About The Job:

  • As a Backend Engineer on the Cloud team you will help build new scalable services that power the features of the number one mobile app that provides safety and peace of mind to millions of families.
  • You are comfortable maneuvering legacy code bases and enjoy turning them into new state of the art technology, as we are breaking down a PHP monolith into JVM-based microservices on AWS.
  • Our cloud team ensures that our API’s are able to process tens of thousands of requests a second with the ability to scale 10x. You’ll be a very active contributor to our diverse codebase.
  • You use automation tools as often as possible, and develop and improve these tools.
  • You are comfortable dealing with very large amounts of traffic to the tune of billions of daily API requests

 

Responsibilities:

As a member of our Staff engineering group, you

  • are a functional specialist that makes impact through either your technical depth or your ability to lead a group of engineers
  • are the go-to expert for your function
  • have the ability to create and execute quarterly technical goals, lead and vanguard our most complicated features, and mentor and advance the skills of lower-level engineers.

 

Education / Experience Requirements:

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar quantitative field or the equivalent number of years experience.
  • 8+ years of software development experience.
  • Proficient in JVM languages. This team uses primarily Java (Spring Boot) and Scala (Akka, Lagom); deep knowledge of either is required, of both is great
  • Familiarity with PHP, Python, or Go since some of our systems are built using these.
  • Excellent understanding of data stores, distributed systems, data modeling and their associated pitfalls.
  • 4+ year experience with microservices
  • Experience with the AWS environment and its various tools

 

About Our Culture and Benefits:

  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance plans (100% paid for employees)
  • 401(k) plan with company matching program
  • Flexible PTO and 12 company wide days off throughout the year
  • Learning & Development programs
  • Whatever makes you stronger makes us stronger. We provide equipment, tools & reimbursement support to engage a productive remote-first team
  • Free Life360 Platinum Membership for your family circle

 

All open positions, unless specified as location specific, are remote opportunities and, when returning to our offices is possible, team members may elect to take advantage of the following (or continue to choose to remain remote!):

  • A great office with plenty of light in the heart of the SOMA district in beautiful San Francisco; a 5 minute walk to CalTrain & BART
  • An amazing office location within walking distance to the beach in San Diego (Encinitas)
  • In person team building activities, celebratory company outings and fun events

 

Our Commitment to Diversity

We believe that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we serve. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic best selves to work.

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