Senior Software Engineer, Infrastructure

Posted: 55 days ago

About the Role

We are looking for engineers to help us grow our systems infrastructure. At Abstract we develop desktop and web applications that help teams design with confidence by providing a version control system and collaboration platform focused on design artifacts.

As an operations/infrastructure team, we're firm believers in managing our infrastructure with code, reviewing each other's work, and striving to provide a great experience to both our customers and the rest of the Abstract engineering team. Since we’re a small but rapidly growing company, we’re seeking self-directed, communicative engineers who can tackle problems as they arise, and are willing to provide feedback daily and pushback when necessary.

In a typical week as an Infrastructure Engineer, you will:

  • Manage and improve infrastructure with code (Ruby, Go, Ansible, Cloudformation, etc).
  • Diagnose performance issues and improve processing time for key operations.
  • Monitor and improve monitoring for critical infrastructure.
  • Participate in peer code reviews through pull requests to make sure we're moving fast while also maintaining quality code bases.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally at Abstract to design the best possible systems for our customers and engineering team.

Practical skills you'll need for success:

  • Experience managing Linux servers.
  • Experience using configuration management tools like Ansible, Chef, Puppet, or Salt, and version control systems like Git.
  • The ability to plan, implement, and operate typical service-oriented web application architecture (load balancers, relational databases, message queues, network storage, etc) with code.
  • Experience building, managing, and deploying containerized Linux software.
  • Experience with ECS, Kubernetes, or other container orchestration tools.
  • Experience securing complex systems on AWS.
  • Comfort giving and receiving feedback within the typical GitHub Pull Request workflow.

Bonus points if you:

  • Have knowledge of Git internals, including network protocols.
  • Comfortable reading code and writing Ruby and/or Go.
  • Comfort with data replication, HA/redundancy concepts, and working in multiple AZs and regions.
  • Run Mac OS in a datacenter environment.


At Abstract, we offer resources that emphasize personal and familial wellbeing. We provide 99% healthcare coverage, including dental, vision, and life insurance. We offer 10 weeks parental leave, unlimited paid-time off, and flexible working arrangements. Additional perks include dependent care and health care FSA as well as commuter benefits for SF office employees.

To help employees plan for the future, we're able to offer competitive pay and a 401k. 

We are a distributed team and we are able to offer US-based remote employment. We offer travel opportunities for company meetings, team meet-ups, and the occasional conference.

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