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Senior Software Engineer, Backend

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Posted 12 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$145k - $210k






  • Contribute to keeping people close to their loved ones at Life360 by leading innovative backend projects, such as breaking down monoliths into microservices, scaling systems, and building event streaming architectures

  • Experience Level: Senior

  • Opportunities for mentoring, leading projects, and working with cutting-edge technologies while fostering a diverse and inclusive community


About Life360

Life360’s mission is to keep people close to the ones they love. Our category-leading mobile app and Tile tracking devices empower members to protect the people, pets, and things they care about most with a range of services, including location sharing, safe driver reports, and crash detection with emergency dispatch. Life360 serves approximately 66 million monthly active users (MAU) across more than 150 countries.

Life360 delivers peace of mind and enhances everyday family life with seamless coordination for all the moments that matter, big and small. By continuing to innovate and deliver for our customers, we have become a household name and the must-have mobile-based membership for families (and those friends that basically are family).

Life360 has more than 500 (and growing!) remote-first employees. For more information, please visit .

Life360 is a Remote First company, which means a remote work environment will be the primary experience for all employees. All positions, unless otherwise specified, can be performed remotely (within Canada) regardless of any specified location above.

About the Job

Come join us as we build the next evolution of our backend services to handle our ever growing user base. We will continue to break down our monolith in favor of microservices that service our mobile clients today. You will be working alongside our Architecture and Product teams to move fast as we expand the business.

Together, we will build systems that are strong and reliable to uphold a heavy load, yet malleable to fit many product demands. Come lead coordinated efforts alongside mobile and web engineers designing and developing Cloud code in Java.

The Canada-based salary range for this position is $145,000 CAD to $210,000 CAD. We take into consideration an individual's background and experience in determining final salary- therefore, base pay offered may vary considerably depending on geographic location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The compensation package includes a wide range of medical, dental, vision, financial, and other benefits, as well as equity.

What You’ll Do

  • Create new Spring Java micro services to break down our existing PHP monolith or support new product features

  • Create new API gateways to enable external integration (eg.Tile and JioBit)

  • Horizontally scale our system to handle another 10+ billion events per day

  • Monitor health, suggest improvements for and deploy your own services

  • Example: Build the next generation of our event streaming architecture to handle billions of events per day storing up to trillions of events in cold storage

  • Example: Build a system to support a richer dialog when checking in to a place

  • Mentor other developers who are trying to grow

  • Build technical specs with Staff engineers

  • Handle on call rotation and address live incidents

  • Help Test Engineers automate validating our components

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar quantitative field or the equivalent industry experience

  • 5+ years of prior professional experience working on backend and Cloud code

  • Diligent in implementing and supporting services that last outwards to a year

  • Proficient in microservices and horizontally scalable architectures

  • Adaptive to working on various aspects of our system for different teams

  • Communicate effectively with cross-platform teammates

  • Experience with high-scale, low-latency systems

  • Understand how to deploy and maintain systems, ideally with kubernetes

  • Bonus for experience working with Kafka Streams

  • At Life360 we use certain technologies, experience with these technologies will serve you well: AWS (EC2, EKS, DynamoDB, Kinesis), databases (MySql), Languages (Java, Python, PHP)

We value having a diverse and inclusive community from many backgrounds, so even if you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying!

Our Benefits

  • Competitive pay and benefits

  • Supplemental plans for medical and dental for Canadian employees

  • RRSP with DPSP plan for Canadian employees

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for mental wellness.

  • Flexible PTO and 12 company wide days off throughout the year

  • Learning & Development programs

  • Equipment, tools, and reimbursement support for a productive remote environment

  • Free Life360 Platinum Membership for your preferred circle

Life360 Values

Our company’s mission driven culture is guided by our shared values to create a trusted work environment where you can bring your authentic self to work and make a positive difference

  • Be a Good Person - We have a team of high integrity people you can trust.

  • Be Direct With Respect - We communicate directly, even when it’s hard.

  • Members Before Metrics - We focus on building an exceptional experience for families.

  • High Intensity, High Impact - We do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We believe that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we serve. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic best selves to work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Life360. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any legally protected status.

We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful. Even if you don’t meet 100% of the below qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying!