Staff Software Engineer - DevX (Remote or SF)

  • Location
    • United States
  • Date Posted
  • May. 23, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Data

Are you ready to power the World’s connections?

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.

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About the role:

As a Staff Software Engineer, you will be responsible for providing technical leadership to a fast moving team of engineers implementing features for the on premise and cloud SaaS versions of Kong’s Developer Portal. The Developer Portal exposes APIs as a product to external teams to consume and plays a key role in the Kong ecosystem.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Writing frontend and backend code using Typescript, NestJS and Vue.js
  • Providing technical leadership and mentoring a team of developers.
  • .Working cross functionally with other Konnect team leads to maintain alignment across projects.
  • Helping to organize and drive new features from inception to release.
  • And any additional tasks required by your manager.

What you’ll bring:

  • 6+ years of experience writing javascript, and a history of using Typescript in production.
  • Knowledge of Vuejs, or a proven history of learning new technologies quickly.
  • An understanding of how developers interact with API specifications.
  • Experience providing technical leadership to a team of developers.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • What is a Konger?  (see our company values below…)

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 drivers not passengers and own the quality and outcomes of our work.