FireHydrant (51-200 Employees, 525% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

142% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 525% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $9.5M Venture Funding

What Is Employee Growth Rate & Why Is It Important?

About the role

As a member of the Infrastructure Engineering team, you’ll join engineers building the compute, data, and storage systems in which all of FireHydrant’s systems rely. You’ll work with Product Engineering and Core Services teams as your users to deliver an application platform that is easy to use, reliable, and scalable.

Infrastructure Engineering is part of our Platform Engineering group that is responsible for building the internal platform, tools, and services that enable our engineers to easily ship products to our customers that are simple, reliable, and secure. We’re a small and growing team, which means you’ll have the opportunity to influence the direction of foundational technical decisions and work on a diverse set of projects.

The work you’ll do

  • Designing and building the cloud-based infrastructure that are the foundation of FireHydrant’s products
  • Iterating on a multi-region and multi-cloud infrastructure platform that is performant, resilient, and scalable
  • Utilizing best practices to maintain resilient systems, but also plan for failure with processes for failover and disaster recovery
  • Participating in the on-call rotation, owning the reliability of our infrastructure, and resolving production issues along side Product Engineering
  • Contributing to open source projects that we rely on by filing bugs, pushing upstream patches, and being an active community member on the projects we depend on

What we’re looking for

  • Thinks about infrastructure as code, automates everything, and evangelizes observability
  • Has hands-on experience with at least one cloud platform (AWS, GCP, or Azure)
  • Has worked with core infrastructure technologies in our stack and technology roadmap, such as Docker, Kubernetes, Postgres, Redis, Kafka
  • Has knowledge of, or wants to learn about, networking, CDNs, identity and access management
  • Comfortable developing software in at least one of the following languages: Ruby, Python, or Bash
  • Has experience working in backend software engineering, infrastructure engineering, or reliability engineering
  • Wants to build an internal platform used by the engineering team, starting with a product mindset and developer experience as a priority
  • Effectively communicates with stakeholders, collaborates with their team, empathizes with their users, and works effectively in distributed organizations

What you will accomplish

In one month you’ll

  • Understand the incident response space and FireHydrant’s role within it
  • Meet with the founders, leaders across FireHydrant and peers across engineering to understand how we work
  • Familiarize yourself with our delivery process from ideation to execution and release
  • Pair up with existing members of the team on active projects to build familiarity and begin contributing

In three months you’ll

  • Join the on-call rotation for our platform and participate in the incident response lifecycle
  • Identify areas for improvement in our current platform from an observability, performance or availability standpoint
  • Help refine the roadmap for the Infrastructure team
  • Mentor more early-career engineers across disciplines

In six months you’ll

  • Realize meaningful impact on the delivery of FireHydrant services and their availability
  • Work to educate the rest of engineering on how to use the services we provide by holding office hours, lunch and learns and more
  • Have established career-progressing goals with your manager and made progress toward realizing them
  • Have a deep understanding of your team’s domain within our codebase and a rough understanding of the machinations of other areas outside of your team scope

Our Technologies

  • Ruby on Rails, Golang, Javascript, React, RSpec + Jest
  • Google Pubsub + Sidekiq
  • Google Cloud Platform, Google Kubernetes Engine (Docker in local development)
  • GitHub, CircleCI & GitOps
  • Honeycomb, Datadog and Bugsnag

About FireHydrant

FireHydrant is building the only reliability focused platform. The FireHydrant platform includes incident ResponseStatus Pages, and more, so you can take control of your complex system, reduce downtime, and work better together. We’re a Series B company with around 80 employees (and growing!) who sit across the United States. Check out our blog to learn more about us.

FireHydrant’s customers are our fellow engineers at organizations like CircleCI, SeatGeek, and LaunchDarkly but our influence is felt well beyond that. Our customers trust us to manage their incident response in their most stressful times, supporting hundreds of millions of end-users around the world.

Life at FireHydrant

  • We are remote-first with employees around the US, with our physical headquarters in NYC (Union Square)
  • 1-2x per year we will gather in-person as a company; as teams we may gather another 1-2x per year depending on the safety of such a gathering, and have virtual events throughout the year
  • We collaborate through Slack, Zoom, Notion, and Google Workspace
  • Kind candor – we expect honesty delivered through kindness, first and foremost
  • Transparency & equity – information is shared openly in Slack channels; we welcome ideas and contribution regardless of role or experience level
  • We value building trust, acting with integrity and continuously learning


  • 100% employer-paid health, vision and dental premiums for the employee and 75% of dependents
  • Unlimited vacation policy with a minimum requirement of three weeks off per-year, with sustainable working hours and healthy work/life balance
  • Wellness program (in every form it takes): reimbursements for your fitness membership, therapy sessions, athletic equipment, nutrition plans, etc
  • Education budget: conferences, books, online courses, etc
  • Home office stipend: get your workspace set up in a way that works best for you
  • 401k match


FireHydrant believes that everyone should be compensated fairly and we strive for transparency within our organization and the industry. We set our salaries at the 75th percentile of pay for the San Francisco market using compensation data from hundreds of companies at our stage. Additionally, everyone in a given role is paid the same without adjusting for locality.

The salary for this position is $190,000 (Senior) or $215,000 (Staff), depending on leveling.


  • FireHydrant requires that all newly hired employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations provided based on medical need or religious belief.
  • All employees must be able to show authorization to work in the US.

Tagged as: >100% 2 Yr Employee Growth, 51-200 Employees, Hide US-Only Jobs, Venture Funded

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