Senior Software Engineer, Insomnia- (Remote)

Kong (View all Jobs)

North America

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Interview Process

1. Phone interview. 2. Pairing and technical interviews. 3. Take home assigment.

Programming Languages Mentioned

JavaScript, Golang

Are you ready to power the World's connections?

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About the role:
Insomnia is a popular, open-sourced API client, tester, and designer that supports REST, gRPC, and GraphQL. With over 20K stars on GitHub, we have a strong community of over one million users. The Insomnia website had over 3 million hits in the last year. Insomnia is a growing product and it is an important part of Kong’s vision and future. Follow Insomnia updates at @GetInsomnia on Twitter. Check out the repo here: Read more about Kong

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for building new features and tooling for Insomnia, the incredibly powerful open source API client.  This position is available to remote workers and at Kong Headquarters in San Francisco.

Why should you want to work at Kong?  

Market Opportunity - We are on a quest to build a $10b+ software company over the next few years and need YOUR help!
- APIs are driving innovation across every industry!
Strong VC team, Series D, strong year over year revenue growth!
Technical Leadership - We are recognized as the leader in innovation in the connectivity space.
- Marco, our CTO/co-founder - “We are the Cisco of L4 and L7” - CUBE Conversation, March 2021
We are the leading innovator in the connectivity space!
Amazing Team & Culture - Come be a "Konger" and find out what we mean.
Kong employees discuss our culture at our 2020 Company Kickoff
Building Great Products - Learn why the world's largest companies love our tech!
Over 250m+ downloads of our open source API gateway!  Over 40k+ stars on Github between Kong API and Kong Insomnia!
What you'll do:
  • Work with product managers, engineers and product designers to create meaningful experiences.
  • Build new features and improve upon existing ones.
  • Collaborate with other engineers and technical leaders to discover the best solutions.
  • Engage with the Insomnia open source community. 
  • Any additional tasks required by your manager.
  • What you'll bring:
  • Proficiency with Typescript, Javascript, React (or any other modern javascript frameworks).
  • Excellent UI implementation skills using technologies like HTML, CSS, and Typescript.
  • The ability to validate your work with qualitative or quantitative data.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bonus Points:
  • Experience with Electron Applications.
  • Experience with GraphQL.
  • Experience with Golang, GCP, and Terraform.
  • What is a Konger?

    We are a group of makers, thinkers, and doers focused on helping today’s developers build tomorrow’s technology. Our teams work on the bleeding edge of API innovation to provide our users with a central nervous system for data and services.

    We put design at the heart of everything we do, and we’re relentlessly focused on creating beautiful experiences for our customers. That’s why technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web applications.

    We believe in the power of Open Source and everything it stands for. That’s why developers around the world enthusiastically contribute on top of our open-source platform.

    We are passionate about solving challenges that will fundamentally shape the future of technology, and we’re looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you believe in taking ownership of your work, making an impact, and having fun along the way, we would love to talk to you.

    Kong Core Values: 

    Be Inclusive.  We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger.

    Be Authentic.  We are genuine, principled and confident without arrogance. Show respect and kindness, especially in tough moments.

    Be Relentlessly Resourceful.  We work with purpose, obsession and grit. It takes muscle to do hard things and doing hard things build muscle.

    Be Customer Obsessed.  We care. Customers are everything, we put them at the center of everything you do. We are all empowered to make an impact.

    Be Curious.  We value ideas over hierarchy. Never accept the status quo. We make bold bets, fail, and learn everyday. There is always a way.

    Be an Owner.  We are drivers not passengers and own the quality and outcomes of our work.

    About Kong:

    Kong creates software and managed services that connect APIs and microservices natively across and within clouds, Kubernetes, data centers and more using intelligent automation. Built on an open source core, Kong’s service connectivity platform enables digital innovation by allowing organizations to reliably and securely manage the full lifecycle of APIs and services for modern architectures, including microservices, serverless and service mesh. By providing developer teams with unprecedented architectural freedom, Kong accelerates innovation cycles, increases productivity, and seamlessly bridges legacy and modern systems and applications. For more information about Kong, please visit or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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