Staff Software Engineer – Compute Infrastructure

March 26, 2024

Job Description

Company Description
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, built to help members of all backgrounds and experiences achieve more in their careers. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Every day our members use our products to make connections, discover opportunities, build skills and gain insights. We believe amazing things happen… when we work together in an environment where everyone feels a true sense of belonging, and that what matters most in a candidate is having the skills needed to succeed. It inspires us to invest in our talent and support career growth. Join us to challenge yourself with work that matters.
This role can be based in Mountain View, CA, San Francisco, CA, or Bellevue, WA.
At LinkedIn, we trust each other to do our best work where it works best for us and our teams. This role offers both hybrid and remote work options, meaning you can work from home and commute to a LinkedIn office, depending on what’s best for you and when it is important for your team to be together, or this role can be performed remotely in most locations in the country of employment.
Job Description
As a staff member of the Compute Infrastructure team at LinkedIn, you will be charged with building the next-generation infrastructure and platforms for LinkedIn. This is a unique opportunity to work on a high-profile, high-impact ongoing project that will touch every aspect of our engineering organization. Specifically, the LinkedIn Kubernetes Infrastructure team provides an on-premises Kubernetes platform for the entire company. The team provides capability to efficiently create Kubernetes clusters on-demand, build multi-clusters solutions, automate upgrades, and intelligently detect and remediate cluster health, etc.
In this role, you will be responsible for designing and implementing solutions that will enable LinkedIn to scale its Compute Infrastructure to meet the demands of a rapidly growing user base. This will involve working closely with a team of experienced engineers to develop and operate solutions that are robust, scalable, and efficient. You will also need to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and be comfortable operating in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
– You will own the technical strategy for broad or complex requirements with insightful and forward-looking approaches that go beyond the direct team and solve large open-ended problems.
– You will design, implement, and optimize the performance of large-scale distributed systems with security and compliance in mind.
– You will Improve the observability and understandability of various systems with a focus on improving developer productivity and system sustenance
– You will communicate with the team, partners and stakeholders.
– You will mentor other engineers, define our challenging technical culture, and help to build a fast-growing team
– You will deliver incremental impact by driving innovation while iteratively building and shipping software at scale
– You will diagnose technical problems, debug in production environments, and automate routine tasks
Basic Qualifications
– BA/BS Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline, or related practical experience.
– 4+ years of industry experience in software design, development, and algorithm related solutions.
– 4+ years experience programming in object-oriented languages such as Java, C++, Python, Go, Rust, C# and/or Functional languages such as Scala or other relevant coding languages
– Hands on experience developing distributed systems, large-scale systems, databases and/or Backend APIs
Preferred Qualifications
– BS and 8+ years of relevant work experience, MS and 7+ years of relevant work experience, or PhD and 4+ years of relevant work experience
– Experience in architecting, building, and running large-scale distributed systems
– Experience with industry, open source, and/or academic research in technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, Kubernetes, Feather, GraphQL, GRPC, Apache Kafka, Pinot, Samza or Venice
– Experience with open-source project management and governance
Suggested Skills:
-Distributed Systems
-Technical Leadership
You will Benefit from our Culture:
We strongly believe in the well-being of our employees and their families. That is why we offer generous health and wellness programs and time away for employees of all levels.
The pay range for this role is $156,000 to $255,000. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location. This may be different in other locations due to differences in the cost of labor.
The total compensation package for this position may also include annual performance bonus, stock, benefits and/or other applicable incentive compensation plans. For more information, visit
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