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Senior Backend Engineer - AppLovin

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Job Title
Senior Backend Engineer
Job Location
Palo Alto, CA
Job Description

About AppLovin

AppLovin makes technologies that help businesses of every size connect to their ideal customers. The company provides end-to-end software and AI solutions for businesses to reach, monetize and grow their global audiences. For more information about AppLovin, visit:

To deliver on this mission, our global team is composed of team members with life experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that mirror our developers and customers around the world. At AppLovin, we are intentional about the team and culture we are building, seeking candidates who are outstanding in their own right and also demonstrate their support of others.

Fortune recognized AppLovin as one of the Best Workplaces in the Bay Area 2022, and is a Certified Great Place to Work in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Check out the rest of our awards HERE.



AppLovin’s Array team is seeking an experienced senior Backend Software Engineer to join our team. Array is a seamless, end-to-end app management suite that delivers more value for mobile operators and end users by tapping into AppLovin’s massive app ecosystem.
In this role, you will architect, develop, and operate Java services that are deployed to millions of users. You will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining our backend services.


  • Design and develop high-volume, scalable backend services using Java and other relevant technologies.
  • Optimize system performance and ensure system scalability.
  • Participate in system design reviews, code reviews and provide feedback to ensure the best practices.
  • Work closely with product managers, designers, and other engineers to develop software solutions that meet business needs.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify requirements and plan new features.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues that arise during development, testing, and production.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in backend development, and continuously improve our development processes.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 4+ years of experience as a backend software engineer.
  • Must be fluent in Mandarin, with high-level competency in both written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience building distributed systems capable of handling large volumes of traffic.
  • A deep understanding of system design, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Product-focused mindset and good communication skills. Enjoy working in a team-oriented environment that values excellence.
  • Familiarity with cloud infrastructure and services.
Bonus Points:
  • Experienced in tools and technologies such as gRPC, GCP, BigQuery and Bigtable.
  • Proficient in Kotlin.


  • Competitive salary and equity compensation
  • Free medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Work from home stipend each paycheck
  • 401k matching and employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible time off - take time when you need it
  • AppLovin provides a competitive total compensation package with a pay-for-performance rewards approach.

AppLovin provides a competitive total compensation package with a pay for performance rewards approach. Total compensation at AppLovin is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Depending on the position offered, equity, and other forms of incentive compensation (as applicable) may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to dental, vision, and other benefits.

Bay Area base pay range; Total compensation package commensurate with experience
$171,000$222,000 USD
AppLovin is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about EEO rights as an applicant here.
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AppLovin Headquarters Location

Palo Alto, CA

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AppLovin Company Size

Between 810 - 2,000 employees

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AppLovin Total Amount Raised


AppLovin Funding Rounds

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  • Post Ipo Equity

    $100,000 USD

  • Post Ipo Equity

    $185,756,691 USD

  • Private Equity

    $400,000,000 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $841,000,000 USD

  • Private Equity

    $140,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $4,000,000 USD