Senior Open Source Infrastructure Engineer
Senior Open Source Infrastructure Engineer#
The Senior Open Source Infrastructure Engineer (SOSIE) role is designed to help guide our team and cultivate a healthy and productive culture. It is heavily inspired by On being a senior engineer.
This role focuses their efforts on our infrastructure, but spends a lot of their time guiding others, focusing on particularly complex infrastructure design and development, and interfacing with other teams and stakeholder communities to help guide our development. Below is a short list of expectations for this role.
Solve complex technical problems with broad, cross-project scope, often involving co-ordination with multiple teams across different open source projects.
Acts as a point of escalation for complex technical problems, preferring to solve them with collaborative guidance rather than ‘just doing it’.
Coordinate with product/business teams on roadmap priorities, and provide implementation suggestions and effort estimates.
Provide guidance on major strategic questions in infrastructure and engineering team strategy
Helps grow other engineers via mentorship, code & design review, and sponsorship to find opportunities for them
Act as a role model for positive, inclusive, and constructive team dynamics.