Senior Network Engineer

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About Us

Braintree builds products that make payments easier. The Braintree full-stack payment platform lets companies build their own payment experiences at scale around the globe. We're known for our technology that fuels companies like GitHub, 37Signals, Uber, Airbnb, OpenTable, Heroku and more.
Recently acquired by PayPal, Braintree is now in an even greater position to change the way people pay.  Headquartered in Chicago, Braintree has offices in San Francisco, New York, Sydney, London with employees stationed around the world.
Our Network Engineers embrace Unix Philosophy, Linux systems, and infrastructure as code from production down to the desktop. Our team is a mixture of folks with experiences in systems, software, and networking.
Our responsibility is to ensure the technology supports and accelerates our business. Stability, scalability, fault tolerance, and automation are key properties of our solutions. We provide our clients with 100% system availability, keeping their businesses moving 24/7/365..

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The Team

Our Network Engineers embrace Unix Philosophy, Linux systems, and infrastructure as code from production down to the desktop. Our team is a mixture of folks with experiences in systems, software, and networking.
Our responsibility is to ensure the technology supports and accelerates our business. Stability, scalability, fault tolerance, and automation are key properties of our solutions. We provide our clients with 100% system availability, keeping their businesses moving 24/7/365..

The Role

Help us engineer and scale our premise and cloud networks at the high level of availability and performance required for processing payments. 

Operate the hardware, software, and cloud networking infrastructure that powers the platform handling our customers’ most valuable transactions. 

Define your infrastructure vision through puppet, other automation tools, and infrastructure as code practices. 

Projects we work on:
  • Building global presence through popular cloud providers
  • Design new ways to run our services across multiple data centers and cloud regions
  • 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 engineer better operational processes
Preferred Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience and comfort working with and operating a variety of technologies that power high-scale, high availability transactional systems.
  • 5+ years of experience working with multi-region, highly available cloud environments
  • Passion about systems that operate reliably via great engineering, automation, and monitoring.
  • Working knowledge of one or several object-oriented or functional programming languages.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and group communication skills

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.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • RubyLanguages
    • ClojureLanguages
    • RustLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • DropwizardFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • S3Databases

Location

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of Braintree

What projects are you most excited about?

Braintree is committed to continual improvement in the areas of D&I. We do this by emphasizing our values of Ask Why, Care A Lot, and Solve Together, Ensuring D&I is an ongoing conversation at all levels of the company, offering company-wide D&I trainings, and supporting employee developed events.

Anna Johnson

Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Working on internal products, I have a direct feedback channel to my teammates, to help fix things when they aren't quite right. Seeing this multiplier effect in action, seeing how it unlocks my teammates to new productive ends, is extremely satisfying.

Andrew Harris

Software Engineer

What are Braintree Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Acme Co. provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
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