At Segment, we believe companies should be able to send their data wherever they want, whenever they want, with no fuss. We make this easy with a single platform that collects, stores, filters, transforms and sends data to hundreds of business tools with the flip of a switch. More recently, we also developed the ability to let customers enrich their data in real time using computations they specify. Our goal is to make it easy to understand, extract value and protect the integrity of data. We are passionate about building toward a world where engineers at other companies spend their time working on their core product, rather than spending nights and weekends tweaking their customer data into various formats for 3rd party tools.

We’re looking for software engineering generalists, with a predominantly backend focus or interest, who are excited to build large-scale distributed systems. Our small team is providing the data infrastructure for thousands of companies and processing billions of API calls every single day. Customers entrust us with some of their most valuable data, depending on us to process and deliver it reliably and with low latency. So, getting this right counts for a lot.


What will you work on?

As a distributed systems engineer, you would focus mostly on implementing backend systems using technologies like Go, Kafka, Docker, Consul, Terraform and a variety of AWS and GCP technologies. Examples of some of the technical challenges you would solve include:

  • Building highly available real time and large-scale event processing pipelines
  • Designing systems which scale seamlessly according to demand
  • Handling mutable shared state, with low latency update requirements, across a variety of SQL and NoSQL database platforms
  • Handling operational cost while maintaining high development velocity

Occasionally, you might also have the opportunity to dig into some front-end or mobile code, should the need arise and this appeals to you.

Our engineering team is incredibly committed to open source and blogging about the things we’ve been building:


About you

  • Great computing fundamentals and shown ability to write code that solves real problems using a statically typed programming language.
  • Strong theoretical fundamentals and hands-on experience designing and implementing highly available and performant fault-tolerant distributed systems.
  • Well-versed in concurrent programming.
  • Experience with implementing large-scale event processing pipelines, preferably using streaming technologies.
  • Ability to lead an engineering solution to a business problem end-to-end.
  • Familiar with good practices for deploying and testing code into a Production environment.
  • Passionate about finding elegant solutions to challenging technical problems.
  • CS or EE degree or relevant industry or open source contributor experience.
  • Values and enjoys being part of a cohesive and supportive team.


Segment is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that everyone should receive equal consideration and treatment. Recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers, and promotions will happen based on qualifications for the positions being filled regardless of sex, gender identity, race, religious creed, color, national origin ancestry, age, physical disability, pregnancy, mental disability, or medical condition.

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