POSTED March 27

Staff Software Engineer, Backend at MyFitnessPal

  • Programming
  • Fulltime
  • USA Only
Job Description

Title: Staff Software Engineer, Backend

Location: Remote – US

At MyFitnessPal, our vision is to be the global catalyst for every body to achieve their healthy. We believe fitness starts with what you eat. We provide the tools and resources to reach your fitness goals.

We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join the MyFitnessPal Backend Engineering team. Our users rely on MyFitnessPal to power their health and fitness journeys every day. As a member of our MyFitnessPal Engineering team, you’ll have the opportunity to positively impact those users with your expertise in the backend systems that drive the MyFitnessPal ecosystem. In addition to technical expertise, you’ll find that your teammates value collaboration, mentorship, and inclusive environments.

While the majority of the work you will do will be in Java, we also have Scala, Ruby, Go, Node and Python throughout the stack. We care more about your general engineering skill than your knowledge of a specific language and or framework.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Promote growth of teammates through mentorship and coaching
  • Develop relationships across engineering teams
  • Design, build and maintain APIs that drive our user’s experience, integrating with services and systems across the MyFitnessPal engineering teams
  • Evaluate and improve existing systems and APIs to provide more robust solutions that allow others to move quickly and efficiently
  • Support resolution of production issues across the entire MyFitnessPal stack
  • Work with our engineering and product teams in support of MyFitnessPal to solve critical user problems across a variety of technologies
  • Champion sustainable technologies and architectural solutions across numerous services
  • Live our core values in all you do:
    • Be Kind and Care
    • Live Good Health
    • Be Data-Inspired
    • Champion Change
    • Leave It Better than You Found It
    • Make It Happen

Qualifications to be successful in this role:

  • Experience building high request volume APIs for a multitude of clients, including but not limited to:
    • Mobile,
    • Web
    • Third-Party integrators
  • Worked alongside client teams to support integration efforts
  • Experience with a variety of API design patterns, such as REST
  • Understanding evolving APIs in a safe, incremental manner
  • Experience with a variety of data stores (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Redis)
  • Experience writing high throughput services with Java or Scala
  • Experience working with high volume messaging queues such as Kafka
  • Experience working in AWS and/or other cloud computing platforms
  • Comfortable deploying Docker images within Kubernetes clusters

Please consider applying even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications. Research shows you can still be considered for a position if you meet some of the requirements. At MyFitnessPal, we’re building a fitness product for everyone and believe our team should reflect that. We encourage people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.

Full Time Employee Perks, Benefits, and Culture:

  • Remote equal philosophy enabling you to work from any state in which we have operations in the continental U.S.
  • Want to work in an office? We also have a physical office in Austin, TX
  • Annual, in-person company retreats to work, bond, and enjoy team-building activities
  • Opportunities for team members to meet and connect in person for company paid lunches or working sessions
  • Flexible time-off policy + flexible working hours (Unlimited PTO Plan)
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Safe Harbor 401K program
  • Paid maternity and parental leave
  • Monthly Wellness Allowance to assist team members to focus on their own physical and mental wellbeing and select wellness initiatives of their own choice
  • Reward & recognition platform enabling peers to recognize and reward their peers for all the great work they do
  • MyFitnessPal Premium
  • Modern Virtual Learning and Development Library
  • DEI Committee dedicated to ongoing efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by setting actionable goals and evaluating progress
  • Diversity training for employees
  • A dynamic, motivating, and fun work environment

At MyFitnessPal, our mission is to enable people to make healthy choices. And it wouldn’t be possible without our team. We celebrate the unique POV that each person brings to the table and believe in a collaborative and inclusive environment. As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit any unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, military or veteran status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. These are our guiding ideologies and apply across all aspects of employment.

MyFitnessPal participates in E-Verify. 

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