Senior Software Engineer, Rust

Apollo Graph

Apollo Graph

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024
We’re helping organizations deploy supergraphs at scale using Apollo Federation. Are you passionate about language engineering and understand what it takes to write a compiler or a query planner? If so, we’d love to talk to you about joining us in building next-generation GraphQL infrastructure.
With more and more GraphQL APIs being deployed by product teams in organizations, building and organizing subgraphs into a supergraph is crucial in helping engineers quickly build new apps. In this role, you’ll critically impact architecting new query language features. You will lead initiatives and collaborate with other developers, partnering with your engineering manager, product, design, and others to deliver best-in-class products that span our entire platform. You’ll work with talented folks who value code that is 80% of the value for 20% of the work, designs that are forward-thinking enough to be easily flexible for the next features and lead through ambiguity with a healthy dose of mindfulness and humility. You’ll help them grow and they’ll help you.
Apollo is the worldwide leader of GraphQL innovation. Companies like Netflix, Expedia, Peloton, DoorDash, The New York Times, and Zillow are just a small sample of Apollo's customers. Our open-source product has millions of downloads every week. Gartner estimates that by 2025, 50% of companies will be using GraphQL, and we're the clear market leader.
GraphQL is transforming the software development space by creating a brand new layer in companies' stacks called the supergraph that helps engineering teams ship faster and build richer experiences than ever before. Join us and build the future of Apollo’s Graph Management Plane!

What You'll Do

  • Write, test, deliver, document, and operate fault-tolerant infrastructure using durable and stable public APIs, primarily in idiomatic Rust, but also in other languages, like TypeScript and Kotlin.
  • Communicate confidently with users — whether community or customers — across a broad range of topics to understand their needs and debug their difficulties. Bring learnings, findings, and recommendations back to teammates, as well as Product and Engineering leadership.
  • Research and produce clear and maintainable designs which are considerate of our platform of concerns while aligning with your technical Product Manager's requirements and engineers across teams and delivering for users needs.
  • Participate in, consult, and lead architectural discussions that define how to operate best and observe graph routing software in customers infrastructure stacks using a combination of self-initiated research and real-world experiences.
  • Collaborate with other engineers across the organization using supportive communication and constructive code-reviews.
  • Lead, mentor, and guide other engineers in architecting and writing code in idiomatic Rust, ensuring that end-to-end consideration of the impact of changes is well-rationalized, and that proper cross-domain concerns have been accounted for.
  • You’ll become a key domain owner for the team, taking responsibility for the success of every system and product you own, ensuring the relevant telemetry is being captured.
  • You will lead cross-team groups of developers and shepherd large-impact initiatives along, either as the technical leader or coaching members of the team to become technical leaders.
  • You’ll mentor junior team members and help with interviewing potential teammates.
  • You’ll create technical designs that proactively address cost efficiency, security, and observability.
  • You’ll deliver technical plans, one-pagers, DRs, and other artifacts.
  • You'll participate in on-call rotation.

Who You Are

  • You have experience with Rust.
  • You have systems expertise and knowledge of stateless/fault tolerant systems, as well as familiarity with eventing patterns and distributed paradigms.
  • You enjoy cross-team collaboration and believe in a “rising tides lifts all boats” mentality.
  • You have the ability to work with many different team members across various orgs and positively influence others.
  • You are data-oriented with a history of leveraging data to create a sticky, high-quality product for users.
  • You’re excited about GraphQL and modern developer tooling, and are interested in helping push the industry forward.
  • You like learning and proactively keep up with new developer trends through reading books, watching videos, taking classes, or something similar.
  • You have a growth mindset.
  • Bonus points if you have experience with GraphQL!
At Apollo, we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation whilst ensuring consistency within the team in each country. We make hiring decisions based on your skills, experience, and our overall assessment of what we learned during the hiring process.
In addition to the U.S. base salary range, we also provide equity and benefits. Apollo offers all U.S. employees a choice of 3 Anthem Blue Cross medical plans and California residents can also choose from an additional 2 Kaiser medical plans. Dental and Vision benefits are provided by Sun Life Financial.
Location: This is a remote position that can be done from anywhere in COUNTRY NAMES [add any time zone or travel requirements].
Equal Opportunity: Apollo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a talented and diverse workforce.
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