Backend Engineer, Create: IDE


2 months ago


About the team

The Create:IDE team focuses on building cloud-based solutions to empower teams to build and deliver software more efficiently. The team focuses on two main areas: Workspaces and WebIDE. These tools allow developers write, build, test, and debug code without needing to set up a local development environment taking away the hassles we’ve all been through with setting up and configuring complex environments.

The team is made up of experienced Engineers who care about contributing to the developer ecosystem; located across different time zones, async communication and manager of one is core to how we continue to deliver value to users. The Create:IDE team cares deeply about GitLab’s core values and has principles that align with those values. We aim to fight for the user, question everything, embrace the challenge that is Software Development, lean into discomfort as an expected part of this process, keep the fun in the team and measure what matters. The team cares deeply about contributing to the GitLab community and the developer ecosystem as a whole.

As an intermediate Engineer, you’ll dive into our codebase, writing top-notch code and actively participating in collaborative code reviews. You'll work closely with experienced team members, fine-tuning your skills and fostering a culture of continuous learning. Your role is key in shaping our product offerings and roadmap as an Engineer building tools that enable other Engineers to work efficiently and increase productivity without the hassles that maintaining a local development environment comes with. With the recent GA release of Workspaces, you’ll be able to contribute towards making this a loveable product. Some items on our roadmap include supporting multiple editors like JetBrains and JupyterLab, adding Extension marketplace to our VSCode fork and enabling Settings Sync, implementing Shared Workspaces which could improve pair programming and troubleshooting. True to our transparency core value, you can find some of the items on our next maturity level here:

What you’ll do

  • Write high-quality, efficient, and maintainable code while adhering to best practices and contributing to code reviews

  • Embrace continuous learning and stay connected with industry best practices, tools, and technolgies to drive improvements in our software

  • Mentor and support junior team members as you grow, sharing your knowledge and expertise to contribute to their growth

  • Contribute to our development process by asking questions and providing feedback to make us better as a team

  • Collaborate with more Senior Engineers on the architectural plans and technical designs ensuring scalability, performance, maintainability and measurability

  • Participate in agile development practices, including planning sessions, stand-ups, and retrospectives, to drive iterative software development and continuous improvement for the team

What you’ll bring

  • Proficiency with Ruby and Ruby on Rails (2+ years experience preferred)
  • Experience with Relational Database Management Systems (PostgreSQL is a plus)
  • Proven experience writing testable code in Ruby on Rails
  • Experience working with Kubernetes
  • A commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging ( DIB at GitLab)
  • Experience with GraphQL is a plus
  • Experience using cloud-based development environments is a plus
  • An ability to self manage and organize in an asynchronous and collaborative work environment
  • 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
  • Familiarity with various stages of software development end-to-end (Agile methodologies is a plus)
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team including product managers, designers, and other engineers
  • A commitment to continuous learning and openness to giving and receiving feedback as a part of fostering individual and team development

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.

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