Staff Engineer SF

San Francisco, CA, United States


Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States


51 - 100 people


695 Minna St
San Francisco, CA, 94103, US

Tech Stack

  • Python
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • HAProxy
  • Linux
  • nginx
  • ansible
  • JavaScript
  • Kafka
  • Electron
  • React
  • Redux
  • RXJS
  • Elastic Search
  • AWS
  • Jenkins
  • MyPy
  • Flux
  • Flow

Role Description

The Nylas Cloud API makes it an order of magnitude easier for companies to add email, calendar, and contacts integrations to their applications. By being at the core of business communication, scheduling, and contacts, we believe we can shape the future of how people work.

We’re looking for an experienced Staff Software Engineer to join our team in San Francisco. This person will work directly with a broad team of engineers to architect, advise, mentor, and be hands on to grow the Nylas API and internal systems.

You’ll be responsible for the design, development, and operations of large-scale systems that power inbox sync for all of our customers. Right now, our open-source Python sync engine regularly archives terabytes of data across a massive SQL cluster, and our Flask APIs handle tens of millions of requests a day. We aim to scale that several times over in the next year.


-Contribute technical design and systems architecture of services and applications across the organization Initiate and drive complex cross-team initiatives, bringing in resources as necessary from other teams, product areas, and departments as required

-Partner and interface with peer engineering teams and stakeholders

-Partner with leadership to improve process and culture across engineering

-Partner with product management and customer support to lead technical requirements gathering

-Ensure execution alignment with engineering, product, customers, etc

-Drive and partner on technical standards, hiring practices, and other efforts to raise the quality bar at Nylas

About Nylas

Nylas makes a modern REST API that enables developers to easily integrate their apps with email, contacts, and calendars.

Company Culture

Nylas is a place where you can bring your whole self to work and be accepted as who you are. It's a place that values growth and learning and puts high value on empowering employees. And we know it's healthy to have a life outside of work—while we're a startup and sometimes have to rally to hit a deadline, we strive to plan projects in a way that supports healthy work-life balance.

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