Glossier is hiring a

Senior Backend Engineer, Platform

New York, United States


We’re hiring a Senior Engineer for our Tech Platform team. You’ll join our team of 4 Engineers and a Technical Program Managers with the mission to make’s infrastructure fast, reliable, and efficient.

The Tech Platform team is responsible for Glossier’s site reliability, performance, and security. On a given day, you may pair with other engineers to ensure a service degrades gracefully during expected failure modes; build tooling to keep our CI/CD pipeline fast and reliable; run load testing to ensure services meet our performance and capacity expectations; and facilitate a blameless learning review.

As a senior engineer, you’ll be a role model for inclusivity and mindful communication, as you look for ways to improve our effectiveness and engender a positive culture.

6 Month Expectations:

  • Contribute to major projects, like pre-generated pages to improve performance and site reliability, next-gen deployment tooling so we can own our availability and more quickly recover from production incidents, and a multi-region AWS strategy.
  • Find and fix capacity bottlenecks ahead of Black Friday, our biggest sales day.
  • Set personal and professional development goals. Our Engineering Ladder is publicly available, and is a useful tool to help support the growth of our team.

12 Month Expectations:

  • Identify and ship impactful projects aligned with the Platform team’s mission of accelerating the product development cycle  while meeting ever higher resiliency and security objectives.
  • Be a flag-bearer of our diverse and inclusive culture.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Inclusive, courageous, discerning, curious, and devoted the the customer
  • Experience designing and implementing production infrastructure on AWS
  • Experience writing and maintaining application code for web services, preferably in Ruby or Javascript
  • Familiarity maintaining high-performance datastores (we use Postgres on RDS, Redis, and DynamoDB)
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code tools and workflows, especially CloudFormation or Terraform

About Glossier

Glossier is a beauty company that lives in NYC, is sold on the internet, and promotes a skincare-first philosophy that celebrates beauty in real life.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of Glossier not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, caregiver status, unemployment status or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, training, working conditions, transfer, job assignment, benefits, layoff, and termination.

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