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Software Engineer, Platform & Infrastructure

Verse Inc.

Verse Inc.

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

Job Description

Software Engineer, Platform & Infrastructure

Location: San Francisco, CA (Remote/Hybrid available)

What is Verse?

Climate change, policy pressures, and energy market volatility are driving companies across all industries to announce emissions reduction commitments. Despite these commitments, direct renewable energy purchases are currently only accessible to a small handful of the world’s largest companies. Verse was created to solve this problem.

Verse’s mission is to unlock the benefits of clean power for organizations everywhere. Our software platform, Aria, is the first to leverage AI to empower companies to understand, plan, and manage clean power. By enabling customers to save money and reduce their scope 2 emissions at the same time, Verse helps scale and accelerate corporate decarbonization.


The Role

As a Software Engineer focusing on Platform & Infrastructure at Verse, you will support and enhance the foundational systems that power our cloud-native service-oriented architecture. Your expertise will drive the efficiency and scalability of our infrastructure within our GCP environment, ensuring that our development teams can build software effectively and operate reliably. You enjoy working on data pipeline solutions (however big or small) and may collaborate closely with our data engineers.


Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Foster a system reliability engineering culture and mindset

  • Design, implement, and manage scalable, resilient infrastructure using Docker and Kubernetes in a GCP environment.

  • Troubleshoot and enhance system performance and security to meet the evolving needs of the business.

  • Build and maintain deployment automation, observability, monitoring, and alerting tools

  • Develop, configure, and maintain various data and CI/CD pipelines to ensure smooth and reliable data flow and application deployments.

  • Automate infrastructure provisioning and scaling to improve system efficiency and reduce manual intervention.

  • Maintain and enhance source control management and operations.

  • Build developer tools (mostly written in Go) and contribute to the adoption of new technologies aimed at improving developer productivity and operational efficiency.

  • Occasionally work on our backend application software closer to the product experience layer when needed

Minimum Qualifications (Who are you?)

  • 4+ years of experience in software development, with a strong focus on cloud infrastructure and operations.

  • Proven expertise in managing and orchestrating container-based deployments and microservices

  • Proficiency using the Go language runtime and ecosystem

  • Strong understanding of system architecture, networking, and security principles.

  • Familiarity with deploying and maintaining applications in the data engineering ecosystem: Hadoop, Spark, Airflow, DBT, Dagster, Presto/Trino, AlloyDB, Postgres, BigTable, Snowflake, Hive, RedShift, S3, GCS, etc.

  • Technical leadership and commitment to participating in code reviews, maintaining technical documentation, and adhering to best software development practices.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, evolving environment.

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, with a flair for creativity and innovation in software engineering.

Preferred Qualifications (Ideal candidate)

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, ideally in Computer Science or some STEM related field

  • Senior or Staff level software development talent and up

  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform and its various services.

  • Experience with infrastructure as code (IaC) tools and practices (e.g. Terraform, Pulumi, Checkly, etc.)

  • Advanced programming skills in Go and Rust, scripting runtimes (e.g. Python, Bash), and configuration languages (e.g. JSON, YAML)

  • Familiarity with the gRPC + Protocol Buffer ecosystem (we use Buf’s Connect SDK)

  • Extensive experience configuring and deploying various batch and streaming solutions in the data engineering ecosystem described above

  • Experience building multiple CI/CD configurations in frameworks such as CircleCI, Jenkins, Travis

  • Proficiency with multi-application build tools such as Bazel

  • Experience with login services like Auth0 or Clerk for customer organization and user authorization, authentication, and management.

  • Experience deploying internet security solutions across engineering and non-engineering teams to protect employee resources


Benefits

What makes Verse a great place to work?

  • We lead with empathy. Empathy for our teammates and our customers is central to who we are. We lift each other up and strive to embody humility, selflessness, and kindness. We promote an emotionally aware attitude and culture by putting our colleagues and customers first. We respect the prior art and acknowledge those who have come before us. We never assume we know everything: every person has something to teach us.

  • We are open, honest, and transparent. Organizational and institutional trust is essential to tackling the world’s most challenging problems. That trust is built on effective communication with our team, our customers, and other stakeholders. We are always receptive to feedback on how we could do better, and we strive to provide constructive recommendations that help others excel.

  • We move with balance and precision. Life is a delicate balance between the forces of creation, maintenance, and destruction. We understand that each of these forces must be applied with diligence: When we act, we act carefully and responsibly. Speed, hard work, and perseverance must be accompanied by thoughtfulness and reflection.

  • We are pursuing a labor of love. We are passionate about renewable energy technology, and we like to dream big. We are disrupting the largest and most expensive machine humanity has ever built – the electricity system. We believe the greatest impact we can have on the climate crisis is through building elegant solutions and exceptional products that delight our customers.


Employee Perks

  • Competitive compensation and equity grant at a high-growth start up

  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, and 401k

  • Flexible hours and unlimited PTO

  • Diverse and inclusive working environment

Verse is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and compensation without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.