Senior Build Systems Engineer, Turborepo

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What Vercel is looking for in applicants

About Vercel:

At Vercel, we are building an open-source developer tools platform that enables developers to build and iterate on the web without sinking time and money into DevOps. We are a remote-first and globally distributed team, and we want to shape the future of the web by making cloud computing accessible to everyone. Our philosophy is based on the principles of learning, collaboration, transparency, experimentation, and passion.

  • We are goal-driven and dedicated
  • We use our own tools every day
  • We thrive together with our community
  • We are customer-obsessed
  • We believe in people's ability to grow

Through the Vercel platform, Turborepo, and Next.js we aim to improve the experience of developing the modern websites and applications users have come to expect today.

Vercel, Turborepo: Make Ship Happen.


The Opportunity:

Vercel, generally, is growing fast and the Turborepo team is no exception. The role is dynamic - you should be comfortable designing systems, writing code, and debugging systems in production and in open source. As part of the Turborepo team, you will focus on creating the ultimate developer experience (for large codebases) by improving the Turborepo build system and Vercel’s monorepo experience.


About you:

  • You are intrigued by the challenges faced by building and orchestrating other engineer's code.
  • You have ideas about how to architect scalable codebases
  • You are keen to experiment, challenge norms and deliver secure, reliable and performant systems that delight Turborepo users
  • You are knowledgeable about file systems, graph data structures, and software build systems.
  • You are a confident Node.js, Golang, or Rust developer (or keen to become one) with experience of building reliable toolchains and CLIs.
  • You do not need to be a Next.js or React expert. But it's a bonus if you are!


Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive compensation and stock options.
  • Inclusive Healthcare Package (US only).
  • Flexible working style - 100% remote, with teammates located throughout the globe.
  • Learn and Grow - we provide mentorship and send you to events that help you build your network and skills.
  • Unlimited PTO - 4 weeks recommended per year. Take time when you need it.
  • We will provide you with the gear you need to do your role, and a WFH budget for you to outfit your space as needed.


Vercel is committed to fostering and empowering an inclusive community within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Vercel encourages everyone to apply for our available positions, even if they don't necessarily check every box on the job description.

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