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Sr. Backend Engineer

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As Zapier continues to scale our mission to democratize automation, we’re hiring Senior Backend Engineers across the organization. Zapier’s on a mission to make everyone more productive at work. Zapier has helped millions of people build businesses through the power of automation. Leveraging modern cloud based microservices, this team will be building core backend services to enable secure, scalable and performant authentication and identity management services. This will include machine to machine authentication and SSO. Using established patterns like OpenID Connect and Python, you will be part of this newly formed team and be highly involved in design and implementation to ensure we deliver the best value to our customers.

If you’re interested in advancing your career at a fast-growing, profitable, impact-driven company, then read on…

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About You 

You love building. You’ll work on building a new version of our App Platform, the set of core services that enable us to interact with thousands of 3rd party APIs in a reliable and scalable manner. You're familiar with Python and backend frameworks such as Django. You enjoy a balance of application development and reliability tuning. 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, Docker, GitLab and Redis.

You excel working on a team. You enjoy being part of a team that solves problems together, collaborating on ideas and working to meet team goals. You like pairing up with teammates when someone gets blocked. You give and accept feedback professionally and don’t let ego get in the way of delivering the best solution for the customer. You can summarize technical concepts effectively as you work with people from disciplines outside of engineering.

You embrace service ownership. You appreciate the speed and autonomy a team has when it owns its services. You also know ownership comes with the responsibility to monitor your team’s services and make sure they are reliable and performant.

You love shipping to customers. Nothing we build matters if it isn’t meeting customers’ needs. You’ll be on a team that collaborates with internal customers’ to provide interfaces to our vast collection of integrations. You’ll also learn to empathize with Zapier’s end users and add capabilities to the Platform that enable Zapier to offer new products. 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 exploring areas that you might not have experience with yet. You have a balanced approach to adopting new tech vs using well-understood patterns.

While we don't require a specific number of years of experience, senior backend engineers at Zapier typically have 7+ years of professional engineering experience, with at least 3 building distributed, scaleable web-applications.  

Things You Might Do

Directly impact how our customers can be more productive by building and supporting the foundational building blocks of Zapier.

Redesign and build services that execute API calls to thousands of 3rd party APIs. REST, GraphQL, XML-RPC; we handle them all!

Work with Amazon services like Lambda and MSK to build scalable solutions that process millions of requests.

Operate and scale the systems you and your team build.

Ship code to millions of users every week.

Travel of 5% - 10% for company retreats that rotate to various cities throughout North America.

You Might Join

The Revenue Growth strives to make our user's decision to upgrade to a Zapier plan easy. As we try to grow revenue we maintain empathy with our customers. As an engineer on the team you'll design and run quantitative experiments to match price to value, develop features that make it easier to be a Zapier customer, or create and improve systems to automate our work. We work closely with other engineering teams as well as other disciplines within the company, communication and collaboration are vital. UTC -3 -UTC -7

The Billing Team strives to make it incredibly easy to purchase Zapier across the globe. Join us as we build systems that power purchasing, subscription management, and customer support. We provide clarity for our customers and earn their trust through operational reliability. We practice empathetic communication with our close partners inside the company and enthusiastic teamwork across disciplines. UTC -3 - UTC -7

 

The Whole Package

Our flexible, distributed environment lets us work with the best people from around the world. Zapiens live in 40+ countries, including the United Kingdom, Thailand, India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia, and more!

Zapier offers:

Competitive salary

Healthcare + dental + vision coverage*

Retirement plan with 4% company match*

Profit-sharing program for 100% of Zapiens

$2,000 annual learning stipend for use on courses, conferences, and more—your choice

Two annual all-company retreats

14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children

Customized Zapiversary rewards on your 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 year work anniversaries

Leading-edge equipment. We set you up with an Apple laptop and provide an additional budget for you to choose other home office accessories and software you may need.

Time to renew. We encourage Zapiens to take at least 2 weeks off each year. Most of us take 4-5 weeks, in addition to locally recognized holidays.

Opportunity to work with Zapier’s amazing partners network

*While we take care of Zapiens around the world the best we can, healthcare and retirement plans are currently available specifically in the UK, Canada, and United States.

 

How to Apply

We have a non-standard application process designed to promote inclusion and equity. We first ask a few questions in our application form that would typically be asked at the start of an initial interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate. Please be sure to answer each question; the resume and CV fields are optional.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us—even if we don’t see an immediate fit with our team. 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, and do not discriminate based on race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, age, or any other status protected by local law. 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.

Zapier is committed to inclusion. As part of this commitment, Zapier will ensure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact jobs@zapier.com.

 

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