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Staff Software Engineer - DevX - Front-End

Job description

Are you ready to power the World's connections?

If you don’t think you meet all of the criteria below but are still interested in the job, please apply.  Nobody checks every box - we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.

About the role:

The Kong “DevX” engineering team is looking for talented Staff Software Engineer to help push our Konnect Dev Portal products to the next level. The Konnect Dev Portal is the main way our customers’ users discover, experiment, and integrate with their APIs and systems hosted on the Konnect platform. As a Staff Software Engineering member on DevX, you will be implementing scalable and performant user interfaces driving the experience of these highly-visible portals. You will help us build a powerful and extensible system that allows customers to customize and integrate these portals with the rest of their internet presence to meet any business needs. If this sounds exciting, we would love to hear from you.

Why should you want to work at Kong?  

Market Opportunity - We are on a quest to build a $10b+ software company over the next few years and need YOUR help!

Why APIs Matter? APIs have been enabling innovation for decades!

Strong VC team, Series D, strong year over year revenue growth!

Technical Leadership - We are recognized as the leader in innovation in the connectivity space.

Marco, our CTO/co-founder - “We are the Cisco of L4 and L7” - CUBE Conversation, March 2021

We are the leading innovator in the connectivity space!

Amazing Team & Culture - Come be a "Konger" and find out what we mean.

Great Place to Work Certified in 2020 & 2021

Kong employees exemplify our culture at our 2022 Sales Kickoff

Building Great Products - Learn why the world's largest companies love our tech!

Kong Named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant

Over 250m+ downloads of our open source API gateway!  Over 40k+ stars on Github between Kong APIand Kong Insomnia!

What you'll do:

  • Work with a team of engineers and designers to architect and implement the vision for the family of Konnect Dev Portal products.

  • Push the envelope in terms of usability, accessibility, and customization by building robust and well-tested reusable components.

  • Contribute to and maintain component libraries and customization templates that will serve as the core for the Dev Portal and other UIs across the company.

  • Collaborating with teams across the company on Kong open-source projects to bring the power of the Konnect platform to developers around the world.

  • Mentor engineers to help lift the whole team.

  • And any additional tasks required by your manager.

What you'll bring:

  • 10 + years of professional experience working with frontend frameworks such as VueJs or React.

  • Proficiency with Javascript, Typescript, HTML, and CSS.

  • 6 + years of professional experience with SaaS web applications, authentication, role-based authorization, and microservice architectures.

  • Full-stack experience with APIs and the supporting microservices is great.

  • OpenAPI and CMS familiarity is a plus.

  • A passion for API integration, communication and education.

Bonus Points:

  • Deep experience with Typescript or Node.js

  • Working knowledge of containerization and Kubernetes

What is a Konger? 

We are a group of makers, thinkers, and doers focused on helping today’s developers build tomorrow’s technology. Our teams work on the bleeding edge of API innovation to provide our users with a central nervous system for data and services. 

We put design at the heart of everything we do, and we’re relentlessly focused on creating beautiful experiences for our customers. That’s why technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web applications. 

We believe in the power of Open Source and everything it stands for. That’s why developers around the world enthusiastically contribute on top of our open-source platform. 

We are passionate about solving challenges that will fundamentally shape the future of technology, and we’re looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you believe in taking ownership of your work, making an impact, and having fun along the way, we would love to talk to you.

Kong Core Values: 

Be Inclusive. We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger. 

Be Authentic. We are genuine, principled and confident without arrogance. Show respect and kindness, especially in tough moments. 

Be Relentlessly Resourceful. We work with purpose, obsession and grit. It takes muscle to do hard things and doing hard things build muscle. 

Be Customer Obsessed. We care. Customers are everything, we put them at the center of everything you do. We are all empowered to make an impact. 

Be Curious. We value ideas over hierarchy. Never accept the status quo. We make bold bets, fail, and learn everyday. There is always a way. 

Be an Owner. We are drivers not passengers and own the quality and outcomes of our work.

About Kong: 

Kong is THE cloud native API platform with the fastest, most adopted API gateway in the world (over 300m downloads!). Loved by developers and trusted with enterprises’ most critical traffic volumes, Kong helps startups and Fortune 500 companies build with confidence – allowing them to bring solutions to market faster with API and service connectivity that scales easily and securely. 

83% of web traffic today is API calls!  APIs are the connective tissue of the cloud and the underlying technology that allows software to talk and interact with one another.  Therefore, we believe that APIs act as the nervous system of the cloud.  Our audacious mission is to build the nervous system that will safely and reliably connect all of humankind!  

For more information about Kong, please visit konghq.com or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.

We are 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, disability or veteran status.

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Date posted
about 2 months ago

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