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Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Please Note: While Nylas is a remote first company, we are registered in most, but not all states. If you are located in one of the following states full time, we welcome you to apply: ​California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington

Who we are
Our mission at Nylas is to turn communication into inspiration and insight. We empower over 100,000 developers and over 900 companies all over the world to access, parse, and gain insights from communications data to provide better experiences for their customers and users, all while providing top tier security and compliance. To achieve this vision, we’ve raised over $175M from Tiger Global, 8VC, ScaleUp, Spark Capital, Slack, and more.
We have a huge market (every company that builds software) and a massive opportunity (the world runs on communication and data). By continuing to hire exceptional people from all different backgrounds and perspectives, we have the opportunity to make Nylas one of the biggest, most successful and equitable technology companies in the world.
Why Nylas
Nylas is an advocate for the well-being of our employees. We trust our employees and give them the autonomy to achieve their goals without focusing on when, where, and how they get there. We are a flexibility first workplace, but if Nylanauts want to work from an office, we have hubs in San Francisco, Denver, New York City, Toronto, and London.
We are also strong supporters of internal and cross-team mobility and growth. We want Nylas to be a place where anyone can be supported to grow, learn, and become the best at what they do. We’ve been named a top Startup for career growth and development by Forbes, Great Places to Work, and Comparably!
From our CTO + Co-Founder, Christine Spang:
“We have a number of folks on the team who started as an individual contributor and became staff level or leaders in their area. I personally love seeing people reach their full potential and become successful at Nylas.”

The Role

As a Staff Software Engineer, you will work closely with cross-functional teams to design and implement high-performance, scalable, and reliable software solutions that power the Nylas platform. Additionally, you will play a key role in providing technical leadership to the engineering team. You will work closely with other senior engineers to set technical direction and develop best practices for software development, testing, deployment, and monitoring. You will help to ensure that Nylas continues to innovate and deliver a high-quality platform that drives outcomes for customers.

What You'll Do

  • Provide technical leadership to the engineering team, including driving technical initiatives and fostering a culture of technical excellence
  • Design and implement scalable, high-performance software systems
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features in alignment with Nylas’ best interests
  • Mentor and provide guidance to more junior engineers to help them grow their technical skills and knowledge

What You'll Bring

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent industry experience
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience
  • 5+ years of experience with at least one major cloud provider (GCP is preferred)
  • Strong experience with GoLang, Docker and Kubernetes
  • Strong skills building and debugging distributed architectures, including microservices, messaging systems, caching solutions, and databases
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
  • Open-minded and customer-focused attitude
  • Experience designing and implementing APIs is strongly preferred
  • Experience with Python is a plus!


  • Nylas Alumni Fund: after 3 years employment, Nylas will invest $20k into your seed round if you decide to start your own company
  • Healthcare: 90% premium coverage for medical, dental and vision for you and your family
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO): we take this very seriously as we care about the well-being of our employees
  • 401k with 3% employer contribution
  • Education Stipend: $1,000 USD annual education & development benefit
  • Cell Phone: $50 USD per month stipend towards cell phone reimbursement
  • Fully Paid Parental Leave: 12 weeks parental leave (maternity & paternity)


The estimated base pay range for this role is 160000 USD - 215000 USD + equity, perks, and benefits.
The total compensation for this role will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location

Not sure if this is you?
We want a diverse, global team, with a broad range of experience and perspectives. If this job sounds great, but you’re not sure if you qualify, apply anyway! We carefully consider every application and will either move forward with your application, find another team that might be better suited to your skills, keep in touch for future opportunities, or thank you for your time.
Nylas is registered as an employer in many, but not all, states. If you are not located in or able to work from a state where Nylas is registered, you will not be eligible for employment. Visa sponsorship may not be available in certain remote locations.

Nylas is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also EEO is the Law.