Build tools for the best
software teams in the world.
We’re looking for a Mid/Senior Software Engineer to help us build and shape a tool that thousands of developers use every day. As a Go Engineer at Buildkite, you will work closely with design, product and engineers to build new product features and manage our existing platform as the product expands.
A typical day for a Buildkite Go Engineer might look like:
Collaborating via Basecamp on crafting an upcoming feature or fix.
Working on new features and fixes for buildkite/agent, a substantial Go codebase orchestrating process execution and monitoring under Unix and Windows.
Working on buildkite/elastic-ci-stack-for-aws (CloudFormation) while exploring new ways to help our customers run buildkite/agent on different providers/technology e.g. Kubernetes, GCP, Azure, Terraform, etc.
Solving problems in our production app and isolating issues to fix
Video calls with others on the team to discuss or solve problems, or to just say hi.
Providing feedback on a GitHub pull request, or responding to feedback left for you.
Enjoy contributing to open source code bases and interacting with customers via GitHub issues or pull requests
Helping customers via email and Slack support, and following up with "support hacks" to solve any identified issues.
This job is for you if you:
Experience programming Go. You are comfortable writing, reviewing, troubleshooting and understanding Go code.
Understand how processes run; environment, argv, stdin/stdout/stderr, signal handling, exit status.
Deep understanding of cloud architecture, AWS and the tools that make deployment and hosting possible for complex software applications.
Believe in quality code. You should know how to balance your own high standards of code quality with the problems you are solving and external constraints like how time-sensitive it is or the impact it will have.
Like solving problems. You are happy working through difficult technical problems and solving them in straight-forward ways. If you don’t know the answer immediately, you will be comfortable digging into the problem until you figure it out and know when it’s time to ask the right point to ask for assistance.
Understand development processes. You are comfortable writing Git commits, pull requests and tests using tools like RSpec. You know how to tackle critiquing others code in a positive and productive way, and receiving the same sort of feedback.
Are a good communicator. You should value empathy and kindness and be able to articulate your ideas and feelings when writing or speaking.
Are comfortable working remotely. We are a remote-first company, so you will need to be comfortable working by yourself and taking initiative when team members are offline.
Depending on seniority and experience:
$130,000 – $180,000 AUD
$135,000 – $185,000 NZD
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At Buildkite we build tools to help the best software teams stay happy and productive. We’ve rethought how CI/CD should work and have built a platform that is fast, reliable, secure, and is able to scale to the needs of the most demanding high-growth tech companies including Shopify, Pinterest, Wayfair, Cruise, PagerDuty, Culture Amp, and Canva.
Buildkite is a differently shaped company that values work-life balance and supports staff to work the ways that make sense for them. From the beginning, our goal has been to build a company that was profitable, grew sustainably, and had a strong, people-centered culture. We’re currently a distributed team of 41 humans working remotely from Seattle, Vancouver, Perth, Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide, Kyoto, Oakland, Long Beach, Wellington, Berlin, London, Kyiv, Cordoba, and Melbourne.
We have some details at this link which you can fill in. You don’t need to complete every section, just send through any link or document you’re proud of that helps us understand your skillset. This doesn’t have to be a resume, but it can be. There’s also a section to write some words about you and why this role interests you if you like.
If you have any questions or if you’d like to find out more about working at Buildkite, please email email@example.com
We believe small companies are beautiful, and that small teams can achieve big things. This makes everyone on the team an important part of Buildkite.
We don’t keep set office hours, so you can shift your hours around life’s commitments and non-work activities. Take time out of work for exercise, family or whatever life throws at you.
In a small but growing company, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, and ship work that helps customers.
We’re a globally distributed company, and all our work happens remotely. Work from your home office, a co-working space, or your local cat café.
Invest in your personal and professional development with a yearly budget to spend on travel, conferences, workshops, courses, and books.
We’ll make sure that you and your family have access to comprehensive health and hospital cover, no matter which country you live in.
Take time out to set up a new family, with 6 months of paid leave if you’re the primary carer, and 3 months if you’re secondary. You can use it flexibly, change between primary and secondary, and take the same leave for a still birth. We also keep paying super/401k for 6 months if you take unpaid leave.
Set yourself up with a great work environment, either at home or in a co-working space, with a budget for a desk and chair, and a new computer and phone every 24 months. We’ll also cover the cost of plants, art, or anything else you need to set yourself up with a beautiful and productive work environment.
Take care of your health and wellbeing away from the screen, with 6 weeks of paid leave per year, the ability to take time out of work for fitness, and a yearly budget to spend on things like yoga, climbing, personal training, or a day at the zoo.
Share in the company’s success, and have a stake in what you’re helping to build. Everyone on the team receives a percentage share of the company profits each quarter, and an equity stake through our employee share program.
If you’ve got any questions or issues with the application process, please let us know.