Braintree builds products that make payments easier—so easy that they fade into the background, making entirely new kinds of interactions possible. We're known for our technology but we're also known for our support, with internal risk and underwriting, account management and technical support teams who ensure a frictionless payments experience.

Systems Engineer at Braintree

About Us:

Braintree lets you move money from one place to another safely and securely. Every time you pay for an Uber ride, book a stay through Airbnb, or pay with PayPal when you check out online, you’re probably using our product. It sounds complex (and it is), but we make it so simple you can’t tell we’re there.

We solve world-scale problems and provide opportunities to match. We build diverse teams that recognize our strengths and allow us to work on our weaknesses. You bring skills and a relentless focus on the customer, and we'll provide the support you need to do the best work of your life.

Check us out: GitHub | Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | The Muse | Glassdoor

 

The Team:

Our System Engineers embrace Unix Philosophy and Linux systems - from the production clusters down to the desktop. Single purpose, well designed tools are always preferred over the combination wifi-coffee-maker-ping-pong-table. Our team is a mixture of folks with experiences in systems, software, networking, you name it.

 

The Role:

Daily responsibility is to ensure the technology accelerates and compliments our business. Stability, scalability, fault tolerance and automation are key properties of our solutions. We strive to provide our merchants and internal teams with 100% system availability, as we don’t make money unless we’re live and our merchants are routing transactions.

 

Types of projects we work on:

  • Build new data storage systems that house our massive quantities of transaction data
  • Design new ways to run our services across multiple data centers and take sites from active-passive to active-active
  • Enhancing our deployment process to push new code and systems into production with ease
  • Build systems to achieve 100% availability for our gateways to process global transactions 24/7/365
  • Identify areas of need for automation and make changes to our production servers

 

Role Requirements:

  • 2+ years experience working with a variety of of technologies that can help power high scale, high-availability transaction systems
  • Passion for working with Linux: managing users, setting up web servers, building packages, security concerns, and more
  • Experience with automation: manage high volumes of production servers with tools, not tedium. We prefer Puppet, but experience with other configuration tools welcome
  • Familiarity administering virtual servers using Xen, VMWare, KVM or others
  • Understanding the value of HA capabilities and being involved in keeping a system online no matter what

 

Perks:

  • Open dev days: every two weeks we spend a day working on projects that interest us and help us expand our skills and knowledge
  • Participation in the technology community: we help cover travel and attendance costs for conferences, and we offer opportunities and tools for speaking.
  • Check out our Careers page for more company perks.

 

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

 

Company Reviews

"Whether you're teaming up on a project with a developer, underwriter, or support agent, you're bound to learn something new. It makes you want to bring your best work every day."
Kent Green
Product Team
at Braintree
"I've never been surrounded by such talented and capable minds -- it motivates you to become better every day."
Dan Uhle
Operations Project Manager
at Braintree
"A perfect job has always been working with people I like & doing work that solves problems. I work with people I love + trust, while providing tools merchants need. It doesn't get better than this."
Rachel Adams
Account Manager
at Braintree
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Why work with us
Every time you pay for an Uber ride or book on Airbnb, you’re using our product. Braintree lets you move money from one place to another safely and securely. It sounds complex (and it is), but we make it so simple, you wouldn't know we were there. We're people-focused, inside and out. We put our people first, whether it's employees or our clients.
Culture
At Braintree, opportunities to shine happen daily. We value what makes you different, and encourage you to act on your ideas–no matter how pie in the sky. You bring skills and a customer-first mentality and we'll bring the tools and environment you need to do the best work of your life.
Perks & Benefits
Daily catered lunches and salad bar
On-site yoga + gym discounts
Public transit reimbursement
Tuition reimbursement
401(k) with company match
Tracking Free Vacation
Paid parental + family leave
Competitive medical, dental and vision benefit plans
Great equipment including Mac laptops, adjustable standing desks and decked out conference rooms for team collaboration

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