Remote Job Description

We are looking for software engineers who are passionate about and skilled at making software easy to build, deploy, configure, monitor, and debug. You will have ownership to solve challenging problems that our customers face when they deploy and scale Sourcegraph on-premise in a variety of environments, and that we face when we deploy and scale Sourcegraph.com (the largest Sourcegraph installation in the world). You can read the DevOps/Distribution team handbook documentation to learn more.

Qualifications

  • Solid understanding of how to use Docker and Kubernetes to deploy non-trivial applications to cloud platform providers (e.g., GCP, AWS).
  • Skilled at debugging distributed systems followed by designing and implementing solutions to those problems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and empathetically, especially in writing and documentation.
  • Experience creating high quality software balanced with a pragmatic understanding of how to make appropriate tradeoffs (e.g., cut scope) to ship quickly and iterate when necessary.
  • Comfortable using Terraform (or similar infrastructure-as-code) to build tooling and automation for deployments, CI, and internal dev tools.

Nice to haves

  • Proficiency in Go.
  • Published blog posts and/or tech talks about your work.
  • Experience working on small high-performing teams, preferably tech startups.

Interview Process

  • You apply here.
  • We set up a 30-minute call with the Recruiting Team.
  • We set up a 45-minute call with the Hiring Manager to learn more about what you are looking for, tell you about Sourcegraph, and answer any questions that you have. We will ask you about your past work experience and accomplishments, as well as asses your alignment with Sourcegraph values.
  • Asynchronous coding exercise: We evaluate relevant technical skills that you have via an asynchronous coding exercise
  • We schedule 3 hours of remote interviews over video chat across multiple days:
    • Technical experience: We ask you about your past work and accomplishments.
    • Working Session: We give you an open problem statement and you walk us through how you would solve the problem.
    • Cross-team collaboration: We ask you about how you work and communicate in a team setting, and how you handle tricky situations.
  • We set up a Values Interview with two teammates outside of the engineering department. This interview is focused entirely on our values and how your experiences align with them. You can read more about this interview here.
  • We set up a 30 minute Leadership Interview with our VP Engineering.
  • We set up a 15 minute Leadership Interview with our CTO.
  • We make you a job offer.
 
  • You can find the interview details listed below.

Asynchronous coding exercise

  • Duration: Max 3h
  • We will give you an overview of the exercise in advance.
  • We will send you the details at a time of your choosing and you will have up to 3 hours to work on each of the two exercises.
  • You will be able to use your own development environment and lookup documentation on the internet.

Technical experience interview

  • Duration: 1h
  • We ask you about your past work and accomplishments in depth, how you worked with others, decisions you made, and what you’d do differently today.
  • You will interview with 2 out of these 3 teammates: Geoffrey Gilmore / Dax McDonald / Dave Try

Working Session

  • Duration: 1h
  • We give you an open problem statement and you walk us through how you would solve the problem.
  • You will interview 2 out of these 3 teammates: Stephen Gutekanst / Tomas Senart / Ryan Slade

Cross-team collaboration interview

  • Duration: 1h
  • We ask you about how you work and communicate in a team setting, and how you handle tricky situations.
  • You will interview with a Product Manager and a Designer.

Leadership interview

  • Duration: 15-30m