Software Engineer, Infrastructure

  • Postmates
  • Bellevue, WA, USA
  • Dec 05, 2019
Engineering

Job Description

Postmates runs the largest on-demand delivery platform in the country. When your company grows 5-10% week on week and you are doing a million deliveries per month, you need a team dedicated to improving service performance, scalability and engineering effectiveness. That team is the Infrastructure team.

As an infrastructure engineer, your role would be to keep this platform running and make every engineer at Postmates more effective. This means writing software to help us scale in addition to identifying patterns, tools and processes to increase our performance and reliability as we grow. We need engineers with deep technical knowledge and experience with complex systems and performance.

We like to use the full set of tools and services available to us from Amazon Web Services to build out new functionality in a service-oriented environment. You will be building the foundation that Postmates Engineering depends on using modern immutable infrastructure patterns. We make extensive use of Python, Django and Go.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and maintain the foundational infrastructure services running Postmates services run on:
    • Public cloud
    • Kubernetes and containers
    • Application performance analysis and monitoring
    • Service monitoring
    • Immutable infrastructure patterns and tools
    • Continuous Integration and Deployment
  • Provide expertise and guidance to other engineers regarding topics such as:
    • Distributed Systems
    • UNIX Operating Systems
    • System networking
    • Application and system optimizations
    • Application and system level security

BENEFITS

  • Ample free delivery credits (so you can “test” work)
  • Competitive salary and generous stock option plan (stay aligned with the long term value you create)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance (of course) and it’s 100% paid for by the company
  • Whatever computer, monitor, standing desk, keyboard mouse you need
  • Tasty, healthy lunches (provided by Methodology, http://www.gomethodology.com
  • Snack-filled kitchen (mostly healthy, but very tasty)
  • Impact-first work environment (no politics, no pandering)
  • Huge company vision (we need you to build the future, not just maintain the status quo)
  • Contribute to open source projects (full support to release and contribute to projects)
  • Killer office in San Francisco close to mass transit