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Software Engineer - Server Platform

Figma

Figma

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · New York, NY, USA · United States
Posted on Friday, April 5, 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!

In response to Figma’s rapid growth, the Server Platform team is building the next-generation platform that is highly scalable, observable, reliable, and cost-efficient. The mission of the Server Platform team is to expedite development by constructing a self-service platform that simplifies the management of large-scale production services, ensuring safety and ease of operation. This domain governs the foundational infrastructure layer that supports all other infrastructure and application services. Its primary sub-areas encompass compute orchestration and deployment, traffic management, infrastructure-as-code, observability, and cost efficiency.

We’re looking for engineers who are passionate about building a platform used every day by the other engineers you work with. You're someone who is excited to talk to your users, bounce ideas off them, and get immediate feedback on how a feature works. We’re a team of very thoughtful engineers who like to spend time together at the whiteboard thinking about the right way to build systems to be reliable and maintainable.

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 infrastructure systems and services that power Figma’s innovative tools for design and collaboration.
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes.
  • Work with engineers across the company to build innovative new features that operate at scale.
  • Help debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack.

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

  • 4+ years of experience building infrastructure components / services at scale
  • Experience building and scaling distributed systems as an individual contributor and/or Team Lead
  • Previously built or worked on Compute, Deployment, Infrastructure as Code, Traffic, or Observability systems at scale
  • Proven track record of building, scaling, and shipping high-quality products in high growth environments
  • Experience communicating and working across functions to drive solutions

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

  • Have excellent problem solving skills. You use a systematic and thorough approach. You think from first principles and have a bias for action. Are driven by impact. You are willing to work on grungy problems if they have a high impact on the business or the health of the infrastructure.
  • Care deeply about the quality of the software / systems you build. You have an artisan mentality and are always looking to improve your craft. At the same time you are able to strike the right balance between idealism and pragmatism.
  • Have excellent technical communication skills
  • Finally, Figma is a close-knit company with a strong culture that promotes inclusivity and collaboration, taking ambitious goals and having fun doing so. You deeply value these traits and see yourself actively contributing to it.

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):
$149,000$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.

We will work to ensure individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to apply for a role, participate in the interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you require accommodation, please reach out to accommodations-ext@figma.com. These modifications enable an individual with a disability to have an equal opportunity not only to get a job, but successfully perform their job tasks to the same extent as people without disabilities.

Examples of accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • Holding interviews in an accessible location
  • Enabling closed captioning on video conferencing
  • Ensuring all written communication be compatible with screen readers
  • Changing the mode or format of interviews

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