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Senior Software Engineer - Backend - PLG



Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2023
Harness is disrupting the software delivery market. Our mission is to enable the 30 million software developers in the world to deliver code to their users reliably, efficiently, securely and quickly, increasing customers’ pace of innovation while improving the developer experience. We offer solutions for every step of the software delivery lifecycle to build, test, secure, deploy and manage reliability, feature flags and cloud costs. The Harness Software Delivery Platform includes modules for CI, CD, Cloud Cost Management, Feature Flags, Service Reliability Management, Security Testing Orchestration, Chaos Engineering and Software Engineering Insights continues to expand at an incredibly fast pace.
Harness is led by technologist and entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal, who founded AppDynamics and sold it to Cisco for $3.7B. We’re backed with $425M in venture financing from top-tier VC and strategic firms, including J.P. Morgan, Capital One Ventures, Citi Ventures, ServiceNow, Splunk Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Adage Capital Partners, Balyasny Asset Management, Gaingels, Harmonic Growth Partners, Menlo Ventures, IVP, Unusual Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Alkeon Capital, Battery Ventures, Sorenson Capital, Thomvest Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. Harness is obsessed with customer success. It’s in our DNA to ensure that our customers are thrilled with our platform, and we're looking for a top-notch Technical Success Manager (TSM) to help make that goal a reality.
Position Summary
This is an amazing opportunity to be an engineer in a high-growth, high-potential startup and to work on redefining the Product Led Growth (PLG) at Harness. The PLG team sits in the center of multiple module teams and defines the growth areas for the company as a whole.
In this role, you will be responsible for architecting, designing, developing, and delivering high-quality software that directly impacts the company's product experience across multiple modules such as Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Feature Flags, Security Testing Orchestration, Service Reliability Management, Chaos Engineering and this list continues to grow at an incredible pace.

About the Role

  • Design, develop, and maintain critical software in a fast-paced quality conscious environment
  • Author software functional specifications and design documents
  • Quickly understand complex systems/code and own key pieces of the system, including the delivered quality
  • Design and implement scalable algorithms
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot complex problems in a distributed computing environment
  • Perform peer reviews of specifications, designs, and code
  • Work alongside Site Reliability Engineers and cross-functional teams to diagnose/troubleshoot any production performance-related issues
  • We work in Java, Golang, and Python. Our systems are built on top of Docker, Kubernetes, MongoDB, TimescaleDB, GCP - Stackdriver, GCS, Cloud composer, AI Platform, AWS, Segment, Amplitude

About you

  • A desire to build products that solve complex technical problems for end users
  • 2+ years of experience developing highly scalable, distributed applications, products and services in Java or similar languages
  • Understanding of how distributed resilient software is built and deployed
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and software design with strong analytical and debugging skills
  • Comfort in working in short, agile, iterative development cycles
  • Be able to mentor and lead the slightly junior engineers in the team
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, priding yourself on getting things done with a high level of quality
  • Strong desire to work in an unstructured, fast-moving startup environment
  • Degree in CS or equivalent

What you will have at Harness

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Time Off and Parental Leave
  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual social and team-building events
  • TGIF-Off program
  • Recharge & Reset Program
  • Monthly internet & cell phone reimbursement
  • Commuter benefits

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.