Digital Ocean / DigitalOcean (501+ Employees, 59% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

28% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 59% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $491.3M Venture Funding

What Is Employee Growth Rate & Why Is It Important?

Do you ever wonder what happens inside the cloud?

Headquartered in New York but based around the world, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers around the world. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. We are working on solving some of the most challenging and interesting technology projects around, on a scale unmatched by most.

We want people who are passionate about solving large scale complex distributed systems challenges.

We are looking for a Software Engineer with expertise in Distributed Systems and Networking to build cutting edge Network Software that will run on tens of thousands of hypervisors and bare-metal servers across our global infrastructure network. The Software Engineer will be responsible for building the next generation of software-defined networking on our platform: providing flexible, yet simple, primitives that our customers have come to love.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Designing and building highly efficient microservices to enable the next generation of features such as Virtual Private Cloud, Floating IPs and internal tooling around the virtual network stack.
  • Building new and advanced infrastructure services that support deployment of millions of customer droplets across multiple datacenters.
  • Work on new architecture initiatives to build systems that enable fleet optimization such as optimizing the virtual networking stack to reduce CAPEX / OPEX.
  • Solving problems with distributed systems to reduce bottlenecks, single points of failures and inter-dependencies of our many regions.
  • Solving complex database challenges that have come into existence due to the hyper growth of DigitalOcean such as – our growing inventory of IP addresses, evolving the data model of our core network primitives, creating flexible and composable virtual nics.
  • Coming up with innovative ideas to improve performance and scalability in a large-scale distributed system.
  • Diving deep into the ocean of highly available & fault-tolerant virtual networking.
  • Debugging/troubleshooting complex production issues across datacenters.
  • Participating in a team effort to improve visibility on various network metrics.
  • Using technologies and tools such as: Linux, Go, GRPC, Docker, Prometheus, MySQL, and others!

What You’ll Add to DigitalOcean: 

  • Expertise with at least two of the following languages: Go, Perl, Python, C/C++. Go is definitely a plus.
  • Expertise building scalable, resilient and fault tolerant distributed systems using a microservices architecture.
  • Knowledge of networking and network layers(especially OSI model layer 3 and above).
  • Understanding of flexible and scalable database architecture.
  • Ability to self-organize, take ownership, initiative and clearly communicate intent. Ours is a completely remote team so the ability to communicate effectively in a remote environment is key to being a part of this team.
  • Be ready and responsible for taking complex challenges that come up in a fast-paced environment.

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We reward our employees. The salary range for this position is based on relevant years of experience and skills. Employees may qualify for a bonus in addition to base salary; bonus amounts are determined based on company and individual performance. We also provide equity compensation to eligible employees including grants of equity upon hire and the option to participate in our Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging our teams and employees to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship and other internal programs. We provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your well-being. In addition to cash and equity compensation, we also offer employees a competitive array of benefits. In the United States, these include health insurance, unlimited vacation, retirement benefits, a generous parental leave program, and additional resources to support employees’ overall well-being. While the philosophy around our benefits is the same worldwide, specific benefits may vary in other countries due to local regulations and preferences.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

*This is a remote role


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Tagged as: >50% 2 Yr Employee Growth, 501+ Employees, Hide US-Only Jobs, Venture Funded

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