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Staff Cloud Engineer

$80K - $150K
London, England, GB / Remote
Job Type
6+ years
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Nodar Daneliya
Nodar Daneliya

About the role

Job Description:

This is a hands-on role, with 60-80% of the time dedicated to individual contribution.

  1. Architecture and Design: Design and implement product architecture, decide on tech stacks, set design guidelines, and provide examples. Propel company growth through innovative ideas and implementations.
  2. Scalability and Performance: Take ownership of the design and implementation for a massive scale (1000s to 10000s users) in the key parts of the platform's backend (e.g. virtualization and user orchestration), ensuring a high level of operability and observability.
  3. Technical Leadership: Lead and mentor the engineering team to tackle complex tech challenges ensuring high coding standards.
  4. Code Quality: Uphold code best practices, maintainability, and documentation. Set and enforce coding guidelines.
  5. Collaboration: Work with product managers and designers, ensuring tech decisions align with business goals. Shape technical vision with founders.

Must Haves:

  • A high degree of autonomy: you will be helping to drive the technical vision for Shuttle from now on, balancing current concerns with future opportunities and directions. Your input will have a direct and material influence on the product roadmap.
  • We are a startup: once the strategy and the direction are set, we expect you to get your hands dirty and help out with the implementation.
  • You have previously built and/or operated systems at scale.
  • A cloud platform is the foundation of a technology stack: we want Shuttle to be dependable and serve as the rock on top of which our customers build their products. We expect you to bring expertise in how to build and operate highly available and secure systems (5+ yr).
  • Solid experience in cloud-native architecture as well as a solid understanding of the underlying infrastructural primitives is a must (2+ yr).
  • An appreciation of SRE, and its application to projects (at least 2 production deployments).
  • Experience with at least one Cloud platform (2+ yr).
  • Experience with Infrastructure tools such as Terraform/Ansible.
  • Able to pick up new technologies/skills and has a growth mindset with recent evidence.

Bonus points:

  • Experience using the Rust programming language, either professionally or on hobby projects
  • Experience with AWS
  • Past experience as a technical founder or a senior member of a PaaS/SaaS startup team is a strong plus.

About Shuttle

We are building the fastest backend development experience. Shuttle is an open source cloud platform for developing and deploying apps with zero infra hassle.

We are replacing container technology, that almost every other cloud platform relies on, with something more lightweight and simple, resulting in the fastest deploy times ever. We are talking tens of minutes down to milliseconds. This is a game changer for developer productivity - cutting down those development cycles once and for all.

We have thousands of developers in our community incl. engineers from some of the top companies and have just launched Shuttle beta. We’re backed by some of the best investors in the world, including Y Combinator, HorizonVC, Abstraction Capital, Global Founders Capital, Founders of Segment, Sendbird, Head of Product at DataDog and other successful founders and executives.

Our Mission 🎯

At Shuttle, we’re on a mission to revolutionise developer experience for building web apps. Everything we do is about crafting an exceptionally simple, satisfying and effective way to do cloud development. We are open source community-driven and loved by thousands of engineers. Our vision: the ultimate platform to supercharge developers’ productivity.

Working With Us 😎

We’re a growth mindset company. We’re honest, open-minded, driven, and ambitious and we are only looking for people who share these qualities with us.

We care. About each other and about our mission.

We are building a culture that brings out the best in people and we truly believe that the company you work at should be the launch pad for unleashing your full potential.

We keep a light and fun work environment, without unnecessary stress or anxiety. Yet we hold ourselves to very high standards and keep pushing the bar up. Continuous improvement is a must if you don’t want to be left behind. Mistakes are OK, not being willing to learn from them is not OK.

Collaboration is at the core of what we do and we treat each other with respect and kindness - supportive, yet firm and ready to provide accountability where needed.

We’re early stage so expect many opportunities to shape the company’s future. The best ideas win.

We maintain a hacker mentality - no problem is unsolvable with the right mindset. As a team, we work on hard challenges under tight constraints and are constantly pushed out of our comfort zones - if reading this excites you, let’s talk.

Perks 🎁

  • Remote-friendly, flexible working hours and workdays
  • Flexible holidays and paid time off
  • Mental and physical health stipend
  • Educational and self-development budget
  • Support for attending and presenting at relevant conferences
  • Health insurance
  • Awesome work-from-home setup & equipment
  • Regular company off-sites
  • Weekly remote-friendly socials (games and more)
Team Size:8
Location:London, United Kingdom
Damien Broka
Damien Broka
Nodar Daneliya
Nodar Daneliya
Christos Hadjiaslanis
Christos Hadjiaslanis