Senior Python Engineer at Backblaze

Published 7 months ago

We’re looking for someone who enjoys solving difficult problems, running down elusive tech gremlins, and improving our environment one server at a time. If you enjoy being stretched, learning new skills, and want to look forward to seeing your co-workers every day, then we want you!

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Developing and maintaining excellent codebases for TechOps, and the company as a whole.

  • Participating in code reviews and architecture audits where required.

  • Collaborating with other business units (Engineering, QA, etc.) to improve cross-functional code.

  • Petting the office dogs when appropriate.

What You Should Have:

  • 5+ years of work as an Operations focused software engineer

  • 5+ years of expertise in Python (beyond scripting experience, must have be able to write code for development to support DevOps)

  • Experience with CI (Jenkins) and deployment strategies.

  • Deep understanding of Linux operating systems and internals.

  • Firm grasp on a variety of storage systems/architectures (traditional, object-based, etc.).

  • Focus on excellence and sustainable programming.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Bonus Points

  • Exposure to working at a technology/software startup.

  • Familiarity with configuration management and automation software (Ansible preferred).

  • Understanding of the Java JVM and servlet containers (Tomcat preferred).

  • Experience provisioning and maintaining large scale services and environments.

  • Local enough to commute to San Mateo office. 2 days remote a week is an option. 

Some Backblaze Perks:

  • Generous healthcare plans.

  • Competitive compensation and 401k.

  • All employees receive Option grants.

  • Culture that supports maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

  • Unlimited vacation days.

  • Fully stocked Micro kitchens.

  • Weekly catered breakfast and lunches.

  • Awesome people who work on awesome projects.

  • Childcare bonus (human children only).

  • Well behaved pets are welcome in the office.

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