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Principal Systems Engineer, Platform & Infrastructure

United States (Remote)

About the role...

In this role you can expect to design, build, and implement solutions as we scale HashiCorp’s IT operations. As a fast-growing start up, we envision leveraging our own HashiCorp tools, such as Terraform, to approach building and maintaining solutions to our complex technical IT challenges. We have great endpoint management tools in place and are looking for this seasoned engineer to help us scale our IT infrastructure framework and enhance operations.

We are particularly interested in someone who thinks critically and approaches resolving problems creatively. Communication is key on the HashiCorp IT Team, so the ideal candidate will be a great communicator who pays close attention to detail. We are a distributed team that values humility, humanity, and bright personalities; someone who is flexible and can work independently as well as collaboratively.

In this role you can expect to…

  • Design and architect solutions to complex systematic IT problems with a build vs buy mindset - taking our systems from their siloed states to interconnected states
  • Work with Infrastructure team to architect and implement single pane glass window for reporting on all HashiCorp-owned information assets, which includes but is not limited to hardware assets, software assets, and office network infrastructure
  • Work beside IT leadership to devise and lead execution plans to scale our IT environments by leveraging HashiCorp tools (i.e. Terraform for Okta, Terraform for Jamf, etc.)
  • Work with our team of Sr Systems Engineers and cross functionally to strategize and achieve as close to 100% automated workflows (i.e. streamlining onboarding/offboarding process, maintain automation of HRIS as a Source configuration, etc.)
  • Build efficient reporting, monitoring, and alerting for hardware and software assets - for system visibility across IT & other HashiCorp business functions
  • Identify risks, gaps, and problem areas in our systems, architect and design a solution and lead the team to implement with the support of IT leadership
  • Own and maintain InfraOps Github, AWS, and other virtualized environments
  • Serve as a high level escalation point for platform issues beyond the scope of Desktop Support

You may be a good fit for our team if you have…

  • DevOps minded IT professional who is a subject matter expertise in automation, virtualization and cloud engineering
  • Coding/scripting and debugging experience for building and integrating systems & solutions (Bash, Python, C++, Java, etc.) 
  • Demonstrated experience of successfully designing, developing, and implementing solutions that serve as sources of truth for user ⇔ information asset correlation
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of macOS and Linux environments
  • Demonstrated professional experience facilitating and leading seamless system integrations between IT systems & business systems 
  • Expertise with Github, AWS, Google API comfortable building and managing within these environments
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills 
  • Experience tracking tickets via ZenDesk, JIRA or other enterprise ticketing or agile methodology systems
  • Excellent communication and mentorship skills
  • Eagerness and ability to learn quickly and independently with provided means and resources

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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.


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.