Senior Backend Engineer

San Francisco, CA, United States

Front


Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States

Employees

101 - 250 people

Address

525 Brannan St Ste 301
San Francisco, CA, 94107, US

Tech Stack

  • Node.js
  • MySQL
  • Memcached
  • Amazon S3
  • Redis
  • aws
  • node
  • Kotlin
  • RxJava
  • React

Role Description

Email is the universal communication tool for work. It’s where you discuss work, answer questions, and talk to all of your customers, vendors, and partners. But email wasn’t made for business and hasn’t evolved to help you work with a team. So you’re dropping the ball, missing important context, and relying on many siloed apps that make you less productive as a whole.

With more than 5,000 customers and $79 million in funding from Sequoia, Threshold (formerly DFJ), and others, Front is reinventing the inbox so people can accomplish more together. We’ve created one place where you communicate internally and externally, gain context about customers and projects, and access all your other tools so you can be more efficient, more fulfilled, and ultimately happier at work.

We are looking for experienced backend engineers to join the team responsible for the core systems that power Front - a rules engine service that evaluates thousands of rules in milliseconds, a real-time inbox counter service that is fast and precise, and more. As you can imagine, this means a lot of responsibility and a tremendous amount of impact. The systems that you will work on need to be performant, scalable and reliable, all at once.

What will you be doing?

  • Own key features or sub-systems of Front
  • Collaborate closely with product managers, product designers and other engineers to conceptualize, build and test new product features: frontapp.com/roadmap
  • Troubleshoot and resolve bugs and issues across the stack, e.g. a stuck job in a message queue, a bug in our recipient suggestions service

What skills and experience do you need?

  • Product mindset – we’re a product company on a mission to"advance how people work”
  • 5+ years of industry experience working on backend systems at a large-scale internet service
  • 2+ years of working on software systems built atop Amazon Web Services
  • Fluency in a dynamic language like Javascript, Python, Ruby, or similar
  • Strong track record of launching and delivering projects of significant complexity and high level of ambiguity
  • Experience architecting, deploying and operating asynchronous work queues, high-volume storage systems, and high-throughput systems
  • Understand the trade-offs in employing different engineering solutions to a problem, valuing pragmatism over idealism
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative, and high-growth environment
  • Full professional English proficiency

Bonus

  • Experience working with a multi-data center setup
  • Extensive experience in node.js, MySQL and memcached on AWS

Front provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

About Front

We're reinventing email by making it easier to use for teams who share an inbox. Email began life as a tool for individuals to manage their personal communication. Over time it's become used by teams to handle all external communication. The email clients haven't kept up with this change, Front is the email client used by teams to share their inbox (e.g. sales@ or support@ address) and collaborate easily with each other.

Company Culture

We have five core values: collaboration, transparency, care, low ego, high standards.

Company culture is important to us at Front. In the spirit of transparency, we decided to publish this culture book. We hope it serves as a guide to our values as our team grows, and can be helpful for others who are working to mindfully grow their culture, too.

https://frontapp.com/blog/2019/02/12/culture-book/

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