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Principal Backend Engineer

Develocity is a first-of-its-kind product that software teams use to accelerate and optimize Gradle, Apache Maven™, Bazel, and sbt builds. It comprises several facets, including large-volume data ingestion and processing, complex data analysis and visualization, and distributed caching and execution systems. 

Our software is used by some of the world's leading software organizations, such as Netflix, Airbnb, Spotify, SAP, several top ten banks, and many other major customers across all verticals. We regularly collaborate with these and other users to make our products continuously better.

We have partnered with the Apache Software Foundation, the Micronaut Foundation, and other OSS projects like Spring, Quarkus, Kotlin Compiler, JUnit, AndroidX, etc., to bring the values of Develocity also to the OSS Community.

Profile

We are looking for a Principal back-end engineer with a demonstrated ability to efficiently deliver and maintain robust and useful software based solutions, as part of a collaborative team.

Our ideal candidates have a success record of delivering testable, evolvable, and scalable back-end architectures to production. While not necessarily build experts, they do exhibit a deep understanding and interest in the automation domain and in developer productivity. They thrive on challenging development and integration problems, understand the nuances of performance and memory optimization, possess and can capably articulate strong opinions, and feel comfortable collaborating with a distributed team.

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, test, deliver and maintain Develocity features

  • Solve technical problems that have large scope, complexity, and business impact

  • Managing individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables

  • Assisting clients during trials and in production

  • Contributing to changes that improve the team’s velocity and efficiency

  • Participate in Develocity releases in collaboration with the entire engineering team

Minimum qualifications

  • 10 years of professional software development experience

  • In-depth experience with Java and the JVM

  • Experience leading features of immense complexity end-to-end and cross-team

  • Experience designing and building fault-tolerant, distributed systems

  • Experience building and scaling highly-available systems.

  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with effective communication skills in written and verbal English

  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with excellent organizational skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with AWS, Docker, and Kubernetes

  • Experience automating the software build and delivery process

  • Experience working on developer tools

  • Interest and ability to learn new software development skills and techniques

What We Offer

  • Work on a widely used product with a clear vision for the future

  • Contribute to leading solutions in the new industry of Developer Productivity Engineering

  • Close customer interaction with engineers from leading tech organizations

  • An automation-focused, test-driven engineering culture

  • Close collaboration with experienced and dedicated peer engineers

  • Opportunities for growth in technical and leadership responsibilities

  • In-person meetings, such as our annual company offsite and team meetings

  • Work from home in a remote-first environment 

  • Competitive salaries and equity grants

Benefits & Perks

  • A focus on learning and development – Gradle offers an annual learning and development stipend and a monthly company-wide Learning Day, where we encourage all team members to focus on their professional development for the day

  • A hardware package that includes a laptop, monitor, other peripheral hardware, and a home office stipend to make sure you are fully set up to work remotely

  • Generous paid time off

  • Paid public holidays

  • Volunteer Day – We offer up to 8 hours of paid work time each year for team members to give back to their local communities

Location

  • Anywhere in the world with working conditions that allow for seamless collaboration with your colleagues through email, chat, and video streaming

How to apply

The following is required with your application:

  • Attach your Resume/CV and answer the required fields below

  • Create a build scan for any OSS project and tag it with backend-engineer

Next steps

After applying, familiarize yourself with the Develocity hiring process to understand the next steps.

About us

We are committed and skilled software engineers, product designers, and marketing experts who are passionate about developer productivity. We take pride in delivering products that are relied upon daily by some of the world's leading software organizations, such as Netflix, LinkedIn, Airbnb, SAP, and X (formerly Twitter).

Our team is globally distributed but deeply connected. We value our interpersonal relationships as much as we value our achievements. We are a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other and together. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Visit our careers page to learn more about the company and see other open positions. Visit Glassdoor to read what current and former Gradle employees have to say about the company.

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