Senior Software Engineer - Backend

Mountain View, CA Remote Hybrid
USD 126k - 180k
Kubernetes Go Ansible Git AWS Azure GCP API Terraform

Senior Software Engineer - Backend

Mountain View, CA, Hybrid - 3 Days Per Week

Joyent powers the global cloud infrastructure and developer platform providing back-end services for Samsung's billions of devices. Joyent's data center footprint is within 100ms latency to 70% of the world's population, while our multi-cloud, Kubernetes-based developer platform extends our reach to additional resource regions. We're operating at hyperscale to power workloads that bring capability and delight to Samsung's employees and customers.

Job Summary

We are looking for experienced developers who enjoy working with Kubernetes and solving problems related to distributed services as part of our Development team. You will play a critical role in designing, developing, and maintaining scalable and resilient backend systems that power our Samsung Cloud initiative.

Leveraging your expertise in cloud technologies and infrastructure, you will contribute to the building of our architecture from scratch, implementation, and optimization of our cloud platform to ensure reliability, performance, and security. You will help build systems that look elegant and reliable on the outside, even as they deal with complex business logic internally. You will help build and maintain a Kubernetes hosted solution, while occasionally developing new components using Golang.

Job Responsibilities

  • Cloud Architecture: Assist in the design and architect scalable, fault-tolerant, and secure cloud infrastructure solutions using best practices in cloud computing technologies such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.

  • Backend Development: Develop and maintain backend services and APIs to support cloud-based applications, ensuring high availability, scalability, and performance incorporating third-party open-source tools when available

  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC): Implement infrastructure automation using tools like Terraform or CloudFormation to provision, configure, and manage cloud resources efficiently.

  • Containerization and Orchestration: Help develop a system that utilizes Kubernetes and extend Kubernetes features to deploy and manage containerized applications at scale.

  • Monitoring and Optimization: Implement monitoring, logging, and alerting solutions to ensure the health and performance of cloud infrastructure components. Continuously optimize infrastructure for cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Security and Compliance: Implement security best practices and compliance standards to protect cloud infrastructure and data. Conduct regular security audits and assessments to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities.

  • Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate with cross-functional teams including software engineers, DevOps engineers, and architects to design and implement cloud infrastructure solutions. Communicate effectively with stakeholders to gather requirements and provide project updates.

  • Documentation and Knowledge Sharing: Document architecture designs, implementation details, and operational procedures. Share knowledge and best practices with team members to foster continuous learning and improvement. Develop automated tests for services

Skills & Competencies

  • Ability to work with remote teams across multiple geographies

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical designs and concepts

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks

  • Adaptable and flexible, willing to embrace change, learn new tools and technologies, and adjust their workflows as needed to accommodate the needs of the team.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks

  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse members from cross-functional teams, including DevOps, architects, and business stakeholders in different time zones

  • Capability to employ advanced Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

  • Ownership -Take ownership of projects, ensuring excellence in execution and accountability for results. Foster a sense of responsibility and pride in delivering high-quality work

  • Innovation - Drive innovation by proposing and implementing creative solutions to challenges. Stay abreast of industry trends and technologies, bringing fresh ideas to the table. Ability to learn new technologies quickly

  • Customer focus - Understand and prioritize customer needs, striving to exceed expectations in every interaction. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the delivery of customer-centric solutions

  • Teamwork - Embrace a collaborative and inclusive approach, working seamlessly with colleagues to achieve common goals

Education & Experience

  • A B.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or any related discipline.

  • Minimum of 5 years of industry experience in engineering

  • Proficiency in one of the public cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP, and Azure

  • At least two years of software development experience in Golang

  • Ideally at least four years of experience with containers and orchestration using Kubernetes. Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) is preferred

  • Experience in building and releasing tools such as git, ansible, and Jenkins

  • Knowledge of deployment best practices

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation for this position will vary among specific regions due to geographical differentials in the labor market, and actual pay will be determined considering factors such as relevant skills, experience, and comparison to other employees in the role. Therefore, the annual base compensation range for this role (depending on the geographical location) is expected to be between $126000 and $ 180000.

Regular full-time employees (salaried or hourly) have access to benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Employee Purchase Program, Vacation and Sick leave, electronic reimbursement and many more. In addition, regular full-time employees (salaried or hourly) are eligible for bonus compensation based on individual, department, and company performance.

About Joyent

Joyent, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung, is the open cloud company. Joyent builds technology, at the pinnacle of scale, performance, stability, and security to accelerate the transformation toward the mobile and cloud-centric world. Joyent designs, builds and manages market competitive cloud computing solutions and services for Samsung Electronics and its partners at global scale.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a brief introduction, a copy of your resume, and a link to your Github or LinkedIn profile to with Senior Software Engineer - Backend in the subject. We are an equal-opportunity employer, building a diverse and inclusive team. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance.

Joyent is committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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