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Staff Software Engineer - Platform

Company: Lob
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Lob was built by technical co-founders with a vision to make the world programmable. We offer two flagship APIs (print & mail and address verification) that enable companies to send postal mail as effortlessly as sending emails. Lob is venture-backed by the most reputable investors in tech, and we are rapidly growing our team to shape the future of our company and meet the demands of a quickly growing customer base and dynamic product offerings.
If you are looking for a progressive, fun-spirited, and mentally stimulating environment, come join us at Lob!

As a Staff Platform Engineer, you'll...

Lead performance and stability improvement efforts on our APIs as a hands-on Technical Team Lead for our SWAT Team
Work closely with Product engineering teams to instrument their code for performance observability
Educate peer teams and provide documentation and processes for scalable system development, introducing new tooling as necessary.
Help progressively improve/refactor our ecosystem of services: break up large bottlenecks, experiment with different workflows, etc.

For This Role, We're Looking For

5+ Years of Server-side Node.js experience
3+ years of RDMS/SQL experience (Postgres, MySQL)
Strong problem solving and presentation skills
A desire to work openly and share your trials and learnings with the team
Ability to grow other team members in your own areas of expertise while being open to learning and growing from theirs
Familiarity with Service Oriented Architecture and how to work through issues and improvements across multiple services.
A strong appreciation for application observability, simplicity, building fault-tolerant systems.

Since great engineers come from a variety of backgrounds, it doesn't particularly matter if you have a specific degree-we want to hear about your contributions in a real-world setting.

Our team loves working at Lob because---

Our business model is incredibly sustainable and Lob has thousands of customers ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies.
We are a growing, dynamic and passionate team headquartered in San Francisco, with team members throughout the US. We give our employees a lot of responsibility and ownership of their work. You will have fun at work while engaging in challenging projects.


Health benefits for you and your dependent(s)
Medical Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Unlimited vacation policy
Wellness program (includes monthly stipend or free Barry's Bootcamp classes!)
Paid parental leave
Commuter & Parking benefits (includes monthly stipend) for those based out of our San Francisco office
Free lunch, snacks and dinner when working at our San Francisco office
Dog-friendly San Francisco office
Allowance for in-person team meetings (all flights and accommodations covered) for those not based out of our San Francisco office
Home-office setup and phone/internet stipend for those not based out of our San Francisco office
Ground floor opportunity as an early member of the Lob team; you'll directly shape the direction of our company

Our Commitment to Diversity

Lob is an equal opportunity employer and values the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives to cultivate an environment of understanding to have a greater impact on our business and customers. We encourage under-represented groups to apply and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance.

#86 on Y Combinator's Top Private Companies List 2021
BuiltIn Best Midsize Companies to Work For 2021
2020 Inc 5000 List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies
2019 Timmy Awards - Best Tech Workplace for Diversity, Community Favorite in the Bay Area
Deloitte's 2019 Technology Fast 500

Keywords: Lob, Bloomington , Staff Software Engineer - Platform, IT / Software / Systems , Bloomington, Illinois

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