As a Systems Engineer in the Core Team, you will be working on core features such as proxying capabilities, load balancing, databases support with forward-thinking. You will be responsible for building foundations for other teams and customers, discovering and producing cutting edge industry trends and use-cases.
What you'll be doing:
* Responsible for designing, building and maintaining API management software and its underlying stack * Architecture, design, and implement new innovative features including proxying capabilities, load balancing, databases support that extend Kong's offering * Bugs troubleshooting, performance tuning and low-level optimizations. * Engage with open source community and extend Kong core to support the latest industry trends * Fill the gaps between Kong and third-party deployment platforms and tooling.
What you'll bring:
* 3+ years programming in server-side applications and components * Experience designing, prototyping, building and debugging applications that are highly scalable, distributed, reliable and resilient * Solid hands-on low-level technical expertise, understanding distributed systems, Linux networking stack and computer systems programming, Kong works with APIs on both L7 and L4 transports and protocols, so this expertise and knowledge are required * Comfortable working with a remote distributed team * Strong sense of ownership and excellent verbal and written communication skills -- engineers at Kong write the documentation for their products
* Hands on experience with NGINX/OpenResty/LuaJIT/Kong * Hands on experience with Envoy or Istio
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