Senior Full Stack Software Engineer, Puppet Forge

at Puppet, Inc. Remote North America

Hi, I’m Geoff Nichols, Engineering Manager at Puppet,

We’re looking for a full-stack web developer to help create a great next-generation Forge experience for Puppet's customers, users, and partners. Forge is a collaboration hub and central part of the Puppet community. The Forge website serves tens of thousands of users while the companion API handles millions of requests every month.  If you’re looking for a new and challenging experience that will leverage your full stack web development experience, as well as give you the opportunity to work with newer technologies, the Forge team may be a good fit for you.

On the Forge team we ship frequently (often multiple times a day) and have broad discretion to use the languages, frameworks, etc. that best suit our specific needs and challenges. The technologies we currently use include Javascript, React, Node.js, Next.js, Ruby, AWS, Docker, Terraform and more. 

At Puppet, engineers on feature delivery teams collaborate closely with architects and members of the product team to determine what we build and how we build it. Our teams work in an agile, iterative fashion, breaking up large ideas into small, concrete chunks that can be implemented quickly to deliver value or further learning. We work collectively, allowing us to accomplish far more as a team than could be accomplished individually.

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Forge team, you will:

  • Work with other software engineers, product managers, and UX/UI designers to plan, design, and implement new features for the Forge website and API
  • Adapt the Forge applications to solve new problems while also working to steadily and incrementally improve the existing code and architecture
  • Monitor, diagnose, and resolve errors and performance bottlenecks as they arise
  • Collaborate with other teams inside Puppet to ensure that the Forge is contributing to new products and initiatives that will help achieve Puppet's growth goals
  • Interact with external members of the Puppet community to support their current usage of the Forge and learn about their ideas for improvements
  • Contribute maintainable, well-tested, accessible, and well-documented code to our shared React component library

NOTE: This role may require limited on-call hours. An on-call schedule will be determined when you join, taking into account team size and other factors.

You are...

  • The customer’s champion. We serve our customers by managing their expectations and delivering what we promise. 
  • Self-directed. You are skilled at autonomously driving projects in a startup environment with minimal guidance and limited resources while having a ton of freedom and creativity to continue moving forward. You roll up your sleeves and drive execution and results. 
  • Entrepreneurial — you’re an action-oriented problem solver with a proactive mindset. You’re passionate with a love for solving user problems with software. 
  • A team player—who is collaborative and enjoys learning from and sharing knowledge with other developers in a team environment.
  • Curious—You’re driven to learn and understand.

Valuable experiences and skills you’ll bring to Puppet 

  • You have 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • You have strong experience writing modern Javascript, CSS / SCSS, and HTML
  • You have strong programming skills with higher level languages, including preferably two of the following: Ruby, Python, Java, Clojure, Golang, C# / .NET
  • You have experience designing, implementing and consuming JSON-based REST APIs
  • You are experienced in Git and are comfortable branching, merging, rebasing, etc
  • You take pride in writing well-tested software

Bonus, but not required (mention these in your application if you have experience):

  • You have professional experience with React, Next.js, Ember.js, Vue, or other Javascript frontend frameworks
  • You have a good understanding of PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL Server or other relational database systems.
  • You have experience with multi-tier application architecture and concepts of networking and load balancing.
  • You have experience with cloud infrastructure and technologies, including trade-offs related to security, performance and scalability.
  • You are comfortable with Docker, Kubernetes, or other container related technologies
  • You have experience mitigating common web application vulnerabilities such as XSS, CSRF, etc.
  • You've used a configuration management system (e.g. Puppet, Bolt, Chef, Ansible, etc.)
  • You have experience with continuous integration systems, such as Jenkins, Travis, etc.

We are hiring at various experience levels and we’re particularly interested in having a diverse team with a broad set of skills and viewpoints. If this seems like your dream job, but you’re not sure if you qualify, apply anyway!

*Visa Sponsorship

Please note, this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

About Puppet

Puppet’s core mission is to eliminate soul crushing work. We created the industry standard for managing infrastructure as code. And we didn’t stop there—our product portfolio has grown to help organizations automate across their entire software delivery lifecycle. With more than two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies using Puppet’s open source or commercial products, our code is helping power thousands of organizations across the world.

As the industry leader in DevOps solutions, we realize that our success is a collective effort; all made possible by the incredible people working here, our customers, partners, and Puppet community. Our culture is built on positivity, diversity, inclusivity and support—and we seek people who are resilient, entrepreneurial-minded, team players who continually strive to be incrementally better every single day. In our work together we aim to be curious, accountable, empathetic and, above all, collaborative. If this sounds like the environment you’d thrive in, why not say hello?

Learn more about Puppet by checking out the values we live by and the awesome benefits and perks we offer employees!

Puppet is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact +1-877-575-9775 for assistance.

 

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An equal opportunity employer

Puppet is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 877-575-9775 for assistance.

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