Sr Staff Software Engineer, Platform at Braintree

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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 focus is teaming with smart engineers who are passionate about their craft and excited to build software for our unique solutions in the space. Here’s more: 

  • We build what we love and we own what we build. We take great care to build the best products and we ensure its quality by running it ourselves in production. 

  • Communication is key to our process, and we don't want to hinder it with walls. Many teams program in pairs, which means you always have another set of eyes to help you. 

  • We practice test-driven development and believe that it helps us deliver simple solutions focused on real customer needs. We have no QA department – developers test, release and monitor their own code. 

  • We keep the team in sync with daily stand-ups and have regular retrospectives to discuss things that are going well and opportunities for improvements. 

  • We value unique perspectives brought by diverse backgrounds and experiences. A broad range of ideas and perspectives help us to create the best possible product. 


The Role 

As a Senior Staff Software Engineer on the Enterprise Payments Platform team, you will be responsible for architecting and building the next generation platform for our payments in the cloud. You will be driving technology direction, building key components, and helping develop rockstar engineers.   


What You’ll Do 

  • Drive the direction of how our large-scale multi-region AWS cloud architecture will evolve  

  • Develop solutions for customer needs with an eye towards self-service products backed by operational rigor 

  • Drive initiatives to grow the scale of our platform, reduce complexity, and burn down technical debt 

  • Grow the next generation of technical leaders 

  • Build key components of our platform via pair programming with other engineers 

  • Evangelize best practices for a highly available and secure cloud architecture that complies with regulations 

  • Setup practices to ensure the highest levels of operational resiliency 

  • Collaborate with leadership to effectively to deliver solutions and projects 


What We’re Looking For 

  • 10+ years of experience in software engineering 

  • Extensive design and operational experience with large scale distributed systems 

  • Strong Linux skills and understanding of operating systems 

  • Experience building large scale multi-region solutions in AWS 

  • Deep understanding of AWS technologies 

  • Ability to drive large-scale decisions using influence and strong organizational skills 

  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes 

  • Experience with infrastructure as code tooling such as Terraform and CloudFormation 

  • Experience with monitoring/logging tools and best practices 

  • Experience with release engineering and Jenkins 

  • Strong understanding of SSL/TLS and PKI concepts and management 

  • Experience with proxy technologies such as Nginx, HAProxy, and Squid 

  • Experience with services such as DNS, LDAP, and SMTP 

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