Software Engineer, Platform - OS
We’re building the world’s most ubiquitous programming environment. We focus on inspiring creativity and generating value for creators through community, and we design simple yet scalable infrastructure primitives for the next generation of creators. We want to blur the line between learning and making– a place where you can hang out, tinker with ideas, learn new concepts, and launch a business all in the same day.
About the role
The platform team gives every Replit user a free computer in the cloud so they can learn and build. Your charter will be to give users more power in the cloud, make the system run faster across the globe, and save Replit a whole bunch of money along the way.
To build and operate at scale, we need engineers with deep experience in distributed systems and/or operating systems.
Examples of what you could do
Rearchitect the whole platform without downtime by separating compute and storage.
Build your own load balancer for long-lived connection.
Define and build physical or application-level sharding to improve reliability.
Develop Replt’s infrastructure using Go, Rust, GCP, and IaC tools like Terraform.
Able to demonstrate 5+ years of working experience with:
Operating systems (examples: Linux, containerization, virtualization)
For example: Remote file systems, performance optimization, micro VMs, hypervisors, package managers
Someone who values simplicity and pragmatism (you think radically but ship incrementally).
Self-directed and comfortable working autonomously.
You have experience with the Nix ecosystem
You like to play with Linux filesystems for fun
You have optimized large scale distributed systems for performance and cost
You have managed a public-facing project (you have launched projects with real users)
Full-Time Employee Benefits Include:
🧑💻 Flexible Work Hours
💰 Competitive Salary & Equity
🖥 Home Office Set-Up Stipend
⚕️ Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
Short Term and Long Term Disability
📱 Monthly Expenses Stipend
🚼 Parental and Baby Bonding Leave
🏝 Flexible Time Off (FTO) + Holidays
🚀 Annual company/team offsites (4/year)
Want to Learn More?
Interviewing + Culture
To achieve our mission of making programming more accessible around the world, we need our team to be representative of the world. We welcome your unique perspective and experiences in shaping this product. We encourage people from all kinds of backgrounds to apply, including and especially candidates from underrepresented and non-traditional backgrounds.
The overall market range of base compensation for roles in this area of Replit is typically $60,000 - $225,000. Compensation offered will be determined by additional factors such as location and experience.