Senior Platform Engineer


Community for Everyone 🌱

Job Description

We’re looking for a Senior Platform Engineer to help deliver on our platform and infrastructure needs across DEV (dev. to) and Forem Cloud. You’ll be responsible for deploying and maintaining multiple instances of our software on Forem Cloud to ensure our customers have a solid hosting experience for their communities. Additionally, you will work closely with engineering across the organization on all aspects of site reliability, performance, automated testing, and platform/support engineering as we operate our own communities, including DEV. The starting salary range for this role is $145,000 – $157,000 plus equity and is not location-based.


In this role, you’ll be accountable for:

  • Deploy and manage multiple instances of our Ruby on Rails application
  • Design automated software and product upgrades, change management and release management solutions
  • Monitor and assess the overall health of our systems
  • Troubleshoot/Debug priority incidents, facilitate blameless post-mortems and ensure permanent closure of incidents
  • Participate in our support coverage as needed
  • Identify and drive opportunities to optimize performance across the entire stack (hardware, software, application, and network)

What we would like you to bring to this role:

  • Familiarity with our cloud hosting stack — especially some/all of AWS, Linux+systemd, and Ansible+Terraform for stack management
  • Capable of maintaining and crafting monitoring practices across the entire infrastructure and organization
  • Proficient and comfortable using a diverse set of monitoring tools for debugging and finding information
  • Forward-thinking in identifying optimization and scaling problems before they occur
  • Calm and communicative during outages
  • Understands the inner workings of our data stores and can use that knowledge to help make performance-informed decisions.


Work/life balance and ensuring that folks have what they need for working and for life is incredibly important to us. Below are some of the benefits we offer:

  • Unlimited PTO with a minimum requirement
  • Generous employee equity
  • A remote-first, fully-distributed team that encourages schedule flexibility
  • A monthly wellness stipend to keep you at your peak
  • Free mental health services
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage (U.S. only)
  • An annual professional development budget to keep you learning and growing
  • Office setup budget to make sure you have everything you need to work effectively wherever you are
  • 401K (U.S. Only)

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