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Amplitude

Amplitude helps companies build better products.

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

About The Role & Team


We're looking for a Senior 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 Backend 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


Amplitude is built on a culture of having a growth mindset, humility, and ownership. We empower our teams to build with autonomy and collaboration and are committed to continual improvement. For more insight into how we work and what life is like at Amplitude, take a look at our KeyValues profile: https://www.keyvalues.com/amplitude


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!  We offer:


Medical insurance


Dental insurance


Vision insurance


401k


Flexible time off


Monthly wellness stipend


Delicious in-office lunch, dinner, & snacks


Commuter benefits


12-week parental leave


Generous Learning & Development stipend


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.