Senior Platform Engineer

At Drip we believe the world needs independent retail. Thousands of ecommerce brands all over the globe trust Drip to build engaging and profitable relationships with their customers. Our ecommerce marketing automation platform has generated more than $1 billion in revenue for our customers since 2018. We do this by unleashing the power of direct-to-consumer brands’ customer data to deliver perfectly personalized email and SMS marketing strategies that are proven to grow their revenue. And we’re just getting started! We are well-funded, growing super fast, and building a beautiful product with crew members located around the US and in our Minneapolis Hub.

Working at Drip means empowering the ecommerce rebellion alongside some of the best people in the biz. We've worked hard to build an awesome company culture based on our 5 Guiding Principles that are more than just words on a wall (learn more: www.drip.com/about). Ready to empower the rebellion? Join Drip!

About the Opportunity

As a Senior Platform Engineer at Drip, you’ll be part of a small agile product team that is working to solve some of the industry’s most interesting challenges. You’ll collaborate cross-functionally as you solve, design, build, and ship solutions to our customers’ problems within our cloud-native ECRM application. In addition to gaining experience in a rapidly evolving SaaS startup, you’ll also have a tremendous impact on the product: literally shaping and defining this new vertical.

Learn more about how we work together here: https://dripships.gold

Some of your individual contributions will include:

  • Collaborating on small, empowered teams to help discover, understand, and solve market and customer problems
  • Tackling interesting and hard problems

Core traits we look for:

  • A deep sense of ownership, customer-centricity, and proactiveness
  • A bias for action and a tendency to optimize for velocity: both in terms of shipping product and knowing how to invest in our long-term velocity
  • A growth mindset; you are constantly seeking to learn and grow and never say “That’s not my job”
  • Effective communication skills: you are an approachable expert, you can effectively criticize PRs; you can effectively collaborate across disciplines and the organization

In addition to the above, you:

  • Possess a deep knowledge of AWS system design, performance tuning, capacity planning, etc
  • terraform/ansible/chef experience, database experience (postgres, no sql), along with Scala experience if possible.
  • Are a proponent of sound engineering practices, including pair programming and automated testing
  • Are energized by solving hard problems
  • Know that we are successful if and only if our customers are successful; technology is a means to an end
  • Are able to understand complex architectures and design simple ones that scale

Huge plus if you have experience with any of the technologies that we utilize:

  • AWS
  • PostgreSQL, DynamoDB
  • Kinesis, SQS
  • Ruby on Rails, Golang, Scala
  • Docker, ECS
  • CircleCI, CodeDeploy
  • Elm, CoffeeScript, Flight

What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay, benefits, and equity
  • Challenging and meaningful problems to solve - you will invariably make a difference and impact
  • The chance to learn from some of the best people in the business, including our fiercely compassionate leadership team
  • A vibrant and devoted team, who still finds time for fun
  • Digital first culture - we're open to crew members working remotely or from our Minneapolis Hub
  • Finally, just good humans... no jerks!
We consider working for a successful early-stage tech company to be a unique and exciting opportunity. You will work hard and face exciting challenges, but our positions come with amazing advantages and fulfillment to those who earn them. If you bring your best self to the table, we'll bring some great stuff in return.

Drip is an inclusive workplace that upholds the dignity of all people. We value, respect, and celebrate everyone’s individualities and honor their unique strengths from all different walks of life. We embrace diversity of perspective and ideas which leads to people’s growth, product innovation and ultimately a successful business.

Does all of this sound like you?

Want to join us as we positively impact tens of thousands of passionate users and marketing professionals around the globe? Little ripples make big waves, so grab an oar and row with us.