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Software Engineer, Server Platform

SendBird

Seoul, KR
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: SaaS
  • Post Date: 05/25/2023
  • Website: sendbird.com
  • Company Address: 400 1st Ave, San Mateo, CA, 94401

About SendBird

Sendbird believes conversations are at the heart of building relationships and getting things done. As such, we built the world's most proven conversations platform for mobile apps across chat, voice, and video. Industry leaders like Reddit, DoorDash, and Hinge use Sendbird to drive increased transactions & loyalty for hundreds of millions of users every month.

Job Description

The challenges range from building a platform that can scale to some of the largest user-bases across distributed environments with optimal latency; creating a feature-rich yet lightweight and high performance client-side SDK; and building products and services that can help customers incorporate real-time conversational technologies more rapidly.

You will be participating in building the best real-time conversational products and solutions possible. You are expected to learn and expand on your engineering knowledge and experiences to build a world-class product that solves the difficult problems of our customers, and make it as easy as possible for them to harness the power of real-time chat.

 

What You Will Do

  • Build a large-scale distributed and scalable real-time messaging service
  • Design simple, intuitive API to solve complex architectural problems
  • Write customer-centric documentation on API and messaging services
  • Architect and build efficient servers on our globally distributed infrastructure
  • Deploy and operate server clusters within a cloud environment

Who You Are

  • Working knowledge on server-side programming languages like Python, Java, Kotlin, Go and C++
  • 5+ years of experience developing, shipping, and maintaining real-time systems
  • Understanding of multi-threading and high performance distributed architecture
  • Ability to present your ideas logically and persuasively
  • Ability to work as a team and drive results
  • Ability to find the root cause of problems with a minimal set of information and data points
  • Ability to find the optimal solution given resource constraints; understands under-engineering and over-engineering concepts
  • Ability to identify problems and come up with solutions

Bonus Points

  • Experience working on real-time chat/messaging system
  • Experience handling massive concurrent connections and processing large-scale traffic
  • Understanding of Unix/Linux systems
  • Understanding of Event-Driven Frameworks
  • Understanding of TCP/IP and network programming
  • Understanding of RDBMS, NoSQL and distributed databases
  • Understanding of server virtualization, global infrastructures, load balancing, and handling massive data traffic
  • Experience leading a project-level engineering organization

Our KR benefits include (but are not limited to)

  • Silicon Valley's equity program (1-year cliff) 
  • Remote work policy, flexible work hours
  • Be Your Best Self: 3.9 million won (prorated by start date) for expenses ranging from professional development classes and training, to personality assessments, to gym memberships, to books, to fitness classes, to mental health services, to massages
  • Support for home office set up such as motion desks, chairs, monitors, and AirPods 
  • Learn a Language benefit - up to 3.6 million won per year towards language lessons 
  • Weekly office lunch
  • Monthly team building cost
  • Partial support for commuting costs
  • Free parking at the Seolleung office
  • Group insurance support that covers employees, spouses, and children
  • Medical checkup support, including MRI and genetic testing - for the employee and one family member
  • Seven additional paid holidays in addition to annual leave (Boost leave, Birthday leave, etc.)
  • Support for the latest work devices, such as MacBook Pro (special support options for each job position)
  • Unlimited snack bar filled with snacks, beverages, and instant noodles every day
  • 12-week paid parental leave support (available for both mothers and fathers)
  • Other support programs for congratulations and condolences

The Future of Work at Sendbird 2.0

Sendbird values both work efficiency and team collaboration, and relationship building. For that purpose, we operate the new Future of Work 2.0 system. Those who live within an hour's commute to work will go to the office once a week to achieve synergy while autonomously choosing the best place and time to work together. Depending on your residence, organization, or nature of work, the frequency of attendance will be determined by consulting with the team.

What diversity and inclusion mean to us

There is no such thing as a perfect candidate and the best employees come from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets. Sendbird is a place where everyone can learn and grow. We respect, promote, and encourage diversity for equal employment opportunities and encourage you to apply if this role excites you.

About Sendbird

At Sendbird, we are building the most scalable and powerful chat API in the world with a mission to build connections in a digital world. Conversations have always been the way people build relationships and get things done and our goal is to put the power of conversations in the hands of every developer and brand by making apps more social through chat, voice and video.

Sendbird is rapidly growing unicorn start-up headquartered in San Mateo, CA with additional offices in; New York, London, Seoul, Singapore, and Bengaluru and has raised over $220M with a $1 Billion+ valuation from leading investors, including: ICONIQ Capital, STEADFAST Capital Ventures, Tiger Global Management, Shasta Ventures, Softbank Vision Fund 2, and Y Combinator.

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