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Senior DevOps Engineer, Developer Experience



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

At Webflow, our mission is to bring development superpowers to everyone. Webflow is the leading visual development platform for building powerful websites without writing code. By combining modern web development technologies into one platform, Webflow enables people to build websites visually, saving engineering time, while clean code seamlessly generates in the background. From independent designers and creative agencies to Fortune 500 companies, millions worldwide use Webflow to be more nimble, creative, and collaborative. It’s the web, made better.

We are looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer, Developer Experience to be part of our Developer Productivity Pillar. You’ll be directly responsible for how Webflow engineers build, test, and deliver value to our customers. This year, we have exciting opportunities to help drastically reduce cycle time by 50% or more for Webflow engineers!

About the role

  • Location: San Francisco HQ, US Remote, or ON/BC, Canada
  • Full-time
  • Exempt
  • Permanent
  • The cash compensation for this role is tailored to align with the cost of labor in different geographic markets. We've structured the base pay ranges for this role into zones for our geographic markets, and the specific base pay within the range will be determined by the candidate’s geographic location, job-related experience, knowledge, qualifications, and skills.
  • United States (all figures cited below in USD and pertain to workers in the United States)
    • Zone A: $162,500 - $216,050
    • Zone B: $152,700 - $203,100
    • Zone C: $143,000 - $190,150
  • Canada (All figures cited below in CAD and pertain to workers in ON & BC, Canada)
    • CAD 184,600 - CAD 245,500

Please visit our Careers page for more information on which locations are included in each of our geographic pay zones. However, please confirm the zone for your specific location with your recruiter.

  • Reporting into Senior Manager, Engineering

As a Senior DevOps Engineer, Developer Experience, you’ll …

  • Drive implementation and maintenance of Webflow’s build system, ensuring scalability, reliability, and performance.
  • Oversee the configuration and management of multiple development environments, providing guidance to ensure consistency across teams and environments.
  • Define and enforce development processes and best practices to improve efficiency and quality throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • Spearhead the deployment strategy for production environments, implementing robust rollback mechanisms and monitoring solutions.
  • Mentor junior members of the DevOps team, fostering their growth and knowledge in DevOps principles and technologies.
  • Collaborate with software engineering teams to optimize application performance and resource utilization in production environments.
  • Stay current with emerging DevOps trends and technologies, evaluating and implementing new tools to enhance the development workflow.
  • Participate in engineering citizenship activities such as co-authoring engineering blogs, strengthening and improving our hiring processes, and leading internal hackathon teams.

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, at Webflow we will support you in identifying where your interests and development opportunities lie and we'll help you incorporate them into your role.

About you

You’ll thrive as a Senior DevOps Engineer, Developer Experience, if you …

  • Have a proven track record of successfully deploying and managing large-scale Node.js applications in production environments, utilizing Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS services.
  • Possess a deep understanding of cloud-native architectures and best practices for building resilient, scalable, and secure applications on AWS.
  • Excel in designing and implementing CI/CD pipelines tailored for Node.js projects, integrating automated testing and deployment processes.
  • Enjoy collaborating with cross-functional teams to architect and implement solutions that meet business requirements while leveraging modern DevOps practices.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment, where you can apply your expertise to drive continuous improvement and innovation in the development and deployment workflows.
  • Are passionate about sharing your knowledge and mentoring team members to foster a culture of learning and excellence within the DevOps team.
  • Possess a proactive mindset, always seeking opportunities to optimize processes, enhance system reliability, and improve the overall efficiency of the development and deployment lifecycle.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and technologies in DevOps, Node.js, Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS, continuously expanding your skill set to adapt to evolving industry landscapes.
  • Familiarity with infrastructure as code (IaC) tools like Pulumi for managing cloud resources.
  • Have excellent communication skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders, providing support and guidance on DevOps practices.

Even if you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying. Research shows that you may still be considered for a role if you meet just half of the requirements.

Our Core Behaviors:

  • Obsess over customer experience. We deeply understand what we’re building and who we’re building for and serving. We define the leading edge of what’s possible in our industry and deliver the future for our customers
  • Move with heartfelt urgency. We have a healthy relationship with impatience, channeling it thoughtfully to show up better and faster for our customers and for each other. Time is the most limited thing we have, and we make the most of every moment
  • Say the hard thing with care. Our best work often comes from intelligent debate, critique, and even difficult conversations. We speak our minds and don’t sugarcoat things — and we do so with respect, maturity, and care
  • Make your mark. We seek out new and unique ways to create meaningful impact, and we champion the same from our colleagues. We work as a team to get the job done, and we go out of our way to celebrate and reward those going above and beyond for our customers and our teammates

Benefits & wellness

  • Equity ownership (RSUs) in a growing, privately-owned company
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare, vision, and dental insurance coverage for employees and dependents (full-time employees working 30+ hours per week), as well as Health Savings Account/Health Reimbursement Account, dependent care Flexible Spending Account (US only), dependent on insurance plan selection where applicable in the respective country of employment; Employees may also have voluntary insurance options, such as life, disability, hospital protection, accident, and critical illness where applicable in the respective country of employment
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave for both birthing and non-birthing caregivers, as well as an additional 6-8 weeks of pregnancy disability for birthing parents to be used before child bonding leave (where local requirements are more generous employees receive the greater benefit); Employees also have access to family planning care and reimbursement
  • Flexible PTO with a mandatory annual minimum of 10 days paid time off for all locations (where local requirements are more generous employees receive the greater benefit), and sabbatical program
  • Access to mental wellness and professional coaching, therapy, and Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly stipends to support health and wellness, smart work, and professional growth
  • Professional career coaching, internal learning & development programs
  • 401k plan and pension schemes (in countries where statutorily required) financial wellness benefits, like CPA or financial advisor coverage
  • Discounted Pet Insurance offering (US only)
  • Commuter benefits for in-office employees

Temporary employees are not eligible for paid holiday time off, accrued paid time off, paid leaves of absence, or company-sponsored perks unless otherwise required by law.

Be you, with us

At Webflow, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity (EEO)/Veterans/Disabled Employer and are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Webflow will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Please note:

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Upon interview scheduling, instructions for confidential accommodation requests will be administered.

To join Webflow, you'll need a valid right to work authorization depending on the country of employment.

If you are extended an offer, that offer may be contingent upon your successful completion of a background check, which will be conducted in accordance with applicable laws. We may obtain one or more background screening reports about you, solely for employment purposes.

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