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Deliver brilliant messages in the moments that truly define your brand

Staff Software Engineer

$105k – $145k AngelList Est.
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About YouYou aspire to be an effective leader, possess strong software engineering and Java development fundamentals, and are ready to share your experience with others. You are unafraid to dig into unknown codebases to unravel unexpected behaviors and share what you find with your team. You value reliability, testability, and maintainability. You're proud of the code you write, but you're also pragmatic and believe in iteration. You know when it is time to refactor, and when it's time to ship -- and most importantly, you’re committed to helping others learn the skills that you’ve learned as you’ve grown as an engineer. About the PositionThe job of a Staff Engineer at Airship is to focus on distributed system design, development, and support on behalf of your product team. Our Staff Engineers lead solution design and project sequencing for their teams, and work with members of our architecture team to coordinate design patterns across our product lines. Staff engineers have the opportunity to set the day-to-day cadences and lead within their product teams. They delegate tasks where they can, teach others, and ultimately are responsible for the success of their team. We provide low latency services that process a stream of events from both apps/web/mobile wallet/email/sms and internal services. We also support large analytical workloads, querying across billions of events and Terabytes of data.● Our backend infrastructure is built on the Google Cloud Platform.● Our backend infrastructure is primarily Java.● Our platform uses microservices that talk to SQL and NoSQL databases and handle an immense load. We have remote employees in engineering spread over many cities in the US, work extensively with our engineering colleagues in our Paris office, and encourage people outside of Portland to apply. Quarterly travel to our home office in Portland, OR is preferred but negotiable. Airship has a fantastic career path for developing software engineers like yourself. Learn more about our tech ladder athttps://github.com/urbanairship/techladder/blob/master/eng.md Experience and Skills:● Relevant experience of 6+ years with software engineering best practices: unit testing, code reviews, documentation, and version control.● Desire to work as part of a team (and lead the team where necessary) to achieve shared commitments.● Strong experience with distributed systems.● Calmly work in a fast-paced environment to ensure continuous delivery.● Experience providing structured mentorship and guidance for less experienced engineers: helping them break tasks down, providing thoughtful code reviews, and taking responsibility for the growth of the engineers on your team.● Experience leading a release/project, working with and guiding a team of talented engineers and facilitating technical decision making.● Experience in collaborating with cross-functional peers and take a project from requirements to design to implementation meeting relevant milestones.● Experience using continuous improvement processes to reflect on projects and commit to making things better the next time around.

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We offer comprehensive benefits, including great health, dental and vision coverage, to help maintain your (and your family’s) health and wellbeing


We offer educational sessions, advising and tools to help employees plan for their retirement needs

Paid family leave

We offer paid parental leave, along with time off to care for yourself or for your family


Work life balance is important; we offer generous paid time off

Career growth

We support employees’ professional growth: take advantage of our professional development and mentorship programs

Urban Airship at a glance

Deliver brilliant messages in the moments that truly define your brand

Urban Airship focuses on Mobile, Internet, and iPhone. Their company has offices in Portland. They have a large team that's between 201-500 employees. To date, Urban Airship has raised $79.7M of funding; their latest round was closed on February 2015.

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

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