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Senior Backend Engineer - New Zealand or Australia

Hi there!

We're looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join the Engine team at Zapier. Want to create a simple product that allows anyone to do complex, incredible things with the world's APIs? Then keep reading!

We know applying for and taking on a new job at any company requires a leap of faith. We want you to feel comfortable and excited to apply at Zapier. To help share a bit more about life at Zapier, here are a few resources in addition to the job description that can give you an inside look at what life is like at Zapier. We hope you'll take the leap of faith and apply.

Zapier is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing, hiring and maintaining a diverse workforce. Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. 

About You

You love building new things. Your work will be on building a new version of our workflow engine, the set of core services that ensure fast and predictable execution of our Zaps. You're familiar with Django/Python based apps, but have experience evolving larger systems to strategically use more performant languages and tools as required. Zapier is built on Python, Django, React, Node.js, and AWS. We use modern tools, which means you’ll have the opportunity to work with software like Memcached, RabbitMQ, Zookeeper, Docker, Redis, Kubernetes, Puppet, Ansible, and much more. 

You have worked with teams before on large projects. You’re familiar with Python and backend frameworks such as Django and have an interest in more performant languages like Node.js and Rust. You understand how to design systems in a distributed manner across hundreds (and even thousands) of servers - we handle 100s of millions of API calls every week and are growing fast.

You love shipping to customers. Your engineering projects will focus on understanding customers' needs and translating those needs from product specifications into functional, production-ready code. You'll have the opportunity to ship code daily that will be used by millions of people.

You love doing things efficiently. At Zapier, we believe in “Don't be a Robot, Build the Robot.” We build systems and processes that let us scale our impact to be larger than ourselves.

You love learning. Engineering is an ever-evolving world. You enjoy playing with new tech and exploring areas that you might not have experience with yet.

You love to set your own course. You will have a team meeting and a one-on-one meeting every week where you can help direct the course of your projects. You'll have a direct impact on what we work on next.

You're in one of the following time zones: UTC +12 preferred, but open to +10 and +11 too

Things You Might Do

Zapier is a small, fast-growing, and remote-first company, so you'll likely get experience on many different projects across the organization. That said, here are some things you'll probably do:

  • Redesign and build services that execute customer Zaps
  • Help setup the right CI/CD pipelines for those services to set us up for maximum productivity
  • Emit metrics and data from the new Engine that make it easy to operate
  • Plan and build product features - directly impact how our customers can be more productive
  • Ship code to millions of users every week
  • Work with hundreds of different API integrations
  • Give back to the community via open source and blog posts
  • Experiment: this is a startup so everything can change

As a part of Zapier's all-hands philosophy, help customers via support to ensure they have the best experience possible.

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary (we don't use remote as an excuse to pay less, we pay based on the norms of your country)
  • Great healthcare + dental + vision coverage*
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match*
  • Profit-sharing
  • 2-3 annual company retreats to awesome places (once it's safe to travel again, of course!)
  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children
  • Pick your own equipment. We'll set you up with whatever Apple laptop + monitor combo you want plus any software you need.
  • Unlimited vacation policy. Plus we require you to take at least 2 weeks off each year. We see most employees take 4-5 weeks off per year. This isn't a vague policy where unlimited vacation means no vacation.
  • Work with awesome companies around the world. We partner with great software companies all over the world and you'll constantly get to interact with people from these great companies

*While we take care of our international folks as best we can, currently, healthcare and retirement plans are only available to US-, Canada-,and UK-based employees.

How To Apply

We have a non-standard application process. To jump-start the process we ask a few questions we normally would ask at the start of an interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us, even if we don't seem like a good fit. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us.

Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people no matter their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, or age. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.

 

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