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When you work for Glassdoor, you help people everywhere get ahead in work and life. That’s because we’re moving fast to become the leading community for workplace conversations. Every day, we foster radical transparency by giving professionals a platform to connect authentically and anonymously. Think real talk with real people — plus company reviews and ratings, salary info, job listings and more. 

Join us as we make worklife better, together.

About the Role 

We are looking for an exceptional Staff Back-End Engineer to play a senior role in preparing the Glassdoor Community platform to grow rapidly in the next couple years. As a Staff Back-End Engineer, you will be instrumental in the architecture, design and implementation of the back-end components required to support such an ambitious platform growth goal. 

What You’ll Do 

  • Implement and maintain back-end components to support the current and future needs of the Glassdoor Community platform.
  • Lead the architectural design discussions and decisions for the back-end components.
  • Write high-quality, maintainable code in TypeScript and JavaScript
  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks in the existing backend infrastructure.
  • Work closely with the team to plan and implement scalable solutions that can handle constant userbase growth
  • Collaborate with frontend engineers, product managers, and other stakeholders to understand requirements and implement end-to-end solutions.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to ensure alignment with overall business goals.

What You’ll Bring 

  • A commitment to add to our culture of DEI
  • You have at least 4+ years of professional experience in production applications (back-end)
  • You are an independent, hard-working, responsible professional comfortable working in a distributed team spread across multiple time zones
  • Technical expertise in technologies: NodeJS, Typescript, MongoDB, Redis, Restful API design/implementation, AWS EC2, S3, SQS, and EB
  • Basic skills and general understanding of: GraphQL, Agora Voice, Twilio WebRTC or any other WebRTC technology, Docker, Basic Linux server administration skills, SocketIO, Sendgrid or similar email sending technologies
  • Experience building micro services or migrating monolithic applications into micro services, AngularJS  and SQL databases/warehouse databases (Snowflake, Redshift) is a plus
  • Production experience with any CI/CD tool

Compensation and Benefits 

Base Salary Range*:  $168,000.00 - $252,000.00 ++

*Glassdoor base salaries are targeted to the market 75th percentile for technical roles and the 65th percentile for non-technical roles. In other words, 65-75% of comparable organizations in our industry will pay less.

Annual Bonus Target**: 10%

**Bonuses are paid in 6-month intervals, aligning with bi-annual performance reviews

Generous Restricted Stock Units (RSU): 

***Restricted Stock Units (RSU) are awarded at hire and may be refreshed annually. Additionally, as a pay-for-performance company, RSU grant awards are presented bi-annually to exceptional performers.

You can learn more about our compensation philosophy here and see salary ranges for all Glassdoor jobs here.

Health and Wellness: 100% employer-paid premiums for employee medical, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability, select well-being programs, along with 80% employer-paid premiums for all dependents.

  • Generous paid time off programs for birthing and non-birthing parents are provided, along with paid injury/illness leave and paid family emergency leave.

Coverage begins at the start of employment. After 48 months of continuous employment, 100% of all premiums for you and your dependents can be employer-paid!

Work/Life Balance: Open Paid Time Off policy, in addition to 15-20 paid company holidays/year

Investing in Your Future: 401(k) plan with a company match up to $5,000 per year, subsidized fertility and family planning services, and discounted legal assistance services. 

Our Commitments

  • Come as you are: At Glassdoor diversity is not a slogan; it’s a core factor in our success. We welcome your background, experience and ideas because you help us understand and better serve our world. You make us stronger.
  • Grow your career: Glassdoor is small enough for you to see the impact of your contributions, while large enough to offer significant resources and endless opportunities to grow. This is a great place to make a career.
  • Find your people: Ask anyone who works here: it’s the people who make the difference. We are a group of well-rounded humans who support one another and work hard together to bring the Glassdoor mission to life.
  • Discover flexibility: With flexible hours and a where-to-work policy, Glassdoor allows you to take on professional and personal responsibilities — enhancing both productivity and your well-being. 

Glassdoor is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran or military status or any other category protected under the law. Glassdoor is an equal opportunity employer; committed to creating a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Where-to-Work Policy
Being a remote-first company, Glassdoor employees can live anywhere Glassdoor is a registered company. Requests to move must be approved by an employee’s manager and the People team. While we will try our best to support relocation requests, some requests may not be approved due to various tax, legal, or other restrictions.

Enjoy Remote and Explore: Employees authorized to work in their current location may Work Away for up to a total of 30 (thirty) working days in a calendar year without permanent relocation and compensation change. Employees on visas may work Work Away for up to a total of 20 (twenty) working days in a calendar year without permanent relocation and compensation change. The amount of time and location for Work Away must be approved by the employee’s manager and People Operations team at least two (2) weeks in advance of travel.

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