Software Engineer - Developer Tools

Nextdoor, San Francisco, CA

We are for neighbors.


Nextdoor is where you connect to the neighborhoods that matter to you so you can belong. Our purpose is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on.

Neighbors around the world turn to Nextdoor daily to receive trusted information, give and get help, get things done, and build real-world connections with those nearby — neighbors, businesses, and public services. Today, neighbors rely on Nextdoor in more than 275,000 neighborhoods across 11 countries.

Meet your Future Neighbors

The Developer Experience team owns the overall ecosystem that drives product development and innovation at Nextdoor. From our high-scale CI/CD pipelines (we deploy code to production roughly 12 times a day) to our local development environments and tooling, we work on the things that enable our engineering teams to go fast. We are obsessed with improving the developer experience at Nextdoor, working closely with engineering teams across the company to look for development bottlenecks, or tooling we can build to improve our workflows.

The Impact You’ll Make

As a member of the Developer Experience team, you will work on tooling which empowers other engineers, collaborate with developers from across the entire engineering organization, and work on high-impact initiatives that significantly improve the life for all engineers at Nextdoor on a daily basis.

This means you will:

  • Identify development bottlenecks, and pain points in our development process.
  • Stay informed on the rapidly changing landscape of open-source tools and third-party platforms used throughout the industry.
  • Design innovative solutions to development bottlenecks by incorporating the best solutions available, or building new tooling when necessary.

What You’ll Bring to The Team

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • 4+ years experience building developer focused tooling, and automating common workflows.
  • A track record of designing, building, and maintaining tools used by other engineers at scale, and monitored their impact.
  • Experience managing CI/CD pipelines using CircleCI, or a similar product.
  • Familiarity with Docker or Kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with industry best practices, and common third party developer tools.
  • Fearlessness when troubleshooting issues in Linux and OSX environments.
  • Empathy towards other developers.

Bonus Points

  • Experience deploying and supporting distributed architecture in the AWS cloud.
  • Familiarity with integration testing frameworks and best practices.

At Nextdoor, we empower our employees to build stronger local communities. To create a platform where all feel welcome, we want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the neighbors we seek to serve. We encourage everyone interested in our purpose to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or any other trait that unfairly targets a group of people. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Nextdoor

About Nextdoor Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free. Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home. People are using Nextdoor to: Quickly get the word out about a break-in Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group Track down a trustworthy babysitter Find out who does the best paint job in town Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog Find a new home for an outgrown bike Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name Nextdoor’s mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbors work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world.

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