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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:

The Data Platform team at Kong is tasked with building and maintaining a data architecture to focus engineering, drive growth, and build innovative new features and capabilities for our products. As a Kong Data Engineer you will integrate state of the art data frameworks with our products to build datasets and make them accessible to our partners and customers. Your work will enable our engineering teams, product managers and customers to bring together insights and make and automate data-driven decisions. In every decision that you influence, you will see the product improve and be more valuable to our users.

What you'll be doing:

  • Develop and integrate APIs and the front-end interfaces and visualizations they power to deliver product features.
  • Collaborate with other engineers and technical leaders to discover the best solutions.
  • Support your colleagues by reviewing code and designs.
  • Build systems to enable accurate measurements to show what is working well and to reveal what needs improvement.
  • And any additional tasks required by your manager.

What you'll bring:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience
  • 4+ or more years of experience building systems in Javascript and ideally React, Vue or similar frameworks
  • Experience with how data is modeled in databases and APIs, and how data is commonly transformed for presentation to users
  • Experience with writing good tests for front-end applications, automation of testing, agile development, git and Github workflows.
  • 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:

Global - We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger. We seek to understand different points of view and their implications on work.

Real - We are genuine, principled and confident without an attitude. We seek to understand our own strengths and vulnerabilities. We understand the effect of external factors on ourselves and we manage our own emotions and understand the effect they have on other people.

Unstoppable - We are biased towards action and decision, we persevere and always go the extra mile. We understand how to prioritize and work with urgency and focus. We are self-motivated and exhibit a high personal drive.

Champion - We listen and speak up for customers, community, partners and each other. We have an ability to provide feedback that is specific, constructive and fact-based. We listen, are able to receive feedback without taking it personally and we look at our own performance in order to improve.

Explorer - We challenge the status quo by discovering, innovating, failing fast and learning. We are self-directing and use creativity when solving problems that may be complex and ambiguous. We are adaptable, able to navigate and solve problems, especially in times of rapid change and high-ambiguity.

Full Stack Engineer - Data Platform - (Remote)

Tags: api, dev ops / tech ops, infrastructure, open-source, saas, software

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