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Engineers who find a new job through Blockchain Works average a 15% increase in salary 🚀

Calm

Senior Backend Engineer - Microservices

San Francisco, CA, US

16 October, 2019

Salary

$125K - 180K + Equity

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • go
  • node.js
  • python
  • kubernetes
  • microservices

Benefits & perks

  • Generous pto
  • Full healthcare coverage
  • 401k
  • Healthy snacks
  • Commuter flex spending
  • Unlimited pto
  • Commuter benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Paid medical, dental and vision premiums
  • Apple equipment
  • Paid health insurance

To sum it up...

Build microservices in Golang and Node.Js for a mindful wellness start up in SF

Role overview

We're looking for a backend software engineer to join the team at Calm

Calm is a small team of engineers solving large scale challenges. 😌

The Backend team is the heart of the calm infrastructure. It powers everything from content display to subscriptions. We are constantly developing new features and experiences that help our users get the most out of Calm. This role is incredibly important; we currently operate a node.js monolith on a 300+ pod Kubernetes cluster to serve our high request volume. Help us take Calm’s infrastructure to the exciting next level, powered by microservices. Be a key player in the exciting process of re-envisioning the hidden technology that powers the Calm app. Come join a small, fast moving team that is tackling some of the most fun engineering problems out there.

What you'll do 🚀

  • Design, develop, and operate new features and components that will take our product to the next level
  • Wrangle and expand the injection of large volumes of event data to power a new wave of personalized features for our users
  • Improve the Calm experience by driving enhancements that address network latency and performance.
  • Collaborate with other engineers, product owners, and designers to identify and solve challenging problems
  • Participate in the decomposition of the current monolith into a SOA
  • Provide technical leadership and experience to a growing team of engineers
  • Lead by example with well designed, factored, and tested code

You’ll be effective if you 🧗‍♀️

  • Have strong CS fundamentals
  • 5+ years experience in production deployed environments.
  • Our current backend languages include: golang, nodejs, python, bash, php, yaml
  • Our current frontend clients’ languages include: swift, kotlin, java, objective c, react
  • Desire to tackle complex analytical and algorithmic challenges 
  • Strong network understanding
  • Complete from the moment a packet leaves a remote client to the moment it causes a read on the deepest server resource.
  • Implementation ownership
  • We are a small team that seamlessly meshes through mutual respect and trust. Test your code and make conscious design decisions
  • Flexibility - Calm is a fast moving start-up. We regularly try new things to see what our users love. Balancing implementation speed and perfect code is key to our business success
  • Humility - We A/B test a vast majority of new ideas. Being wrong is inevitable. By designing features in a way to more deeply understand our customers we are able to make better informed decisions in the future
  • Mission - We’re here to make the world happier and healthier with more Calm. We hope you are inspired by what we are accomplishing!

Location

San Francisco, in northern California, is well known for being a tech haven. However, as one of the most visited cities in the world, it’s also a center of cultural and there’s a strong counter culture sensibility that’s always been an essential part of the city. San Francisco has one of the most prominent LGBT communities in the world, and is one of the most important in the history of LGBT rights and activism.

The economy of San Francisco is influenced by household tech companies such as Salesforce.com, Reddit, Dropbox, Airbnb, Yelp, Uber, Lyft, etc. The third quarter of 2017, saw $4.177 billion in funding for companies in San Francisco and the North Bay Area. An hour south of the city is “Silicon Valley” which homes Apple, Facebook, Google and Palantir.

Known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. It’s also the home of the famous Alcatraz Island, site of the notorious former prisoner Al Capone.

Did you know...

  • The average salary for a Software Engineer in San Francisco is $134,000
  • San Francisco has 3% unemployment rate
  • 50-249
  • San Francisco, CA, US

Calm is a software company based in San Francisco, California. We have a simple mission at Calm: To make the world a happier and healthier place. The heart of Calm is digital but the brand is expanding offline into a variety of products and services that bring more peace, clarity and perspective into people’s busy lives. We are building Calm into the Nike of the Mind. We believe Calm can become one of the most valuable and meaningful brands in the world. Over 50 Million people have downloaded the app and we are growing by 85,000 new downloads a day. The company is profitable and headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Calm was co-founded by Alex Tew (Million Dollar Homepage) and Michael Acton Smith (Mind Candy, Moshi Monsters, Firebox).

  • Health
  • Early Stage Venture
  • flexible working
  • startup
  • go
  • AWS
  • KUBERNETES
  • Kafka
  • Generous PTO
  • Full Healthcare Coverage
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Engineers who find a new job through Blockchain Works average a 15% increase in salary.

Salary

$125K - 180K + Equity

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • go
  • node.js
  • python
  • kubernetes
  • microservices

Benefits & perks

  • Generous pto
  • Full healthcare coverage
  • 401k
  • Healthy snacks
  • Commuter flex spending
  • Unlimited pto
  • Commuter benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Paid medical, dental and vision premiums
  • Apple equipment
  • Paid health insurance

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