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Lead Backend Engineer, Microservices Team

We need you to help us evolve. Thousands of people are using typeforms to get quality information. Our conversational approach goes beyond data to empathize with—and get closer to—people.

What does the future of conversational data collection look like? How will you power it?

We need a dedicated Lead Microservices Engineer to join our team of 44 different nationalities in Barcelona.

Here’s what Yurii, Software Engineer in the Microservices team, says about this team and role:

This is a great time for someone to join us because we have a lot of interesting challenges that you can help shape.

This team works in a very collaborative (lots of whiteboarding) and relaxed way (jokes all around!) but the expectations we set on ourselves are very high.

We have flexibility to research and iterate on solutions, not tied to one specific domain of the company, but we are responsible for cross-cutting concerns that affect the whole engineering team.

This role will be interesting because there are a lot of factors to take into account to make solid decisions, that will serve passionate engineers who will be using these solutions day-in and day-out.

We’re building the next generation of functionality for Typeform while paving the way for external developers to do the same.

We put fun at the heart of everything we do—and set ambitious goals to push things forward. Come help us shape the future of online data collection.

The Role

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Identify areas where we could improve how all of our microservices work individually and together.
  • Help our engineers be more efficient at developing new microservices.
  • Implement code in the form of libraries, modules, frameworks, etc. that can be seamlessly integrated into new and existing codebases.
  • Architect solutions around observability, scalability, reliability, security, versioning, etc.
  • Be responsible for your own set of microservices that serve functions like API Gateways, Authentication, etc.
  • Work with engineers across all teams to gather feedback and guide solutions and ensure they are successfully adopted.
  • Work with the Director of Engineering, CTO and Ops team to guide the technology direction of Typeform.
  • Team up with developers, quality assurance engineers, designers, product owners, and agile coaches.
  • Grow—use your annual learning budget to take courses and go to conferences.


Here’s what we’re after:

  • Deep experience in a your chosen technologies and frameworks. You don't only use these tools, you know how they are built and why they work the way they do.
  • Experience contributing or building frameworks and libraries meant to be used by other developers.
  • You have instrumented code to enable logging, metrics, tracking, distributed tracing, alerting, distributed configuration, etc.
  • You’re comfortable picking up new stacks and choosing the right tool to get the job.
  • You show maturity in tradeoffs, make sound decisions, and translate ideas and needs into actionable plans at various levels (roadmaps, milestones, sprints, tasks, etc.).
  • You are a great empathetic communicator with big appetite for success. You can influence others, you follow through and you speak great English.
  • You can show us how you made an impact beyond a team or departmental level.

And for some added bonus points:

  • You are an experienced Gopher.
  • You are well versed in Enterprise Integration and Architectural Patterns in practice.
  • You have been part of teams that deliver solutions for other engineers teams.
  • You consider yourself a DevOps practitioner.
  • You have contributed to Open Source projects continuously.
  • You've got experience delivering solutions in an environment that's evolving rapidly.
  • You have experience improving operational aspects of running a microservice-based engineering organization.

Sound good? Hit Apply now and show us what you’ve got.

*Today, more than 2.5M people from all over the world use Typeform. We celebrate the diversity of our customer base, and we want our employees to reflect those differences. At Typeform, we’re committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We strive to be a more equal opportunity workplace.

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Why work at Typeform?

Good question. Here’s a few reasons...
  • Great culture

    Humble. Creative. Friendly. Talented. These are the people we hire and this is how our working culture is shaped.

  • Over 30 nationalities

    Typeform is a melting pot of nationalities. Every day we learn something new about somewhere new.

  • Make yourself at home

    Quiet spaces. Social spaces. Outdoor spaces. Our office is designed for you—we’ll even buy you slippers to walk around in.

  • Flexible working hours

    Some of us are morning people, some of us are night owls. We focus on results, not what time you arrive.

  • ¿Me entiendes?

    Moving to a new country can be scary. With our free Spanish & English lessons, you’ll feel at home in no time.

  • Private health insurance

    As well as happy, we want you to be healthy. That’s why you get the best medical care with our health insurance.

  • Fuel for thought

    Enjoy a healthy balanced lunch, and grab fresh fruit, juices, and coffee whenever you want. Oh, and our reception’s a bar—with beer.

  • Discounted gym access

    Like to exercise your muscles as much as your brain? Access 100s of gyms around Barcelona for next to nothing.

  • Keep on learning

    With our resource library and a learning & development structure, you’ll have everything you need to help you grow.