Senior Python Engineer



We’re looking for someone who enjoys solving difficult problems, running down elusive tech gremlins, and improving our environment one server at a time. If you enjoy being stretched, learning new skills, and want to look forward to seeing your co-workers every day, then we want you!


What You’ll Be Doing:




  • Developing and maintaining excellent codebases for TechOps, and the company as a whole.




  • Participating in code reviews and architecture audits where required.




  • Collaborating with other business units (Engineering, QA, etc.) to improve cross-functional code.




  • Petting the office dogs when appropriate.




What You Should Have:




  • 5+ years of work as an Operations focused software engineer




  • 5+ years of expertise in Python (beyond scripting experience, must have be able to write code for development to support DevOps)




  • Experience with CI (Jenkins) and deployment strategies.




  • Deep understanding of Linux operating systems and internals.




  • Firm grasp on a variety of storage systems/architectures (traditional, object-based, etc.).




  • Focus on excellence and sustainable programming.




  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.




Bonus Points




  • Exposure to working at a technology/software startup.




  • Familiarity with configuration management and automation software (Ansible preferred).




  • Understanding of the Java JVM and servlet containers (Tomcat preferred).




  • Experience provisioning and maintaining large scale services and environments.




  • Local enough to commute to San Mateo office. 2 days remote a week is an option. 




Some Backblaze Perks:




  • Generous healthcare plans.




  • Competitive compensation and 401k.




  • All employees receive Option grants.




  • Culture that supports maintaining a healthy work/life balance.




  • Unlimited vacation days.




  • Fully stocked Micro kitchens.




  • Weekly catered breakfast and lunches.




  • Awesome people who work on awesome projects.




  • Childcare bonus (human children only).




  • Well behaved pets are welcome in the office.




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