Golang / Go Job: Systems Engineer, Foundation Team


Systems Engineer, Foundation Team at Heroku

San Francisco, California, United States 🇺🇸   (Posted May 3 2014)
About the company
Heroku is a thriving start-up owned by Salesforce.com, based in SOMA, San Francisco. Our work environment is fun and flexible while also ruthlessly focused on technical excellence and customer success. Our growing group offers lots of opportunities for hyper talented, self- motivated, no-drama and no-nonsense individuals who share our belief that cloud architectures are dramatically changing web application development and deployment, and want to be part of the vanguard of this movement.

Job position
Permanent - Remote work possible

Job description

Heroku operates the world’s largest PaaS cloud, continuously delivering millions of apps with a high volume of deploys per day. Our vision is for developers to focus on their applications, and leave operations to us.

Our engineering team designs, builds, deploys and maintains the services used by the other engineering teams in their day to day activities to build and operate Heroku. We take care of the infrastructure management as well as the monitoring and alerting systems.

To augment this team, we’re looking for collaborative, diligent engineers with a passion for systems engineering. In this role, you will work side-by-side with other Heroku engineers to solve technical challenges that stem from monitoring thousands of service instances, or deploying changes to distributed systems without affecting service. Strong candidates will be comfortable with both the big picture and the minutiae, and bring both deep technical understanding and sound judgement to the role.

Key responsibilities

You’ll be directly responsible for the design, development and maintenance of Heroku production services. That means:

Maintain and fix bugs in the deployment, infrastructure management and monitoring systems we maintain

Working with multiple engineers to understand and improve operational deficiencies in the services

Working with the rest of the teams to deliver improvements and new features to the services used by fellow engineers

Ensuring that we are continuously raising our standard of engineering excellence by implementing best practices for coding, testing and deploying


Heroku is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For this position, we are open to candidates in other locations in North America given sufficient remote work experience.

Skills & requirements
Key capabilities

Qualified candidates must have:

Experience in cloud infrastructure management, specially with Amazon Web Services API

Experience in monitoring systems (from log management to alerting)

Ability to understand, troubleshoot, trace and develop fixes for root causes in distributed systems

Technical proficiency with Heroku, RESTful web services, Linux, and one or more dynamic programming languages

Working knowledge of large scale service-oriented infrastructure and the design of scalable, highly available systems in the real world

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with geographically distributed teams and people of various backgrounds

Bonus points for:

Multiple systems programming languages (C, Bash, Ruby, Go, etc.)





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