Senior Backend Engineer

Palo Alto, CA
gRPC GCP Kotlin Java
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AppLovin makes technologies that help businesses of every size connect to their ideal customers. The company provides end-to-end software and AI solutions for businesses to reach, monetize and grow their global audiences. For more information about AppLovin, visit:

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A Day in the Life

AppLovin’s Array team is seeking an experienced senior Backend Software Engineer to join our team. Array is a seamless, end-to-end app management suite that delivers more value for mobile operators and end users by tapping into AppLovin’s massive app ecosystem.
In this role, you will architect, develop, and operate Java services that are deployed to millions of users. You will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining our backend services.

The Impact You'll Make

  • Design and develop high-volume, scalable backend services using Java and other relevant technologies.
  • Optimize system performance and ensure system scalability.
  • Participate in system design reviews, code reviews and provide feedback to ensure the best practices.
  • Work closely with product managers, designers, and other engineers to develop software solutions that meet business needs.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify requirements and plan new features.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues that arise during development, testing, and production.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in backend development, and continuously improve our development processes.


Who You Are

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 4+ years of experience as a backend software engineer.
  • Experience building distributed systems capable of handling large volumes of traffic.
  • A deep understanding of system design, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Product-focused mindset and good communication skills. Enjoy working in a team-oriented environment that values excellence.
  • Familiarity with cloud infrastructure and services.


Additional Strengths

  • Experienced in tools and technologies such as gRPC, GCP, BigQuery and Bigtable.
  • Proficient in Kotlin.


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