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Posted 22 days ago

Webflow is a visual web development platform that empowers non-coders to create incredible experiences for the web. 

We’re looking for a Senior Backend Engineer  to help us work on our CMS, use powerful technology like GraphQL, node.js, and OpenResty on our robust AWS infrastructure. Monitor, build, and scale a node.js, MongoDB, and redis stack on a resilient AWS deployment all coordinated by Rancher, Terraform, and running on Docker. Architect and implement a performant web publishing platform for people of all backgrounds. 

About the role 
  • Location: San Francisco or Remote (Western Hemisphere) 
  • Full-time

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you’ll … 

  • Write scalable services in node.js, AWS Lambda, and OpenResty (Lua)
  • Architect and build scalable infrastructure using Terraform, Kubernetes (EKS), and Docker
  • Write new APIs and rewrite old ones using GraphQL and Apollo
  • Contribute to our codebase and add your own features
  • Work on our high-performance web hosting infrastructure in Lua
  • Write high-performance, concurrent node.js code that powers all of our APIs

That said, these responsibilities are just the start! At Webflow, we encourage you to contribute wherever your interests take you — and shape your role accordingly. 

And this isn’t just a philosophical bent: we actually give you 4 hours a week (10% of the work week) to pursue passion projects outside of your role responsibilities. 

About you 

You’ll thrive as a Senior Backend Engineer if you:

  • Have significant experience (4+ years) in engineering scalable, multi-tenant environments
  • Previous experience in either Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Chef, Puppet, or Ansible 
  • Exceptional JavaScript/node.js skills
  • Experience in React.js/GraphQL is a plus
  • Deep understanding of data design and modeling
  • Built and worked on complex web applications
  • A deep understanding of design patterns — and an even better knowledge of when to apply them
  • Very comfortable behind a linux terminal

If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that meeting just 50% of a role’s requirements puts you in the running. 

About us 

At Webflow, we believe that our success will be defined not only by what we do — but also by how and why we do it. So, here is the Webflow “why” and our “how”: 

 

Our dual missions — one for the world, one for us 

  1. For the world: To empower everyone to create for the web and spark an unprecedented wave of digital innovation.
  2. For ourselves: Lead fulfilling, impactful lives.

 

Our core behaviors (how we act) 

  1. Start with customers
  2. Practice extraordinary kindness
  3. Be radically candid
  4. Move uncomfortably fast
  5. Just fix it
  6. Lead by serving others
  7. Dream big

 

Our commitments to you 

  • We’ll pay you! This is a full-time, salaried position that includes equity
  • We’ll invest in your physical and mental well-being with health, dental, and vision benefits and a monthly stipend for health and wellness expenses 
  • We’ll pay you to take a vacation … seriously. We’ll give you a $1,000 bonus for taking your first vacation with us that is more than 5 days 
  • We offer flexible parental leave 
  • We give you a 5 week sabbatical after 5 years of service
  • We provide remote employees with the equipment they need to create a great remote work environment 
  • We will offer you the support you need to help you grow as an impactful Senior Backend Engineer and a human being 

 

Ready to apply?

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for empowering the world, we’d love to review your application!