Senior Backend Engineer, Core
About the Job:
Software powers the world, and LaunchDarkly empowers all teams to deliver and control the best software. As a Backend Engineer, you will help us build features, design and implement API methods, and improve the performance and reliability of our systems.
Our platform serves over twenty trillion feature flags daily. The core technologies we use daily include Golang, Redis, and NATS. As part of our you-build-it-you-run-it culture, all developers may be responsible supporting applications in production, including on-call. Off-hours on call is optional and compensated in addition.
Build and expand our data analysis products and APIs, written in Go, for our new Experimentation product line.
Collaborate with frontend engineers to deliver user-facing features
Monitor and improve server-side performance
Write unit, integration, and load tests as necessary
Actively participate in code reviews
Write and review technical proposals
Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes
Experience with server-side web development (e.g. in Java / Scala, Ruby, Python, Golang, Node.js)
Experience building RESTful APIs
Familiarity with computer science fundamentals such as data structures, distributed systems, concurrency, and threading
A commitment to working in a communicative and collaborative environment
You write code that can be easily understood by others, with an eye towards maintainability
You hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems
You value high code quality, automated testing, and other engineering best practices
A familiarity with networking technologies (TCP, HTTP, websockets, server-sent events, etc.)
Target pay range for a Level P3 in San Francisco/Bay Area: $144,000 - $169,000*
*Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), health, vision, and dental insurance, and mental health benefits in addition to salary.
LaunchDarkly operates from a place of high trust and transparency; we are happy to state the pay range for our open roles to best align with your needs. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, degree level, and location.
LaunchDarkly is a Feature Management Platform that serves trillions of feature flags daily to help software teams build better software, faster. Feature flagging is an industry standard methodology of wrapping a new or risky section of code or infrastructure change with a flag. Each flag can easily be turned off independent of code deployment (aka "dark launching"). LaunchDarkly has SDKs for all major web and mobile platforms. We are building a diverse team so that we can offer robust products and services. Our team culture is dynamic, friendly, and supportive. Our headquarters are in Oakland.
At LaunchDarkly, we believe in the power of teams. We're building a team that is humble, open, collaborative, respectful and kind. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
One of our company values is 'Widen the Circle'. Which means we seek out diversity of perspectives to get better results. We understand everyone has their own unique talents and experiences. We encourage you to apply to this role even if you don’t think you meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above. We can find out together if it's the right match for your skillset.
LaunchDarkly is also committed to giving back to our community and is a part of Pledge 1%, an organization that helps companies make this a priority. Through this initiative and its charitable arm, the LaunchDarkly Foundation, the company is committed to such causes as supporting education for the underserved, homelessness relief and moving towards having a net-zero carbon footprint. You can find more about the LaunchDarkly Foundation and the organizations we serve at https://launchdarkly.com/foundation/.
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