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Cloud Core Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

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Software Engineering

Job Details

About Salesforce

We’re Salesforce, the Customer Company, inspiring the future of business with AI+ Data +CRM. Leading with our core values, we help companies across every industry blaze new trails and connect with customers in a whole new way. And, we empower you to be a Trailblazer, too — driving your performance and career growth, charting new paths, and improving the state of the world. If you believe in business as the greatest platform for change and in companies doing well and doing good – you’ve come to the right place.

Slack is more than just a tech company, we are on a mission to make your working life simpler, more pleasant and more productive. We believe that culture is the compass to success and so our Slack Values are woven into the fabric of all we do. We seek exceptional talent that is eager to do the best work of their life while supporting others in doing the same.

About Cloud Core
The Cloud Core team is one of the Cloud Infrastructure teams that enable Slack's engineers to build and run services in the cloud in a safe, simple, and reliable manner. Slack’s infrastructure is always evolving to support our fast-growing business.

We are a team of systems and software engineers globally distributed between Australia, the US and Canada. We manage our worldwide AWS cloud ecosystem and drive the adoption of new cloud technologies at Slack. We provide the foundational network, account and identity access and infrastructure-as-code platforms for our engineers to deploy services in Slack's ecosystem and work closely with AWS to enable Slack’s operations at scale. We develop tools and services that make it easier for product teams to operate their services and in the most cost efficient manner.

Slack has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture—we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. In our work together we aim to be smart, humble, hardworking and, above all, collaborative. If this sounds like a good fit for you, read on ahead!

What you will be doing

  • Working on impactful projects within a small, agile team to advance our platform. This may involve developing infrastructure as code for our cloud environments including tools and services development

  • Designing and developing new highly-available infrastructure components to meet the needs of our growing and evolving product

  • Participating in an on-call rotation for the services our team owns, triaging and addressing production issues

  • Engaging with Slack’s engineering community to identify potential areas of improvement and pain points as well as driving adoption of our team’s solutions.

What you should have

  • Curiosity about how things work and love to share that knowledge with others

  • Been developing and operating infrastructure professionally

  • A strong customer focus for building internal products with other engineers as your customers

  • Ability to build tooling, automation and/or services in one or multiple languages e.g. Python, Go, Ruby, or others

  • Familiarity with software engineering practice: unit tests, code review, design documentation

You probably tick some of these boxes:

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in software or systems engineering, working in a team environment

  • Some experience operating cloud services

  • Moderate experience deploying, operating and debugging server software on Linux

  • Familiar with deployment automation/configuration management -- e.g. Terraform, CloudFormation, Chef, Ansible or others

  • Bonus Points:

  • Prior experience with or knowledge of large scale, high volume systems

  • Experience with AWS

  • Familiarity with networking


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