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Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Observable

Observable

Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
Observable is redefining how businesses create and share data apps by giving developers the tools they need to create their best dashboards, applications, and reports. Our open-source Framework allows developers to build dashboards locally while our secure hosting service makes it easy for teams to share data apps and discover deeper insights together. We have a large community of data practitioners who love Observable, and we are building on this success to bring Observable to more teams and businesses of all sizes.

Are you a backend engineer with a fondness for production? An SRE who also likes to design and code? Observable is seeking a full-time infrastructure engineer to help design, build, and manage Observable’s cloud systems as we accelerate and grow. Our team is fully remote and we strive to foster a culture that is collaborative and data-driven while being fast-paced.

Founded by the creator of D3 and Observable Plot, Observable Inc. is a data visualization startup redefining how businesses create and share data apps. Our platform empowers developers to create best-in-class dashboards, applications, and reports. We have a large community of data practitioners who love Observable, and we are building on this success to bring Observable to more teams and businesses of all sizes.

What You Will Do

  • Design and implement new infrastructure and processes to support Observable’s growing cloud services and features.
  • Perform site reliability and ops work for existing Observable production and staging environments. (Manage servers! Tweak WAF rules! Optimize SQL queries! And more!)
  • Participate in the dev team’s oncall rotation, monitoring Observable systems and responding to production issues.

Some of the technology we use

  • Cloud: Cloudflare, AWS, Azure, Heroku
  • Code: Node, TypeScript, and JavaScript
  • Databases: PostgreSQL, Snowflake, Airbyte, and our own architecture of data connectors and data loaders to a variety of backends

What You Will Bring

  • 8+ years of related experience working with production systems, Cloud providers, containers (Docker, Kubernetes), security best practices, etc
  • An enthusiasm for data, visualization, and technology.
  • Excitement! We are a startup recently embarked on a new product direction (see the announcement for Observable 2.0). We’re building cool things and we want your help :)

$150,000 - $200,000 a year

Estimated base salary dependent on experience.

Join our team!

Observable’s end-to-end solution includes our open-source Framework that developers use to build performant, expressive data apps; a platform for hosting projects; and tools to manage the data workflow. Our team is fully remote and we strive to foster a culture that is collaborative and data-driven while being fast-paced.

Thank you for your interest! 🙏 We can’t wait to hear from you.