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Software Engineer, Site Reliability

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Engineering at Postmates

We’re building groundbreaking tech solutions that power our revolutionary logistics platform to help connect millions of customers with their favorite merchants every day. We’re tackling some of the most complex technical challenges in the modern logistics space to unlock opportunities that positively impact the local businesses and communities we serve.

WHAT WE DO

Postmates relies heavily on our engineering team to realize this vision. Building a software platform that is reliable, scales, and stays agile under demanding product needs is a serious technical challenge. Postmates is a three-part balancing act connecting customers, merchants, and couriers in real-time. If any piece is out of whack, the whole system suffers. Working with the Postmates engineering team offers an opportunity with explosive growth, cutting-edge technology, a highly visible charter, and a cool user-focused product vision.

This team includes Infrastructure Engineers, Database Infrastructure Engineers, and Site Reliability Engineers who work to keep the 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. Every day you’ll be making our services and our processes better!

OUR TECHNOLOGIES

  • Server: Python, Go, Erlang
  • Cloud: AWS, GCP
  • Databases: BigTable, Postgres, DynamoDB
  • Infrastructure: Kubernetes, etcd, Consul, Terraform, Prometheus, Grafana, Vault, nginx

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

We like to use the full set of tools and services available to us from Google Cloud Platform 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.

  • 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

OUR REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience with highly-scaled, complex distributed systems
  • Strong coding skills in languages such as Python or Go
  • Demonstrated experience building and monitoring systems that monitor performance
  • Demonstrated experience with deployment technologies like Kubernetes, Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Docker, etc.
  • Knowledge of modern web architecture (HTTP, REST, gRPC)
  • Ability to support and advise Postmates engineering teams
  • Experience with systems debugging
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required

Healthcare benefits

We cover 100% for full-time employees and dependents on most medical, dental, and vision plans.

Parental leave

We provide all full-time employees up to 16 weeks of paid time off for new parents.

Equity benefits

Every employee is paid a competitive salary and given a generous stock option plan.

Company meals

We have a snack-filled kitchen, tasty and healthy catered lunches as well as free Postmates Unlimited Membership with $15 credits to use for meal pickup.

Wellness benefits

In addition to health club discounts, we provide access to regular workshops, virtual trainings, and videos helping employees with their health, wellness, and fitness needs.

Pet-friendly office

Our SF office is dog-friendly and we encourage employees to bring their furry friends to work!

Personal development

From job training to conferences, tuition reimbursement, lunch and learns, and so much more, we embrace a culture of learning and provide resources employees need to grow their career at Postmates.

Equipment

We'll provide whatever you need to work efficiently and creatively.

Community

At Postmates, we believe we have a shared responsibility to create positive change in our communities and society. Employees receive 24 hours per year of paid volunteer time. Check out our Social Impact report: social-impact.postmates.com

Postmates at a glance

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Postmates focuses on Food and Beverages, Marketplaces, Postal and Courier Services, Transportation, and Logistics. Their company has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Nashville. They have a very large team that's between 1001-5000 employees. To date, Postmates has raised $953.01M of funding; their latest round was closed on July 2020.

You can view their website at https://postmates.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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