Sr. Engineer, Backend (Australia & New Zealand)
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1. Recruiter interview 2. Take-home project 3. Code review of the take-home project 4. Technical discussions with hiring manager and engineers from the team, values interview.
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As Zapier continues to scale our mission to democratize automation, we’re hiring Senior Backend Engineers across the organization. Zapier’s on a mission to make everyone more productive at work. Zapier has helped millions of people build businesses through the power of automation.
If you’re interested in advancing your career at a fast-growing, profitable, impact-driven company, then read on…
You love building. You’ll work on building a new version of our App Platform, the set of core services that enable us to interact with thousands of 3rd party APIs in a reliable and scalable manner. You're familiar with Python and backend frameworks such as Django. You enjoy a balance of application development and reliability tuning. Zapier is built on Python, Django, React, Node.js, and AWS. We use modern tools, which means you’ll have the opportunity to work with software like Memcached, RabbitMQ, Docker, GitLab and Redis.
You excel working on a team. You enjoy being part of a team that solves problems together, collaborating on ideas and working to meet team goals. You like pairing up with teammates when someone gets blocked. You give and accept feedback professionally and don’t let ego get in the way of delivering the best solution for the customer. You can summarize technical concepts effectively as you work with people from disciplines outside of engineering.
You embrace service ownership. You appreciate the speed and autonomy a team has when it owns its services. You also know ownership comes with the responsibility to monitor your team’s services and make sure they are reliable and performant.
You love shipping to customers. Nothing we build matters if it isn’t meeting customers’ needs. You’ll be on a team that collaborates with internal customers’ to provide interfaces to our vast collection of integrations. You’ll also learn to empathize with Zapier’s end users and add capabilities to the Platform that enable Zapier to offer new products. You'll have the opportunity to ship code daily that will be used by millions of people.
You love doing things efficiently. At Zapier, we believe in “Don't be a Robot, Build the Robot.” We build systems and processes that let us scale our impact to be larger than ourselves.
You love learning. Engineering is an ever-evolving world. You enjoy exploring areas that you might not have experience with yet. You have a balanced approach to adopting new tech vs using well-understood patterns.
While we don't require a specific number of years of experience, senior backend engineers at Zapier typically have 7+ years of professional engineering experience, with at least 3 building distributed, scaleable web-applications.
Things You Might Do
Directly impact how our customers can be more productive by building and supporting the foundational building blocks of Zapier.
Redesign and build services that execute API calls to thousands of 3rd party APIs. REST, GraphQL, XML-RPC; we handle them all!
Work with Amazon services like Lambda and MSK to build scalable solutions that process millions of requests.
Operate and scale the systems you and your team build.
Ship code to millions of users every week.
Travel of 5% - 10% for company retreats that rotate to various cities throughout North America.
You Might Join
The Zap Creation team has the important job of building and maintaining the core of the Zapier product: the workflow editor. This team owns the full-stack experience our customers use to create Zaps, including the underlying backend storage service for Zaps. The team's work is integral to Zapier's customer experience, so the Zap Creation team needs to work closely with multiple stakeholders as Zapier evolves through constantly shipping new features. UTC +10 - UTC +12
The Engine team has the important job of executing each and every customer Zap. Customers use zapier.com to create a Zap and they use https://zapier.com/platform to integrate with over 4000 Apps. Once a customer enables a Zap to run, the Engine team is responsible for making sure the Zap executes step by step, on time every time, so we care a lot about reliability and correctness. We love solving scaling challenges with great system design. We work mostly with Python, Django, Celery, RabbitMQ, Go and AWS. The team’s work is very important to Zapier’s customer experience and so the Engine team needs to work closely with multiple stakeholders as Zapier evolves through constantly shipping new features. UTC +10 - UTC +12
The Whole Package
Location: Remote - New Zealand or Eastern Australia
Our flexible, distributed environment lets us work with the best people from around the world. Zapiens live in 40+ countries, including the United Kingdom, Thailand, India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia, and more!
Competitive salary and profit-sharing program
Equity for All: Stock options (or equivalent) for every Zapien
Healthcare + dental + vision coverage*
Retirement plan with 4% company match*
$2,000 annual learning stipend for use on courses, conferences, and more—your choice
Two annual all-company retreats
14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children
Customized Zapiversary rewards on your 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 year work anniversaries
Leading-edge equipment. We set you up with an Apple laptop and provide an additional budget for you to choose other home office accessories and software you may need.
Time to renew. We encourage Zapiens to take at least 2 weeks off each year. Most of us take 4-5 weeks, in addition to locally recognized holidays.
Opportunity to work with Zapier’s amazing partners network
*While we take care of Zapiens around the world the best we can, healthcare and retirement plans are currently available specifically in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and United States.
How to Apply
We have a non-standard application process designed to promote inclusion and equity. We first ask a few questions in our application form that would typically be asked at the start of an initial interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate. Please be sure to answer each question; the resume and CV fields are optional.
After you apply, you are going to hear back from us—even if we don’t see an immediate fit with our team. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us.
Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people, and do not discriminate based on race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, age, or any other status protected by local law. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.
Zapier is is committed to inclusion. As part of this commitment, Zapier will ensure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact email@example.com.
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