Backend Software Engineer

Full Time

Job Description

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website gradle Gradle

Gradle is the build tool of choice for millions of developers around the globe and is the official build tool for Android applications. Developing Gradle is a dynamic and demanding engineering challenge, with the reward of significant industry impact and collaboration with some of the world’s best software teams.

Our software is used by some of the world’s leading software organizations, such as Netflix, Airbnb, Spotify, Twitter, and Atlassian. We regularly collaborate with these and other users to make our products continuously better.

We are looking for a passionate engineer with a demonstrated ability to efficiently deliver and maintain robust and useful software based solutions, as part of a collaborative team.

Designing and implementing innovative and technically challenging solutions
Delivering new features and bug fixes
Optimizing performance and/or improving ease of use
Doing user research, outreach, and support
Applying new developments in real-world Gradle builds and plugins

Minimum qualifications
5 years of software development experience
Experience programming in Java
Ability to debug, profile, and optimize code
Understanding of modern software development techniques and practices
Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English

Preferred qualifications
Experience developing and maintaining Gradle builds
Experience programming in Kotlin or Groovy
Experience contributing to open-source projects

What we value
Passion for making other software engineers more productive
Strong customer and community focus
Delivering useful high-quality solutions
Pragmatism in execution and getting things done
Open communication and respect for each other

What We Offer
Work on a widely used product with a clear vision for the future
Close collaboration with experienced and dedicated peer engineers and the opportunity to learn from them regardless of your experience level
Opportunities for growth in technical and leadership responsibilities
In-person meetings, such as our annual company offsite, team meetings, and onboardings
Work from home in a remote-first environment
Competitive salaries and equity grants

Benefits & Perks
A focus on learning and development – Gradle offers an annual learning and development stipend and a monthly company-wide Learning Day, where we encourage all team members to focus on their professional development for the day
A hardware package that includes a laptop, monitor, other peripheral hardware, and a home office stipend to make sure you are fully set up to work remotely
Generous paid time off
Paid public holidays
Volunteer Day – We offer up to 8 hours of paid work time each year for team members to give back to their local communities

Anywhere in the world with working conditions that allow for seamless collaboration with your colleagues through email, chat, and video streaming
While our team works remotely and is spread across the globe, we deeply value daily interactions and collaboration.

How to apply
The following is required with your application:

Submit your cover letter, answers to our application questions and resume via the form below
The next steps will follow our recruitment process.

About us
We are committed and skilled software engineers, product designers, and marketing experts who are passionate about developer productivity. We take pride in delivering products that are relied upon daily by some of the world’s leading software organizations, such as Netflix, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Spotify, Twitter, and Atlassian.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace with a global multicultural team that learns from and respects each other. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion forward by investing resources in company-wide inclusion trainings, improving recruitment processes and contributing to groups that are committed to advancing racial/social justice and equality.

Gradle is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

Visit our careers page to learn more about the company and see other open positions. Visit Glassdoor to read what current and former Gradle employees have to say about the company.

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