Senior Software Engineer — Backend

US, Remote

The Team and Our Values

We are a team of software engineers of various technical backgrounds and at various stages in our careers. We value diverse viewpoints and have a culture built on respect, creativity, and collaboration. We value self-motivation and self-learning; we are proactive in our actions and always eager to know more. We are always enthusiastic to share knowledge and expertise.

Our Unique Position

Our position within the Samsung organization provides us with the opportunity to build software at a scale rarely seen in the industry. At the same time, we are a small company and offer a personal and close-knit work environment. Joyent employees are thus uniquely positioned to meaningfully contribute to technology deployed on a global scale and play an important role in Samsung's continued innovation in the cloud industry.

Your Role

We are looking for a backend engineer who loves to build cloud services — a system engineer who is not afraid of the biggest problems nor the smallest details and who is comfortable in every stage of the design and implementation process. We all play many roles and value a willingness to learn new skills and take on diverse responsibilities. As cloud services, and CS skills in general, are constantly evolving, the candidate should be comfortable learning new techniques, languages, tools, etc.

You will help implement a platform that deploys data analytics tools such as Spark, Hive, and Flink. As such, you should have practical experience with the unique trade-offs and pitfalls that arise when managing software across hundreds of servers distributed among multiple datacenters. You should be eager to analyze and troubleshoot unexpected system pathologies.

Desired Experience and Skills

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field. A graduate degree is a plus.

  • At least five years of experience developing cloud services and/or managing small teams.

  • Foundational knowledge in the following especially relevant areas:

    • Operating Systems concepts (e.g. CPU scheduling, memory management, I/O, resource contention, file systems)

    • Analysis of algorithms (e.g. time and space complexity, data structures, randomized algorithms, hashing)

    • Experience with at least one statically typed, server-oriented programming language (e.g. Go, Rust, C++).

  • Expertise in some (but not all) of the following areas:

    • Computer networking (e.g. TCP/IP, ethernet, DNS)

    • Databases (e.g. SQL, NoSQL, query optimizations, performance)

    • Distributed systems (e.g. CAP theorem, peer-to-peer and client-server models, RPC, replication, consensus, scalability)

  • Familiarity with development tools (e.g. git, gdb, DTrace)

  • Experience in a remote work environment with multiple time zones is a plus.

  • Participation in the open-source community is a plus.

  • Strong communication skills.


Joyent is remote-friendly (US-only) and has a highly distributed engineering team. We are mostly a remote team, but a few engineers are physically present in our Mountain View office. We are seeking candidates who would like to work in the Mountain View area, New York City area, or remotely within the US, and who can travel twice a year to meet other members of the engineering team.


We are a growing company that appreciates the value of talent in terms of things both big (we offer highly competitive salary and excellent benefits) and small (gym dues are on the house).

About Joyent

Joyent, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung, is the open cloud company. Joyent builds technology, at the pinnacle of scale, performance, stability, and security to accelerate the transformation toward the mobile and cloud-centric world. Joyent designs, builds and manages market competitive cloud computing solutions and services for Samsung Electronics and its partners at global scale.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a brief introduction, a copy of your resume, and a link to your Github or LinkedIn profile to with Senior Software Engineer — Backend in the subject. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance.

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