Software Engineer – Infrastructure
AlphaSights is the global leader in knowledge on-demand. We connect investment and business leaders with a dynamic network of industry professionals whose informed perspectives help our clients make superior investment and business decisions. With 1200+ employees and nine offices across the US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia, AlphaSights regularly ranks as one of the fastest-growing companies in the world.
AlphaSights' Infrastructure Engineers work hard to make sure we’re performant, highly available and resilient to failures. As a software engineer in infrastructure you will be responsible for planning and building our infrastructure, maintaining the core services used by our product engineering teams and designing amazing developer experiences.
We're looking for people who are interested in building software systems to an incredibly high standard, comfortable working across multiple languages, and learn quickly when new technologies are introduced. We care more about your engineering skill versus your deep knowledge of a particular language or framework.
– Own the core services used by multiple engineering teams
– Ensure our infrastructure is highly available
– Diagnose complex issues across various levels of the stack
– Improve the instrumentation and monitoring of our platform
– Continue to evolve and challenge our core infrastructure
– Work closely with our engineers to ensure they have the best tooling
– Improve the reliability of our distributed systems
– Design and implement impactful architectural changes
– Work in small, nimble teams.
You might be a fit if you:
– Are able to write code in a high level programming language. We primarily work with Kotlin but we also have some Ruby, Python, and Elixir in the stack
– Experience with debugging distributed systems
– Balance the trade-offs required when building complex systems
– Experience with PaaS and cloud providers such as AWS. ECS or Kubernetes knowledge a plus.
– Experience with Docker and the deploying Docker containers in a managed environment
– Know your way around a unix shell
– Have proven technical ownership of a specific application or level of infrastructure
– Can balance deep work with cross team collaboration
– Enjoy writing code in a variety of languages
– Experience designing highly available architectures
– Constantly learn from and mentor other engineers
Don't worry if your experience or background doesn't match all of these areas, we believe a broad spectrum of experience
provides great perspective on solving problems in new and innovative ways and we’d love to hear from you.
You might work on:
– Re-architecting our large applications into microservices
– Add availability zones in multiple regions to support our global business
– Making our developer experience amazing through great tooling and environment
– Optimizing and scaling our overall platform architecture
– Reducing latency in our services for specific regions (Asia, Europe)
– Designing a service monitoring solution with actionable alerts
Who you would work with:
– You would join a dynamic, multinational, and diverse team who enjoy solving interesting problems in a collaborative environment
– We have self-taught engineers as well as graduates from top Computer Science and Engineering schools
– Your co-workers will include motivated recent graduates as well as experienced industry leaders from companies such as Google and Amazon