Principal Engineer at Buildkite

Product team, Remote, Melbourne melbourne remote engineering product
Posted a month ago

We are looking for a Principal Engineer with a background in both Software and Infrastructure. We are experiencing tremendous growth and have the vision to unblock every development team in the world with our products. You will play a vital role in defining and delivering the scalability and reliability roadmaps of Buildkite to enable that vision: The infrastructure and services that we will need to enable our current growth and future needs.

On a typical day, you could be…

  • Driving a discussion on technology strategy with key stakeholders.
  • Spearheading a discovery project to enable teams’ or cross-functional initiatives.
  • Mentoring less experienced engineers in areas like coding, architecture, observability, etc.
  • Writing a proposal to build a new service, introduce new technology, or improve productivity.
  • Dissecting work for others and working with other engineers to implement your proposals.
  • Diving deep into any particular problem that could benefit from your insight and experience.
  • Creating patterns and removing barriers that could make it easier to do things in the right way.
  • Identifying gaps (e.g. tooling, skills) and designing/proposing/leading solutions
  • Skills and experience we like...

  • You are a good communicator and love working with others.
  • Like distributed systems and architecture.
  • Love being hands-on with the tools.
  • Great at being a multiplier, a role model, and inspiring others.
  • Enjoy sharing your knowledge and passion for software as a craft.
  • Have demonstrable experience in a similar role in a large-scale environment (hundreds of engineers, web-scale product) with the highest quality standards.
  • Comfortable working remotely, leveraging asynchronous communication, working by yourself and taking the initiative to improve anything and everything.
  • Package

  • $180,000 - $225,000 AUD
  • Equity
  • Generous benefits package
  • Remote working.
  • Join Buildkite Buildkite is a differently shaped company. We value work-life balance and support staff to work in the ways that make sense for you. From the beginning, our goal has been to build a company that is people-centred, supportive and just a little bit weird 💚