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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!

Server Engineer

Department: Technical Operations
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze makes storing and using data astonishingly easy. When our founding team got together, they committed to helping people save their data. Today, the Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundational platform around the world for a broad community of developers, IT generalists, entrepreneurs, and individuals who seek the easy, affordable, trusted solutions we provide.

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. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 97% 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. BackBlaze has over 2,000 PB of storage and is growing rapidly. We are looking for an individual to help us build a scalable architecture that will leverage platform orchestration and allow us to scale for the next five years.  This individual will be able to help design and build a platform to handle our growth.

This position is in San Mateo, California but will also consider remote work if you're no more than three time zones away and can come to San Mateo now and then.

What You’ll Do:

  • Deep understanding of the technical stack will allow this person to work on technical projects within DevOps and also work outside DevOps on key strategics company initiates.

  • This role will be a combination of project work (75%) and tactical work (25%) supporting the site.

  • Collaborate with Engineering, Compliance and Security on next-generation business initiatives

  • Work with DevOps and Engineering in building a scalable architecture utilizing a platform orchestration foundation that can support the next five years or company growth

  • Write some glue code to help production systems integrate with Kubernetes

The Right Fit:

  • Prior experience with orchestration technology and containers

  • Some experience in Go.

  • Experience interfacing with declarative & immutable systems

  • Familiarity with microservice architecture concepts

  • Experience in a fast-paced DevOps environment

  • Ability to learn quickly and willingness to ask a lot of questions

  • A passion for building and improving all manner of systems and services

  • Excellent problem solving, investigative, and troubleshooting skills

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with Kubernetes ecosystem components.

  • Willingness to learn eBPF/XDP

  • Experience with BGP, L3/L2 networking

  • Experience with Bash or Python

  • 7 years of experience managing cloud-based storage

  • A combination of start-up and enterprise-based experience.

  • Compliance experience dealing with SSAE-18, GDPR, NIST

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family

  • Dental and vision plan

  • Competitive compensation and 401K

  • RSU grants for full-time employees

  • Flexible vacation policy

  • Maternity & paternity leave

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

  • Childcare bonus (human children only)

  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development

  • Commuter benefits

  • Culture that supports a healthy work-life balance

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.





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