Senior Platform Engineer

Apply for this position

Location: Remote from Europe or US east coast.

Salary: £90,000 - £120,000 plus stock options (it’s a range because we use a formula to determine exact pay based on location and level)

Our mission:

At Xata we’re on a mission to radically simplify the way developers work with data with our serverless Postgres platform.

We make managing database infrastructure easy giving developers all the functionality your application needs to evolve and scale.

What we’re building at Xata:

Modern applications are complex. We are building a Serverless Postgres Platform that augments PostgreSQL with the functionality modern applications need to evolve and scale.

In every feature we build, we optimize for developer experience that will ultimately reduce our customers time to market or dramatically simplify hard architectural problems at scale. Our application is highly intuitive and is great for data collaboration with the entire team.

At Xata, we are rethinking what a database is responsible for and redefining the status quo.

In this role, you will: 

  • Work closely with the other engineering teams to architect services that are highly scalable and observable.
  • Expand and maintain infrastructure and configuration as code. We use Kubernetes, and Pulumi (using Go) and Terraform for infrastructure as code.
  • Contribute to the architectural evolution of our platform in Kubernetes and related open-source and CNCF tools and frameworks
  • Implement automation tools and frameworks for automatic code deployment (CI/CD).
  • Expand and maintain our observability and monitoring stacks, as well as our deployment pipelines, optimising for coverage and fast feedback.
  • Be part of the on-call rotation. The on-call load is shared between the SRE and the backend team.
  • Share your experience at conferences or blog posts if interested.

 

You will have:

  • Experience in a previous similar role.
  • Hands-on cloud infrastructure experience on public cloud platforms, preferably AWS.
  • Experience with Kubernetes, preferably using AWS EKS.
  • Experience with infrastructure as code.
  • Experience with observability tools and incident management.

Nice to haves:

  • Deep experience with operating database products at scale.

    Working at Xata:

    • We’re stable. We raised $35M and have years of runway.
    • We're remote first. We don’t track hours and we don’t count PRs.
    • Xata is engineer-led. We build developer tooling, so we trust our engineers to shape our products, and at our core, we're a hardcore cloud infrastructure company.
    • Our team is experienced. Before Xata, our founder, Monica Sarbu, created a popular open-source software that Elastic acquired.
    • We work asynchronously. We don’t do agile, the team meets weekly to check in and then we use Github, Notion and Slack.
    • Our engineers typically attend <5 hours of scheduled meetings per week, the rest of the time is spent on project work.
    • You'll have autonomy. If someone has an idea or wants to change something - they’ll put up a PR.
    • We are community-driven and deeply care about the success of our users and customers.
    • Our team is diverse. We're a team of 26 people from around the world.
    • Xata is female-founded and the first developer platform to have an all-female board of directors.

    What we offer all of our employees:

    • Competitive salary and stock options.
    • Friendly, diverse and inclusive work environment.
    • 30 vacation days (not including local public holidays).
    • 2 months full paid parental leave.
    • Flexibility, autonomy and impact.
    • Home office set-up budget + co-working space stipend.
    • We support continuous learning with budgets for conferences, courses and books.
    • Healthcare.
    • 2 company off-sites per year, with partners and kids welcome as well. So far we’ve been to Italy, Greece, and Spain.
    • Ample opportunity and support for career development and impact, there are no boundaries to your growth here at Xata.

    Our investors:

    Xata is well-financed by amazing investors, including Guillermo Rauch (founder of Vercel), Shay Banon (co-founder and CEO of Elastic), Neha Narkhede (founder of Confluent), Elad Gil, Christian Bach, and Mathias Biilmann (founders of Netlify), and many others.

    We raised a $30 million Series A from top investors (Index Ventures and Redpoint), having the first ever 100% female board for such a technical company.

    We are proud to have in the board:

      We care about diversity in tech:

      If you come from an underrepresented background in tech, we strongly encourage you to apply. We strongly believe that our success is driven by the talented and diverse team brought together from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and countries. We are always challenging ourselves to build an inclusive culture that allows us to build innovative and successful products.

      Our founder, Monica Sarbu, has also founded a non-profit organisation called Tupu that helps tech companies support diversity in tech through mentorship.

      We're eager to hear from you and if you decide to apply, we're rooting for you!