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You’d be our third infrastructure engineer, joining a person in Canada and myself in England.

  • All our engineers are telecommuting
  • Slack is our office
  • Salary range 36k-96k EUR / year
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    It’s great to see a job posting on here. I’ve been trying to figure out how to find jobs without going through a recruiter for a while but I’ve more or less come up with nothing, so seeing this gives me a spark of hope.

    For this job specifically I’m sort of tempted to apply since I’m familiar with everything you mention, and I want to continue my current pattern of working remotely, but I’m put off a bit by the title ‘Infrastructure Engineer’. I don’t think you can effectively work on infrastructure without a good understanding of the application(s) using it, and vice versa, so for my whole career I’ve been involved in both, and my job titles have been correspondingly general. Perhaps you could expand a little on that…?

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      TL;DR: Naming is hard - you should apply!

      It’s the end of the day here, but I’ll get back to this tomorrow with an expanded answer.

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        Seconding this, it’d be nice to see more job postings on here. The tag can be filtered depending on if you’re in the market.

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          Definitely. Looking at history though, it seems the tag has not been used correctly for the most part. I guess we need to be more vigilant about flagging those that are tagged job but aren’t job postings?

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            I guess we need to be more vigilant about flagging those that are tagged job but aren’t job postings?

            Agreed! I’ve gone through and suggested removing the job tag from a few of the recent ones that are not actually job ads. If more do the same, I suppose they’ll be removed? It should help people who look at “prior art” to pick the right tag.

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              I’ve gone through and suggested removing the job tag from a few of the recent ones that are not actually job ads. If more do the same, I suppose they’ll be removed?

              Just did the same, most of the recent job stories are now properly tagged. We did it! :)

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          I don’t think you can effectively work on infrastructure without a good understanding of the application(s) using it, and vice versa, so for my whole career I’ve been involved in both,

          I absolutely agree. And there’s a good deal of overlap here. We are a company of about 30 people. Because we’re so small, we don’t have room for hyper-specialists. We don’t have a group of people who develop the software, and another group that operates the software. We have a degree of freedom and responsibility to do what we feel is right for the company to succeed.

          As an example I recently needed to do some maintenance on a small service called from our main app. I first spent time investigating what would happen to our main app in this case, by reading the code and looking at New Relic during running the maintenance operation in our test environment. I found that our main app was meant to handle this case, but due to a bug it did not do so properly. I identified & implemented a fix, and waited until the next release of the app to do the maintenance on the auxiliary app.

          and my job titles have been correspondingly general.

          Personally (and I don’t speak for my boss who wrote the ad I linked to here) I think a job title is just a hook to hang the job description off of. I don’t think one is terribly meaningful without the other, and I wouldn’t worry too much about that label. For most of my career I too have been involved in both development, deployment and live support of applications, although my job titles have been all over the place.

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            Personally (and I don’t speak for my boss who wrote the ad I linked to here) I think a job title is just a hook to hang the job description off of.

            I agree though!

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              Oh hai! ;-)

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          Salary range 36k-96k EUR / year

          I’ve noticed this very wide band of salary in European job listings before - is this typical? Are jobs not more tightly banded?

          I’m used to seeing listings for junior/(plain)/senior dev, or even the pathological “Engineer (1-5)”.

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            Although I will stress that I am not the hiring manager, so don’t know, I think it partly reflects our flexibility with regards to your experience. We are a small company and don’t have different ads for junior, mid-level or senior positions. Additionally, cost of living varies wildly across Europe, even within countries. I took a pay cut moving from London to the north of England, but my disposable income and purchase power went up. Again I don’t know if this is part of the reason for the big gap, but I could easily assume so particularly since this is a remote role.

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              I know it is a little off topic, but just out of curiosity about how other people think about this issue, does it make sense (is it fair) for a person providing the same service with the same quality, to get paid less/more just because he/she chose to live in a place that is less/more expensive? (or if you prefer, 2 persons with exactly the same characteristics to have different salaries just because one lives in a place more expensive than the other).

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                Personally I used to think it could be. I am certainly less sympathetic to a company in the SFBA hiring cheap employees overseas than I am to, say, a company in Bangladesh paying more to hire in Europe. But in general I am not entirely sure any more.