Fullstack Engineer, Data Stores: Tenant Scale


2 months ago


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 the 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!

Fullstack Engineers work across the backend and frontend parts of our product. This includes both the open-source version of GitLab, the enterprise editions, and the GitLab.com service. They work with peers on teams dedicated to areas of the product. 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, backend and frontend teams
  • Keep changes small and iterate towards the best solution
  • 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

  • Professional experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Unit testing with RSpec
  • Professional software engineering experience with databases (preferably PostgreSQL) in large production environments
  • Familiarity with GraphQL and building frontend webapps with GraphQL
  • Professional experience with VueJS or another modern JavaScript web framework (React, Angular, Ember, etc)
  • A solid understanding of semantic HTML, CSS, and core JavaScript concepts
  • Unit testing Vue components and JavaScript with Jest
  • Proficiency in CSS with an emphasis on modern features such as flexbox and grid
  • Experience with white-box tests that use Selenium or Webdriver
  • A solid understanding of core web and browser concepts (eg. how the browser parses and constructs a web page).
  • 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.