. We also provide all employees with Kindles and reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We want you to love where you work. We have great office spaces located in the heart of SoHo NYC and Cambridge and offer daily catered lunches to keep your hunger at bay. Were also very remote-friendlywe use Slack to communicate across the companyand all remote employees have the opportunity to onboard in-office and take an all-expenses paid trip to our annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the team at least once a year. We also allow employees to customize their workstations to meet their needswhether remote or in office.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Department: Engineering

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