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Front is the fastest way to manage email and efficiently work with your team

Senior Backend Engineer

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Email is the universal communication tool for work. It’s where you discuss work, answer questions, and talk to all of your customers, vendors, and partners. But email wasn’t designed for business and hasn’t evolved with the way you work with a team. So you’re dropping the ball, missing important context, and relying on dozens of siloed apps just to get the job done.

With more than 5,500 customers Front is reinventing the inbox so people can accomplish more together. We’ve created one place where you communicate internally and externally, gain context about customers and projects, and access all your other tools so you can be more efficient, more fulfilled, and ultimately happier at work.

Front was featured in Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2019, The New York Times’ The Next Wave of ‘Unicorn’ Start-Ups, Zapier’s Apps at Work Report: The Fastest Growing Apps of 2019, the Bay Area’s Great Places to Work, and of course Glassdoor.

We are looking for experienced backend engineers to join the team responsible for the core systems that power Front - a rules engine service that evaluates thousands of rules in milliseconds, a real-time inbox counter service that is fast and precise, and more. As you can imagine, this means a lot of responsibility and a tremendous amount of impact. The systems that you will work on need to be performant, scalable and reliable, all at once.

What will you be doing?

  • Own key features or sub-systems of Front
  • Collaborate closely with product managers, product designers and other engineers to conceptualize, build and test new product features: frontapp.com/roadmap
  • Troubleshoot and resolve bugs and issues across the stack, e.g. a stuck job in a message queue, a bug in our recipient suggestions service

What skills and experience do you need?

  • Product mindset – we’re a product company on a mission to"advance how people work”
  • 5+ years of industry experience working on backend systems at a large-scale internet service
  • 2+ years of working on software systems built atop Amazon Web Services
  • Fluency in a dynamic language like Javascript, Python, Ruby, or similar
  • Strong track record of launching and delivering projects of significant complexity and high level of ambiguity
  • Experience architecting, deploying and operating asynchronous work queues, high-volume storage systems, and high-throughput systems
  • 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
  • Full professional English proficiency

Bonus

  • Experience working with a multi-data center setup
  • Extensive experience in node.js, MySQL and memcached on AWS

Front provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Healthcare

We take care of your premiums 
for medical, dental, and vision

401k

Invest in your future by saving 
for retirement

Parental leave

Paid time off for birthing and non-birthing parents alike

Flexible pto

Take time to recharge so you can bring your best self to work

Company meals

Breakfast and lunch catered multiple times weekly

Wellness reimbursement

We help you prioritize your physical and mental wellness

Commuter benefits

Flexible options to make getting to work a little easier

Volunteer opportunities

Take time to give back to 
our communities

Front at a glance

Front is the fastest way to manage email and efficiently work with your team

Front focuses on SaaS, Collaboration, Productivity Software, Email, and Apps. Their company has offices in San Francisco and Paris. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Front has raised $138.1M of funding; their latest round was closed on January 2020.

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

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