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Staff Software Engineer - Backend

Iterable, San Francisco

Captivating Customers. Fueling Growth


Iterable is a cross-channel platform that powers unified customer experiences and empowers marketers to improve on every interaction taking place throughout the customer journey. With Iterable, brands create individualized marketing touchpoints that earn engagement, solidify trust and galvanize loyal consumer-brand relationships.

Developed for the enterprise, Iterable is built from modern technologies that transform cloud, partner and tool-specific data into integrated, personalized engagements. No matter the audience size or degree of campaign sophistication, Iterable empowers brands to implement where it matters most—creating experiences and promoting connections with over 2 billion people world-wide. Leading brands, like Zillow, DoorDash, Calm, Madison Reed, and Box, choose Iterable to power excellent customer experiences throughout the entire lifecycle.

Iterable's momentum grows daily and there has never been a more exciting time to join the team! We've been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work - SF for the past four years, one of the Best Places to Work in Colorado for the past two years, and were named as one of Colorado’s Best Paying Companies! We’ve also been listed on Wealthfront’s  Career Launching Companies List for the past two years,  rank sixth on the list of Top 25 Companies Where Women Want to Work and hold a top 20 spot among the SaaS 100. 

We have a global  presence with offices in San Francisco, New York, and Denver, and London, and remote employees located all over the world. As we scale, we continue to live by our core four, founding values - Trust, Growth Mindset, Balance, and Humility. To understand the Iterable story, and learn more about our  mission, explore our Culture and About Us page.

How you will make a difference:

Engineering at Iterable is responsible for the core platform used by our growing customer base. Making this platform easy to use and attractive for non-technical users is extremely important. Our Engineering team works closely with Product, Design, Infrastructure, and SRE to bring next-generation marketing solutions to our massively-scalable platform. We believe in building an Engineering culture guided by our company values which you can learn more about here.

One of our core values is Growth Mindset and Iterable is a company where everyone can continuously learn. If this is an idea that excites you, please do apply as we value applicants for the skills they bring beyond a job description.

In this role you'll get to:

  • Own the back-end of the product with a huge amount of autonomy
  • Architect and develop solutions to scale a complex platform that reaches millions of users
  • Collaborate with frontend, backend, product, and design to conceptualize and build new product features
  • Provide direction for your team and guide standards across the Engineering organization
  • Improve Engineering processes, tooling, and efficiency
  • Contribute to open source projects, including Apache Pulsar and Play Framework
  • Speak at conferences and meetups
  • Mentor and guide team members 

We are looking for people who have:

  • Relevant industry experience building production-ready, scalable web applications
  • Proficiency  in at least one modern programming language (ideally Scala and/or Java)
  • Extensive experience with Elasticsearch and/or other relevant technologies
  • Ability to facilitate discussions within your team and cross-functionally
  • A desire to be part of a values-driven Engineering team
  • Passion for learning -- always improving yourself and the team around you

Our Technology Stack:

  • Programming Language: Scala
  • Databases: Elasticsearch, Postgres, Redis
  • Infrastructure: RabbitMQ, Pulsar, Kafka, AWS
  • Other Relevant Technologies: Docker / Kubernetes, React

Bonus points:

  • Experience with large scale performance testing 
  • Experience with functional programming and the JVM

Perks & Benefits:

  • Paid parental leave
  • Great compensation packages, meaningful equity, & 401(k) plan
  • Medical, dental, vision, & life insurance
  • Balance Day (First Friday off every month)
  • Fertility & Adoption Assistance
  • Paid Sabbatical
  • Flexible PTO 
  • Daily lunch allowance
  • Monthly Employee Wellness allowance 
  • Quarterly Professional Development allowance 
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Complete laptop workstation

We’ve rethought traditional workplace planning and are looking to strengthen belonging, innovation, productivity, and happiness whether it’s in an office, from home, or a hybrid of the two. As such, we've moved to a single geographical compensation band for all of our employees (the San Francisco Bay Area market for the US, London for the UK).

Iterable is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Iterable does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Iterable also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Iterable will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Last Update: (05/12/2021)

About Iterable

Iterable is empowering the world’s leading brands to achieve true omni-channel relevance at scale. Powered by the same technologies that propelled leaders like Twitter and Facebook in the user engagement space, we are building tools for growth marketers wishing to captivate customers with messaging that matters when it matters. Founded in 2013 by CEO Justin Zhu and Andrew Boni, Iterable is based in San Francisco and is funded by Index Ventures, CRV and other top-tier Silicon Valley VCs.

Want to learn more about Iterable? Visit Iterable's website.