Senior Infrastructure Engineer / Remote (Metro Austin or Metro San Francisco) at BigCommerce

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BigCommerce is disrupting the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast- growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores to support every stage of their growth.

BigCommerce, named a” 2021 Best Place to Work" in Austin, a “Best and Brightest” place to work in San Francisco, and a “Best Place to Work” in Australia, is looking for a full-time Senior Infrastructure Engineer to join our team. This position can be fully remote, based in Austin, or based in San Francisco.

As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at BigCommerce, you’ll work as part of our Infrastructure Engineering team. Our Infrastructure Engineering team consists of a talented group of individuals who specialize not only in web operations and systems administration, but also software engineering. We’re charged with designing the underlying technology stack that powers BigCommerce stores and building the underlying systems and tools that enable engineering teams to build and ship BigCommerce services.

We’re looking for an experienced candidate who brings a blended set of skills for software engineering and web operations to our team. In other organizations, you might have heard of this referred to as a “DevOps Engineer” or “Site Reliability Engineer”. We like to believe DevOps is an idea, a theory, and a set of fundamentals about how we work and interact within our team, in engineering, and for our business.

Currently you’ll find us predominantly working in Python, Ruby, and PHP, backed up by Puppet for configuration management. We’ve also been known to work in JVM based languages (Scala), and with Go from time to time.  We’re always integrating new services and new technologies into our environment - Docker, linkerd, HAProxy, Nomad and Terraform just to name a few.

What you will do:

  • A software engineer with a curiosity for operations, or an operations engineer that wants to work closely with software engineers to help glue infrastructure and software together
  • Apply software engineering and SRE principles while leveraging infrastructure automation tools to build, maintain, monitor and operate complex infrastructure
  • You understand scalable web architectures and cloud technologies
  • Someone who loves to code, and you enjoy working in multiple programming languages. We primarily work with Python, Ruby, PHP, and Puppet (for configuration management)
  • You drive issues to completion, marshaling resources in high-pressure situations

Who you are:

Our ideal candidate possesses some or all the following skills:

  • 4+ years of experience in building software for, operating, or supporting large Linux based web application environments
  • Bachelor's degree in CS, EE, SW, CE or MIS; or equivalent experience
  • An excellent communicator, who works well with geographically distributed teams such as ours (we are split between Austin, Kyiv, San Francisco, and Sydney)
  • You're obsessive compulsive, in a good way. Your systems and scripts are clean, well-documented and comprehensible
  • You have a passion for learning when it comes to working with new technologies or languages.
  • Experience with UNIX systems administration, including solid scripting skills in Python, Ruby, PHP, or Bash
  • Experience running Docker with some kind of orchestration system such as Nomad (we use Nomad), Kubernetes, or Amazon ECS
  • Knowledge of configuration management systems such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet (we use Puppet)
  • Experience with observability and application performance monitoring (APM) tools such as ELK, Prometheus, New Relic, Sentry and Lightstep

Position Work Options:

  • This position can be fully remote, based in Austin, Texas or based in San Francisco, California
  • To be considered for this remote opportunity, the ideal candidate must reside in one of the following metro areas: Austin, Texas or San Francisco, California
  • Hybrid: “Flexible work from home options available” “Work from home 3 days a week

Our Hiring Processes Might Include

  • Recruiter phone screen
  • Hiring manager screen / Code Assessment
  • Technical Infrastructure Interview
  • Final Stage / Team Cultural
  • Note: Visa work authorization sponsorship supported, and relocation assistance provided

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
 
We have the opportunity to build not only a great business but a great company, with soul. Our beliefs and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are a central part of achieving that.
 
Our dedication to DEI is grounded in two things: a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diverse, inclusive teams will create the best outcomes for our customers, partners, employees, and company. We welcome everyone to be a part of our journey.
 
Current BigCommerce Employees: Please use the internal job board to apply for openings
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Location

Our HQ is set amongst trees and nature trails in the beautiful hills of Austin. We also have a location downtown at 211 E 7th St Suite 500, 78701.

What are BigCommerce Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We encourage our employees to give back to our local communities through volunteer work. BigCommerce provides two paid Charity/Volunteering Leave days per calendar year to all permanent employees.
Partners with Nonprofits
Each year, the BC family partners with Partnerships for Children to help kids in the Austin area who have been taken from their homes and are living in protective custody during the holidays.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We empower employees to define our culture in the areas of Wellness, Community/Volunteering and Team Building through our BigCommerce Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
Daily sync
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
BEmpowered for women, non-binary people, and allies; BProud for LGBTQ+ and allies; B-United for Veterans and allies; BCinColor for people of color and allies; BigFamily for caregivers and alli
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
National United HealthCare PPO & HDHP plan options with deductibles as low as $500, coverage up to 100% for in-network services and low monthly premiums
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Subsidized placement services for child care.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Unlimited vacation policy for salaried team members and generous accrued time off policy for non-exempt team members.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees parking in a garage on the property.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
BigCommerce offers a variety of opportunities for learning and development from training sessions and workshops, to different conferences to attend.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Career mentorship is available.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

A free online store to help you live out your entrepreneurial dreams. Competitive compensation packages. Pet Insurance. Comprehensive health insurance coverage that starts on day one. Open vacation policy for salaried team members and generous accrued time off policy for hourly team members. Employee-driven team building activities like hackathons, paintball, rock climbing, social sports leagues, movie nights, river floats, etc. Peer to peer rewards and recognition program. Paid parental leave and adoption assistance for new parents. Employer-paid life insurance and disability coverage. Educational assistance for qualified pre- and post-grad courses.

We empower our employees to define culture in the areas of wellness & fitness, community & volunteerism, and team building through local culture clubs to help our employees connect. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) support our diverse workforce through supportive, inclusive networks that help develop awareness and respect across the company. Additionally, we use programs to support our learning culture including our Learning Through Sharing Program, Lightning Talks, Lunch and Learns, Book Clubs, and guest speakers. We sustain our culture by understanding what drives our employees' engagement, measuring that engagement, and implementing initiatives to continue to make BigCommerce an even better place to work

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