Backend Engineer

  •, Inc.
  • United States
  • 26 Jun, 2024

Job Description

Who we are.

Solo enables companies to Connect, Secure and Observe modern applications – APIs, Microservices and Data – with the industry’s leading API and Service Mesh Management Platform (“Gloo”). Solo innovations allow companies to stay on the leading edge of both technology and business possibilities.

Solo is a VC-backed company, founded in 2017 by Idit Levine. In 2021, Solo was valued at $1B. Solo’s customers are some of the largest in the world, spanning all geographies and industries. Solo’s team has deep expertise in Cloud Computing, Linux, Containers, Kubernetes, Service Mesh, APIs, Security, Microservice Applications, Application Modernization, GraphQL, and eBPF.

About the role.

Through building products using cloud native technology, the Senior Software Engineer role  is at the forefront of helping our customers on their digital transformation journey. This role works with customers , building solutions to simplify the adoption of  journey cloud native technologies.

  • Works with the latest cloud and container technologies like Kubernetes, Envoy, Istio, Cilium, and more.
  • Utilizes customer feedback in order to promote adoption and simplify usability of complex technology.

Job Description:

  • Deliver high-quality solutions to the complex technical problems our customers are facing.
  • Manage and optimize our APIs within the ever-evolving landscape of cloud-native environments, maintaining a seamless user experience.
  • Transform ambiguous requirements into actionable tasks, focusing on high-impact deliverables that provide the most value for our users.
  • Challenge the status quo by proposing ambitious and innovative solutions, driving our product forward.
  • Introduce and uphold best practices to ensure the health and maintainability of our codebase.
  • Act as a mentor and guide, offering constructive feedback during code and design reviews to foster growth within the team.
  • Participate in the hiring process, helping identify and recruit top talent so that our engineering team can continue to scale successfully.

Job Requirements:

  • 2+ years working with Docker & Kubernetes
  • 2+ years working with C++ or Golang

Bonus Experience

  • Envoy proxy, or other API Gateway platforms
  • Istio or other service mesh platforms

What you’ll love about Solo.

At Solo, our culture is all about hiring great people, creating a fun and fast-paced work culture, and letting our teams work with our customers to successfully solve their challenges.

Solo works collaboratively with our customers, partners and open source communities to deliver technology innovation, technology solutions, architectural best-practices, and hands-on education. Solo uses a unique engagement model with our customers that allows us to quickly make them successful, and continue to work closely with them as their production environments grow.

Solo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.