Backend Engineer, C# (+ Kotlin/ Lua), Create: Editor Extensions

GitLab

2 months ago

Worldwide

An overview of this role

The Create:Editor Extensions team is part of the Create Stage in the Dev Sub-department. The Create stage focuses on multiple categories: Editor Extensions, Code Suggestions, the Web IDE, Remote Development, and more.

Our team works on Editor Extensions that support developers directly in their IDEs, where they spend the majority of their time.

You’ll be working on the Visual Studio extension. Joining the Editor Extensions team provides the opportunity to work on cutting-edge AI enhancement projects, which are at the forefront of technological advancements. The team's focus on expanding IDE support for the Visual Studio Extension and the Language Server offers an exciting challenge and a chance to contribute to innovative solutions.

Some examples of our projects:

What you’ll do

  • Develop features and improvements to the GitLab product in a secure, well-tested, and performant way.
  • Collaborate with Product Management and other stakeholders within Engineering (Frontend, UX, etc.) to maintain a high bar for quality in a fast-paced, iterative environment.
  • Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance.
  • Solve technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.
  • 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.
  • Recognize impediments to our efficiency as a team (“technical debt”), propose and implement solutions.
  • Represent GitLab and its values in public communication around specific projects and community contributions.
  • Ship small features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
  • 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

What you’ll bring

  • Mandatory: C# professional experience (2+ years preferred)
  • Mandatory: Kotlin or Lua experience
  • SQL and database skills (PostgreSQL experience a plus)
  • Proven experience building web applications and APIs
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for achieving consensus and 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
  • Experience owning a project from concept to production, including proposal, discussion, and execution.
  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with strong organizational skills.
  • Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative software development process
  • Positive and solution-oriented mindset
  • An inclination towards communication, inclusion, and visibility
  • You are familiar with working in an open source environment
  • You are comfortable working in a cross-functional organization
  • You are able to thrive in a fully remote organization
  • You are able to use GitLab
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values

About the team

We are currently focused on bringing Code Suggestions to more IDEs, by building dedicated extensions for VS Code, JetBrains, Visual Studio, Neovim, and GitLab’s Web IDE. We work on multiple projects written in Typescript, Kotlin, C#, and Lua.

Thanks to our Transparency value, you can see how we work in our Team page. You can even see our roadmaps ( Editor Extensions, Code Suggestions) and listen to some of our meetings.

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.