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Backend Engineer, Distribution: Build

Published on 01.12.2022


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Position : Backend Engineer, Distribution: Build

The GitLab DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 2,000+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.

Backend Engineers at GitLab work on our product. This includes both the open source version of GitLab, the enterprise editions, and the service as well. They work with peers on teams dedicated to areas of the product. They work together with product managers, designers, and frontend engineers to solve common goals.

The Distribution Build team closely partners with our greater engineering organization to build and distribute GitLab services. GitLab's distribution build team is tasked with ensuring the components that make up GitLab are up to date, license compliant, and available for our users’ platforms and architectures. This group manages the build pipelines, researches support for new services, platforms, and architectures, as well as maintains existing ones. We strive to respond efficiently to build failures, security results, and dependency changes in order to ensure a safe reliable product for our users.

Distribution Build engineering regularly interfaces with broader development teams in supporting newly created features. Notably, the Distribution Deploy team is the Build team's biggest internal collaborator, so there is significant team interdependency. The Distribution Build team is involved with diverse projects and tasks that include assisting community packaging efforts.


  • Research for the support of new clouds, platforms, architecture, and components
  • Access controls, permissions, and CVE patches
  • Dependency updates
  • License management
  • Submissions to Partners for validations/certifications
  • The install, update, and upgrade pages
  • Build and own the infrastructure used for creating the various installation methods
  • Maintaining infrastructure used in Distribution
Required profile for job ad : Backend Engineer, Distribution: Build

You should apply if you:

  • Have experience with building Docker images and docker build tooling
  • Have extensive Linux experience, comfortable between Debian and RHEL based systems
  • Have experience building and packaging archives such as .deb and .rpm
  • Are familiar with building and packaging cloud native applications
  • Are familiar with multi-stage build systems
  • Have experience using Continuous Integration systems (e.g., GitLab CI, Jenkins, Travis).
  • Have production experience with Ruby or Golang
  • Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions
  • Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems
  • Comfort working in a highly agile, intensively iterative software development process
  • Experience owning a project from concept to production, including proposal, discussion, and execution.
Job criteria for job ad : Backend Engineer, Distribution: Build
Job category :
IT, new technologies
Industries :
IT, software engineering, Internet
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Ashanti - Brong Ahafo - Central - Eastern - Greater Accra - Northern - Upper East - Upper West - Volta - Western - International
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
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Number of Position(s) : 1
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