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Staff Systems Engineer, US



Software Engineering
Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

At Branch, we’re transforming how brands and users interact across digital platforms. Our mobile marketing and deep linking solutions are trusted to deliver seamless experiences that increase ROI, decrease wasted spend, and eliminate siloed attribution. Our Branch team consists of smart, humble, and collaborative people who value ownership over all. Everything we do is centered around creating a great product, team, and company that lives and breathes our motto: Build Together, Grow Together, Win Together.

We are looking for an experienced Staff Systems Engineer to continue our transformation to Infrastructure as Code (IaC) within a large and complex public cloud environment.

You will work alongside a small and deeply hardworking engineering group, building out services that power mobile experiences for a majority of top companies around the world. Today, we are powering many billions of API transactions a day and growing rapidly.

If you are passionate about building secure and reliable distributed systems, come join us!

As a Staff Systems Engineer you’ll get to:

  • Identify & drive platform stability projects - evaluate ROI and work with technical leadership to find and complete large, measurable wins.
  • Make our amazing team of engineers even more efficient with a focus on reliability, automation, operability, and performance.
  • Work collaboratively with product managers, infrastructure, platform and data engineers to refine requirements, architect, and implement complex systems.
  • Debug hard problems - that’s a given! When things break -- and they will -- you will find yourself debugging those challenging bugs and will be eager and able to fix things.
  • Mentor other specialists and contribute to team growth and development.
  • Audit costs for opportunities to reduce waste.
  • Continuously learn something new, whether it’s a new technology or a quirk of a language we otherwise didn’t know. On occasion, you may find yourself picking up a new language or working with an unfamiliar platform. If this does not intimidate you, and you're eager to dive in and get the job done you will be right at home.

You’ll be a good fit if you have:

  • 8+ years of experience managing production Linux systems.
  • Experience managing Cloud Infrastructure on AWS (EC2, ELBs, S3).
  • Experience designing scalable cloud solutions.
  • Experience with modern configuration management tools (SaltStack, Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Fabric, etc).
  • Experience managing and debugging high-volume web deployments on common frameworks like nginx, node.js, JVM, etc.
  • Experience operating open source databases on AWS such as Postgres, MySQL, and Redis.
  • Ability to demonstrate ownership of features and systems and pursue a result driven development approach consistent with pragmatism.
  • High attention to detail and a strong desire to continually improve.

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with large scale distributed databases like Aerospike, FoundationDB, ElasticSearch, or Cassandra.
  • Experience with observability systems such as Prometheus, ELK, etc.
  • Familiarity with data pipeline management at scale.
  • Deep expertise with Kubernetes internals and container management.
  • Strong experience operating Java and JVM-based systems.

This role is 100% remote in Dallas, Texas. This role is not eligible for remote work in any other location. This role does not qualify for US visa support.

A little bit about us:

  • Branch is funded by investors such as NEA, Founders Fund, and Playground Global.
  • We are headquartered in Palo Alto, CA with teams around the globe.
  • Diversity at Branch ranks in the top 10% for similarly sized companies (by Comparably).
  • In 2022, 2023 and 2024 we were recognized as one of Forbes Best Startups and certified by Great Places to Work.
  • We have more than 3 billion monthly users and are partnered with over 100,000 apps.

If you think you’d be a good fit for this role, we’d love for you to apply! At Branch, we strive to create an inclusive culture that encourages people from all walks of life to bring their unique, diverse perspectives to work. We aim every day to build an environment that empowers us all to do the best work of our careers, and we can’t wait to show you what we have to offer!

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