Senior Platform Engineer

At Forem
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Remote

Posted on January 15th

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We’re looking for a Senior Platform Engineer to help deliver on our platform and infrastructure needs across DEV ( and Forem Cloud. You’ll be responsible for deploying and maintaining multiple instances of our software on Forem Cloud to ensure our customers have a solid hosting experience for their communities. Additionally, you will work closely with engineering across the organization on all aspects of site reliability, performance, automated testing, and platform/support engineering as we operate our own communities, including DEV. The starting salary range for this role is $145,000 - $157,000 plus equity and is not location-based.

In this roles, you'll be accountable for:
  • Deploy and manage multiple instances of our Ruby on Rails application
  • Design automated software and product upgrades, change management, and release management solutions
  • Monitor and assess the overall health of our systems
  • Troubleshoot/Debug priority incidents, facilitate blameless post-mortems and ensure permanent closure of incidents
  • Participate in our support coverage as needed
  • Identify and drive opportunities to optimize performance across the entire stack (hardware, software, application, and network)

What we would like you to bring to this role:
  • Familiarity with our cloud hosting stack — especially some/all of AWS, Linux+systemd, and Ansible+Terraform for stack management
  • Capable of maintaining and crafting monitoring practices across the entire infrastructure and organization
  • Proficient and comfortable using a diverse set of monitoring tools for debugging and finding information
  • Forward-thinking in identifying optimization and scaling problems before they occur
  • Calm and and communicative during outages
  • Understands the inner workings of our datastores and can use that knowledge to help make performance informed decisions.

Work/life balance and ensuring that folks have what they need for working and for life is incredibly important to us. Below are some of the benefits

we offer:
  • Unlimited PTO with a minimum requirement
  • Generous employee equity
  • A remote-first, fully-distributed team that encourages schedule flexibility
  • A monthly wellness stipend to keep you at your peak
  • Free mental health services
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage (U.S. only)
  • An annual professional development budget to keep you learning and growing
  • Office setup budget to make sure you have everything you need to work effectively wherever you are
  • 401K (U.S. Only)

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