Sr. Software Engineer in Remote US at CareerBuilder

Date Posted: 9/23/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Summary of the Job:

The mission for the senior full-stack engineer is to work on the development phase of projects, working with the engineers and managers to implement the new features for our platform.  The candidate needs to be curious, agile, and laser-focused on digging and finding root causes of issues, understand complex logic for applications with high-level of traffic. The candidate is expected to show a strong teamwork capability with a mentoring mindset.  Self-learning and learn-by-doing are critical principles, and the candidate must be able to evolve within a challenging environment with constant change.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with your engineering peers to deliver robust scalable, supportable web services for supporting business-critical functions connecting our consumers to our employer suite of products 
  • Own and monitor the reliability/performance of critical services at a massive scale 
  • Provide full-stack engineering support to optimize and operate one of the top Alexa ranked websites in the world
  • Contribute to a culture of learning, collaboration and innovation; we expect you to communicate effectively by contributing/reviewing pull requests, participating in design/architectural meetings, and working with our business stakeholders 
  • Constantly learn and stay current with industry trends/patterns 

Job Requirements:

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong AWS expertise - Candidate must display mastery of working with the following AWS components: EC2 management with AutoScaling groups, Launch Templates, AMI, VPC, CodeDeploy, Cloudfront, Route 53, S3, RDS, Elasticache, Permissions with IAM, users, roles & policies.
  • AWS CLI and SDK.
  • Strong Software expertise – Nginx server & syntax management, Apache management with its modules, host configuration, performance configuration.
  • Strong Development Skills - Ruby on Rails server environment: Passenger, Puma, Thin, Unicorn. Candidate must be able to develop in at least Ruby and NodeJS. A minimum experience of 5 years is required.
  • Security awareness - Candidate must be sensitive to solution with built-in security and be responsive to recent security threats/CVE. Also, keeping things up to date and ability to modernize older solutions is essential.
  • Cost & performance - Candidate should be aware of some cost control principles and use technology to reduce costs when possible.  To perform in this area, key solutions are: AWS Spot/Reserved Instances, server-less applications, application & code optimization.  Expertise in caching solution is required: Redis and Memcached.
  • Automation - CI/CD: TeamCity, Jenkins, Chef and Capistrano.  Custom bash scripting. GitHub code flow (releases, wrapping & shipping code version, forking/branching).


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This role does not have supervisory responsibilities


Computer Science Degree or Equivalent

Minimum Years of Experience:

5+ years of experience


Physical Demands:

  • Frequent phone and computer use
  • Creating written communications
  • Able to sit/stand at a desk
  • Able to bend, sit, stand, lift boxes or equipment (between 0-15 lbs)
  • Able to travel occasionally both domestically and internationally

CareerBuilder employees are currently remote. We do have offices based in Chicago and Atlanta. When it is safe to return to the office, you will have the ability to continue to be remote or utilize the Chicago or Atlanta offices as determined by your manager. 

Benefits and Perks

Connecting people with meaningful work is one of the most important things anyone can do – which means we need to support the employees who make that possible. CareerBuilder’s team enjoys a host of perks and benefits, including: 

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental & Vision, Life & Disability Programs
  • Option to enroll in supplemental Life, AD&D, Accident, Critical Illness, Home & Auto, Transit and Legal Programs
  • Parental support including paid maternity and parental leave, Milk Stork, Healthy Pregnancy Program and Fertility Support Services
  • Education Reimbursement Program allowing up to $5k per year towards completion of a Bachelor’s and non-MBA graduate degree, and up to $10K per year towards completion of an MBA
  • Wellness Support & Initiatives
    • Employee Assistance Program with free counseling sessions
    • Wellness/Tobacco Free credits towards medical premiums
    • On-site meditation rooms
  • 401(k) Program with a two year vesting schedule, discretionary match, and an opportunity to make Pretax and Roth contributions. Financial educational webinars and individual retirement planning advising available.

CareerBuilder, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.


TSR ID: 002325


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