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Senior Backend Engineer, Analytics And Experimentation

Closing: Nov 13, 2022

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Published: Nov 11, 2022 (27 days ago)

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Senior Backend Engineers in the Growth: Analytics and Experimentation group build, maintain, and integrate with GitLab the tools necessary for experimentation and feature development using privacy focused analytics, to make it easier, faster, and more reliable for other product development teams at GitLab to experiment and obtain the data they need to make informed product investment decisions. Engineers work with a cross-functional team to influence the growth of GitLab as a business. In helping us iterate and learn rapidly, these engineers enable us to more effectively meet the needs of potential users.

Requirements

  • Ability to use GitLab.
  • Significant professional experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment.
  • 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.
  • Strong self-direction (this team is being bootstrapped).
  • Experience with A/B, multivariate, or other data-driven methods of testing.
  • Comfort multitasking in a highly iterative environment.

Nice to haves

  • Proven experimentation platform development experience
  • Familiarity with third party experimentation tools
  • Experience working with data and analytics technologies including (eg. Snowflake, dbt, Snowplow, Periscope / Sisense)
  • Frontend experience including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript frameworks (Vue.js preferred).
  • Experience in a peak performance organization, preferably a tech startup
  • Experience with the GitLab product as a user or contributor
  • Product company experience
  • Experience working with a remote team
  • Enterprise software company experience
  • Developer platform/tool industry experience
  • Experience working with a global or otherwise multicultural team
  • Computer science education or equivalent experience
  • Passionate about/experienced with open source and developer tools


Responsibilities
Senior Backend Engineers in the Growth: Analytics and Experimentation group build, maintain, and integrate with GitLab the tools necessary for experimentation and feature development using privacy focused analytics, to make it easier, faster, and more reliable for other product development teams at GitLab to experiment and obtain the data they need to make informed product investment decisions. Engineers work with a cross-functional team to influence the growth of GitLab as a business. In helping us iterate and learn rapidly, these engineers enable us to more effectively meet the needs of potential users.

Requirements

  • Ability to use GitLab.
  • Significant professional experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment.
  • 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.
  • Strong self-direction (this team is being bootstrapped).
  • Experience with A/B, multivariate, or other data-driven methods of testing.
  • Comfort multitasking in a highly iterative environment.

Nice to haves

  • Proven experimentation platform development experience
  • Familiarity with third party experimentation tools
  • Experience working with data and analytics technologies including (eg. Snowflake, dbt, Snowplow, Periscope / Sisense)
  • Frontend experience including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript frameworks (Vue.js preferred).
  • Experience in a peak performance organization, preferably a tech startup
  • Experience with the GitLab product as a user or contributor
  • Product company experience
  • Experience working with a remote team
  • Enterprise software company experience
  • Developer platform/tool industry experience
  • Experience working with a global or otherwise multicultural team
  • Computer science education or equivalent experience
  • Passionate about/experienced with open source and developer tools


  • Develop features and improvements to the GitLab product in a secure, well-tested, and performant way
  • Analyze and interpret highly complex data to arrive at actionable recommendations
  • Collaborate with Product Management and other stakeholders within Engineering to maintain a high bar for quality in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • 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.
  • Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance that have particular impact across your team.
  • Solve technical problems of high scope and complexity.
  • Exert influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of your team.
  • Experience with performance and optimization problems, particularly at large scale, and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems.
  • Help to define and improve our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review.
  • Represent GitLab and its values in public communication around broader initiatives, specific projects, and community contributions.
  • Provide mentorship for Junior and Intermediate Engineers on your team to help them grow in their technical responsibilities and remove blockers to their autonomy.
  • Confidently ship moderately sized features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
  • Improves the engineering projects at GitLab via maintainer trainee program at own comfortable pace, while striving to become a project maintainer.
  • Participate in Tier 2 or Tier 3 weekday and weekend and occasional night on-call rotations to assist troubleshooting product operations, security operations, and urgent engineering issues.


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