Backend Engineer

  • NS1
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Apr 27, 2021

Job Description

About UsNS1 optimizes delivery of the world's most critical internet and enterprise applications. Only NS1's platform is built on a modern API-first architecture that acts on real-time data and grows more powerful in complex environments, transforming DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (IPAM) into an intelligent, efficient, and automated system. NS1's technology drives dramatic gains in IT efficiency and application performance, reliability, and security for the largest global enterprises, including Salesforce, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Nielsen, Pitney Bowes, Squarespace, Pandora and The Guardian. We solve incredibly challenging problems on behalf of our customers, in the most mission critical parts of their stackThe RoleWe're looking to add a new member to our growing engineering team: an experienced Backend Software Engineer who can dive into our extensively automated, globally distributed system, summoning their deep technical background to drive new innovation in the software and tools that run our cutting edge traffic management platform.We're looking for an autodidact who can immerse themselves in our platform immediately, leveraging existing technical strengths and teaching themselves the systems that are new to them. You should have broad knowledge of the technologies in modern infrastructure operations and automation and be able to offer constructive advice for improvements while using and scaling the systems in our existing platform. You'll take responsibility for the quality of your code, and your daily work will have an immediate company-wide impact.Your Skills:Strong Go knowledgeStrong experience in DockerExperience working with PostgresStrong experience around infrastructure automationExcellent UNIX and networking knowledgeExpertise in troubleshooting and performance tuning of complex, high-traffic, distributed applicationsAbility to design with modern internet infrastructure operation in mind, including metrics, logging, observability, automation, etcNice to have:Familiarity withPython knowledgeLayer 4-7 load balancingLinux kernel tuning, user-space networkingOur technology stack at NS1, and the many systems you'll have an opportunity to work with here:Our globally distributed platform is comprised of many subsystems including:Custom built DNS platform that's deployed on physical hardwareAnycasted edge network that spans nearly 30 facilities globallyREST API and Client PortalDeployment automation, CI/CD, unit/integration testingMonitoring, metrics collection and alertingTraffic load balancing, filtering, and DDoS mitigation toolsDistributed messaging, persistent DB and caching systemsOther technologies and integrations include:Linux, Ansible, Docker & other container platformsBGP, BPF, SDN, packet analysisMongoDB, Redis, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQLGo, Python, Bash, C, C++14, React, Redux, D3ELK, GrafanaIntegrations with third party SaaS, APIs, and libraries, various Open Source projects including REST API clients and integrationsWorking at NS1:We're a fast-growing, well-funded startup based in the heart of New York City's Financial District with offices and team members around the world. Working at NS1, you'll come to understand our team is unique, both in and out of the workplace. We have PhDs, musicians, artists, and athletes working side by side, dedicated to delivering first class products. We're hardworking, but we're also a compassionate group. We understand that outside of NS1 is a world that places demands on our time. Our leadership team is dedicated to open and honest communication and we continuously strive to foster a culture of transparency, flexibility, and creativity. We were chosen as one of BuiltinNYC's Top 50 Startups to watch in 2019 and closed our $40M Series D in July 2020.Benefits:For all employees, we offer:Competitive compensation, including new hire and recurring stock optionsFlexible hours, time off and work from home options (even prior to COVID-19!)Choice of laptop and supplemental allowance for workstation accessoriesIn house wellness programming and educationAccess to employee-led affinity and social awareness groups"Funtivities" calendar - employees can participate in culture building workplace activities ranging from happy hours, holiday events and special interest activitiesQuarterly giving campaign to charities and social causesIn addition to the above, we offer US Employees:Medical, dental, and vision benefitsUnlimited PTO with a mandatory minimum utilized each year401k through BettermentCommuter benefits (which we'll use even more often once we return to the office!)An outstanding parental leave policy of up to 18 weeks (12 of which can be consecutive)NS1 champions diversity - we welcome and employ people regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic information, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.



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