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Senior Backend Engineer, Ecosystem (Remote)

San Francisco HQ, US Remote, or ON/BC, Canada


At Webflow, our mission is to bring development superpowers to everyone. Webflow is the leading visual development platform for building powerful websites without writing code. By combining modern web development technologies into one platform, Webflow enables people to build websites visually, saving engineering time, while clean code seamlessly generates in the background. From independent designers and creative agencies to Fortune 500 companies, millions worldwide use Webflow to be more nimble, creative, and collaborative. It’s the web, made better. 


The Developer Ecosystem team at Webflow is building the systems that support Webflow’s APIs and enable external developers to build new products on top of it by extending Webflow’s core capabilities. We’re looking for people passionate about distilling complexity across a breadth of problems & help in building the next generation Developer Ecosystem & redefining the future of APIs at Webflow


We’re looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to help us enable third-party developers to create and distribute design shareables, templates and integrations that allow visual developers to easily design, launch and manage any website or web app on Webflow.


About the role 


  • Location: Remote-first (United States; BC & ON, Canada) 
  • Full-time
  • Exempt
  • Our cash compensation amount for this role ranges from $130,000 - $178,000 for most US locations and $144,000 - $198,000 for US locations with a higher cost of labor. All figures cited above are in $USD and pertain to workers located in the United States. Pay is based on several factors including market location, and may vary depending on job related experience, knowledge, qualifications, and skills.
  • Reporting to the Senior Manager, Engineering


As a Senior Backend Engineer, you’ll… 


  • Build products that directly affect the way external developers use Webflow’s APIs
  • Build amazing end-to-end API and developer experiences, ensuring that they are reliable and scalable 
  • Develop best practices for API design across Webflow Engineering and scale the Developer Platform to enable future development.
  • Write scalable services, as well as new APIs and rewriting old ones, in Node.js, Express.js, Mongo, GraphQL, Apollo and AWS Lambda
  • Collaborate with software engineers, product managers, designers, and QA analysts in an autonomous, supportive team environment
  • Solve problems in a highly technical platform that empowers hundreds of thousands of people
  • Improve our planning, development, and deployment processes to help you and your fellow team members
  • Mentor, coach, and inspire a team of senior engineers tasked with delivering performant, secure, and delightful APIs
  • In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, at Webflow we will support you in identifying where your interests and development opportunities lie and we'll help you incorporate them into your role.


About you 


You’ll thrive as a Senior Backend Engineer if you:


  • Have 5+ years of experience engineering scalable & reliable Developer Platform concepts like Authorization (Oauth), API design, Webhooks, Versioning, Token management.
  • Hands-on experience in API design and development and are up-to-date on standard methodologies for modern frontend engineering and developer platforms.
  • Have worked on complex issues where the analysis requires an in-depth knowledge of the company and existing architecture.
  • Can debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack
  • Take pride in taking ownership and driving projects to business impact
  • Deeply understand data design and modeling
  • Are familiar with one or more Javascript type systems (we use Flow here)
  • Love studying design patterns — and know exactly how and when to apply them
  • Are comfortable working in an agile, safe-to-fail environment


Even if you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying. Research shows that you may still be considered for a role if you meet just half of the requirements.


Our Core Behaviors:


  • Obsess over customer experience. We deeply understand what we’re building and who we’re building for and serving. We define the leading edge of what’s possible in our industry and deliver the future for our customers.
  • Move with heartfelt urgency. We have a healthy relationship with impatience, channeling it thoughtfully to show up better and faster for our customers and for each other. Time is the most limited thing we have, and we make the most of every moment.
  • Say the hard thing with care. Our best work often comes from intelligent debate, critique, and even difficult conversations. We speak our minds and don’t sugarcoat things — and we do so with respect, maturity, and care.
  • Make your mark. We seek out new and unique ways to create meaningful impact, and we champion the same from our colleagues. We work as a team to get the job done, and we go out of our way to celebrate and reward those going above and beyond for our customers and our teammates.


Benefits & wellness


  • Equity ownership (RSUs) in a growing, privately-owned company
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare, vision, and dental insurance coverage for employees and dependents (US; full-time Canadian workers working 30+ hours per week), as well as Health Savings Account/Health Reimbursement Account, dependent on insurance plan selection. Employees also have voluntary insurance options, such as life, disability, hospital protection, accident, and critical illness
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave for both birthing and non-birthing caregivers, as well as an additional 6-8 weeks of pregnancy disability for birthing parents to be used before child bonding leave. Employees also have access to family planning care and reimbursement
  • Flexible PTO with an mandatory annual minimum of 10 days paid time off, and sabbatical program
  • Access to mental wellness coaching, therapy, and Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly stipends to support health and wellness, as well as smart work, and annual stipends to support professional growth
  • Professional career coaching, internal learning & development programs
  • 401k plan and financial wellness benefits, like CPA or financial advisor coverage
  • Commuter benefits for in-office workers


Temporary employees are not eligible for paid holiday time off, accrued paid time off, paid leaves of absence, or company-sponsored perks.


Be you, with us


At Webflow, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


Stay connected


Not ready to apply, but want to be part of the Webflow community? Consider following our story on our Webflow Blog, LinkedIn, Twitter, and/or Glassdoor. 


Please note:


To join Webflow, you'll need valid U.S. or Canadian work authorization depending on the country of employment.

If you are extended an offer, that offer may be contingent upon your successful completion of a background check, which will be conducted in accordance with applicable laws. We may obtain one or more background screening reports about you, solely for employment purposes.

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