Principal Software Engineer, Microservices (Go, Node.js) (Remote)

  • Location
    • Remote
  • Date Posted
  • Sep. 1, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Data

Are you ready to power the World’s connections?

If you don’t think you meet all of the criteria below but are still interested in the job, please apply.  Nobody checks every box - we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.

About the role:

You will be responsible for delivering the microservice architecture that powers Kong Konnect, the Service Connectivity Platform. Working closely with Engineering and Product Management teams, you will develop software components that will materially impact customer’s and Kong’s business and contribute to complex product integration efforts as we continue to develop our suite of products.

What you’ll do:

  • Drive architecture decisions and principles within the team and across Engineering - including facilitating discussions and conflict resolution for results.
  • Work on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of company objectives.
  • Implement strategic policies when selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Provide design-specific feedback on product/technology vision and strategy, and help senior management to inform and incorporate into technical architecture roadmap.
  • Mentor other engineers in your team and across Engineering.
  • And any additional tasks required by manager.

What you’ll bring:

  • 12+ years working in and leading teams to develop, deliver, and maintain complex software solutions.
  • Experience designing, prototyping, building and debugging microservices architectures and distributed systems.
  • Experience developing and supporting a large scale SaaS platform.
  • Expertise in designing and writing APIs, and a firm grasp of API lifecycle management.
  • Expertise with data modeling in relational and no-SQL databases.
  • Detail-oriented attention to API design patterns, RESTful and gRPC preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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.