Senior Software Engineer (Pulsar Team)

| Greater NYC Area
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About Us

NS1’s mission is to unlock the potential of DNS to deliver the tech that powers our customers and the world. We are the market leader in DNS and traffic management software and services, and our customers include the biggest properties and largest enterprises on the internet, such as Salesforce, LinkedIn, Squarespace, Pandora, Imgur, Yelp, Dropbox, and many more. Our modern DNS technologies enable optimized application delivery, couple via our APIs into the tooling and processes of today’s DevOps organizations, and deliver reliability and performance at global scale. We operate a worldwide, highly tuned Managed DNS network, and also deliver our technologies to customers as single-tenant software deployments. We solve incredibly challenging problems on behalf of our customers, in the most mission critical parts of their stack.

The Product

Pulsar is an active traffic steering engine that utilizes last-mile performance data from real end users to optimize traffic delivery. Pulsar automates traffic routing to improve the quality of experience of every end user by sending them to the most performant content delivery network or data centre. 

 

Pulsar solves complex problems in Video Streaming, optimizing the quality of experience for all viewers while helping broadcasters and content providers get the most from their infrastructure investment by simplifying multi-CDN orchestration. We’re continuing to innovate in this space to solidify our place as a market leader.

The Role

We’re looking for a Senior Backend Software Engineer to join our Pulsar team. Working closely with product, design and engineering leadership to understand business goals and desired customer outcomes, you will collaborate with the team to craft solutions that meet those objectives in the NS1 way, with a focus on simplicity and ease of use. We’re looking for an experienced team member who can lead a stream of work from solution design to production, coordinating and upskilling a small team of engineers. 

We’re looking for a self starter who can immerse themselves in our platform immediately, leveraging existing technical strengths and teaching themselves the systems that are new to them. You should have a broad knowledge of the technologies in modern infrastructure operations and automation and be able to offer constructive advice for improvements while using and scaling the systems in our existing platform. You’ll take responsibility for the quality of your code, and your daily work will have an immediate company-wide impact.

Your Skills:
  • At least one of: Python, C, C++ or Go
  • Strong experience in Docker
  • Experience working with Postgres
  • Excellent UNIX and networking knowledge
  • Strong Linux systems programming skills
  • Knowledge of distributed systems
  • Ability to design with modern internet infrastructure operation in mind, including metrics, logging, automation, etc
Nice to have:

Familiarity with

  • CDNs
  • Video delivery
  • AWS
  • DNS protocol
  • Layer 4-7 load balancing
  • Containers, SDN and other tools in the modern DevOps toolkit
  • Linux kernel tuning, user-space networking
Our technology stack at NS1, and the many systems you’ll have an opportunity to work with here:
  • Our globally distributed platform is comprised of many subsystems including:
    • Custom built DNS platform that’s deployed on physical hardware
    • Anycasted edge network that spans nearly 30 facilities globally
    • REST API and Client Portal
    • Deployment automation, CI/CD, unit/integration testing
    • Monitoring, metrics collection and alerting
    • Traffic load balancing, filtering, and DDoS mitigation tools
    • Distributed messaging, persistent DB and caching systems
  • Other technologies and integrations include:
    • Linux, Ansible, Docker & other container platforms
    • BGP, BPF, SDN, packet analysis
    • MongoDB, Redis, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL
    • Go, Python, Bash, C, C++14, React, Redux, D3
    • ELK, Grafana
    • Integrations with third party SaaS, APIs, and libraries, various Open Source projects including REST API clients and integrations
Working @ NS1

We’re a fast-growing, well-funded startup based in the heart of New York City’s Financial District with offices and team members around the world. Working at NS1, you’ll come to understand our team is unique, both in and out of the workplace. We have PhDs, musicians, artists, and athletes working side by side, dedicated to delivering first class products. We’re hardworking, but we're also a compassionate group. We understand that outside of NS1 is a world that places demands on our time. Our leadership team is dedicated to open and honest communication and we continuously strive to foster a culture of transparency, flexibility, and creativity.

We offer:

  • competitive compensation (salary and stock options)
  • medical, dental, and vision
  • commuter benefits
  • 401k
  • flexible hours and time off
  • choice of workstation 

NS1 is an equal opportunity employer.

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