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Mary Thengvall for Nylas

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Nylas is Hiring a Senior Software Engineer

About Us

The Nylas Cloud API makes it an order of magnitude easier for companies to add email, calendar, and contacts integrations to their applications. By being at the core of business communication, scheduling, and contacts, we believe we can shape the future of how people work.

Our team is roughly equal by identified gender (including engineering) and includes startup founders, Debian contributors, alums, MIT, Columbia, Yale, CMU, and Olin alums, and a professional dancer from the San Francisco Ballet. We actively and regularly work with the entire team to shape our culture to our ideal of empowerment, transparency, and kindness.

About The Opportunity

We’re hiring senior engineers to help us scale and build new products on top of our APIs. Right now, our open-source Python sync engine regularly archives terabytes of data across a massive SQL cluster, and our Flask APIs handle tens of millions of requests a day. We aim to scale that several times over in the next year.

Our senior engineers end-to-end own and ship new features, like offering Contact sync, while providing mentorship through pairing. They shard our webhook systems, then re-architect in Kafka as we scale. They solve tricky customer issues, debug slow MySQL queries, and sometimes get into the depths of MIME and other email protocols. On the side, they improve our internal developer experience, most recently with MyPy, and open-source our custom-built tools. They talk at conferences, write blog posts, and make strong showings at local events.

While our main headquarters is in the heart of San Francisco, we have recently opened an office in the Financial District of NYC. We are open to conversations about remote employees in other locations as well.

Skill & Qualifications

You should have a growth mindset, enough engineering experience to architect complex systems, a track record of managing your own projects, and a strong sense of practical shippability over engineering purity. You should also tend toward humbleness in your abilities and have an innate desire to pass knowledge onto others.

Our team collaboratively wrote about our values, benefits, perks, and published them in our open-source handbook. Read it to learn more about Nylas. You can also find more details at:

How To Apply

If this job piques your interest, don't hesitate to apply today!

Please feel free to leave questions in the comments section.

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