LONDON, REMOTE - (BST TIME ZONE ONLY)
Software Engineer - Platform
At AlphaSights, we search through more than 500 million professionals working in the world today to find the small handful of experts qualified to answer our clients' needs. They use these insights to drive amazing progress within their organisations. Our mission is to provide access to dispersed, hidden, and underutilized knowledge.
We’ve made terrific progress working in this new space, but there is still an incredible amount of work to do. We’ve only just scratched the surface on how we can apply technology to this problem.
AlphaSights' Software Engineers work hard to make sure we’re performant, highly available and resilient to failures. As a software engineer in infrastructure, you will be responsible for planning and building our infrastructure, maintaining the core services used by our product engineering teams and designing amazing developer experiences.
We're looking for people who are interested in building software systems to an incredibly high standard, comfortable working across multiple languages, and learn quickly when new technologies are introduced. We care more about your engineering skill versus your deep knowledge of a particular language or framework.
Own the core services used by multiple engineering teams
Ensure our infrastructure is highly available
Diagnose complex issues across various levels of the stack
Improve the instrumentation and monitoring of our platform
Design and build our core infrastructure
Work closely with our engineers to ensure they have the best tooling
Improve the reliability of our distributed systems
Design and implement impactful architectural changes
Work in small, nimble teams.
You might be a fit if you:
Are able to write code in a high-level programming language. We primarily work with Ruby but we also have some Python, Java, and Elixir in the stack
Experience with debugging distributed systems
Balance the trade-offs required when building complex systems
Experience with PaaS and cloud providers such as AWS. ECS or Kubernetes knowledge a plus.
Experience with Docker and the deploying Docker containers in a managed environment
Know your way around a Unix shell
Have proven technical ownership of a specific application or level of infrastructure
Can balance deep work with cross-team collaboration
Enjoy writing code in a variety of languages
Experience designing highly available architectures
Constantly learn from and mentor other engineers
Don't worry if your experience or background doesn't match all of these areas, we believe a broad spectrum of experience provides a great perspective on solving problems in new and innovative ways and we’d love to hear from you.
You might work on:
Leading our migration away from our PaaS infrastructure
Re-architecting our large applications into microservices
Add availability zones in multiple regions to support our global business
Making our developer experience amazing through great tooling and environment
Optimizing and scaling our overall platform architecture
Reducing latency in our services for specific regions (Asia, Europe)
Designing a service monitoring solution with actionable alerts
Who you would work with:
You would join a dynamic, multinational, and diverse team who enjoy solving interesting problems in a collaborative environment
We have self-taught engineers as well as graduates from top Computer Science and Engineering schools
Your co-workers will include motivated recent graduates as well as experienced industry leaders from companies such as Google and Amazon
Find out more: http://engineering.alphasights.com
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