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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!


Sr. Software Engineer

Department: Engineering
Location:

About Backblaze

Backblaze makes storing and using data astonishingly easy. When our founding team got together, they committed to helping people save their data. Today, the Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundational platform around the world for a broad community of developers, IT generalists, entrepreneurs, and individuals who seek the easy, affordable, trusted solutions we provide.

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. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 97% 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. Software Engineer to join our growing team!

This position is available fully remote. We are conveniently located near CalTrain, and Highways 280 and 101. We also offer a flexible schedule so employees can work remotely when necessary.

What You’ll Do:

You will work on server-side B2 APIs and subsystems that allow our customers and integrations to upload files, manage their lifecycles, track usage, and interact with our billing and storage systems. You will help build new features, improve the scalability of our systems, and create support tools to help chase down and diagnose customer issues.

The Right Fit:

  • 10+ years of server-side Java experience in an enterprise environment
  • Experience writing software for large scale systems supporting thousands of servers and millions of customers
  • Comfortable with all aspects of the software development lifecycle, including design, implementation, testing, and rollout
  • Cross-team collaborator with a focus on creating win-win outcomes
  • Exhibits curiosity and seeks to understand before offering solutions
  • Focuses on platform solutions for multiple customers

At this point, we hope you're feeling excited about the job description you're reading. Even if you don't feel you meet every requirement, we still encourage you to apply. Learning, developing, and growing are key parts of our culture. We're eager to meet people who believe in our mission and can contribute to our team in various ways. We want people to feel comfortable expressing their true selves and to come, stay, and do their best work here.

Bonus points for:

  • Apache Tomcat
  • Cassandra
  • Python
  • Customer-facing APIs
  • Agile, Scrum, or Kanban
  • Test-driven development
  • Jira

To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base pay ranges for all US-based job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function, level, and country location, benchmarked against similar-stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate location, skills, depth of work experience, and relevant licenses/credentials, and may vary from the amounts listed below.

The base pay range for this position is $165,000 to $206,000.

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, socio-economic 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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