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Sr Staff Engineer, Backend Platform



Software Engineering
United States · Canada · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2023
We all have important information we need to manage, and protecting it should be easy. Over 100,000 businesses and millions of people log in to 1Password to unlock smart, simple access to everything they care about. Our vision is to create a safer, simpler digital future for everyone, and our culture values simplicity, honesty and a human-centric approach to solving problems. Come help us unlock peace of mind so everyone can stay safer online.
The Infrastructure Services group focuses on building the core services, libraries, frameworks, and platforms on which our products rely. This group is responsible for building a scalable, reliable, and performant backend platform, and provides APIs, libraries and tools that make it easy for products to interface with the infrastructure the organization builds. In this role, you will be responsible for assisting on technical strategy and delivery. Your customers would be the hundreds of engineers, operations and security folk within the company.
This is a Remote opportunity within Canada and the US, ideally in the Eastern Time zone.

What we're looking for:

  • You have 7+ years of experience building resilient and reliable software within Service-oriented architectures, such that you'll be able to lead technical discussions and decision making
  • You’ve built production-ready systems on Kubernetes and other Cloud Native technologies
  • You have experience working on products with millions of users distributed globally
  • You’re comfortable with leading from technical design through execution
  • You’re experienced in building frameworks or services that other development teams can leverage
  • You’re able to influence and drive conversations with multiple stakeholders, ensuring alignment and understanding across many levels of the company
  • You learn continuously, share knowledge, and mentor engineers across the org: provide code review and feedback to juniors and peers on technical designs, merge requests, etc
  • You have an excellent set of written and oral communication skills, are able to drive discussions with both technical and non-technical audiences, and an ability to describe projects that you or the team is working on with confidence and depth of understanding

What you can expect:

  • Help set the technical direction for the foundational software & services that helps deliver on our company's mission
  • Lead or assist on making key technical decisions supporting 1Password’s platform architecture
  • Design and build scalable backend services (APIs, jobs and tasks, events), frameworks, and libraries for use by hundreds of developers
  • Write well-tested, well-instrumented, well-documented code
  • Work with the Engineering team as well as senior leaders in Tech to drive alignment and deliver the best possible solutions
  • Operate autonomously; effectively prioritize projects and information, and make good judgment calls; scope and lead complex multi-team initiatives

Bonus points for:

  • 10+ years of experience across large scale Software-as-a-Service products serving millions of users
  • You’ve led the process of breaking up a monolith into a Service-oriented architecture
  • You have experience leveraging Platform-as-a-Service providers and know their offerings in and out
  • You feel strongly about the best way to develop an Internal Developer Platform
Even if you don't tick all those boxes, we want to hear from you. We understand that everyone's experiences are unique.
The most important thing you can bring to this job is the drive to dive in, get the work done, and fix root causes instead of treating symptoms. If you bring a desire to do the right thing for our customers, a sense of ownership over the product you work on, and a focus on shipping quality code, we want to hear from you.
United States-based roles only: The annual salary for this role is between $236,000USD and $320,000USD, plus immediate participation in 1Password’s benefits program (health, dental, 401k and many others), utilization of our generous paid time off and, where applicable, participation in our incentive programs. All employees are owners of 1Password and receive an equity grant as part of their total package. At 1Password, we approach each individual's compensation with a promise of fair market value and internal equity commensurate with experience and specific skill set.
What we offer:
We believe in working hard, and resting hard. We’re always looking for new ways to support our team members, but here’s a glance at what we currently offer:
Health and wellbeing
> 👶 Maternity and parental leave top up programs
> 👟 Wellness spending account
> 🏝 Generous PTO policy
> 💖 Company-wide wellness days off scheduled throughout the year
> 🧠 Wellness Coach membership
> 🩺 Comprehensive health coverage
Growth and future
> 📈 Employee stock option program for all full time employees
> 💸 Retirement matching program
> 💡 Training budget, 1Password University access, and learning sessions
> 🔑 Free 1Password account (and friends and family discount!)
Flexibility and community
> 🤝 Paid volunteer days
> 🌎 Employee-led DEI&B programs and ERGs
> 🏠 Fully remote environment
> 🏆 Peer-to-peer recognition through Bonusly
You belong here.
1Password is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and equitable workplace that is built on trust, support and respect. We welcome all individuals and do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, sex, citizenship, education, languages spoken or veteran status. Be yourself, find your people and share the things you love.
Accommodation is available upon request at any point during our recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please speak to your talent acquisition partner or email us at and we’ll work to meet your needs.
Remote work is a part of our DNA. Given that our company was founded remotely in 2005, we can safely say we're experts at building remote culture. That said, remote work at 1Password does mean working from your home country. If you've got questions or concerns about this your Talent Partner would be happy to address them with you.
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