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Software Engineer II, Backend (Java)

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Posted 12 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$115k - $150k






  • Mission/Vision: Life360 aims to keep people close to their loved ones by providing advanced mobile apps and devices for safety and location sharing.

  • Key Responsibilities: decoupling PHP monolith services into Java microservices, horizontally scaling platforms to handle billions of events, and collaborating across teams.

  • Growth Opportunities: Working with senior engineers, cross-functional collaboration, and opportunity to work with various technologies like Java, Python, Kubernetes, and AWS.


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 the US and Canada) regardless of any specified location above.

About The Team

The Horizons Cloud Engineering team is responsible for defining, building, and supporting the foundational cloud services that all developers at Life360 depend on. This team consists of some of the most senior and trusted engineers at Life360 who are constantly thinking about scale and performance and how it will impact the millions of customers and families that depend on our services. If you are looking to multiply your output, this is your team.

About the Job

You’ll be working with a close-knit backend team of Cloud, PHP, Java, and Python engineers, all working closely to provide a best-in-class platform for developers to use. This team works closely with our Staff engineers and other teams at Life360 to ensure solutions will perform at scale.

For candidates based in the US, the salary range for this position is 115,000 to 150,000 USD. For candidates based out of Canada, the salary range for this position is 125,000 to 145,000 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

  • Work with other engineers to implement best-steps to decouple PHP monolith services into new Java microservices

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

  • Work cross-functionally across teams to gain alignment on your or team's initiatives

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

  • Maintain and improve service level objectives (SLOs)

  • Collaborate closely with Senior engineers to build technical specs

  • Help our Test Engineering team to further automate services and component validation

  • Create and update automation suites to enable improved automation

What We’re Looking For

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

  • 2+ years experience with Java/Spring Boot

  • 1+ years experience with relational or non-relational databases such as MySQL, Postgres, DynamoDB, MongoDB, Cassandra, etc

  • Understand microservices and their architectures

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

  • Communicates effectively with cross-platform teammates

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience with Java (bonus for Spring Framework experience), Python, PHP, CakePHP, and queuing/stream technologies such as Kafka and NSQ

  • Adaptive to working across programming languages regularly

  • Experience working remotely, with minimal guidance

  • Experience working with AWS products

  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes

Our Benefits

  • Competitive pay and benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance plans (100% paid for US employees). We offer supplemental plans for medical and dental for Canadian employees

  • 401(k) plan with company matching program in the US and 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!




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