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Distributed Systems Software Engineer - Public Cloud (Senior/Lead/Principal)



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

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Software Engineering

Job Details

About Salesforce

We’re Salesforce, the Customer Company, inspiring the future of business with AI+ Data +CRM. Leading with our core values, we help companies across every industry blaze new trails and connect with customers in a whole new way. And, we empower you to be a Trailblazer, too — driving your performance and career growth, charting new paths, and improving the state of the world. If you believe in business as the greatest platform for change and in companies doing well and doing good – you’ve come to the right place.

Distributed Systems Software Engineer - Public Cloud (Senior/Lead/Principal)

Note: By applying to the Public Cloud - Distributed Systems Software Engineer posting, recruiters and hiring managers across the organization hiring software engineers will review your resume. Our goal is for you to apply once and have your resume reviewed by multiple hiring teams.


Our Public Cloud engineering teams are responsible for innovating and maintaining a large scale distributed systems engineering platform that ships hundreds of features to production for tens of millions of users across all industries every day. Our users count on our platform to be highly reliable, lightning fast, supremely secure, and to preserve all of their customizations and integrations every time we ship. You will need deep experience with concurrency, large scale systems, proficiency with solving real-world data management challenges, a strong understanding of how to craft solutions that are highly available, and a proven ability to design, develop, and optimize the core back-end systems.

Your Impact:

  • Deliver cloud infrastructure automation tools, frameworks, workflows, and validation platforms on our public cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP, Azure, or Alibaba

  • Designing, developing, debugging, and operating resilient distributed systems that run across thousands of compute nodes in multiple data centers

  • Using and contributing to open source technology (Spinnaker, Zookeeper, etc.)

  • Developing Infrastructure-as-Code using Terraform

  • Writing microservices on containerization frameworks such as Kubernetes, Docker, Mesos

  • Resolving complex technical issues and drive innovations that improve system availability, resilience, and performance

  • Eat, sleep, and breathe services. You have experience balancing live-site management, feature delivery, and retirement of technical debt

  • Participate in the team’s on-call rotation to address complex problems in real-time and keep services operational and highly available

Required Skills:

  • A related technical degree required

  • 4+ years backend software development experience

  • Deep knowledge of programming in Java, Golang, Python, or Ruby

  • Experience owning and operating multiple instances of a critical service

  • Experience with Agile development methodology and Test Driven Development

  • Experience with critical infrastructure services including, monitoring, alerting, logging, and reporting applications

Benefits & Perks
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For Washington-based roles, the base salary hiring range for this position is $125,700 to $296,400.

For California-based roles, the base salary hiring range for this position is $137,100 to $323,400.

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