System Software Engineer - Python

· Anywhere, North Carolina
Employment Type Full-Time

Position: System Software Engineer - Python

Company Overview

SaltStack builds one of the most widely used IT automation platforms in the world used by banks, airlines, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, telcos, universities, manufacturers, Internet companies and more to manage and secure their enterprise data center environments.

SaltStack is entering a time of rapid growth, and needs people to run quickly with the company to help meet its growth targets and aggressive goals. We offer competitive pay and benefits, and provide exciting challenges as we automate, manage and secure the world's infrastructure.

Are you the one?

You’re the right person for this role if you can combine deep thinking about software engineering problems with the ability to translate those ideas into clean, functional code quickly and to inspire others on your team to do the same. We like smart, curious, ambitious people!


Essential Duties

  • Produce performant, quality Python 3 code

  • Participate in code reviews for internal as well as community submitted code

  • Design and architect APIs and distributed storage layers

  • Mentor other engineers

  • Performance testing and creation of testing requirements for performant, distributed systems

  • Occasional troubleshooting of production systems

Required Skills and Experience

  • Deep understanding of Python 3 internals, including a demonstrable understanding of asynchronous principles and code

  • Data storage design and performance tuning

  • Thorough understanding of operating system concepts

  • Experience using and creating system-level Linux and POSIX software

  • Understanding of common distributed systems problems and how to address them

  • Excellent interpersonal skills (We have a “no jerks” policy)

  • Proven record of software delivery with a low defect rate

  • Above-average writing and communication skills

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent experience.

Work Environment

SaltStack is a dynamic and rapidly growing enterprise software company. We work hard and also harbor deep respect for personal time. This is a very collaborative and inclusive work environment. Individuals strong on aptitude and attitude will have an opportunity to grow their professional careers, while working with advanced technology and some of the most talented developers in the business. We provide competitive compensation, generous benefits, and a professional, yet relaxed atmosphere.

Travel and Location Requirements:

  • Candidate may either work out of the Lehi, UT office or may be remote.

  • This position can involve periodic travel to conferences or customer sites, but this travel is rare

  • International Passport may be needed to attend some conferences or travel to some customer sites


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