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Senior Software Engineer, Insomnia - (Remote)

Kong

Kong

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024
Are you ready to power the World's connections?
About the role:
Insomnia is a popular API development platform that includes an API client, API designer, API testing and more, that millions of developers around the world use to build digital products across both Top Global 2000 organizations, and individual developers at smaller organizations.
Insomnia is a growing product and it is an important part of Kong’s strategy. Check out the repo here: https://github.com/Kong/insomnia. Read more about Kong https://konghq.com
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for building new features and tooling for Insomnia. The incredibly powerful open source API client, and by doing so improving productivity for millions of developers. 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!
Why APIs Matter? APIs have been enabling innovation for decades!
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.
Building Great Products - Learn why the world's largest companies love our tech!
Over 250m+ downloads of our open-source API gateway! Over 60k+ stars on GitHub between Kong API and Kong Insomnia!

What you'll do:

  • Work with product managers, engineers and product designers to create meaningful product 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.
  • And more.

What you'll bring:

  • At least 4 years of Go experience writing scalable, production-ready software.
  • Strong proficiency for testing and an absolute distaste for unscalable code.
  • At least 4 years of experience working with relational databases like PostgreSQL.
  • At least 2 years of experience working with cloud infrastructure (like AWS, Azure or GCP).
  • Strong understanding of networking protocols and transports (HTTP, GraphQL, TCP, WebSockets, SSE).
  • The ability to validate your work with qualitative or quantitative data.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Kong has different base pay ranges for different work locations globally, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. The compensation varies depending on a wide array of factors, including but not limited to specific candidate location, role, skill set, and level of experience. Certain roles are eligible for additional rewards including sales incentives depending on the terms of the applicable plan and role. Benefits may vary depending on location. US-based employees are typically offered access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan, short and long-term disability benefits, and basic life and AD&D insurance, among others. The typical base pay range for this role in USD. USD 152,000 - 175,460.
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 is THE cloud native API platform with the fastest, most adopted API gateway in the world (over 300m downloads!). Loved by developers and trusted with enterprises’ most critical traffic volumes, Kong helps startups and Fortune 500 companies build with confidence – allowing them to bring solutions to market faster with API and service connectivity that scales easily and securely.
83% of web traffic today is API calls! APIs are the connective tissue of the cloud and the underlying technology that allows software to talk and interact with one another. Therefore, we believe that APIs act as the nervous system of the cloud. Our audacious mission is to build the nervous system that will safely and reliably connect all of humankind!
For more information about Kong, please visit konghq.com 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.