Staff Software Engineer (Backend), Product Engineering

Peloton, New York, NY or Santa Clara, CA

High-energy group fitness in your living room

The Opportunity

At Peloton, we power experiences across a multitude of member experiences across Bike, Tread, Mobile, Web, TV and beyond, across the world. Through world class engineering, we help users take live/on demand classes, compete on the leaderboard, engage users through challenges, help members discover music, and much more. 

The Role

We are looking for collaborative, staff engineers who have experience operating at scale, both with respect to technical scale and organization scale. You will help Peloton craft its scalability story, how we think about long term architecture, influence Product Cloud’s engineering culture, and work across all engineering organizations within Peloton to deliver world class products. You have seen your fair share of scaling challenges, want to do the right thing for our members, and ultimately believe that servant leadership is the ideal leadership model.

You are someone who thinks about simplicity and works to provide solutions that reduce the complexity across services. You are team-focused and prioritize collective learning in addition to solving problems. You build collective ownership amongst the team by contributing to code reviews, designs, whiteboarding, and leading discussions. Finally, you ask the right questions that challenge, elevate, and make Peloton engineering better.


In your first weeks, you’ll learn about Peloton Cloud and start to familiarize yourself with some of the challenges that we are facing. You'll contribute to our existing efforts to build a service-oriented architecture and split out services from a monolithic application. You’ll aid us in our thinking around international and cross-DC strategy. You’ll help us think through scalable build time sensitive pipelines which act as the core of the Peloton workout experience.

In the following months, you'll start contributing to major features and evaluate how they can fit into a service-oriented architecture. You'll help make the tough decisions around migrating code and databases, and transition traffic from our monolith to our new services and ensure their success. Finally, you'll help educate new team members and promote ways to improve quality across all our services at scale.


  • 7+ years of software engineering experience with a wide range of experiences at scale
  • A wealth of experience developing with Python and/or Kotlin/Java
  • Strong understanding of Kubernetes/Docker
  • Strong understanding of RDBMS, specifically Postgres
  • Strong understanding of networking, especially in distributed, cross DC contexts
  • Experience with a non-RDBMS data stores (DynamoDB, ElasticSearch, Redis, Memcache)
  • Building, testing, deploying, and monitoring services
  • Nice to Have Experience:
    • Client side experience (ie. iOS, Android, etc.)
    • Systems code experience
    • ArgoCI
    • Jenkins
    • SRE/DevOps experience
    • GraphQL


Peloton uses technology + design to connect the world through fitness, empowering people to be the best version of themselves anywhere, anytime. We have reinvented the fitness industry by developing a first-of-its-kind subscription platform. Seamlessly combining hardware, software, and streaming technology, we create digital fitness and wellness content and products that Members love. In 2020 Peloton committed to becoming an antiracist organization with the launch of the Peloton Pledge. Learn more, here.

“Together We Go Far” means that we are greater than the sum of our parts, stronger collectively when each one of us is at our best. In order to be the best version of Peloton, we are deeply committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture where all of our team members can be the best version of themselves. This work has no endpoint; it is the constant work of running an organization that strives to reach its full potential. As a first step in our commitment, we announced the Peloton Pledge to invest $100 million over the next four years to fight racial injustice and inequity in our world, and to promote health and wellbeing for all, from the inside out.

Peloton is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our applicants. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. If you would like to request any accommodations from application through to interview, please email:  [email protected]


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About Peloton

Founded in 2012, Peloton is a global interactive fitness platform that brings the energy and benefits of studio-style workouts to the convenience and comfort of home. We use technology and design to bring our Members immersive content through the Peloton Bike, the Peloton Tread, and Peloton Digital, which provide comprehensive, socially-connected fitness offerings anytime, anywhere. We believe in taking risks and challenging the status quo by continuously innovating and improving. Our team is made up of passionate brand ambassadors, and we know that together, we go far.

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