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  • Posted: Nov 2, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is an integrated product that unifies issues, code review, CI and CD into a single UI. GitLab Inc. offers self hosted products and SaaS plans for GitLab is an open source project with a large community. Over 1700 people worldwide have contributed to GitLab! GitLab Inc. is an...
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    Senior/Staff Fullstack Engineer : Product Analytics (Incubation Engineering)

    Senior/Staff Fullstack Engineer : Product Analytics (Incubation Engineering)


    Those in Single Engineer Groups (SEG) at GitLab work in the engineering department to initiate a planned or minimal maturity category into the GitLab project.  

    At GitLab, we believe in the power of a single engineer to accomplish amazing feats. Many open source projects started with a single engineer’s decision to build around a problem they personally experienced. For instance, Continuous Integration by DZ and GitLab Runner by Kamil. In single engineer groups, we create room for this energy.

    We can guarantee a higher rate of success by incubating ideas inside our larger organization and existing code base while limiting the negative aspects of friction that come from a larger organization. A few benefits of SEG include:

    1. There are lots of decisions to be made, which happen more effectively in a single brain.

    2. There is not enough code for multiple people to work on without running into merge conflicts.

    3. Starting work earlier allows for more time for other people to contribute. We need to have a head start many years ahead of commercialization.

    This Senior/Staff Fullstack Engineer  will be working in the Product Analytics SEG.


    • Develop features and improvements in a secure, well-tested, and performant way

    • Work closely with company leadership to guide GitLab’s entry into the market represented by the SEG

    • Interact with community members and help drive initial user adoption

    • Develop strategies for scaling beyond the Incubation phase

    • Craft code that meets our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review.

    • Regularly demonstrate progress to stake holders


    • You meet the requirements for a Senior Backend Engineer (or above)

    • You bring strong technical skills and an ability to work across backend, frontend, and infrastructure management code. Experience with Ruby/Rails or Go, Terraform/IaC, and Vue.js are particularly relevant given GitLab’s current tech stack

    • You demonstrate a desire to work in a “startup within a startup” with a broad scope of ownership and high degree of autonomy.

    • You must be excited about the ability to work independently, or have prior success in a similar "incubation" model

    • You understand the competitive landscape and market opportunities in this domain

    • You are comfortable with changing direction based on stakeholder feedback and market conditions

    • You're passionate about great UX 

    • You have a background in building scalable services 

    You'll stand out if you bring experience in

    • Being a prior company technical cofounder

    • Being an early contributor to a successful open source project

    • Working successfully on a prior single-engineer group

    • Extensive familiarity with the GitLab project and application

    • Working with people around the globe

    • Have distributed systems experience

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to GitLab Inc. on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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