Software Engineer, Infrastructure & Site Reliability at Postmates Inc.

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WHO WE ARE

Postmates enables anyone to have just about anything on-demand. We pioneered the on-demand space and currently serve 3500+ cities with a fleet of more than 350,000 Postmates and the largest network of merchants in the US. We’re changing the landscape of commerce by making cities our warehouses, providing the delivery infrastructure, and connecting our customers to any product, anywhere, anytime. Postmates isn’t just an app, it’s a way of life and a part of pop culture. We are the O.G. of on-demand and we’ve given people a new superpower — the ability to Postmate anything from anywhere. We’re building a movement to make Postmates a verb: Postmate it.

WHAT WE DO

Postmates relies heavily on our engineering team to realize this vision. Building a software platform that is reliable, scales, and stays agile under demanding product needs is a serious technical challenge. Postmates is a three-part balancing act connecting customers, merchants, and couriers in real-time. If any piece is out of whack, the whole system suffers. Working with the Postmates engineering team offers an opportunity with explosive growth, cutting-edge technology, a highly visible charter, and a cool user-focused product vision.

This team includes Infrastructure Engineers, Database Infrastructure Engineers, and Site Reliability Engineers who work to keep the platform running and make every engineer at Postmates more effective. This means writing software to help us scale in addition to identifying patterns, tools and processes to increase our performance and reliability as we grow. We need engineers with deep technical knowledge and experience with complex systems and performance. Every day you’ll be making our services and our processes better!

OUR TECHNOLOGIES
  • Server: Python, Go, Erlang
  • Cloud: AWS, GCP
  • Databases: BigTable, Postgres, DynamoDB
  • Infrastructure: Kubernetes, etcd, Consul, Terraform, Prometheus, Grafana, Vault, nginx
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

We like to use the full set of tools and services available to us from Google Cloud Platform to build out new functionality in a service-oriented environment. You will be building the foundation that Postmates Engineering depends on using modern immutable infrastructure patterns. We make extensive use of Python, Django and Go.

  • Create and maintain the foundational infrastructure services running Postmates services run on:
    • Public cloud
    • Kubernetes and containers
    • Application performance analysis and monitoring
    • Service monitoring
    • Immutable infrastructure patterns and tools
    • Continuous Integration and Deployment
  • Provide expertise and guidance to other engineers regarding topics such as:
    • Distributed Systems
    • UNIX Operating Systems
    • System networking
    • Application and system optimizations
    • Application and system level security
OUR REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) required
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience developing and managing horizontally scalable and fault-tolerant distributed systems in production at scale
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills along with a keen sense of empathy
  • Strong knowledge of UNIX/Linux, and experience working with open source software
  • Experience with containerization and/or virtualization
  • Knowledge of modern web architecture (HTTP, REST, gRPC)
  • Strong knowledge of (and opinions about) DevOps
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Production experience with SQL databases and/or noSQL datastores, Postgres a plus
  • Public cloud experience
  • Software engineering experience, preferably in Python or Go
  • Experience with automation, tuning, and optimization of datastore systems
YOUR BENEFITS
Postmates has your back. In our impact-first work environment, we value huge company vision. As you strive to build the future with us, we’ll support you with a competitive salary and equity plan, along with access to our 401k plan and robust benefits including: health benefits, flexible paid time off, parental benefits, and food perks.
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0.2 mile walk from downtown Santa Monica Expo Line stop (direct transit from downtown LA), 0.5 mile walk to beach, close to 3rd St Promenade shopping.
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