Massdriver is an internal development platform that enables engineering teams to self-serve secure, production-ready infrastructure and services in their own cloud. We are looking for an engineer to lead our Golang team to build out core features and guide the future of our platform.
Platform engineering at Massdriver is different. We dogfood our product and the platform components you design are the components we expose to our customers to design their platform engineering environments. Your work is the product.
This role will own and design platform engineering components and their APIs including our provisioning engine, command-line tools, and our cloud query API. You will have the opportunity to work and contribute to a number of open source tools as well as design custom tooling.
Minimum of 3+ years of Golang development experience at startup / mid-sized companies
Effective communication skills, a positive attitude, and ability to give and receive constructive feedback through mentoring, pair programming sessions, and code reviews
Professional experience developing large, scalable backend applications
Strong understanding of system architecture and design; with consideration given to security, performance, and scalability
Owned the technical design of major features or projects and can articulate the reasoning behind trade-offs made in your designs
Experience with IaC tools like Terraform or Pulumi
Nice to have:
Experience with Kubernetes
Experience with open telemetry
Experience as an open-source maintainer
Developing in a high-security micro-services oriented environment
Event-driven systems development
Follow software development best practices to create maintainable and extensible software solutions
Open Source DevTools & CLI development
Work in an agile manner with transparency and fluid communication within the engineering team and across other teams in the company
Generous equity in an early-stage startup
Generous paid vacation with a required summer and spring break
100% covered health, medical, and dental insurance
401k w/ 4% matching
Flexibility. Massdriver is a remote-first company, and we want our employees to work the way that makes them the most productive.
Ownership. Our engineers have felt the pain of being prevented from trying new things by the overhead of DevOps. We empower our engineers to solve customer problems and add value.
Growth. As we build this core team of engineers, we are looking for the future leaders of our company that will help guide us as we scale.
About the interview
15-minute call w/ Cory (CEO)
30-minute discussion about the role and your experience w/ Dave (CTO)
1-hour coding session on an open source issue of your choosing. w/ Chris (COO)
Our coding interview is very different.
Our goal is for you to be the expert on the call and to see what it's like to work with you as the new employee:
Pick an issue on an open-source project in Golang that you think will take an hour or more.
Don't overthink picking the issue!
Feel free to familiarize yourself with the codebase, the issue history, the test suite - whatever you think you need to be the 'expert' during the interview. Don't share the issue with us.
At interview time, you are in the driver seat, you are the expert. Our goal is to see what it's like to work with you on our first day.
Please don't actually start work on the issue until the interview.
Massdriver is changing the way software engineers provision, secure, and observe cloud infrastructure.
We aim to provide all of the benefits of infrastructure-as-code including parity, reproducibility, and auditability in a simple to use diagramming platform. No more fighting with HCL or spending hours reading cloud-specific API documentation. Now you can manage your infrastructure the same way you design it, at the drawing board.