Ahrefs is looking for a backend developer who possesses deep understanding of networks, distributed systems, OS fundamentals and taste for simple and efficient architectural designs. Our backend is mostly implemented in OCaml with some C++ and Rust.
In this role, be prepared to deal with 30 petabytes of live data, OCaml, Linux and Git on a daily basis.
The ideal candidate is expected to:
These requirements stem naturally from our approach to development with fast feedback cycle, highly-focused personal areas of responsibility and strong tendency to vertical component splitting.
If your preference is leaning towards web functional programming and working on user-facing stuff, you may want to consider our ReasonML position instead.
Ahrefs runs an internet-scale bot that crawls the whole web 24/7, storing huge volumes of information to be indexed and structured in a timely fashion. Our backend system is powered by a custom petabyte-scale distributed key-value storage to accommodate all that data coming in at high speed. With this data, Ahrefs builds analytics services for end-users in the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) space and a web-scale search platform.
We are a lean and robust team who strongly believe that better technology leads to better solutions for real-world problems.
Our motto is "first do it, then do it right, then do it better".
At Ahrefs, we value our people and working here has never been more rewarding. We offer: