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Backend Engineer (Scout - Clojure)



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Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Docker is a remote first company with employees across Europe, APAC and the Americas that simplifies the lives of developers who are making world-changing apps. We raised our Series C funding in March 2022 for $105M at a $2.1B valuation. We continued to see exponential revenue growth last year. Join us for a whale of a ride!

What we do:

We are building Docker Scout, a new product announced in 2023 that is evolving fast. The Scout team is looking to solve the following problems:

  • What actionable insights can we give developers about their images and build processes?

  • How can we help organizations introduce policies that improve the security of their software supply chain?

  • How can developers build on expertise and pre-existing solutions within their organization?

  • How can developers keep their software dependencies up to date and secure?

  • What data can we put at developers' fingertips to supercharge their daily work?

Scout is centered around a large data plane with integrations into tooling across the software supply chain, e.g., container registries and source control systems.

Who we’re looking for:

We are seeking a backend Clojure engineer to join our team and contribute to building a robust and scalable data platform. The ideal candidate should have experience with databases, infrastructure and platform engineering and be proficient in Clojure.

We work in a multi-cloud environment, making use of the best parts of GCP and AWS. We use a variety of databases including Datomic, Postgres and DynamoDB. Much of the backend is asynchronous and queues are the center of our architecture. We use Kubernetes to run our services and serverless technology where appropriate.

Our services build automatically and are deployed into production with a click of a button. We believe in making small changes and deploying regularly. We are empowered and responsible for running our own code. We monitor our services closely to ensure that we are meeting our SLAs.

In return for your dedication and enthusiasm, we offer you the unique opportunity to build world-class tools to help millions of developers like you.


  • 3+ years experience in backend engineering.

  • Proficiency in Clojure, proven in real-world applications.

  • Comfortable following software engineering best practices such as code review, source control, continuous integration, and testing.

  • Comfortable with a high degree of autonomy (self-motivated, organized) and the ability to work remotely across time zones.

  • Eager to work with and learn new tools and technologies.

  • Able to communicate concepts clearly and be understood by non-technical peers.

Expectations (30/90/1 year)

30 day:

  • Meet the team

  • Understand the team mission

  • Feel comfortable in a part of the code base

  • Understand how we deploy and monitor our code

  • Have shipped multiple features into production

90 day:

  • Meet people across the company

  • Feel comfortable in several areas of the code base, be able to contribute ideas and knowledge to help us plan our work

  • Have worked with other teams at Docker on delivering an end-to-end feature

  • Contribute to the discussion and help other teams use the platform

  • Understand how the features you work on affect the product and be able to use this to make better decisions

  • Understand the Docker personas and how they apply to the team

1 year :

  • Have autonomy/ownership over an area (level dependent)

  • Help shape the direction of our data platform (level dependent)


  • Freedom & flexibility; fit your work around your life

  • Home office setup; we want you comfortable while you work

  • 16 weeks of paid Parental leave

  • Technology stipend equivalent to $100 net/month

  • PTO plan that encourages you to take time to do the things you enjoy

  • Quarterly, company-wide hackathons

  • Training stipend for conferences, courses and classes

  • Equity; we are a growing start-up and want all employees to have a share in the success of the company

  • Docker Swag

  • Medical benefits, retirement and holidays vary by country

Docker embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our company will be.

Due to the remote nature of this role, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship.


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