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Software Engineer, Infrastructure



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

About Kustomer

Kustomer is the industry leading conversational CRM platform perfecting every customer experience. Built with intelligent tools such as AI and Automation, no code-configuration and a connected data platform that unifies data from multiple sources through a single timeline, Kustomer empowers businesses to operate with greater efficiency and deliver more personalized service to customers across any channel, making every interaction more meaningful and memorable. Today, Kustomer is the core platform for some of the leading customer service brands like Ring, Glovo, Away Travel, Priceline and Sweetgreen.

Kustomer was founded in 2015 by serial entrepreneurs Brad Birnbaum and Jeremy Suriel and has raised over $200M in funding backed by leading VCs. Meta announced its intention to acquire Kustomer in 2020 and completed the transaction in 2022. Kustomer joined Meta’s Business Messaging Group to transform the way people and businesses communicate through modern messaging channels. In 2023, Kustomer spun out from Meta as a standalone company backed by original partners, Battery, Redpoint and Boldstart Ventures, who have invested $60M in capital, ensuring Kustomer’s growth and success for many years to come.

Our Krew is made up of passionate and collaborative people who really care about what they do and the people they help. We look for people who are passionate about enhancing the customer service experience for everyone involved, as it's the core of what we do. We're growing our business with no plans of slowing down. We actively seek individuals who want to learn and be challenged every day. We have also transitioned to a remote friendly company, with Krew members located throughout the U.S. coming together for Kamp Kustomer each year.

About the Role

As an Infrastructure Engineer specializing in cost optimization and disaster recovery at Kustomer, you will be tasked with enhancing the financial efficiency and resilience of our infrastructure. This role is integral to the Foundation team, which underpins the data model, core features, and critical systems of our platform. You will collaborate closely with a team of skilled engineers, taking ownership of projects that directly impact our platform's robustness and cost-effectiveness.

What You’ll Do:

  • Analyze current infrastructure usage and performance to identify cost-saving opportunities

    • Design and implement cost-optimization strategies across the platform and infrastructure to reduce expenditure without compromising on performance and scalability.

    • Conduct regular cost audits and reviews of infrastructure to ensure continuous optimization of resources.

    • Lead initiatives to optimize data storage and compute resources to achieve cost-effective scalability and maintain regulatory compliance.

  • Develop and automate disaster recovery processes to minimize impact and downtime

    • Respond to critical incidents as part of an on-call rotation, applying disaster recovery protocols to restore system functionality swiftly.

    • Contribute and maintain documentation on disaster recovery procedures, cost optimization strategies, and operational best practices.

    • Design and implement robust backup solutions, ensuring data integrity and availability across distributed environments.

  • Participate in cross-team initiatives to drive engineering best-practices

    • Conduct code, architecture, and infrastructure reviews across the platform

    • Train and support engineering teams in adopting cost-effective practices in their daily operations and system design.

    • Staying involved in initiatives around on-call rotations, application performance monitoring, development environments, and continuous integration and delivery pipelines.

    • Lead various scalability initiatives across the platform and infrastructure

Our Tech Stack:

  • Javascript (React/node.js), Go

  • AWS Cloud, MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience

  • 8+ years experience building and managing large scale, highly available, distributed web applications

  • A working understanding of a high-level programming language like Go, Python, JavaScript, etc.

  • Strong AWS experience managing infrastructure in a secure, highly available, automated fashion (VPC, ELB, Containers, Auto Scaling)

  • Strong background in Linux/Unix administration, networking, HTTP/2, DNS, REST, etc

  • Experience leading large projects to achieve financial and operational efficiency

  • Experience with designing applications and architecture optimized for multi-region disaster recovery

  • Experience with infrastructure as code and managing Terraform configurations in a sustainable and scalable way

  • Experience with observability tools (Datadog/ELK/Distributed tracing)

Nice To Have:

  • You have Github activity showing thoughtful, relevant contributions

  • You have a working knowledge of writing code and scripts in more than one language

  • You have experience designing sharding configurations for databases

  • You have experience developing internal tools for others

  • You have experience creating SLAs, SLOs, SLIs

HIPAA Compliance

All roles at Kustomer may involve handling sensitive personal data.


Kustomer offers an array of benefits including competitive salaries, stock options, 100% healthcare coverage, 401K, WiFi and Mobile reimbursement, and a generous vacation policy.

Diversity & Inclusion at Kustomer

Kustomer is committed to bringing together individuals from different backgrounds and perspectives.

We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do great work together.We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Disclaimer: Kustomer only contacts candidates from company email addresses ending in kustomer.com and does not seek funds from candidates in any circumstances.