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Senior Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2023

Clockwise is currently working & interviewing candidates remotely. We are actively hiring for this position and will review your application.

About Clockwise

The most important time on our calendars is the space between meetings. Clockwise is a new way of working designed to take back those precious moments—and free up more time for ourselves every day—so we can feel present when we’re working together and focused when we’re working on our own.

Clockwise learns about the things that matter to us and to our coworkers and makes time for both, using AI to find the right moments for people to meet while saving focus time for each of us. That’s what a sustainable future of work looks like. And that’s what every day at Clockwise looks like.

We can’t fix our schedules on our own. But we can build the solution together. Join us, and let’s rework the workday.

We're proud to have the backing of Coatue, Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Bain Capital Ventures and other preeminent investors. Our team has decades of experience from places like Twitter, Asana, Salesforce, Dropbox, Meta, Stripe and Google. Join us to help the world make time for what matters.

The role

Clockwise is looking to hire a Senior Backend Engineer to join one of our core engineering squad. We value engineers who build for the end user, and are passionate about enabling our business to accelerate and scale. This role will be primarily focused on supporting the backend aspects of our core platform into the Microsoft landscape, which includes the features that help optimize our users calendars. In this cross-functional squad, you will partner with other engineers, product managers and designers. We're a humble, fast-moving, and fun team building a consumer-centric culture with empathy, authenticity, focus, drive, curiosity, and enthusiasm.

What you'll do

  • Architect back-end systems that significantly impact user experience
  • Build an intelligent time management system that puts time back in people's day
  • Commit and push code every day
  • Architect back-end systems that deliver real-time, intelligent features
  • Develop algorithms to model user behavior and predict how to optimize time
  • Contribute to high level strategic decisions
  • Collaborate on design and UX with people who love product
  • Directly influence our feature roadmap
  • Contribute to our process and technology optimization

About you

  • Expertise modeling data (relational and non-relational) as well as processing information at scale
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders and functions to ship great product
  • A deep desire to learn and hone the craft of engineering
  • Passionate about productivity tools and workflows

Our stack

Java, Rust, Postgres, Kubernetes, Node, Typescript, Relay, GraphQL, and more

Work location

Clockwise is committed to a work experience that exemplifies our values-driven culture and this starts with empathy for everyone who joins our team. To this end, Clockwise offers both fully-distributed and flexible in-office options for new employees.

Fully Distributed: Clockwise has adopted remote-first rituals and technology for all employees in order to create an excellent employee experience for those who opt to work fully-distributed. This extends not only to a stipend for your home office, but through all our company rituals, including a commitment to get together, in person, on a regular cadence. Please note that we’re open to employees located anywhere in the domestic United States.

In-Office: For those who wish to have a physical office to return to, we also offer a flexible option to work from our San Francisco HQ. We have a beautiful, fun, spacious office where everyone can work productively and collaboratively. Our San Francisco HQ is located in the Financial District, a block from the Montgomery Street Muni & Bart station.

Pay Transparency

Clockwise employs pay transparency as one of several systems to ensure pay fairness and employee retention. Below is the approved base salary range for this position. It does not include total compensation factors like benefits, health insurance, and the value of Clockwise equity.

Salary range: $160,000 - $230,000

The final salary offered to a candidate may be higher or lower dependent upon several factors including, but not limited to, market rate, the qualified pool of candidates, internal compensation, candidate experience, interview performance, references, and budgetary constraints.

What we offer (non-exhaustive)

  • Competitive total compensation package with generous equity
  • Premium medical, dental and vision plans
  • 401(k) plan
  • Wellness stipend
  • Virtual happy hours & events
  • Generous, flexible vacation policy
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave

In the Press


What drives Clockwise

Empathy - we work to fully understand our customers and teammates, especially when we disagree

Authenticity - we speak openly and candidly while embracing our teammates’ individuality

Focus - we spend our time deliberately and don’t wait to do the things that matter

Drive - we relentlessly pursue success and aren't afraid to get outside our comfort zone

Curiosity - we seek out opportunities to learn and continuously question how we can improve

Enthusiasm - we love what we do and are excited to share it with the world