Build Engineer (Software)

| Greater NYC Area

About Us

NS1’s mission is to unlock the potential of DNS to deliver the tech that powers our customers and the world. We are the market leader in DNS and traffic management software and services, and our customers include the biggest properties and largest enterprises on the internet, such as Salesforce, LinkedIn, Squarespace, Pandora, Imgur, Yelp, Dropbox, and many more. Our modern DNS technologies enable optimized application delivery, couple via our APIs into the tooling and processes of today’s DevOps organizations, and deliver reliability and performance at global scale. We operate a worldwide, highly tuned Managed DNS network, and also deliver our technologies to customers as single-tenant software deployments. We solve incredibly challenging problems on behalf of our customers, in the most mission critical parts of their stack.

The Role

We’re looking to add a new member to our engineering team: an experienced Build Engineer who can help maintain and improve our build automation and continuous integration, summoning their deep technical background to drive new innovation in the tools and systems that help support our cutting edge traffic management platform.

We’re looking for an autodidact who can immerse themselves in our continuous integration frameworks immediately, leveraging existing technical strengths and teaching themselves the systems that are new to them. You should have broad knowledge of the technologies in modern continuous delivery and automation, offering constructive advice for improvements, while being able to use and scale the systems in our existing platform. You’ll focus on automating the building, integration, testing, packaging, and distribution of our software. You’ll take responsibility for the quality of your code, and your daily work will have an immediate company-wide impact.

  • Setting up and/or maintaining automated build system and participating in periodic releases of our software
  • Contribute in developing best practices for software delivery using build tools (Docker, Make, etc.) and continuous integration tools (Jenkins, etc.).
  • Collaborate with team to improve and automate test and release processes
  • Advocate for quality in development and production releases
  • Participating in the design of new features to ensure testability and quality
  • Developing test frameworks to ensure the health of our software
  • Understand network load testing and traffic simulation and generation

Your Skills:

  • Deployment automation, CI/CD, unit/integration testing
  • Strong Linux systems programming, maintenance, and platform security skills
  • Python and Bash
  • Docker
  • Jenkins Pipelines

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of QA processes and methodologies
  • Practical knowledge of automated test frameworks (bdd, unit tests, etc.)
  • Excellent networking knowledge

Our technology stack at NS1, and the many systems you’ll have an opportunity to work with here:

  • Our globally distributed platform is comprised of many subsystems including:
    • Custom built DNS software that’s deployed on physical hardware and an anycasted network that spans nearly 30 facilities globally
    • REST API, and Portal
    • Deployment automation, CI/CD, unit/integration testing
    • Monitoring, metrics collection and alerting
    • Traffic load balancing, filtering, and DDoS mitigation tools
    • Messaging, persistent DB and caching systems
  • Other technologies and integrations include:
    • Linux, Ansible, Docker & other container platforms
    • BGP, BPF/IPTables, SDN, packet analysis
    • MongoDB, Redis, RabbitMQ, SQL
    • Python (Twisted), Bash, C, C++14, React, Redux, D3
    • Hadoop/HDFS/OpenTSDB, Grafana, Bosun
    • Integrations with third party SaaS, APIs, and libraries, various Open Source projects including REST API clients and integrations

Working @ NS1

We’re a fast-growing, well-funded startup based in the heart of New York City’s Financial District with offices and team members around the world. Working at NS1, you’ll come to understand our team is unique, both in and out of the workplace. We have PhDs, musicians, artists, and athletes working side by side, dedicated to delivering first class products. We’re hardworking, but we're also a compassionate group. We understand that outside of NS1 is a world that places demands on our time. Our leadership team is dedicated to open and honest communication and we continuously strive to foster a culture of transparency, flexibility, and creativity.

We offer:

  • competitive compensation (salary and stock options)
  • medical, dental, and vision
  • commuter benefits
  • 401k
  • flexible hours and time off
  • choice of workstation

NS1 is an equal opportunity employer.

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55 Broad St, 19th Floor, New York , NY 10004

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Remote Work Program
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
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