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Senior DevEx Engineer (R2724)

Shield AI

Shield AI

San Diego, CA, USA · San Diego, CA, USA · Oregon, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024
The Developer Experience team seeks to improve the development velocity of Hivemind teams via feedback and support with the developers, development of internal tools, and the optimization of workflows and guidelines. This means owning build architecture, developer tools, defining metrics & signals, and deciding what strategic bets the company should take to improve the software quality and quantity. DevEx engineers have frequent interviews with software engineers to follow their development process and identify places to improve. These decisions impact all Hivemind engineers!
If Developer Experience is new to you, read this!

What you'll do:

  • Utilize a DevOps mentality (writing code to optimize developer workflow) to reduce friction across the company for developers.
  • Develop, support and enhance C++ build systems across the org, to ensure repeatability and robustness of builds and ease-of-use for developers.
  • Develop, support and enhance CI systems to ensure repeatability and robustness of execution and tests in CI and ease-of-use for developers.
  • Drive the application of software systems to both internal and third-party consumers of Hivemind Edge.
  • Drive the creation of and interpret Developer Experience metrics & signals to then drive changes to improve the health of the code-base
  • Architect appropriate tools for internal developers who build software into Hivemind.
  • Build out systems architectures and infrastructure as needed to support development efforts.
  • Other DevEx duties as assigned.

Required qualifications:

  • BS in computer science or related engineering field with 5+ years of professional experience.
  • Experience with a compiled programming language (e.g. C, C++, Rust, Go) in a production environment.
  • Experience with Python in a production environment.
  • Experience with a cloud service providers like Google, Azure, AWS
  • Strong understanding of CMake.
  • Strong demonstrated proficiency in continuous integration/delivery (e.g. Github Actions, ADO, TeamCity).
  • Strong knowledge of git.
  • Strong knowledge of scripting in Bash and Python.
  • Strong system administration in Linux (w/ Windows a bonus).
  • Familiarity with containers (e.g. Docker, Podman, etc.).
  • Some experience with common debugging and profiling tools (e.g. gdb, valgrind, lldb).
  • Demonstrated record of working hard, strong communication skills, being a trustworthy teammate, and being kind to others.
  • Strong desire to learn and grow on the job.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with Conan Package Manager (Conan 2 preferred)
  • Experience building production-ready developer tools from scratch
  • 3+ years of Software Engineering experience
  • Deep understanding of the C++ build ecosystem (CMake, make, vcpkg, Ninja)
  • DevOps experience with Azure
  • Experience with drones or automated vehicles
  • Experience in other similar DevOps/DevEx roles, with hands on implementation
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