Senior Backend Engineer – Data Stores: Tenant Scale | GitLab | Remote (EMEA)

Senior Backend Engineer – Data Stores: Tenant Scale | GitLab | Remote (EMEA)

Remote EMEA
Application ends: August 17, 2024
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Job Description

An overview of this role

The Tenant Scale team is focused on a long-term scaling solution for GitLab. The charter of this group is to explore, iterate on, validate, and lead implementation of proposals to provide a solution to accommodate Gitlab.com’s daily-active user growth. We are accomplishing this through the introduction of a Cells architecture along with an Organization entity that will be the vehicle to associate a customer’s data with a specific Cell. Hopefully this is the type of work that gets you excited about joining the team, if so please read on!

Backend Engineers at GitLab work on our product. This includes both the open source version of GitLab, the enterprise editions, and the GitLab.com service as well. The efforts led by the Tenant Scale team will have an impact across all of GitLab. You will be part of a group that is changing functionality used by all features in GitLab and consulting with development groups and sub-departments to implement changes required to support our Cells architecture. Some examples of our projects: 

What you’ll do  

  • Develop new features in collaboration with our product management, UX, and frontend teams.
  • Keep changes small and iterate towards the best solution.
  • Reviewing Rails and/or database related changes submitted by other engineers or community contributors
  • Documenting best practices or patterns to avoid
  • Developing tooling to proactively inform developers of potential performance issues
  • Research, design and implement solutions to improve product performance 

What you’ll bring 

  • Significant experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Professional software engineering experience with databases (preferably PostgreSQL) in large production environments
  • Familiarity with GraphQL
  • Infrastructure / Deployments knowledge (optional).
  • Interest in scalability / sharing and system programming languages, like Rust, Go, or Lua (optional).
  • Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems
  • You can reason about software, algorithms, and performance from a high level
  • You are passionate about open source.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and have strong organizational skills.
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.

About the team

The Tenant Scale group  is part of the Data Stores stage. We offer support for groups, projects, and user profiles within our product, but our main focus is a long-term horizontal scaling solution for GitLab.

The team’s handbook page covers processes and information specific to the Tenant Scale group. See also the direction page and the features we support per category.

How GitLab will support you

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.