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Staff Software Engineer - Cloud

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Posted 4 days ago

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Full Time


$170k - $240k







  • Mission/Vision: Temporal aims to simplify code, enhance application reliability, and expedite feature delivery through its open-source programming model.

  • Key Responsibilities: Develop scalable, resilient distributed systems; drive architecture and design of foundational platforms; and collaborate with cross-functional teams.

  • Growth Opportunities: Work with cutting-edge cloud technologies; improve developer practices; and gain deep experience with Temporal's open-source server and cloud services.


Who We Are

Temporal is an open source programming model that can simplify code, make applications more reliable, and help developers focus on the important things like delivering features faster. Our amazing user community provides us with real-time feedback and contributions to improve the developer experience everywhere.

Backed by top VC firms, we have built a team of professionals from various successful start-ups and well-known technology companies. Together, we collaborate cross-functionally, engage with and support our users to improve the developer experience, deliver world-class open-source software, and enhance our commercial SaaS platform.

Temporal is growing and working towards building the best community. We are looking for those who share our values, challenge 'standard' thinking, and want to influence our future. If you have a passion for helping developer communities, open-source software, and want to be a part of our amazing team, we'd love to hear from you!

The Temporal Cloud Engineering group is looking for a Staff Software Engineer who has demonstrated a track record of developing horizontally scalable, resilient, and performing-under-load distributed systems in a production environment. Your primary focus will be on building and enhancing our reliability and scale Cloud Platform. This is a unique opportunity as you will gain experience with the Temporal open source server and our cloud services while building this framework.

What You’ll Do

  • Drive the architecture, design, and implementation of our foundational platforms and systems, working closely with stakeholders and internal customers to understand and refine requirements.

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to define, design, and deliver new features.

  • Proactively identifying opportunities for, and driving improvements to, current programming practices, including process enhancements and tool upgrades.

  • Provide appropriate alerts, dashboards, and runbooks for production.

What You Bring to Us

  • 8+ years of experience developing a globally distributed cloud services platform

  • 6+ years of coding experience (Go, Java/Scala, Python, or other applicable languages)

  • Experience developing and operating large-scale databases, as well as demonstrated knowledge of technologies such as Postgres, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, SQL, etc.

  • Strong communication skills and a desire to make an impact and thrive in small, collaborative, energetic teams

  • Capable of operating from conception through the continuous operation of 24x7 services. Ideally, you have experience in a production DevOps environment

What is Good to Have

  • Hands-on experience with cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, or Azure is a plus

  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes

  • Knowledge/experience building GDPR, SOX compliant systems


  • The estimated pay range for this role is $170,000 - $240,000.

  • Additionally, this role is eligible to participate in Temporal's equity plan.

Compensation ranges reflect salary and commission compensation (when applicable) across several geographic markets. Employment offers carefully consider multiple factors, including prior experience, knowledge, expertise, skillset, market location, and job level assessed during the interview process.

Employee benefits and perks below are for full-time employees, part-time or temporary positions are excluded.

U.S. Benefits

  • Unlimited PTO, 12 Holidays + 2 Floating Holidays

  • 100% Premiums Coverage for Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • AD&D, LT & ST Disability, and Life Insurance (Standard & Supplemental Available)

  • Empower 401K Plan

  • Additional Perks for Learning & Development, Lifestyle Spending, In-Home Office Setup, Professional Memberships, WFH Meals, Internet Stipend and more!

International Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Benefits outside the United States vary by country, and are issued in partnership with .  Additionally, Temporal offers perks to all international employees for learning & career development, a lifestyle spending account, in-home office setup (in addition to company-issued hardware), professional memberships, work-from-home meals, and access to the Calm app for mental wellness.

Additional Perks

  • $3,600 / Year Work from Home Meals

  • $1,500 / Year Career Development & Learning

  • $1,200 / Year Lifestyle Spending Account

  • $1,000 / Year In-Home Office Setup (In addition to Temporal issued equipment - laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse, trackpad, and extension power cable at no cost to you)

  • $500 / Year Professional Memberships

  • $74 / Month Reimbursement for Internet

  • Calm App Subscription for Mental Health & Wellness

Temporal Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Temporal Technologies does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We embrace and celebrate differences and diversity.

Temporal is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation, please let your Recruiter know so we can assist.

We are not working with external recruitment agencies, thanks.


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