📟Senior Platform Engineer @ Hnry
Wellington, New Zealand
Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Sydney, AU, Wellington, NZ or 100% remote
You’ll play a key role as part of our Platform Engineering squad, working alongside other engineers in ensuring the scalability and performance of our technology infrastructure.
Your responsibilities will include:
Engaging with customers and all members of the business to actively identify problems and propose solutions
Designing and implementing improvements to the infrastructure and platform of Hnry, currently hosted on AWS
Identifying potential improvements to platform architecture and performance
Making incremental improvements to our existing, high-performance CI/CD pipeline and associated processes
Implementing new monitoring and reporting using DataDog to ensure high-availability APM
Following best practices in building a robust and reliable platform and encourage the same among colleagues
Designing the architecture of new features and presenting this back to the team for feedback
Take responsibility for the delivering functionality from concept through to production release and post-release maintenance
Produce work that meets the expected level of test coverage and improve test coverage across the existing codebase
Provide detailed code reviews to colleagues, sharing your knowledge and ensuring that standards are maintained
Collaborate with and support other members of the wider Hnry team
Mentor and provide support to other members of the team
How we work
We follow agile practices, delivering improvements iteratively in small chunks. We track the impact of our work and measure ourselves on results, not the amount of code written.
We’re growing fast, and are focused on building a well designed, scalable & robust platform. In some areas of the work (e.g. payment processing) there is very little margin for error.
Our technology platform is built in Ruby on Rails, and we also use a bunch of AWS services (via Terraform), Postgres, Docker, and a little bit of React.
We have automated tests, continuous deployment, and release to production multiple times per day.
We review each others code, and set aside time for hacking on experimental features, refactoring and/or learning new things.
We work hard and finish on time, no crazy hours.
You will ideally:
Have experience with AWS infrastructure for web apps (in particular we are looking for experience with RDS & ECS)
Confident with wide range of development tools including Git, Github, Linux, CI services like Github Actions & CircleCI
Be a team player; wants to work as part of a team, giving and receiving feedback and
Be able to take complex problems, break them down, and build robust solutions
Approach problems with a curious mindset and empathy for the end user, always considering the impact of changes
Actively monitor systems, identify problems and propose solutions
Have excellent communication and collaboration skills — we work together and succeed as a team
Have experience with automated testing
Be comfortable building back end systems that have no user interface
Enjoy discussions about software/product design and crafting solutions
Bonus points for the following:
Experience building large scale systems
Have Ruby on Rails experience, or experience with another web framework
Experience with implementing ISO 27001 standards into customer-facing and internal systems
Experience being self-employed (freelancing, contracting etc) in any industry/profession
How to apply