Software Engineer, Platform Services at Handshake

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Software Engineer, Platform Services

Handshake is the number one site for college students to find a job. Today, the Handshake community includes 17 million students and young alumni at over 1,000 colleges and universities — including 120+ minority-serving institutions. We connect up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with nearly 500,000 employers recruiting on Handshake — from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of small businesses, nonprofits, startups, and more. Handshake is democratizing opportunity and ensuring college students have the support they need to find a great job and kick-off a meaningful career regardless of where they go to school, what they choose as a major, and who they know.

We welcome all people. We celebrate diversity of all kinds and are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on a foundation of respect for all individuals. We seek to hire, develop and retain talented people from all backgrounds. Individuals from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are not sure that you’re 100% qualified, but up for the challenge - we want you to apply.

What does a Software Engineer, Platform Services, do at Handshake?

Handshake is building a diverse team of dynamic engineers who value creating a high quality, high impact product. We are looking for a Software Engineer with strong backend engineering and Ops experience. You'll be working with the Platform Services team to build core web services and collaborate cross-functionally to build a productive, reliable platform for product engineering. 

Here are some projects we're excited for you to work on at Handshake:
  • Helping to evolve our overall application architecture, applying concepts from domain-driven design and other architectural patterns to build a scalable architectural foundation for product teams.
  • Designing, developing, and deploying performant APIs that provide core services to product engineering teams.
  • Refactoring systems, services, and tools to better handle increases in volume and scale. 
About you:
  • You prefer taking projects from inception to completion and are outcome oriented.
  • You act with empathy when partnering with fellow engineers and coworkers.
  • You have 3+ years experience in building web applications in a dynamic development environment.
  • You are familiar with and passionate about software architecture patterns, such as Domain-Driven Design, Clean Code/Architecture, etc.
  • You have experience working in distributed, performant, at-scale backend systems.
  • You are strong in backend engineering, but have passion and knowledge in automation and Ops.
  • You appreciate good documentation and procedures.
  • You are proud of your craft, and enjoy and value clean code that scales to keep large teams productive.
Technologies you'll work with:
  • Kubernetes, Terraform, GCP, AWS
  • PostgreSQL, Redis, Pub/Sub, Elasticsearch
  • Ruby on Rails, Golang
Compensation Range

$99,095 - $135,000

Benefits:
  • Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing company.
  • 401k: We care about your ability to save for your future.
  • Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families.
  • Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to get out and see the world.
  • Healthcare: World-class medical, dental, and vision policies.
  • Goodies: Whatever hardware and software you need to get the job done.
  • Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, sports, game nights, book clubs.
  • Learning: Learning & Development opportunities for you to grow your skills and career.
  • Great team: Working with fun, hardworking, nice people who are committed to making a difference!
  • ...And much more!

We value diversity of all kinds, and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of all different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SketchDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We're located right in the center of everything in the financial district of downtown San Francisco. We're just 1 block from Montgomery St Bart!

What are Handshake Perks + Benefits

Handshake Benefits Overview

Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing company.

401k: We care about your ability to save for your future.

Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families.

Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to get out and see the world.

Healthcare: World-class medical, dental, and vision policies.

Goodies: Whatever hardware and software you need to get the job done.

Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, sports, game nights, book clubs.

Learning: Learning & Development opportunities for you to grow your skills and career.

Great team: Working with fun, hardworking, nice people who are committed to making a difference!

...And much more!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Employees can take up to 2 days of paid time off to be used in service of a non-profit organization, charity, or towards participation in social and civil activism.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Handshake also provides 10 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Fridays. Employees get free lunch on Mondays. We also offer dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
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