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Sr. Backend Engineer
San Francisco, CA

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Job Description


At Front, we're redefining work communications and collaboration with our shared inbox for teams. Front brings all of your communication channels (email, Facebook, Twitter, Twilio SMS, live chat etc.) into one place, so you can triage and assign messages, have internal conversations around them, and even sync work across other apps you use from Salesforce to GitHub, without ever leaving your inbox. Today, over 3,500 companies rely on Front to power their communications, and we're just getting started.

We're looking for an experienced backend engineer based in San Francisco to help build, manage, and scale the Front platform.


* Design, develop, test and implement new product features:
* Tune and optimize performance of the app, e.g. identify and fix a slow-running MySQL query, reduce server response times
* Build tools to monitor and manage a 200-node-and-growing infrastructure
* Troubleshoot and resolve bugs and issues, e.g. a stuck job in a message queue


* 5+ years of industry experience working on backend systems at a large-scale internet service
* 2+ years of working on software systems build atop Amazon Web Services
* Fluency in a dynamic language like Javascript, Python, Ruby, or similar
* Track record of designing and implementing complex and scalable software services
* Experience architecting, deploying and operating asynchronous work queues, high-volume storage systems, and high-throughput systems
* Experience with performance benchmarking and diagnostic tools
* Understand the trade-offs in employing different engineering solutions to a problem, valuing pragmatism over idealism
* Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative, and high-growth environment

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