Senior Application Engineer, IT

We’re a small but capable team of Application Engineers in IT that empowers the people at Slack to do their best work. We champion operational excellence by building high-quality slack applications, microservices, as well as testing and monitoring systems that help ensure we deliver a first-in-class system. Our work serves a vital role here and influences teams across the company, including Marketing, Sales, Finance, and HR.

Slack has a positive, diverse and supportive culture—if this sounds like a fit for you, send us a note. We'd love to learn more about you.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain robust slack applications and bots for third-party enterprise systems using best of breed languages, frameworks and tools.
  • Design and develop Slack API endpoints to help Slack Business Operations.
  • Write scalable tests, release plans and end-user documentation to support our fast-growing organization
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather requirements
  • Collaborate with peers to write, review and provide feedback on technical design proposals

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience building enterprise-level development with a focus on performance, scalability and security
  • Experience with programming languages that include PHP/Hack, Ruby, Python, Node JS, Go, etc
  • Strong computer science fundamentals: algorithms, data structures, distributed systems, and information retrieval
  • Familiar with web platform technologies: REST APIs, GraphQL, OAuth, HTTP, Nginx
  • Experience in working and collaborating with diverse teams in a dynamic, rapid growth environment using Scrum or Kanban successfully
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills —you effortlessly translate complex technical concepts for a non-technical audience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Information Systems or equivalent experience

Bonus points:

  • Experience with Workato, Mulesoft or other integration platforms
  • Experience with Salesforce, NetSuite, Workday and/or Marketing Cloud
  • Experience with databases that include MySQL, Postgres, Hive, and Redis
  • Knowledge in large-scale, high-volume systems like Kafka

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