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Software Engineer, Team Lead (Identity)



Software Engineering
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

We are looking for a Lead Engineer to join our dynamic Identity Team. You'll be at the forefront of managing authentication and authorization processes that safeguard our users and data. We're looking for innovative individuals who are passionate about OAuth, SAML, and OpenID Connect and eager to implement cutting-edge solutions.

Preferred time zone: GMT - GMT+4

You will:

  • Join the Identity Team and contribute to the development of new features (sign in/sign up, SSO, SAML, and RBAC)
  • Lead a team of 3 SWEs (based in Europe)
  • Own feature end-to-end, from ideation to iterating based on user feedback after it has been shipped
  • Mentor and guide Software Engineers, fostering a collaborative and innovative team environment.
  • Conduct code reviews to ensure adherence to best practices and coding standards and maintain code quality.
  • Stay updated with the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices, and share knowledge with the team.
  • Identify and resolve performance bottlenecks, bugs, and other issues to ensure smooth operation.
  • Participate in on-call rotations to handle and resolve critical issues

We're looking for someone who has

  • Proven experience (5+ years) in software development with a strong focus on backend technologies.
  • Expert-level proficiency in Golang and its ecosystem.
  • Previous experience in a leadership or team lead role.
  • Exposure to Infrastructure technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, Github CI/CD, and public cloud (AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

About Neon

Neon is building open-source cloud-native PostgreSQL. Our architecture separates storage from compute, allowing for stateless and serverless Postgres. We’re a well-funded startup with deep knowledge of Postgres internals and decades of experience building databases. We are a systems company working on low-level code with strict performance and correctness requirements.

Neon was created by a team of Postgres hackers and led by CEO Nikita Shamgunov (co-founder of SingleStore). Neon is built on open-source principles and is focused on giving back to the Postgres and developer communities.

Our Team

  • We are a distributed team of 90 people working from 25+ countries (concentrating around North American and European time zones)
  • We are a team built on open source cultural principles (transparency, contribution, accountability, proactivity)
  • Team with decades of experience building databases and deep knowledge of Postgres internals. We are deeply technical
  • We have experienced Postgres committers and hackers on the team (check Heikki, Anastasia, Arseny, Matthias profiles)
  • We believe in the efficacy of collaborative open-source
  • We aim for a diversity of thoughts and backgrounds
  • We are keen to be a fast-moving, flat org and avoid hierarchical structures

Our Investors

  • Top-tier investors backed up Neon's vision:
    • We raised $104 million in funding from Menlo Ventures, GGV, Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst, and Founders Fund.
    • Venture vehicles of Snowflake and Databricks invested in Neon.
    • Our angel investors are prominent technologists and ecosystem players. More than 20 awesome angels supported Neon, including Nat Friedman, Elad Gil, Mike Ovitz, Ajeet Singh, Guillermo Rauch, Søren Brammer Schmidt, and Wes McKinney.
    • Our Board includes Quentin Clark, Glenn Solomon, Joe Morrissey, and Tim Tully.

Our Offer

  • You have an opportunity to be an early employee in the fast-scaling, ambitious team
  • You can work 100% remotely: we'll handle all formalities to arrange work from your home
  • We grant equity (stock options) to all full-time hires
  • We offer a competitive benefits package in line with all tech companies (top-notch equipment, unlimited vacations, paid parental leaves, and much more)
  • We are distributed, yet make our bonds during regular offsites (the last one was in Barcelona, Spain)