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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!


Sr. Software Engineer - Developer Productivity

Department: Engineering
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze originated in a founder’s one-bedroom apartment where five people committed to helping people save their data. Backblaze provides cloud storage and backup that’s astonishingly easy to use and affordable. Our customers use our services so they can pursue dreams like curing cancer (genome mapping is data intensive), archiving the work of some of the greatest artists on the planet (learn more about how Austin City Limits uses B2), or simply sleeping well at night (anyone that’s spilled a cup of coffee on a laptop knows the relief that comes with complete, secure backups). We are entrusted with well over an exabyte of data from customers in more than 175 countries. We exited 2020 growing rapidly, and we've done it all with just $3M in total funding.

We’ve managed to nurture a team oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing for our customers and coworkers. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 99% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer: Developer Productivity.

This position will be based out of our headquarters in San Mateo, California. We are conveniently located near CalTrain, and Highways 280 and 101. We also offer a flexible schedule so employees can work remotely when necessary.

What You’ll Do: 

Make developing, building and deploying software easier, safer and faster. Create solutions to improve or automate engineering processes. Areas of focus include build and release management, source code management, or creating integrations between tools, and managing testing environments. 

Must be proficient in:

  • Experience with scripting or automation

  • Familiarity with build frameworks like Gradle

  • Familiarity with CI/CD systems like Jenkins or TravisCI and deployment strategies

  • Git

Bonus points:

  • Experience working in Java or Python

  • Experience building integrations with popular services like Github or Jira

  • Experience with configuration management solutions and tools such as Ansible, Chef, Salt, etc.

  • Experience with virtualization solutions and tools such as docker, virtual box, or vagrant

  • Firm grasp on a variety of storage systems/architectures (traditional, object-based, etc.).

  • Deep understanding of Linux operating systems and internals.

  • Understanding of the Java JVM and servlet containers (Tomcat preferred). 

Looking for someone who:

  • sees engineers doing things and thinks “could there be a better way” 

  • likes to work collaboratively with engineers across the company 

Required for all Backblaze Employees:

  • Good attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done

  • Strong desire to work for a small, fast-paced company

  • Desire to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies and work environment

  • Relentless attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good oral/written communication

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family

  • Competitive compensation and 401k

  • Full-time employees receive option grants

  • Flexible vacation policy

  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation

  • Fully stocked micro kitchens and strong coffee

  • Catered breakfast and lunches twice a week

  • Childcare bonus (human children only)

  • Pet-friendly office

  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development

  • Culture that supports healthy work-life balance

Backblaze is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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