Senior Systems Engineer (R23767)


Bandcamp is an online record store and music community where passionate fans discover, connect with, and directly support the artists they love. Artists have earned more than a billion dollars on Bandcamp. We believe that music is an indispensable part of the culture, and for that culture to survive, artists must be compensated fairly and transparently for their work.

Our team of 100+ people is sprinkled throughout the world, united in our desire to help artists connect with their fans and earn a living from their craft. Many of us are musicians, all of us are fans, and we see how our work helps artists every day. We use one guiding principle to decide what to build, write about, design, and support: will this help an artist connect with fans and put money in the artist’s pocket?

What You’ll Do

Bandcamp is seeking a talented software engineer with a background in systems and infrastructure to help us manage our production systems, and in turn help independent artists around the world stay connected with their fans. The Systems Team helps to ensure that Bandcamp's production infrastructure and website meet our availability, security, and performance goals. We work closely with our feature development teams to meet those goals, assisting them in getting their code to production and helping them understand how their code works and performs once it's deployed.

In this role, you will

  • Design, build, and maintain systems-focused software, such as internal tooling, automation
  • Design, build, and maintain infrastructure to help Bandcamp meet our business needs and availability, security, and performance goals
  • Maintain our existing technology stack, built on Linux, Ruby, MySQL, Zookeeper, HAProxy, nginx, Elasticsearch, Prometheus, and Grafana
  • Research new technologies and determine how they can help Bandcamp meet its goals
  • Support developers in bringing their code to production, and in understanding how it works and performs once it's there
  • Be part of an on-call rotation, providing primary incident response for outages

What we're looking for

  • Server-side development experience, in Ruby or a similar language (e.g. Python, Java)
  • Strong written communication skills, including real-time written communication (e.g. text chat)
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with building and maintaining Linux-based systems
  • The ability to work independently, managing projects from inception to completion
  • A desire to share your knowledge and experience with the rest of the team
  • A willingness to be on-call (and ideally, past experience in an on-call rotation)

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren’t limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic’s generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

New York City Base Pay Range
$130,400$191,300 USD
California Base Pay Range
$114,800$191,300 USD
Washington Base Pay Range
$109,500$179,800 USD


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

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