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Software Engineer - Performance

DoorDashRemote; United StatesFull-timeNov 22, 2022
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About the Team

The Performance Engineering team works across multiple layers of infrastructure, backend services, and applications to ensure that our systems provide a responsive user experience and utilize resources efficiently. We build tools to support other engineering teams, collect data to identify performance bottlenecks, and build solutions to address them.

About the Role

As an early member of this new and growing team, you’ll report into a Senior Manager/Director and have the opportunity to help define the vision and strategy, identify the most promising areas for improvement, and work independently to tackle performance challenges wherever they arise for our Performance team, within our infrastructure organization.. You’ll utilize your expertise with a range of technologies and systems, and learn new ones as well. 

Once our office reopens we expect this role to be 100% remote

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Consult with teams across all of Doordash on how to improve the performance of their services and apps
  • Build frameworks, libraries, and observability tools to help engineers conform to best practices and understand why their systems are behaving the way they are
  • Gain a breadth and depth of knowledge in how complex distributed systems work (and fail), from the kernel and network layer, the JVM, up to the code our teams are directly writing
  • Consider who this person will collaborate with, their first 30-60-90 days and beyond, and example projects 

We’re excited about you because…

  •  A broad generalist technical skill set. This role will at times involve everything from front end and mobile to virtual machines and everything in between
  • Working knowledge of distributed systems, distributed tracing
  • Familiarity with performance analysis, benchmarking, and optimization
  • Ability to partner and collaborate with a variety of teams working with different technology stacks
  • Ability to be an organizational champion for performance, raising awareness and advocating for continuous improvement
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis and common data science tools

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to merchant partners to consumers. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods.

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.