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Senior Software Engineer, Database Reliability Engineering

Axon

This is a Full-time position in Seattle, WA posted November 22, 2021.

Location: Seattle, WA
Our Team In the Platform team, we are solving some of the hardest cloud challenges today.

We provide the underlying system that ingests tens of petabytes of video from hundreds of thousands of officers around the world.

We ensure that these videos are uploaded accurately, stored safely and permanently, and with audit-logging to track chain of custody and use.

We also handle a growing set of other types of evidence: audio, photographs, sensor streams, you name it.

We are one of the world’s largest customers of Blob storage.

We are now at the ‘knee of the curve’, as we are transitioning to industrial-strength reliability and modern cloud software offerings.

If you enjoy working on large-scale projects, and collaboratively leading and setting the technical direction of a team, this role is for you.

Your Impact:
You are a Senior Software Engineer with experience building large-scale software applications.

You have developed strong mastery and interested in backend technologies and are capable of connecting frontend solutions to them.

You are excited about the care, feeding and growth of a high-availability, scalable cloud-based systems.

Come work in an exciting environment where you use your passion, experience, and analytical skills to help bring new solutions to public safety and leave a positive impact on the world.

Your Day to Day

  • Perform design, code, and process reviews to improve individual systems as well as engineering-wide
  • Tackle the difficult problems we face in a long term sustainable manner
  • Help make our team better by contributing to design and launch reviews for new services
  • Advocate for and apply best practices when it comes to availability, scalability, operational excellence, and efficiency
  • Investigate new ways to continually improve and automate all aspects of what we do
  • Engage early with teams on new products and services design to ensure that they are using a good set of datastores, in a good way.

Basic Qualifications

  • Strong working knowledge of Linux based systems and Shell commands and scripting.
  • Experience of building & operating Cloud hosted services (i.e.

    built and deployed under Azure, AWS, or another cloud provider).

  • Experience with SQL databases and interested in acquiring deep expertise
  • Interested in writing tools and documentation to allow teams to “self-serve” without routing through you.
  • Experience with at least one procedural language, and at least one scripting/interpreted language.
  • Fanatical attention to detail
  • Excellent self-discipline and time management
  • Experience of working across wide geographical timezones, sharing development work with a “follow the sun” model
  • A passion to remove manual toil and scale limitations from the system
  • Experience of operating either a public or large internal service with demanding customers
  • High competency in English technical writing and speaking is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with container-based platforms such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with Prometheus
  • Experience of running a large scale CI pipeline (TeamCity; Jenkins)
  • Microsoft Azure cloud
  • A devotion to learning new skills

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and 401K with employer match
  • Discretionary paid time off
  • Robust parental leave policy
  • An award-winning office/working environment
  • Ride along with police officers to see them use our technology and get inspired
  • And more…