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SDE2, Developer Productivity, Infra Cloud - Temporal Technologies

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Job Title
SDE2, Developer Productivity, Infra Cloud
Job Location
United States - Remote Opportunity
Job Description
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!


We have an opening for a Software Design Engineer on our Developer Productivity Team focused on internal developer tools, observability (both internal and customer-facing), release engineering, and operational tooling & support. This is an opportunity to join a mission-critical engineering team focused on driving the productivity and reliability of Temporal’s developers and core platforms, respectively. We are a passionate team of talented developers who truly care about our mission and enjoy being a force multiplier across the organization.

What You'll Do


  • Participate in the end-to-end Product Development Lifecycle: goals and requirements solicitation, design, implementation, operationalization/deployment, support and maintenance.
  • Formulate feature designs, review with stakeholders, and iterate to incorporate feedback.
  • Provide appropriate test coverage for unit, integration, and performance of your feature ownership area.
  • Clearly document design choices and operational knowledge to successfully deploy and manage the software you develop.


  • Set a high bar for technical excellence and take pride in the software you develop.
  • Investigate issues with a methodical approach to identify a root cause.
  • Understand performance and reliability implications of basic design options at scale. Make related tradeoffs.
  • Able to perform on-call duties.


  • Working knowledge of the architecture and services of your assigned domain(s).
  • Investigate and understand ways to best leverage Temporal’s own software to power our mission.
  • Deeply understand the needs of Temporal developers and leverage that knowledge for product development and feature design.


  • Participate in design reviews and contribute to design of other features.
  • Share design principles for building reliable systems at scale.

What You'll Bring

  • User-first mindset. You’re excited by the opportunity to empower others through tooling, and enjoy deeply internalizing their goals and use cases to build effective tools.
  • Eagerness to automate whenever possible - constantly asking “is it worth the time?”.
  • Experience developing internal tools, especially with a focus on developer productivity and release engineering.
  • Strong opinions about tools and technology that are equally balanced by a pragmatic drive for impact.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.

Skills & Technologies

  • 3-5 years of hands-on experience post graduation building and running services with one or more cloud providers, preferably AWS. Bonus: Microsoft Azure and Google GCP experience.
  • Hands-on experience with Clickhouse or similar column-oriented DBMS is nice to have.
  • Expert in one or more high-level programming languages, preferably Go.
  • Solid computer science fundamentals in distributed systems concepts, and concurrency or multithreading.
  • Experience with Kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with web application development using modern frameworks.
  • Strong command and understanding of Git.
  • Basic understanding of common design patterns.
  • Thorough understanding of computer architecture, operating systems, and networking.
  • Familiarity with best practices regarding monitoring, instrumenting, and configuring infrastructure.
  • BS in CS preferred or equivalent applicable experience 


  • The estimated pay range for this role is $145,000 - $180,000
  • 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 Remote.com.  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 
  • $1,500 / Year Career Development & Learning Stipend
  • $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
  • $300 / Month Work From Home Meals
  • $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.

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Temporal Technologies Headquarters Location

Bellevue, WA

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Temporal Technologies Company Size

Between 100 - 500 employees

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Temporal Technologies Funding Rounds

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  • Series B

    $75,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $103,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $18,750,000 USD

  • Seed

    $6,750,000 USD

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