Senior Platform Engineer

Job description

We’re looking for a Senior Platform Engineer to help deliver on our platform and infrastructure needs across DEV ( 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 and communicative during outages

  • Understands the inner workings of our datastores 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)