Software Engineer - Server Platform


In response to Figma’s rapid growth, the Server Platform team is building the next-generation platform that is highly scalable, observable, reliable, and cost-efficient.  The mission of the Server Platform team is to expedite development by constructing a self-service platform that simplifies the management of large-scale production services, ensuring safety and ease of operation. This domain governs the foundational infrastructure layer that supports all other infrastructure and application services. Its primary sub-areas encompass compute orchestration and deployment, traffic management, infrastructure-as-code, observability, and cost efficiency. 

We’re looking for engineers who are passionate about building a platform used every day by the other engineers you work with. You're someone who is excited to talk to your users, bounce ideas off them, and get immediate feedback on how a feature works. We’re a team of very thoughtful engineers who like to spend time together at the whiteboard thinking about the right way to build systems to be reliable and maintainable.

This is a full time role that can be held from one of our US hubs or remotely in the United States.

What you'll do at Figma:

  • Design, build and operate scalable infrastructure systems and services that power Figma’s innovative tools for design and collaboration.

  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes.

  • Work with engineers across the company to build innovative new features that operate at scale.

  • Help debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack.

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • 4+ years of experience building infrastructure components / services at scale

  • Experience building and scaling distributed systems as an individual contributor and/or Team Lead

  • Previously built or worked on Compute, Deployment, Infrastructure as Code, Traffic, or Observability systems at scale

  • Proven track record of building, scaling, and shipping high-quality products in high growth environments

  • Experience communicating and working across functions to drive solutions

While it’s not required, it’s an added plus if you also have:

  • Have excellent problem solving skills. You use a systematic and thorough approach. You think from first principles and have a bias for action. Are driven by impact. You are willing to work on grungy problems if they have a high impact on the business or the health of the infrastructure.

  • Care deeply about the quality of the software / systems you build. You have an artisan mentality and are always looking to improve your craft. At the same time you are able to strike the right balance between idealism and pragmatism.

  • Have excellent technical communication skills

  • Finally, Figma is a close-knit company with a strong culture that promotes inclusivity and collaboration, taking ambitious goals and having fun doing so. You deeply value these traits and see yourself actively contributing to it.


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