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Amplitude

Amplitude helps companies build better products.

Staff Software Engineer, Backend
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

We're looking for a Staff Software Engineer to help build out our analytics offering and aren't afraid to tackle the challenges of a growing data company. As a member of the Infrastructure team, you will be responsible for designing, building, and deploying the features and underlying systems that power our core analytics product. You will interact with everything from our data ingestion pipeline to our in-house query infrastructure written in Java and Python. Our product sits on top of many modern technologies, including Kafka, Redis, Amazon S3, DynamoDB, and Elasticsearch. You will share your ideas with a group of similarly innovative and curious engineers.

Responsibilities:

Take product ideas from ideation to implementation

Develop backend services that expand the capabilities of our analytics product

Optimize the performance of our data ingestion and processing pipelines

Collaborate with Product and Design to iterate on our product

Lead engineering discussions and mentor others on engineering best practices

Participate in design and code reviews

Skills and Experience:

B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or another technical field

3+ years of experience working in a Software Engineering role

Experience with Python or Java

Strong foundation in programming, algorithms, and software application design

Passionate about solving challenging problems and iterating quickly

Previous experience in distributed systems, data processing and analytics is a plus

Technical leadership of an engineering team is a plus

Who We Are

The Company: Amplitude is filled with humble, life-long learners who are eager to help one another and the company succeed. Our values of growth mindset, ownership, and humility are core to the way we work: we’re tenacious in the face of challenges, we take the initiative to solve problems that drive our shared success, and we operate from a place of empathy and openness, seeking to understand many points of view. 

We care about the well-being of our team: along with excellent health insurance, we offer flexible time off, a monthly wellness stipend, delicious in-office lunch, dinner, & snacks, commuting benefits, a 12-week parental leave, a generous Learning & Development stipend, and a full 10 year window to exercise your stock options.

The Product: Amplitude is the world's #1 product intelligence platform– we empower teams to use customer data to build great product experiences for growth.  We’re super proud of what we’ve built and continue to build on: a platform that enables companies to thrive. 

Other fun facts about Amplitude: 

Our extraordinary founders were accepted into Y Combinator back in 2012– since then, we’ve opened offices in San Francisco (HQ), New York, Amsterdam, London, Paris, and Singapore.

Our Leadership Team  is 43% women– well above the Silicon Valley average 

Our fearless mascot is the datamonster, our fearless leader is CEO & co-founder Spenser Skates 

 In December 2018, we raised $80 million in Series D venture funding led by Sequoia Capital at a valuation of $850 million 

We’re backed by incredible partners: Sequoia Capital, IVP, Battery Ventures, Benchmark Capital, and Y Combinator

Over 30,000 teams and 20 of the Fortune 100 use Amplitude to improve conversion and retention 

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’s D&I Commitment: Amplitude believes that diversity enables creation of better products, ability to solve complex problems, and drive more powerful solutions. In order to make diversity possible, we commit to striving to create an environment of inclusion: an environment focused on psychological safety, empathy, and human connection, which will allow employees of all backgrounds to feel the care they need to thrive.