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Sr. Engineer - Backend - Terraform Core

United States (Remote)

About HashiCorp

HashiCorp is a fast-growing startup that solves development, operations, and security challenges in infrastructure so organizations can focus on business-critical tasks. We build products to give organizations a consistent way to manage their move to cloud-based IT infrastructures for running their applications. Our products enable companies large and small to mix and match AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and other clouds as well as on-premises environments, easing their ability to deliver new applications for their business.

At HashiCorp, we have used the Tao of HashiCorp as our guiding principles for product development and operate according to a strong set of company principles for how we interact with each other. We value top-notch collaboration and communication skills, both among internal teams and in how we interact with our users.

Engineering at HashiCorp is largely a remote team. While prior experience working remotely isn't required, we are looking for team members who perform well given a high level of independence and autonomy.

About Terraform

Terraform is an open-source infrastructure as code software tool that provides a consistent CLI workflow for managing infrastructure and codifies cloud APIs into declarative configuration files. 

Terraform allows operators to safely and predictably make changes to infrastructure with its clear mapping of dependencies, separation of plan/apply phases, and its registry of over 1000 providers.

About the Role

On the Terraform Core team, we build the open-source core that powers Terraform, a platform and set of tools that enable teams to confidently own and run their infrastructure. Our customers and users place a high level of trust in us, relying on our tools to operate their own infrastructure and software effectively, so we care deeply about reliability and performance.

In this role you can expect to:

  • Develop new features and bugfixes for the open-source core that powers Terraform
  • Partner with Community team members to ensure the Terraform community of open source contributors and users is healthy and supported
  • Work across teams to build great developer experiences for developers of providers and plugins across the Terraform ecosystem
  • Help design and build architectures and features in the Terraform CLI and core APIs that offer a seamless experience across Terraform’s open source and commercial offerings
  • Help develop and run experiments to chart a course for the next generation of infrastructure automation tooling
  • Interact directly with internal teams, users, and HashiCorp customers, as well as the larger Terraform community
  • Participate in the full lifecycle of development, from collaborating with peer teams on design through testing and release
  • Program mostly in Golang, learning from and contributing to a team committed to peer mentorship and continually improving their skills

You may be a good fit for our team if:

  • You’ve worked on large, complex codebases with many users
  • You have experience as a Terraform practitioner
  • You have experience with or interest in using Go
  • You have strong experience using written communication to help others understand your ideas and to gather/incorporate feedback
  • You approach new challenges with curiosity, and the idea of participating in and contributing to a learning culture is exciting to you
  • You’re able to knowledgeably discuss and balance performance, security, and user interactions in complex systems

What is our hiring process like?

The below serves as a basic outline; we may choose to add or remove steps based on the information that we gather during the process.

  • Introductory Call with someone from our recruiting team.
  • First Interview with an Engineering Manager
  • Interview Loop with additional team members, with the following panel:
    • Technical Code Pairing interview
    • Code Review interview
    • Communication and Collaboration interview
    • Systems and architecture interview
  • If applicable, a final conversation with the Engineering Manager for the team you would be joining
  • Offer

We do our best to accommodate your programming language of choice for technical interviews.

About the Application Process:

Please note, as collaboration and communication are a critical aspect of how we work, a cover letter is a great way to provide a sample of how you communicate.

In your cover letter, please describe why you're interested in working at HashiCorp, and what draws you to this role in particular. Specifics of your past experience that are relevant to this role are great to include, too.

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Benefits at HashiCorp

Note: some benefits may differ from one country to another.

Medical, dental & vision

HashiCorp offers your choice of medical plans as well as dental and vision coverage for you and any dependents, including spouses, domestic partners, and children. Coverage begins upon your first day of hire.

Life & disability insurance

HashiCorp provides life insurance coverage in the amount equal to your annual salary at no cost to you. If you would like additional coverage, you have the option to enroll in voluntary life insurance for yourself or your dependents. You will also be covered under our short term and long term disability policies in the event that you are unable to work for an extended period of time due to a health condition.

Flexible spending account (FSA)

You can set aside pretax money to go towards the purchase or payment of approved health care and dependent care expenses. These can include copays, birth control, day care for children or elder adults, acupuncture, and more.

Vacation and Other Leaves

We believe in giving our employees the opportunity to recharge and refresh, and our vacation policy reflects that. Our Paid Vacation Policy offers employees 4 weeks of vacation per year. So, whether you’d like to vacation on a beach or relax at home, it’s up to you! Additionally, we offer 10 days of paid sick leave per year, bereavement leave, miscarriage leave and extended personal leave. We value your health and well-being and empower you to take ownership of your earned and well-deserved time away.

401(k)

Our 401(k) plan provides a variety of investment options to help you fund your retirement. The plan allows you to contribute a designated amount of your pre-taxed income from each paycheck thereby lowering your taxable annual income. The plan also offers employees the opportunity to enroll in Roth, and after-tax contributions.

Family Expansion Benefit

We are dedicated to supporting the needs of our employees and their families in a way that is inclusive of all family structures. That is why we’re proud to offer a Family Expansion Benefit through Carrot designed to support a variety of family expansion methods that range from Adoption to Fertility treatments, and can be customized to the needs and preferences of each individual employee.

Maternity and Parental Leave

To bond with their newborn, we provide birthing parents up to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave via short-term disability and HashiCorp’s parental leave policy. For non-birthing parents (including adoptive) we offer 8 weeks of paid parental leave.

Expanded Mental Health Support

We understand the importance of supporting our employees mental health, and are committed to doing this through a variety of resources. In addition to offering an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), we provide employees access to an on-demand behavioral healthcare benefit through Ginger.