As a Backend Engineer, you will help us build features, design and implement API methods, and improve the performance and reliability of our systems. We're looking for someone who knows what it takes to deliver value to customers and takes pride in the quality of their work.
Our platform serves over twenty billion feature flags daily. The core technologies we use daily include Golang, React, Redux, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Redis, HAProxy, and NATS.
As part of our you-build-it-you-run-it culture, all developers may be responsible for supporting applications in production, including on-call. On-call is compensated in addition.
What you'll get to do:
Build and expand our APIs and services, written in Go
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
On day one, you should have:
Proven experience and fluency with server-side web development (e.g. in Java / Scala, Ruby, Python, Golang, Node.js)
Experience building RESTful APIs
Strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, distributed systems, concurrency, and threading
Strong communication skills, a positive attitude, and empathy
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
Experience with NoSQL databases (MongoDB, ElasticSearch)
A deep understanding of networking technologies (TCP, HTTP, websockets, server-sent events, etc.)
LaunchDarkly is a Feature Management Platform that serves hundreds of billions 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.
Don't let the confidence gap get in the way of applying! We'd love to hear from you.