Senior Cloud Engineer at Shuttle (S20)
$80K - $150K  •  
Build Backends. Fast.
London, England, GB / Remote
Full-time
6+ years
About Shuttle

At Shuttle, we're on a mission to redefine the developer experience for building cloud applications. We want to empower the next generation of builders to make use of the latest and greatest cloud technologies, by crafting the simplest, fastest, and most enjoyable development experience.

Shuttle is open source and our Infrastructure from Code framework paired with our cloud platform eliminates the infra hassle and accelerates app development and deployment. This is a game-changer for developer productivity - think Vercel for the backend.

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)
About the role
Skills: Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Job Description:

This is a hands-on role, with the majority of your time dedicated to individual contribution.

  1. Autonomy: you will be part of driving the technical vision for Shuttle, balancing current concerns with future opportunities and directions. You will be involved in platform decisions and have a direct and material influence on the company.
  2. Scalability and Performance: Scale the Shuttle platform to hundreds of thousands of users ensuring a high level of operability and observability.
  3. Code Quality: Uphold code best practices, maintainability, and documentation.
  4. Customer Success: play a role in delivering successful outcomes for customers.

Must Haves:

  • 3+ years of industry experience in a software engineering role, writing maintainable application code for scalable services on AWS
  • Experience as a senior member of a startup/scale-up team.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate across both technical and non-technical teams.
  • Expertise in how to build and operate highly available, scalable, cost-effective and secure systems (5+ yr). We want Shuttle to be dependable and serve as the rock on top of which our customers build their products bearing in mind a cloud platform is the foundation of a technology stack.
  • Experience in cloud-native architecture as well as a solid understanding of the underlying infrastructural primitives (5+ yr).
  • Experience diagnosing and root-causing issues with distributed web services
  • Experience monitoring and maintaining applications in production, applying SRE & CI/CD best practices
  • Experience with AWS (e.g ECS, Fargate, EC2, RDS, Networking, CloudWatch, S3, Glue, Athena, Lambda) (2+ yr)
  • Experience with Infrastructure as code (Pulumi, Terraform) and continuous deployment to production using CI/CD best practices
  • Able to pick up new technologies/skills and has a growth mindset with recent evidence.

Bonus points:

  • Experience with front-end development (e.g React, Typescript)
  • Experience using the Rust programming language, either professionally or on hobby projects
  • Experience building or operating a platform as a service
Technology

AWS, Rust, Asynchronous I/O, tokio, wasm

Interview Process

Interview Process:

  • First Chats - These are initial conversations with the team to learn about you and your goals, discuss our company culture, and the technical aspects of the job.
  • Take-Home Assignment - Complete a relevant project asynchronously to showcase your skills and problem-solving approach. The assignment will be discussed during an interview.
  • Interview with Founders.

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