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Software Engineer II

Temporal Technologies

Temporal Technologies

Software Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024
Who We Are
Temporal is an open source programming model that can simplify code, make applications more reliable, and help developers focus on the important things like delivering features faster. Our amazing user community provides us with real-time feedback and contributions to improve the developer experience everywhere.
Backed by top VC firms, we have built a team of professionals from various successful start-ups and well-known technology companies. Together, we collaborate cross-functionally, engage with and support our users to improve the developer experience, deliver world-class open-source software, and enhance our commercial SaaS platform.
Temporal is growing and working towards building the best community. We are looking for those who share our values, challenge 'standard' thinking, and want to influence our future. If you have a passion for helping developer communities, open-source software, and want to be a part of our amazing team, we'd love to hear from you!


As a Software Engineer 2, you are 2-5 years post-graduation and want to grow and learn while impacting Temporal's scalable platform. You will design, build, and maintain meaningful portions of our backend functionality for highly scalable, multi-tenant services. Examples of the key distributed systems components you could own include Databases, Quotas, Throttling, Permissions, etc. Working in a highly collaborative team, we are building a new enterprise offering that will involve both on-premise and dedicated cloud offerings.
Career Growth and Mentorship
No matter where we are in our careers, mentorship is vital to continued growth and learning. If you join us, you will be paired up with a senior member of the team who is working on what you will work on, adding impact while learning. Everyone who works at Temporal and who joins Temporal learns - we have a wealth of info about Temporal in our internal "Temporal University". We also recognize that people learn differently and support your learning style - some people like to read code or watch videos or read. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the culture and direction of Temporal, and grow your scope of influence naturally as we scale.

What You'll Do

  • Design and implement core backend service features.
  • Provide appropriate test coverage unit, integration, and performance for feature ownership areas.
  • Document design choices and operational knowledge to successfully deploy and run services at scale with those features.
  • Provide appropriate service level logs and metrics to operationalize features for cloud service setup.
  • Provide appropriate alerts, dashboards, and runbooks for production.

Experience You'll Gain

  • Learn, contribute, and scale distributed engineering
  • Learn a new way of developing software for complex distributed engineering problems
  • Learn from and work side-by-side with best-in-class engineers from startups, Uber, Meta, Stripe, Twitter, Twilio, Google, AWS, Microsoft, Adobe, and others

What You'll Bring

  • 2-5 years of backend engineering experience
  • Solid computer science fundamentals in distributed systems concepts and first principles
  • Strong coding and knowledge of multi-threading and concurrency
  • Experience with Go, Java, or other applicable languages
  • Experience building systems with technologies like Kafka, Cassandra, MySQL, and Elasticsearch
  • Experience building and running services on AWS and/or GCP

Nice to Have

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or closely related field (highly desired)
  • Production experience with concurrency programming
  • Experience with Go
  • Exposure to Open Source Systems
  • Exposure to workflow engines


  • The estimated pay range for this role is $130,000 - $175,000
  • This role is eligible to participate in Temporal's equity plan
Compensation ranges reflect salary and commission compensation (when applicable) across several geographic markets. Employment offers carefully consider multiple factors, including prior experience, knowledge, expertise, skillset, market location, and job level assessed during the interview process.
Employee benefits and perks below are for full-time employees, part-time or temporary positions are excluded.
U.S. Benefits
  • Unlimited PTO, 12 Holidays + 2 Floating Holidays
  • 100% Premiums Coverage for Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • AD&D, LT & ST Disability, and Life Insurance (Standard & Supplemental Available)
  • Empower 401K Plan
  • Additional Perks for Learning & Development, Lifestyle Spending, In-Home Office Setup, Professional Memberships, WFH Meals, Internet Stipend and more!
International Benefits
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Benefits outside the United States vary by country, and are issued in partnership with Additionally, Temporal offers perks to all international employees for learning & career development, a lifestyle spending account, in-home office setup (in addition to company-issued hardware), professional memberships, work-from-home meals, and access to the Calm app for mental wellness.
Additional Perks
  • $3,600 / Year Work from Home Meals
  • $1,500 / Year Career Development & Learning
  • $1,200 / Year Lifestyle Spending Account
  • $1,000 / Year In-Home Office Setup (In addition to Temporal issued equipment - laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse, trackpad, and extension power cable at no cost to you)
  • $500 / Year Professional Memberships
  • $74 / Month Reimbursement for Internet
  • Calm App Subscription for Mental Health & Wellness
Temporal Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Temporal Technologies does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We embrace and celebrate differences and diversity.
Temporal is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation, please let your Recruiter know so we can assist.
We are not working with external recruitment agencies, thanks.