About FireHydrant

FireHydrant is building the only reliability focused platform. The FireHydrant platform includes Incident Response, Status Pages, and more, so you can take control of your complex system, reduce downtime, and work better together. We’re a Series B company with around 80 employees (and growing!) who sit across the United States. Check out our blog to learn more about us.

About the role

FireHydrant is excited to be hiring a Senior Backend Engineer to support our growing Core Services team. The person in this role will build the backbone of the services supporting the core services used throughout the application. They will be responsible for improving and maintaining existing services, architecting new ones, and working with the rest of engineering to set best-practices for creation of similar services.

The work you’ll do

  • Collaborate with engineering teams to drive adoption of best practices and shared tooling around core services used throughout the application
  • Provide architectural guidance to engineering teams as they build services to support their growing user base
  • With the team, architect, create and own a set of core services used throughout the application

What we’re looking for an engineer who

  • Enjoys working on a team with internal customers adding value to our external ones
  • Enjoys working on new challenges and brings a core set of modern Ruby, Rails and Go skills to solve them
  • Seeks to deliver reliable and high-quality work, and levels up their peers’ work with regular feedback, mentorship and collaboration across teams
  • Has experience building internal tooling for a larger engineering team, and strives to improve how we all work together within these tools

Life at FireHydrant

  • We’re remote-first with employees around the US, with our physical headquarters in NYC (Union Square)
  • 1-2x per year we will gather in-person as a company; as teams we gather another 1-2x per year depending on the safety of such a gathering, and have virtual events throughout the year
  • We collaborate through Slack, Zoom, Notion, and Google Workspace
  • 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
  • We value building trust, acting with integrity and continuously improving


  • 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, with sustainable working hours and healthy work/life balance
  • Wellness program (in every form it takes): reimbursements for your fitness membership, therapy sessions. 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


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 of pay for the San Francisco market using compensation data from hundreds of companies at our stage. Additionally, everyone in a given role is paid the same without adjusting for locality. The salary for this position is $190,000 or $215,000 depending on leveling.


All employees must be able to show authorization to work in the US.