Senior Software Engineer - Koko

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Interview Process

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

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About the role:
Design, develop, and maintain microservices that power Kong Konnect, the Service Connectivity Platform. Working closely with Product Management and teams across Engineering, you will develop software that has a direct impact on our customers' business and Kong's success. 
What you'll do:
  • Implement and maintain services that power Konnect, such as Kong's cloud-hosted control plane.
  • Contribute to Kong's Cloud and Enterprise services.
  • Design and implement solutions to technical problems of moderate complexity.
  • Support those services in production by participating in an on-call rotation.
  • Write automated tests to ensure behavior of code and avoid regressions.
  • Mentor other team members.
  • And any additional tasks required by manager.
  • What you'll bring:
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science.5+ years working in a team to develop, deliver, and maintain complex software solutions.
  • Expertise in Go.
  • Experience designing, prototyping, building and debugging microservices architectures and distributed systems.
  • Experience performing DevOps monitoring and observability.
  • Experience developing and supporting a large scale SaaS platform; with working knowledge of containerization and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with public cloud providers like AWS, GCP or Azure.
  • Experience with object storage like S3 as well as streaming systems like KafkaExpertise in designing and writing APIs, and a firm grasp of API lifecycle management.
  • Expertise with data modeling in relational databases.
  • Understanding of and development with git and Github workflows.
  • Expertise in test-driven development and automated testing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bonus Points:
  • Deep experience with Go; effective go standards.
  • Experience with NGINX/OpenResty/Kong/LuaJIT.
  • Experience with Datadog/OpenTelemetry.
  • Experience contributing to Open Source Software projects.
  • Experience with working or developing L4/L7 proxies such as Nginx, HA-proxy, Envoy, or others.
  • Experience with hybrid deployments and compatibility between schemas across versions.
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