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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!


Lead Software Engineer

Department: Engineering
Location: San Mateo, CA

Want to work at a company that helps customers in 156 countries around the world protect the memories they hold dear? A company that stores over 900 petabytes of customersí photos, music, documents and work files in a purpose-built cloud storage system?

Well, hereís your chance. Backblaze is looking for a Lead Software Engineer!

About Backblaze 

Backblaze originated in a founderís one-bedroom apartment where five people committed to helping people save their data. Backblaze provides backup and cloud storage thatís astonishingly easy to use and inexpensive. 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 Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage), or simply sleeping well at night (anyone thatís spilled a cup of coffee on a laptop knows the relief that comes with complete, secure backups). We are entrusted with almost an exabyte of data from customers in more than 150 countries. 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.

Weíve managed to nurture a team-oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. We value our people and their families. Donít forget to check out our ďAbout UsĒ page to learn more about the people and some of our perks. 

We have built a profitable, high growth business. While we love our investors, we have maintained control over the business. That means our corporate goals are simple - grow sustainably and profitably.  

Want to know what youíll be doing? 

You will 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. And you will help build new features as well as support tools to help chase down and diagnose customer issues. 

Must be highly proficient in: 

  • 10+ years of Java with recent heavy focus on backend development 
  • Expert level in backend development with SQL 
  • Apache Tomcat 
  • Large scale systems supporting thousands of servers and millions of customers 
  • Cross platform (Linux/Macintosh/Windows) ó donít need to be an expert on all three, but cannot be afraid of any

Bonus points for: 

  • Cassandra experience 
  • JavaScript 
  • ReactJS 
  • Python 
  • Struts 
  • JSPís 

Looking for an attitude of: 

  • Passionate about building friendly, easy to use Interfaces and APIs. 
  • Likes to work closely with other engineers, support, and sales to help customers. 
  • Believes the whole world needs backup, not just English speakers in the USA. 
  • Customer Focused (!!) ó always focus on the customerís point of view and how to solve their problem! 

Required for all Backblaze Employees: 

  • 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 
  • Rigorous adherence to best practices 
  • Relentless attention to detail 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good oral/written communication 
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills 

Some Backblaze Perks:  

  • Competitive healthcare plans 
  • Competitive compensation and 401k 
  • All employees receive Option grants 
  • Unlimited vacation days 
  • Strong coffee 
  • Fully stocked Micro kitchen 
  • Catered breakfast and lunches 
  • Awesome people who work on awesome projects 
  • New Parent Childcare bonus 
  • Normal work hours 

Backblaze is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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