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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!

Full Stack Web Developer

Department: Engineering
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze originated in a founder’s one-bedroom apartment where five people committed to helping people save their data. Backblaze provides cloud storage and backup that’s astonishingly easy to use and affordable. Our customers use our services so they can pursue dreams like curing cancer (genome mapping is data intensive), archiving the work of some of the greatest artists on the planet (learn more about how Austin City Limits uses B2), or simply sleeping well at night (anyone that’s spilled a cup of coffee on a laptop knows the relief that comes with complete, secure backups). We are entrusted with well over an exabyte of data from customers in more than 175 countries. We exited 2020 growing rapidly, and we've done it all with just $3M in total funding.

We’ve managed to nurture a team-oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing for our customers and coworkers. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 99% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Sr. Full Stack Web Developer!

What you will do:

As a Sr. Full Stack Developer, you will build both non-user facing backend features as well as our web application. For the web application, you will utilize HTML, CSS, ReactJS and jQuery to develop intuitive, elegant user experiences. For the backend, you will utilize Java to develop multi-threaded performant services.

You will:

  • Build customer facing features that impact the company's bottom line
  • Work on the server side APIs that authenticate users when they log in, accept the backups, manage the data, and prepare restored data for customers
  • Convert mock-ups of frontend features  to functional HTML/ReactJS web pages
  • Help lead the technical planning & requirements gathering phases including estimate, architect/design, develop, test, and deliver
  • Help chase down and diagnose customer issues
  • Mentor junior developers

The Right Fit:

  • 7+ years of experience Java, Servlets, Apache Tomcat
  • Software development within Java ecosystem 
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript (ES5)
  • JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS, Angular, React or Vue.js
  • jQuery, Bootstrap (with responsive targets), AJAX
  • Understanding how to ensure cross-browser compatibility and browser security for features
  • Engineering best practices such as unit testing, and conducting code reviews
  • Using mainstream software test, development tools / applications (Jira, Jenkins, Git, Splunk, etc.)
  • Knowledge of HTTP and its security best practices

Also A Plus:

  • Familiarity with ES2015+, User Behavior testing
  • Flux, Redux, SASS, Node
  • JSP
  • Python
  • Cassandra 
  • Passionate about usability/interface design
  • Experience with automation testing tools, end to end testing, and the Selenium WebDriver tool
  • Basic SEO skills and ensuring that applications will adhere to them
  • Large scale systems supporting thousands of servers and millions of customers
  • Cross platform (Linux/Macintosh/Windows) - don’t need to be an expert on all three, but should be open to learning more about each platform

We’re looking for someone that is:

  • Passionate about building friendly, easy to use Interfaces and APIs
  • Likes to work closely with other engineers, support, and marketing to help customers
  • Is comfortable working on their own on a mutually agreed upon prioritization queue (we don’t micromanage, we do make sure tasks are reasonably defined and scoped) 
  • Diligent with quality control. Backblaze prides itself on giving our team autonomy to get work done, do the right thing for our customers, and keep a pace that is sustainable over the long run As such, we expect everyone to check in code that is stable. We also have a small QA team that operates as a secondary check when needed.

Backblaze Employees Have:

  • Good attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Strong desire to work for a small, fast paced company
  • Desire to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies and work environment
  • Comfort with well behaved pets in the office.

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Competitive compensation and 401k
  • Full-time employees receive option grants
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
  • Fully stocked micro kitchens and strong coffee
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development
  • Culture that supports healthy work-life balance

This position can be remote. Regular attendance in the office is expected one week per quarter.

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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