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Senior Software Engineer, Core Infrastructure

Company: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy thats leveraging technology to help solve some of the worlds toughest challenges from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity, were pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and movement building, to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.Our ValuesWe believe we can help build a future for everyone.We aim to be daring, but humble:We look for bold ideas regardless of structure and stage and help them scale by pairing engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that accelerate the pace of social progress.We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term:We want to iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even centuries.Stay close to the real problems:We engage directly in the communities we serve because no one understands our societys challenges like those who live them every day. Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.The OpportunityBy pairing engineers with leaders in our education, science, and justice and opportunity teams, we can bring technology to the table in new ways to help drive solutions. We are uniquely positioned to design, build, and scale software systems to help educators, scientists, and policy experts better address the myriad challenges they face. Our technology team is already helping schools bring personalized learning tools to teachers and schools across the country and supporting scientists around the world as they develop a comprehensive reference atlas of all cells in the human body.The Infrastructure organization works on building shared tools and platforms to be used across all of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Members of the shared infrastructure engineering team have an impact on all of CZI's initiatives by enabling the technology solutions used by other engineering teams at CZI to scale. A person in this role will build these technology solutions and help to cultivate a culture of shared best practices and knowledge around core engineering.You willAnalyze and improve efficiency, stability, and security of CZI engineeringDesign and build tools and libraries, constituting a shared stack for use across 5+ engineering teamsEvangelize and educate teams across CZI on best practicesYou will participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation and be an escalation contact for service incidentsYou haveProficiency with Amazon Web Services (AWS)Experience building internal tools and cloud infrastructureShown ability with a scripting language such as Python, PHP, Ruby, or PerlProven ability with a systems language such as C, C++, C#, Go, Java or ScalaExperience with containers, cloud container schedulers, and continuous deployment systemsBS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience5+ years of relevant coding experienceSDL2017

Keywords: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Redwood City , Senior Software Engineer, Core Infrastructure, Other , Redwood City, California

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