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Senior Software Engineer (Infrastructure Automation Content team)

  • Hi, I’m David MallonEngineer Manager at Puppet, 

    We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Compliance team. We are responsible for the maintenance and development of Puppets compliance capabilities through our Puppet Comply product that allows our users to determine the compliance of their servers against industry standard benchmarks.

    We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate interested in helping us expand our compliance offering around the benchmarks we support, extending our scanning capabilities and looking for ways to help our customers remediate compliance deviations using Puppet.

    At Puppet, our engineering teams are focused on improving the end-to-end user experience of our customers by building out new features, functionalities, and tools to help organizations automate across their entire software delivery lifecycle. You will collaborate with developers, user researchers, and product managers across our Belfast and Portland offices, helping customers resolve some of their most complex problems. Puppet is looking for highly motivated individuals with strong coding disciplines who are looking for a new challenge.

    Meaningful work you’ll contribute:

    • Independently design and implement individual subsystems and tests as part of a larger feature or product.
    • Understand how customers use the subsystems they work on and apply that knowledge to their work.
    • Regularly communicates individual status and impact of blocking issues to the wider team.
    • Work independently over the course of a sprint or more.
    • Accountable to the team for delivery schedules and commitments for associate engineers under mentorship.

    You are:

    • The customer’s champion. We serve our customers by managing their expectations and delivering what we promise. 
    • Scrappy and self-directed. You are skilled at autonomously driving projects in a startup environment with minimal guidance and limited resources while having a ton of freedom and creativity to continue moving forward. You roll up your sleeves and drive execution and results. 
    • An entrepreneurial-minded spirit—you’re an action-oriented problem solver with a proactive mindset. You’re passionate with a love for solving user problems. 
    • A team player—who is collaborative and enjoys learning from and sharing knowledge with other developers in a team environment.
    • Curious—You’re driven to learn and understand.
    • An agile learner. You’re a quick study, not afraid to fail, and learn from mistakes. 

    Valuable experiences and skills you’ll bring to Puppet:

    • 5+ years of professional software development experience.
    • Strong inquiring, problem-solving and troubleshooting mindset. 
    • Experience with modern programming languages, technologies and infrastructure automation.
    • Working with remote teams as part of a global organisation.
    • Provide input to best practises and technical direction, working in collaboration with other engineers.
    • Ability to independently design individual subsystems or tasks as part of a larger feature or product.
    • Ability to effectively manage time to allow delivery of tasks, with high quality, within the span of one or more sprints.
    • Ability to identify and communicate cross-team dependencies.
    • Ability to guide team members on best practices and processes to complete work.

    Bonus, but not required (tell us about it in your application if you have experience)

    • Working with remote teams.
    • BS or MS in computer science, or equivalent
    • Cloud platforms ( GCP, Azure, AWS)
    • Docker, Docker Compose, Docker Swarm, or Kubernetes.
    • Configuration management system (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.)
    • Continuous Integration systems, such as Jenkins, Travis, etc.
    • Test-driven development including unit, functional and user-acceptance
    • JUnit, RSpec, or other major test frameworks
    • Linux and Windows (BASH/Powershell) experience is helpful 
    • Version control, preferably Git
    • Compliance/CIS benchmark

    We are hiring at various experience levels and we’re particularly interested in having a diverse team with a broad set of skills and viewpoints. If this seems like your dream job, but you’re not sure if you qualify, apply anyway!

    *Visa Sponsorship

    Please note, this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

    About Puppet

    Puppet’s core mission is to eliminate soul crushing work. We created the industry standard for managing infrastructure as code. And we didn’t stop there—our product portfolio has grown to help organizations automate across their entire software delivery lifecycle. With more than two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies using Puppet’s open source or commercial products, our code is helping power thousands of organizations across the world.

    As the industry leader in DevOps solutions, we realize that our success is a collective effort; all made possible by the incredible people working here, our customers, partners, and Puppet community. Our culture is built on positivity, diversity, inclusivity and support—and we seek people who are resilient, entrepreneurial-minded, team players who continually strive to be incrementally better every single day. In our work together we aim to be curious, accountable, empathetic and, above all, collaborative. If this sounds like the environment you’d thrive in, why not say hello?

    Learn more about Puppet by checking out the values we live by and the awesome benefits and perks we offer employees!

    Puppet is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

    If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact +1-877-575-9775 for assistance.

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