Overview

About FireHydrant

FireHydrant is building the only reliability focused platform. The FireHydrant platform includes Incident ResponseStatus Pages, and more, so you can take control of your complex system, reduce downtime, and work better together. We’re a Series A company with around 50 employees who sit across the United States and we’re growing. Check out our blog to learn more about us.

About the Role

As a platform engineer you’ll work to build the foundation all of our engineers depend upon to serve our customers’ needs. As an early member of our team, you’ll get to lay the groundwork for future product innovation and scaling capabilities.

We’re looking for people with a strong background or interest in building developer-focused products, care deeply about security and customer trust, and are comfortable learning new skills that will deliver value to our customers.

You’ll be working on

  • Expanding our production environments into multiple cloud providers in order to meet our customers’ reliability needs
  • Working to ensure our systems are highly available and scalable to meet the needs of our customers
  • Participating in system design of new systems from the concept or prototype stage to ensure we can deliver on our performance and reliability goals
  • Driving reliability and observability in all of our systems and engineering processes

We’re looking for someone who

  • Has experience with running Kubernetes in Google Cloud or AWS
  • Can pick the right technologies for the job, and can learn the right technologies when they need
  • Takes ownership of a project from concept to production
  • Enjoys working with, teaching, and learning from a diverse group of people
  • Knows why good is better than good enough, but also knows why perfect is the enemy of good

Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental premiums for the employee and 75% of dependents
  • Unlimited vacation policy with a minimum requirement of three weeks off per year
  • Wellness program: reimbursements for your gym membership, athletic equipment, nutrition plans, etc.
  • Education budget: conferences, books, online courses, etc.
  • Home office stipend: get your workspace set up in a way that works best for you
  • 401k match

Life at Fire Hydrant

  • We’re remote-first with employees around the US, our headquarters is in NYC (Union Square)
  • 1-2x per year we will gather as a company, depending on the safety of such gathering
  • We collaborate through Slack, Zoom, Figma, Notion, and Clubhouse
  • We practice healthy work-life balance; we expect sustainable working hours and require use of your minimum three (3) week vacation time
  • Kind candor – we expect honesty delivered through kindness, first and foremost
  • Transparency & equity – information is shared openly in Slack channels; we welcome ideas and contribution regardless of role or experience level
  • Mutual mentorship – we believe in the power of mentorship and that everyone (of all skill levels) has something to learn, and something to teach

Compensation

FireHydrant believes that everyone should be compensated fairly and we strive for transparency within our organization and the industry. We set our salaries at the 75th percentile based on compensation data from hundreds of companies at our stage and everyone in a given role is paid the same without adjusting for locality. The compensation for this role is $171,000, $180,000, or $204,000 depending on leveling.