Back-End Software Engineer

Company Headquarters, Milpitas, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)

Job description

Position Overview:

We are seeking a talented and motivated Back-End Software Engineer to join our passionate engineering team. As a Back-End Software Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and implementing scalable, high-performance, and reliable back-end services that form the backbone of our network visibility solution. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including front-end developers, network engineers, and product managers, to deliver a seamless and feature-rich user experience. As part of a smaller team in a larger Engineering department, you will have the opportunity to make significant contributions to our products and customer success.


Design and Development: Architect, design, and develop robust and scalable back-end services to support our network visibility platform, ensuring high performance, low latency, and fault tolerance.

API Development: Create and maintain APIs that enable seamless communication between the front-end and back-end components, ensuring efficient data retrieval and updates.

Database Management: Design and optimize database schemas to store and retrieve network data efficiently. Work with relational and NoSQL databases as needed.

System Integration: Collaborate with front-end developers and network engineers to integrate back-end services with the user interface and networking components, ensuring end-to-end functionality.

Performance Optimization: Identify and resolve performance bottlenecks and optimize code to ensure fast and efficient data processing.

Security and Scalability: Implement security best practices and design for scalability to handle large-scale deployments.

Testing and Quality Assurance: Write unit tests, conduct code reviews, and participate in quality assurance efforts to maintain a high level of software quality.

Documentation: Create and maintain technical documentation, including design specifications, API documentation, and developer guides.

Continuous Improvement: Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices, and actively contribute to the improvement of the software development process within the team.


Preferred Education: Bachelor's, Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent, Software Engineering, or a related field.

Experience: Proven experience as a Back-End Software Engineer, with at least 3 years of hands-on experience in designing and developing scalable back-end services for complex applications.

Programming Languages: Proficiency in one or more programming languages commonly used for back-end development, such as Python, Java, Go, or C++.

Web Technologies: Experience with web frameworks and technologies like Django, Flask, or Node.js.

Database Skills: Strong knowledge of relational databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL) and familiarity with NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDB, Cassandra).

API Design: Experience designing and implementing RESTful APIs and a good understanding of API best practices.

Version Control: Proficiency with version control systems like Git.

Networking Knowledge: Familiarity with networking concepts and protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, SNMP) is a plus.

Problem-Solving: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think critically and devise innovative solutions.

Team Player: Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment.

Preference to SF Bay Area local candidates who can work a hybrid office schedule

Compensation: The base salary range for this role is 90 -160,000 dependent on experience. Role is eligible for additional compensation with participation in the company annual bonus plan, quarterly cash company 401k contribution and private equity shares.

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