Bubble empowers businesses and entrepreneurs around the world to build software and apps without writing any code or having to think about infrastructure. We have created a rich visual programming language running on commodity cloud infrastructure, making technology accessible and user friendly and allowing users to bring their visions to life quickly.


What we’ve achieved

Our product is working, and we are thriving. Entire VC-backed companies have been built entirely on Bubble, we recently raised a $100 million Series A after years of bootstrapping, and we’re one of the fastest growing companies in the New York tech ecosystem. 


You can build just about anything on Bubble. All new hires build Bubble apps as part of their onboarding, and a recent hire on our Customer Success team built their own version of the social media application Goodreads in 4 days. It has user authentication, an activity feed, upvotes, commenting, followers, lists, account management, live updates, a fully loaded database, API connectivity, and more. 


About the role:

We’re looking for a senior software engineer in our Platform division to help execute on our scaling, reliability, and enablement efforts as we look to double our customer base over the next few years. The scope includes both scalable infrastructure, and our core backend software systems. This role includes after-hours/on-call availability.


As a Senior Engineer, you will:

  • Support billions of requests across a platform that supports arbitrary end user applications by designing, building, and iterating on core backbone services.
  • Improve performance and reliability across all backend services to scale our efficiency, capacity management, and data tier.
  • Design and implement observability across core parts of the system, define and implement SLOs, and work on an observability platform that exposes performance characteristics to end users.
  • Build the workflow engine and scale the data tier that supports petabyte-scale ingest, export, and workflows for arbitrary direct-to-consumer applications.
  • Contribute to the development of the Bubble programming language that is exposed to end users to allow them create complex and novel applications in a performant way.
  • Participate in our triage and on-call process (along with the rest of the engineering team) to quickly diagnose and resolve issues, and implement the changes that will stop their recurrence.
  • Build our next-generation cloud which will have multi-region and multi-cloud high availability, and all of the infrastructure and build services that support it.
  • Work in a stack that includes Rust, Kafka, NodeJS, Terraform, serverless, and more.


This position offers a rare opportunity to lead and influence a platform that is reshaping the traditional engineering stack for the world. If you are looking for a role that will grow your career as a distributed systems focused software engineer, and push your technical and leadership abilities to their limits, this is the perfect role for you.


Join us, and let’s democratize access to technology together!


We offer competitive compensation aligned to tier one markets, such as New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. Our estimated salary for this role at Bubble ranges from $157,000 to $213,000. Actual pay is determined by multiple factors such as skills, qualifications, experience and market demand.


For this role, Bubble is currently only considering candidates who are authorized to work in the US and are within commuting distance of our office in New York City. We will provide relocation assistance to those who are interested in moving to the NYC area.


While we do not have any in-office attendance requirements, we prefer hiring people within commuting distance of our NYC office because we value getting together in person regularly. For those who enjoy working from our Manhattan office on a more regular basis, we offer catered lunches, and happy hours, among other fun perks.

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