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Cervin Ventures
Cervin Ventures

Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

About the Job:

As a Platform Engineer, you will help us extend and scale LaunchDarkly's engineering infrastructure. You will build an internal development platform that brings joy to your end users - LaunchDarkly developers - and you are passionate about multiplying our engineering force through automation, orchestration, documentation, and productivity tools.

LaunchDarkly is a rapidly growing software company with a strong mission and vision carried out by a talented and diverse team of employees. Our goal is to help teams build better software, faster. You'll join a small team from companies like Atlassian, Intercom, and Twitter, and you'll have an immediate impact with our product and customers.


  • Collaborate with engineering teams to identify bottlenecks and areas for improvement in their development lifecycle, including Infrastructure as Code (IaC) templates for consistent provisioning.

  • Implement tools and processes to increase developer productivity and reduce time-to-market.

  • Automate infrastructure provisioning, scaling, and management to ensure efficiency and reliability.

  • Lead the design and implementation of our internal developer platform, empowering development teams to build and operate their services faster and more effectively.

  • Ensure the platform is scalable, secure, and aligned with best practices.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve delivery pipeline issues to ensure a reliable release process.

  • Keep up-to-date with platform engineering industry trends and emerging technologies.


  • You possess excellent communication and collaboration skills. You play well on a small, tight-knit team.

  • You are a self‐starter and problem solver, willing to solve hard problems and work independently when necessary. You identify potential problems and nip them in the bud before they surface.

  • You have a passion for reducing toil for yourself and your colleagues, and love solving problems with scripts and automation (e.g. with Python and Bash.)

  • You have successfully run large-scale production systems on public cloud infrastructure.

  • You have strong proficiency in building and maintaining CI/CD pipelines with tools like CircleCI and Spinnaker.

  • You are familiar with running systems with a service-oriented architecture.

  • You have written software in languages like Go or Python.

  • You have extensive experience codifying infrastructure with tools like Terraform.


Target pay range for a Level P4 in San Francisco/Bay Area: $165,000 - $195,000*

*Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), health, vision, and dental insurance, and mental health benefits in addition to salary.

LaunchDarkly operates from a place of high trust and transparency; we are happy to state the pay range for our open roles to best align with your needs. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, degree level, and location.

About LaunchDarkly:

LaunchDarkly is a Feature Management Platform that serves trillions of feature flags daily to help software teams build better software, faster. Feature flagging is an industry standard methodology of wrapping a new or risky section of code or infrastructure change with a flag. Each flag can easily be turned off independent of code deployment (aka "dark launching"). LaunchDarkly has SDKs for all major web and mobile platforms. We are building a diverse team so that we can offer robust products and services. Our team culture is dynamic, friendly, and supportive. Our headquarters are in Oakland.

At LaunchDarkly, we believe in the power of teams. We're building a team that is humble, open, collaborative, respectful and kind. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

One of our company values is 'Widen the Circle'. Which means we seek out diversity of perspectives to get better results. We understand everyone has their own unique talents and experiences. We encourage you to apply to this role even if you don’t think you meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above. We can find out together if it's the right match for your skillset.

Learn more about the interview process & what it’s like to work with LaunchDarkly's Product Delivery team!

LaunchDarkly is also committed to giving back to our community and is a part of Pledge 1%, an organization that helps companies make this a priority. Through this initiative and its charitable arm, the LaunchDarkly Foundation, the company is committed to such causes as supporting education for the underserved, homelessness relief and moving towards having a net-zero carbon footprint. You can find more about the LaunchDarkly Foundation and the organizations we serve at https://launchdarkly.com/foundation/.

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