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Using customer data to build great product experiences that convert and retain users

Senior Applications Engineer

$135k – $165k • 0.061% – 0.083%
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At Amplitude, we’re building analytics that helps our customers use data to build better products and drive growth. We’re already the analytics platform of choice for many top product teams around the world including Microsoft, Square, Twitter, and Hubspot. Backed by top VCs – Battery Ventures, Benchmark and YCombinator – our team is defining the future of how companies interact with data to build better products.

We’re looking for a Senior Application Services Engineer to build services that power our analytics platform, someone who isn’t afraid to take on the challenges of working with an evolving product. As part of the Application Engineering Team, you will be responsible for building and scaling web services that integrate with our backend infrastructure and power our web application. The team is small and fast moving, and you will be expected to iterate quickly and make software design decisions on product features. You will become intimately familiar with Python, Node, Postgres, and GraphQL. You’ll also make contributions to the web frontend, spending time with React and Redux, and writing type-safe JavaScript with Flow and ES6. The services you’ll build will power the product that customers see and use every single day.


- Design, build, and maintain APIs, services, and systems that power Amplitude’s web application
- Work with Python, Node, Postgres, and GraphQL to build scalable, efficient APIs and systems
- Integrate with other backend query-processing services and infrastructure
- Build out Amplitude’s public REST APIs and SDKs
- Lead engineering discussions and mentor others on engineering best practices

Skills and Experience

- B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or another technical field
- 5+ years of experience working in a full stack, API engineering, or application services role
- Significant experience building web services and APIs, and working with SQL databases like Postgres or MySQL
- Strong proficiency with either Python, Java, or JavaScript
- Experience in a technical leadership of an engineering team
- Some experience working with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
- Prior experience with GraphQL is a plus
- Strong foundation in programming, algorithms, and software application design
- Real passion for solving challenging problems and iterating quickly

About Amplitude

At Amplitude, we’re on a mission to help product teams understand their users’ behavior so that they can build better products. We’ve built a product analytics platform that enables anyone, regardless of analytics experience, to listen to what their users are telling them through user behavior.

Founded in 2012, Amplitude is located in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood. We’ve raised our Series B and are backed by Battery Ventures, Benchmark Capital, and Y Combinator. You can learn more about our team, culture, and environment at amplitude.com/careers.

Amplitude provides equal employment opportunities (EEO). All applicants are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Amplitude Engineering: amplitude.com/engineering

Parental benefits

We love parents (and babies). We offer a 12-week parental leave, a mother’s room in the office and flexible scheduling so you can spend time with your family.

Fair equity policies

We believe equity policies should benefit you, not just the company. We give you 10 years to exercise your stock options.

Flexible vacations

Unplugging from work is essential. We offer unlimited PTO and encourage you to actually use it!


Good work cannot happen on an empty stomach. We provide catered lunch and dinner and of course, snacks snacks snacks.


We offer weekly yoga classes in the office and a monthly stipend you can spend on a gym membership, fitness classes, acupuncture, massage, etc.

Commuting benefits

Whether you drive, bike, train, or bus, our commuter stipend covers your costs to get to and from work.

Team building

Getting to know your teammates outside the office makes work better. We do monthly team events and weekly cross-team lunches.

Diversity and inclusion

We’re committed to making Amplitude a place where people of any background can succeed and thrive.

Amplitude at a glance

Using customer data to build great product experiences that convert and retain users

Amplitude focuses on Mobile, SaaS, Analytics, Big Data, and Productivity Software. Their company has offices in San Francisco, New York, Austin, London, and Amsterdam. They have a large team that's between 201-500 employees. To date, Amplitude has raised $24.017M of funding; their latest round was closed on June 2016.

You can view their website at http://amplitude.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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