Software Engineer - Backend at Nextdoor
San Francisco, CA, US
We’re seeking an experienced software engineer to design, build and maintain scalable, distributed systems that power Nextdoor's neighborhood communication platform. You will work with cross-functional teams to translate product requirements into elegantly designed backend services that scale gracefully as our service grows. You will be responsible for designing and scaling interfaces, data stores, and backend services that power our iOS, Android and HTML5 frontends. You are passionate about building clean APIs for fellow engineers, writing crisp design documentation, and building, debugging and maintaining highly available distributed systems. You value software quality and have experience writing test suites that ensure bullet-proof correctness. You should also have experience building tools and automation that can aid in programmer productivity and work to eliminate downtime in both the system and the development process.





Requirements





BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science (or another related field) with specific interest in systems engineering; 2+ years industry experience preferred

Proven entrepreneurial spirit and experience as a self-starter - ideally at your own business or on your own side projects

Experience working on high-performance technical teams and software engineering projects

Strong fundamental understanding of data structures and algorithms

Extensive experience in one or more of the following languages: Go, Python, Java or C++ (Go/Python preferred)

Experience designing, building and debugging distributed systems

Experience architecting and deploying distributed systems on the Amazon AWS EC2 platform

Familiarity with software engineering best practices (e.g., design patterns, peer code reviews, unit testing)

Strong collaboration and communication skills, both verbal and written

Experience writing technical specifications and design documents

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





Benefits





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

Shiny Apple products and a free smartphone on your start date