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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:

With guidance from Staff and Principal Engineers, design, develop, and maintain microservices that power 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:

  • Implement and maintain services that power Konnect, such as Kong's cloud-hosted control plane.
  • Contribute to Kong's open source core by working on OSS implementations of our Cloud and Enterprise services.
  • Design and implement solutions to technical problems of moderate complexity.
  • Support those services in production by participating in an on-call rotation.
  • Write automated tests to ensure behavior of code and avoid regressions.
  • Mentor other team members.
  • And any additional tasks required by manager.

What you'll bring:

  • 5+ years working in a team to develop, deliver, and maintain complex software solutions.
  • Experience in Go
  • Experience designing, prototyping, building and debugging microservices architectures and distributed systems.
  • Experience with working or developing L4/L7 proxies such as Nginx, HA-proxy, Envoy, or others
  • 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.
  • Understanding of and development with git and Github workflows.
  • Expertise in test-driven development and automated testing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Bonus Points

  • Deep experience with Go
  • Experience contributing to Open Source Software projects.
  • Working knowledge of containerization and Kubernetes
  • 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.

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.

Company name: Kong
Remote job title: Senior Software Engineer Control Plane Services
Job tags: open-source, api, dev ops / tech ops, infrastructure, software, saas

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