Staff Software Engineer, Microservices (Go, Node.JS) (Remote)

Distributed or Flexible /
Engineering – Cloud Applications /
Full-time
Are you ready to power the World's connections?

If you don’t think you meet all of the criteria below but are still interested in the job, please apply.  Nobody checks every box - we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.

About the role:

You will deliver microservices that power Kong Konnect, the Service Connectivity Platform. Working closely with Engineering and Product Management teams, you will develop software components that will materially impact customer’s and Kong’s business and contribute to complex product integration efforts as we continue to develop our suite of products.

Why should you want to work at Kong?  

Market Opportunity - We are on a quest to build a $10b+ software company over the next few years and need YOUR help!
- APIs are driving innovation across every industry!
Strong VC team, Series D, strong year over year revenue growth!
Technical Leadership - We are recognized as the leader in innovation in the connectivity space.
- Marco, our CTO/co-founder - “We are the Cisco of L4 and L7” - CUBE Conversation, March 2021
We are the leading innovator in the connectivity space!
Amazing Team & Culture - Come be a "Konger" and find out what we mean.
- Great Place to Work Certified in 2020 & 2021
Kong employees discuss our culture at our 2020 Company Kickoff
Building Great Products - Learn why the world's largest companies love our tech!
- Kong Named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant
Over 250m+ downloads of our open source API gateway!  Over 40k+ stars on Github between Kong API and Kong Insomnia!

What you'll do:

    • Design, implement and maintain services that power Konnect. Examples include identity, search, and provisioning.
    • Support those services in production by participating in an on-call rotation.
    • Design and implement solutions to technical problems of high complexity.
    • Write automated tests to ensure behavior of code and avoid regressions.
    • Proactively analyze recurring design defects and establish design practices for early detection and avoidance across all features of the product team.
    • Working closely with technical leadership, put in place team-wide best practices for microservice architecture, design, and development.
    • Mentor other team members.
    • And any additional tasks required by manager.

What you'll bring:

    • 8+ years working in a team to develop, deliver, and maintain complex software solutions.
    • Expert knowledge of and experience with Go, Node.js, or Nest.js. 
    • Experience designing, prototyping, building and debugging microservices architectures and distributed systems.
    • Experience developing and supporting a large scale SaaS platform.
    • Expertise in designing and writing APIs, and a firm grasp of API lifecycle management.
    • Expertise with data modeling in relational and no-SQL databases.
    • Understanding of and development with git and Github workflows.
    • Expertise in test-driven development and automated testing.
    • Deep experience with Golang or Node. Golang is our default language.

Bonus Points:

    • Working knowledge of containerization and Kubernetes.
    • Understanding of advanced topics in the SaaS space such as version lifecycle management, high availability, and scalability considerations.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

What is a Konger? 

We are a group of makers, thinkers, and doers focused on helping today’s developers build tomorrow’s technology. Our teams work on the bleeding edge of API innovation to provide our users with a central nervous system for data and services.

We put design at the heart of everything we do, and we’re relentlessly focused on creating beautiful experiences for our customers. That’s why technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web applications.

We believe in the power of Open Source and everything it stands for. That’s why developers around the world enthusiastically contribute on top of our open-source platform.

We are passionate about solving challenges that will fundamentally shape the future of technology, and we’re looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you believe in taking ownership of your work, making an impact, and having fun along the way, we would love to talk to you.

Kong Core Values: 

Be Inclusive.  We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger.

Be Authentic.  We are genuine, principled and confident without arrogance. Show respect and kindness, especially in tough moments.

Be Relentlessly Resourceful.  We work with purpose, obsession and grit. It takes muscle to do hard things and doing hard things build muscle.

Be Customer Obsessed.  We care. Customers are everything, we put them at the center of everything you do. We are all empowered to make an impact.

Be Curious.  We value ideas over hierarchy. Never accept the status quo. We make bold bets, fail, and learn everyday. There is always a way.

Be an Owner.  We are drivers not passengers and own the quality and outcomes of our work.

About Kong:

Kong creates software and managed services that connect APIs and microservices natively across and within clouds, Kubernetes, data centers and more using intelligent automation. Built on an open source core, Kong’s service connectivity platform enables digital innovation by allowing organizations to reliably and securely manage the full lifecycle of APIs and services for modern architectures, including microservices, serverless and service mesh. By providing developer teams with unprecedented architectural freedom, Kong accelerates innovation cycles, increases productivity, and seamlessly bridges legacy and modern systems and applications. For more information about Kong, please visit konghq.com or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.