Staff Backend, Infrastructure Engineer

Altitude Learning - San Francisco, California or Remote - Full time

As a Backend / Infrastructure Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of technologies that support our user-facing web and mobile apps. Whether it's optimizing our Kubernetes clusters, streamlining our CI/CD pipeline, investigating slow SQL queries, or getting into the internals of our Open Source API framework, there is no shortage of interesting technical problems to solve and opportunities to learn. As a Staff-level member of the team, you will also have a large degree of autonomy and ownership to work on the most impactful projects.


  • Maintain and improve our production infrastructure
  • Maintain and improve our deployment systems
  • Tend to the security and performance of our infrastructure
  • Ensure our infrastructure scales with the needs of the business, team and product
  • Maintain and improve backend libraries (e.g. DynamicREST)
  • Maintain and improve analytics and data infrastructure
  • Provide guidance and partnership to Product Engineers

The ideal candidate... (apply if 2/3 sound like you)

  • Has deep mastery of Computer Science fundamentals
  • Can write production-quality Python code
  • Is a self-directed and independent learner/problem-solver
  • Is an excellent communicator and collaborator
  • Has good engineering hygiene, in terms of code quality, testing, documentation, etc
  • Has experience designing scalable and resilient distributed systems
  • Has some real-world experience/knowledge of: Linux system administration, RDBMS administration/optimization (esp. Postgres), Cloud IaaS (esp. AWS), Kubernetes, Docker
  • Enjoys wearing many hats, and working collaboratively across functions
  • Enjoys mentoring and helping others learn/grow

Who We Are

Altitude Learning is an educator-led company dedicated to helping districts and schools nationwide make the shift to learner-centered education. We have a growing network of public district and independent school partners using our professional learning services and flexible comprehensive technology platform as part of their journey towards a learner-centered model. We have a team led by industry renowned educators who share a bold vision for where education is going, and a dedication to helping ALL learners develop the knowledge, skills, and habits they need to shape their own journey. We are proud to be both a Certified B Corporation and a public benefit corporation.What We Offer-Competitive compensation and stock options-Greatly subsidized medical/dental/vision coverage for employees and their families-Generous paid time-off and parental leave-FSA/HSA/401k-A fun workplace that is serious about work/life balance

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