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Senior Staff Backend Engineer - Slack (Canvas)

Company: Salesforce
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Reference #: JR254043 To get the best candidate experience, please consider applying for a maximum of 3 roles within 12 months to ensure you are not duplicating efforts.

Job CategorySoftware Engineering

Job Details

About Salesforce We're Salesforce, the Customer Company, inspiring the future of business with AI+ Data +CRM. Leading with our core values, we help companies across every industry blaze new trails and connect with customers in a whole new way. And, we empower you to be a Trailblazer, too - driving your performance and career growth, charting new paths, and improving the state of the world. If you believe in business as the greatest platform for change and in companies doing well and doing good - you've come to the right place.

Slack is looking for a Senior Staff Backend Engineer to build features, design and implement API methods, and improve the performance and reliability of our systems as we rapidly scale our product and organization. We have backend engineers in almost every team across Slack, and in that role, you'll be making some of the most significant decisions for the company.

We build our app using reliable tools that our team knows and trusts, including PHP/Hack, Java, MySQL, and Linux. Expertise in these areas is a huge plus, but having familiarity with other common web languages (such as Python or Ruby) and other relational databases are fine substitutes. We're a collaborative team who genuinely enjoys working together with a cross-functional team of product managers, designers, frontend, iOS, Android, automation, and quality engineers to make Slack a better product. We are looking for engineers that understand that simplicity and reliability are aspects of a system to be carefully calculated with every decision made.

A taste of our scale and reach:

Users spend over 10 hours connected and 2+ hours active in Slack every work day.

10M+ Daily Active Users in more than 150 countries.

1.5 billion messages are sent per month, half of those outside the United States.

Every day we see over 3.5 million simultaneously connected users, over 3.5 billion web requests, over 42 billion database queries per day, and our systems see over 1 million queries/second in our caching tier.

We have 8.8M+ app installations with 155,000 weekly active developers building on the platform.

90% of our paid teams on Slack actively use apps.

Slack has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture-we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. In our work together we aim to be smart, humble, hardworking and, above all, collaborative. If this sounds like a good fit for you, why not say hello?

What you will be doing

You'll lead technical strategy and efforts for broad or complex requirements with insightful and forward-looking approaches that have an impact on an entire engineering function and solve large open-ended problems.

You'll set the vision for strategic development of methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects and programs across the engineering organization.

You'll direct and guide the efforts of a pillar or functional group through delegation to senior technical leaders.

You'll proactively identify and remedy communication gaps and issues to reach alignments for complex issues across diverse audience and influence organizational goals and strategy.

You'll actively own features or systems and define their long-term health, while also improving the health of surrounding systems.

You'll train engineers for incident response and command.

You'll be a trusted coach and mentor, actively building new leaders at Slack through continuous feedback.

What you should have

You've been building web applications professionally for 12+ years.

You have experience with functional or imperative programming languages -- e.g., PHP, Python, Ruby, Go, C, or Java.

You can own technical architecture discussions and ead technical decisions for an engineering organization.

You write understandable, testable code with an eye towards maintainability.

You are an excellent communicator. Explaining complex technical concepts to senior leadership and other engineers is no problem for you.

You possess strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming languages, distributed systems, and information retrieval.

You have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience

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Posting Statement At Salesforce we believe that the business of business is to improve the state of our world. Each of us has a responsibility to drive Equality in our communities and workplaces. We are committed to creating a workforce that reflects society through inclusive programs and initiatives such as equal pay, employee resource groups, inclusive benefits, and more. Learn more about Equality at www.equality.com and explore our company benefits at www.salesforcebenefits.com.

Salesforce is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.Salesforce does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes.Salesforce will not pay any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement withSalesforce.

Salesforce welcomes all.

For Colorado-based roles, the base salary hiring range for this position is $203,800 to $310,800.

Compensation offered will be determined by factors such as location, level, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Certain roles may be eligible for incentive compensation, equity, benefits. More details about our company benefits can be found at the following link: https://www.salesforcebenefits.com.

Salesforce.com and Salesforce.org are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this Web site or directly to managers. Salesforce.com and Salesforce.org do not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Salesforce.com and Salesforce.org will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Salesforce.com or Salesforce.org.

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