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Staff Software Engineer, Multi-Language Infrastructure



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, built to help members of all backgrounds and experiences achieve more in their careers. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Every day our members use our products to make connections, discover opportunities, build skills and gain insights. We believe amazing things happen when we work together in an environment where everyone feels a true sense of belonging, and that what matters most in a candidate is having the skills needed to succeed. It inspires us to invest in our talent and support career growth. Join us to challenge yourself with work that matters.

This role will be based in Mountain View, CA.

At LinkedIn, we trust each other to do our best work where it works best for us and our teams. This role offers a hybrid work option, meaning you can both work from home and commute to a LinkedIn office, depending on what’s best for you and when it is important for your team to be together.

As part of our world-class software engineering team, you will be charged with building the next-generation infrastructure and platforms for LinkedIn, including but not limited to: an application and service delivery platform, massively scalable data storage and replication systems, cutting-edge search platform, best-in-class AI platform, experimentation platform, privacy and compliance platform, and service and language infrastructure. You will work and learn among the best, putting to use your passion for distributed technologies and algorithms, API design and systems-design, and your passion for writing code that performs at an extreme scale. LinkedIn has already pioneered well-known open-source infrastructure projects like Apache Kafka, Pinot, Azkaban, Samza, Venice, Datahub, Feather etc. We also work with industry standard open source infrastructure products like Kubernetes, gRPC and GraphQL - come join our infrastructure teams and share the knowledge with a broader community while making a real impact within our company.

- You will own the technical strategy for broad or complex requirements with insightful and forward-looking approaches that go beyond the direct team and solve large open-ended problems.
- You will design, implement, and optimize the performance of large-scale distributed systems with security and compliance in mind.
- You will Improve the observability and understandability of various systems with a focus on improving developer productivity and system sustenance
- You will effectively communicate with the team, partners and stakeholders.
- You will mentor other engineers, define our challenging technical culture, and help to build a fast-growing team
- You will work closely with the open-source community to participate and influence cutting edge open-source projects.
- You will deliver incremental impact by driving innovation while iteratively building and shipping software at scale
- You will diagnose technical problems, debug in production environments, and automate routine tasks

Basic Qualifications:
- BA/BS Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline, or related practical experience.
- 4+ years of industry experience in software design, development, and algorithm related solutions.
- 4+ years experience programming in object-oriented languages such as Python, Go, and/or Rust
- Hands on experience developing distributed systems, large-scale systems, databases and/or Backend APIs

Preferred Qualifications:
- BS and 8+ years of relevant work experience, MS and 7+ years of relevant work experience, or PhD and 4+ years of relevant work experience
- Experience in architecting, building, and running large-scale distributed systems
- Experience with industry, opensource, and/or academic research in technologies such as GraphQL, gRPC, Envoy Proxy, Kubernetes
- Experience with interoperability with C++ and/or Rust, including Foreign Function Interface (FFI).
- Hands-on experience with SideCar architecture
- Experience with open-source project management and governance
- Experience in building a language platform
- Experience in improving the developer experience and enabling innovation.

Suggested Skills:
- Distributed Systems
- Python
- Go
- Rust

You will Benefit from our Culture:
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LinkedIn is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.
The pay range for this role is $156,000 to $255,000. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location. This may be different in other locations due to differences in the cost of labor.
The total compensation package for this position may also include annual performance bonus, stock, benefits and/or other applicable incentive compensation plans. For more information, visit

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