Software Engineer - Systems at Nextdoor
San Francisco, CA, US
We are looking to hire an experienced Systems Engineer to join our DevOps team. This small, nimble org is critical to the success and stability of Nextdoor’s highly privatized and distributed infrastructure. In this role, you’ll be part of the team responsible for transforming the Nextdoor development environment into a high-performing, build-and-deploy machine. As a senior member of our engineering team, you’ll directly contribute to the systems architecture, deployment and automation frameworks and numerous open sourced projects.

We're looking for someone who has a passion for building great infrastructure, working with cloud computing, and believes in automating everything.

Puppet, Python and Ruby will be the day-to-day languages: the infrastructure already leverages tools like Apache Zookeeper, Puppet, ElasticSearch, Flume, Hadoop and more. We're looking for people who love leveraging (and contributing to) open source projects.

This is a unique opportunity to join a small, experienced team and take on a significant role in the company's development.


BA/BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience required
Highly proficient in one or more programming languages (Python, Ruby, Puppet)
Experience with cloud computing (Amazon EC2, Rackspace, OpenStack, etc)
Highly experienced in leveraging 3rd party open source projects (ElasticSearch, Zookeeper, etc)
Focused on automation and reliability
Very strong attention to detail
Strong collaboration and communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced startup environment
Strong desire to learn about new technologies and systems
Want to work in San Francisco - we can help you relocate if necessary


The opportunity to work with a collaborative and entrepreneurial team on a powerful mission to change the world, one neighborhood at a time
100% company-paid health insurance premiums (medical, dental and vision) for you and your family
Paid vacation and company holidays
401K plan
Meaningful equity for all employees
Commuter benefits through Clipper card
Free catered dinners during the week, Monday through Thursday
Fully stocked kitchens with drinks, snacks and candy
La Marzocco espresso machine with Blue Bottle coffee
Vibrant downtown San Francisco location near Union Square
The option of an adjustable standing desk
Shiny Apple products and a free smartphone on your start date