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Software Engineer, Traffic



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · New York, NY, USA · United States
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Figma is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to make design accessible to all. Born on the Web, Figma helps entire product teams brainstorm, design and build better products — from start to finish. Whether it’s consolidating tools, simplifying workflows, or collaborating across teams and time zones, Figma makes the design process faster, more efficient, and fun while keeping everyone on the same page. From great products to long-lasting companies, we believe that nothing great is made alone—come make with us!

Server Platform is at the core of Figma’s infrastructure foundation! This area owns the foundational layer of infrastructure that underpins all other infrastructure and application services at Figma. The Foundation team under Server Platform is Infrastructure's infrastructure. This team enables the efficient operation and rapid development of reliable infrastructure at Figma through opinionated platforms.

We are building the V2 of Infrastructure and setting key initiatives that will set the tone for infrastructure for the next half decade. We’re looking for thoughtful and technical leaders with experience focused on designing the next generation edge and network to handle our growing customer traffic and services.

This is a full time role that can be held from one of our US hubs or remotely in the United States.

What you'll do at Figma:

  • Design, build and operate scalable distributed systems and services that power Figma’s innovative tools for design and collaboration
  • Develop and secure our internal and edge network running on AWS
  • Help design and deploy an internal service mesh network which can support Figma’s growing portfolio of services and features
  • Develop intelligent detection and auto-scaling countermeasures for DDoS threats
  • Help debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Have 4+ years of experience building infrastructure components / services at scale in a cloud setting
  • Experience with programming languages like TypeScript or Go
  • Experience building and scaling distributed and traffic systems as an individual contributor and/or Team Lead
  • Proven track record of building, scaling, and shipping high-quality products in high growth environments
  • Experience communicating and working across functions to drive solutions
  • Prior experience working on a team dealing with Network and Traffic related systems handling requests from millions of customers

While it’s not required, it’s an added plus if you also have:

  • Deep knowledge of DDoS attack mechanisms and mitigation solutions on AWS or Cloud environments
  • Significant background securing network infrastructure
  • Traffic analytics using VPC Flow Logs, Lambda, and other data sources
  • Experience with TCP, HTTP, DNS, and SSL protocols
  • Experience with network proxies like Envoy and Haproxy
  • Experience with service mesh technologies like Istio
At Figma, one of our values is Grow as you go. We believe in hiring smart, curious people who are excited to learn and develop their skills. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the points outlined in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Pay Transparency Disclosure

If based in Figma’s San Francisco or New York hub offices, this role has the annual base salary range stated below.

Job level and actual compensation will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process (including skills and prior relevant experience, potential impact, and scope of role), market demands, and specific work location. The listed range is a guideline, and the range for this role may be modified. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, the pay range is localized according to employee work location by a factor of between 80% and 100% of range. Please discuss your specific work location with your recruiter for more information.

Figma offers equity to employees, as well a competitive package of additional benefits, including health, dental & vision, retirement with company contribution, parental leave & reproductive or family planning support, mental health & wellness benefits, generous PTO, company recharge days, a learning & development stipend, a work from home stipend, and cell phone reimbursement. Figma also offers sales incentive pay for most sales roles. Figma’s compensation and benefits are subject to change and may be modified in the future. You may view our Pay Transparency Policy by clicking on the corresponding link.

Annual Base Salary Range (SF/NY Hub):
$168,000$350,000 USD

At Figma we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, our product and our community to flourish. Figma is an equal opportunity workplace - we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity/expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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