Careers at Section

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Section helps web engineers by giving them more control and flexibility of software running at the Edge. If you’re interested in joining the Section team, contact us or apply for a role below.

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About Us

At Section, we’re on a mission to improve the Internet by empowering web engineers to build and deliver better applications. Our industry-leading Edge Compute Platform gives engineers the flexibility and control to run any workload, anywhere, underpinned by modern DevOps principles.

The demand for better, faster user experiences, low tolerance for security breaches of personal data, and surging bandwidth costs are pushing more compute to “the edge”. Performance-oriented engineering teams are challenged with optimizing compute resources in these increasingly distributed systems and require tooling that gives them full control over configuration and deployment of workloads along the edge continuum. Section’s Edge Compute Platform has been specifically designed to accelerate, scale and secure applications with the complete development lifecycle in mind.

Section was founded in Sydney, Australia in 2012. Our headquarters is based in Colorado, and our team is located across the U.S. and Australia. We’re backed by a group of top-shelf Venture Capital firms led by the Foundry Group. We are growing quickly and have been recognized by industry analysts and peers as a leader in the emerging edge compute landscape.

We’re a team of passionate technology professionals who support, push and celebrate each other while working to solve complex challenges, learn new skills, and become better engineers and people. We hire smart, talented, dedicated people and provide competitive compensation, generous stock options, flexible workplace and schedule, and many other benefits to foster a positive work environment. Come join us!

Current Open Positions:

Full Stack Engineer, SRE Orientation
Full Stack Engineer, Customer Orientation
Technical Community Engagement Manager/Evangelist

At Section, we value team diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

Full Stack Engineer, SRE Orientation

Locations: USA (Preferably Colorado) and NSW, Australia

Section is looking for deeply technical engineers that are capable of developing our core product platform. As a large system, you’ll need to be able to move up and down the stack.

You’ll be working in a small, strong cross functional and cross timezone team.

Your contributions will include building new systems, upgrades to the existing systems, and day to day operations of the systems we build.

Your Impact

  • Your work will be impactful. Our category is very early stage and the upside potential is dramatic both at Section and in the edge computing sector
  • Section is all about engineering. Founded by and filled with talented engineers
  • Cutting edge languages, tools and frameworks. Lots of early technology adoption
  • Lots of workplace flexibility. Work from home. Work from our offices in Boulder, Denver, or Sydney
  • Great employee benefits. Equity options and competitive compensation. Unlimited vacation days
  • Section is very employee-centric. Last year’s company retreat held in Hawaii
  • We are an international company and you’ll have the opportunity to travel to and from Australia and the USA

Responsibilities

  • Architect, build, deploy and operate new platform components for distributed workloads
  • Document operational processes and procedures related to platform components
  • Mentor peers and consult with internal customers on edge computing technologies
  • Participate in production support and on-call duties

Requirements

  • 7+ years general systems engineering experience - you will have demonstrated an ability to build systems from the ground up
  • Expert-level skills in Linux
  • Experience architecting solutions using modern frameworks for metrics collection, alerting and visualization, e.g. Prometheus, Graphite, Grafana, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana
  • Experience with time series data bases, e.g. M3DB, InfluxDB, CrateDB, Whisper
  • Experience with container orchestration solutions, e.g. Kubernetes
  • Experience with large-scale deployments involving private, hybrid, and/or public cloud platforms
  • Understanding of Infrastructure-as-Code concepts and related tools. e.g. Git, Terraform, Ansible, Puppet
  • Ability to write software in Golang, Python and many languages
  • Solid foundations in networking TCP/IP, especially DNS and HTTP.

Pluses

  • BGP Anycast network creation and operation
  • Strong networking: ECMP, GUE, DPDK, PowerDNS, CoreDNS
  • Contributions to open-source projects
  • A passion for low latency, high throughput systems

Full Stack Engineer, Customer Orientation

Locations: USA (Preferably Colorado) and NSW, Australia

Section is looking for deeply technical engineers that are capable of developing solutions for our customer base which ranges in technical abilities. Our customers run a wide variety of workload ranging from typical CDN functionality to application specific functions. You’ll be interacting with our customer base directly (primarily developers), understanding their needs, and designing solutions to their challenges.

You’ll be working in a small, strong cross functional and cross timezone team.

Your contributions will include helping engineers get the most out of the Section platform, working with big name companies, and day to day operations of the solutions we build.

Your Impact

  • Your work will be impactful. Our category is very early stage and the upside potential is dramatic both at Section and in the edge computing sector
  • Section is all about engineering. Founded by and filled with talented engineers
  • Cutting edge languages, tools and frameworks. Lots of early technology adoption
  • Lots of workplace flexibility. Work from home. Work from our offices in Boulder, Denver, or Sydney
  • Great employee benefits. Equity options and competitive compensation. Unlimited vacation days
  • Section is very employee-centric. Last year’s company retreat held in Hawaii
  • We are an international company and you’ll have the opportunity to travel to and from Australia and the USA

Responsibilities

  • In a consultative fashion with our users, architect, build, deploy and operate solutions that deliver customer value
  • Document operational processes and procedures related to customer solutions
  • Mentor peers and consult with both internal and external customers on edge computing technologies
  • Participate in production support and on-call duties

Requirements

  • 3+ years general systems engineering experience - you will have demonstrated an ability to build systems from the ground up
  • Strong experience in current web development technologies and practices
  • Solid foundations in Internet infrastructure, such TCP/IP, especially DNS and HTTP.
  • Solid foundations in web development, such React, Vue.js.
  • Solid foundations in browser optimization, such React, Vue.js.
  • Experience architecting solutions for web performance and security
  • Experience writing technical documents for developers and IT executives
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to write software in Javascript, Golang, Python, LUA and many other languages

Pluses

  • CDN configuration and debugging skills
  • APM suites like New Relic
  • Experience using the ELK stack
  • IOT, ML, Server Side Rendering skills
  • Contributions to open-source projects
  • A passion for low latency, high throughput systems

Technical Community Engagement Manager/Evangelist

Locations: Colorado, USA

About this Role

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced Technical Community Manager to help build a new software engineering community from the ground up. (View Engineering Education Content Program overview.) We are on a mission to engage university students enrolled in computer science programs by providing a platform to develop and contribute original technical content aimed at furthering their studies, developing a strong resource library for software engineers of all levels, and connecting students with fellow engineers and the larger technical community. We have established a pilot program to gauge interest and early results indicate that the upside potential is limitless.

You will be responsible for:

  • Engaging student communities to evangelize and grow the program through personal outreach, networking, referrals, on-campus events, etc.
  • Defining, measuring and meeting success outcomes for the program, including community growth, site traffic metrics, program exposure, recruiting, etc.
  • Creating protocols and processes to streamline operations around participants (enrollment, engagement), content (curation, review, publishing), compensation, and reporting.
  • Overseeing technical reviews and revision processes for content submissions to ensure accuracy, relevance, originality, SEO, grammar, and flow.
  • Finding creative ways to create, increase, and communicate value among community participants, the Section organization, and the larger technology community.

You will work closely with the Director of Education & Awareness, while collaborating with stakeholders across the organization to develop a comprehensive community content strategy, implement tactics and manage resources to execute against the plan, measure impact, and continually optimize to support the overall marketing strategy.

Here’s what’s compelling:

  • Your work will be impactful…it’s very early stage in our category and the upside potential is dramatic both at Section and across the edge computing landscape.
  • Opportunity to express your entrepreneurial spirit and creative freedom by owning and growing a new program from the ground up.
  • Guide content direction by keeping a pulse on the latest news, research, and trends to inform and engage with our community.
  • Measure and analyze performance to identify impactful content, target optimization opportunities, and provide feedback to drive strategy.
  • Lots of workplace flexibility…work from home…work from our offices in Boulder or Denver.
  • Great employee benefits, equity options and competitive compensation.
  • Section is very employee-centric…last year’s company retreat was held in Hawaii.

About You

You have a passion for technology and the thriving community that surrounds it. You’re not afraid to take a new idea and own it. You’re firmly rooted in open source principles and believe that collaboration and shared knowledge lead to progress. You love strategizing on and building tools, systems, processes, and resources that will, first and foremost, benefit our community, while also delivering value to our organization.

Additional attributes include:

  • Demonstrated technology content and/or community management experience
  • Strong experience/knowledge in Developer Marketing, Developer Evangelism, Developer relations, etc. - must know how to connect with dev and technical folks
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with stakeholders to develop content that aligns with our community
  • Very strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple projects, prioritize effectively, and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices and tactics
  • Ability to use standard development workflows to build, test, and publish content
  • Experience with analytics tools such as Google Analytics and Google Search Console, as well as communication tools (lots of Slack and Github!)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Marketing, Journalism, PR, English, Communications, or other relevant field

United States

1105 Spruce St.
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Toll Free +1 844 325 9500

United Kingdom

Toll Free +44 800 011 9066

Australia

Level 14, 275 Alfred Street
North Sydney, NSW, 2060
+61 2 9119 0444