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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:

We're looking for Software Engineers who can build technical tools and scalable design systems. You will build frontend features for Konnect users. You will also build tools, including a component library, that enable other Engineering teams to deliver their features in Konnect seamlessly. You will collaborate closely with Design and engineering teams to uphold standards and consistency. You have a deep understanding of UI principles, an understanding of user experience, and the skill and drive to build pixel perfect interfaces.

What you'll do:

  • Work with product managers, engineers, and product designers to create meaningful experiences.
  • Build new features and improve upon existing ones.
  • Build tools and frameworks that enable other engineering teams to contribute to Konnect.
  • Deliver high quality software by writing automated tests.
  • Support that software in a production environment by participating in an on-call rotation.
  • And any additional tasks required by manager.

What you'll bring:

  • Expertise building frontends for enterprise software.
  • Experience working with or building plugin frameworks.
  • Excellent visual and written communication skills, to collaborate effectively with design, product, and engineering teams.
  • Experience with Sketch, Figma, Invision and other modern design tools.
  • Extraordinary UI implementation skills using technologies like HTML, CSS, and Typescript.
  • Professional experience with Vue.js, React.js, or other modern frameworks.
  • The ability to validate your work with qualitative and quantitative data.

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: Staff Software Engineer, SaaS Applications
Job tags: open-source, api, dev ops / tech ops, infrastructure, software, saas

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