Senior Software Engineer


April 29, 2021

WeWork is hiring an experienced backend senior software engineer to build and maintain our core services for internal and member products. Hundreds of thousands of members around the world rely on these applications to book spaces at WeWork locations, get support, learn about and gain entry to their building, invite guests, and work efficiently while in our spaces. WeWork is adapting to the realities of COVID-19 and seeking to support new members and new flexibility in co-working space, and our technology must rapidly adapt to support the business.
This role will be working on an established team of experienced engineers responsible for multiple applications and will have a direct impact on executive level initiatives.
About you:

  • Enjoy systems designing through leading designs of major software components, systems, and features owned by the team.

  • Able to utilize design, coding patterns, tools and frameworks and methods to facilitate in effectively meeting the team sprint objectives and the overall quarterly team objectives.

  • Can drive feature development end-to-end and deliver large projects at quarterly level.

  • Comfortable partnering with product, design, and peer engineering leads and managers.

  • Interested in indirectly influencing beyond functional boundaries, such as with product on technical feasibility and roadmap, or with test engineering on tooling and execution needs.

  • Eager to align correlated systems across squads on common API patterns, practices, or other instrumentation.


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science and 5+ years of experience building backend systems OR 8+ years of building backend systems.

  • Preferred experience with REST and Graphql Apis, Postgres, Kafka, RabbitMQ, Kubernetes, Docker, and Git

  • Preferred experience working on teams with heavy emphasis on DevOps, Automation, CI/CD, and Quality (Jenkins, Docker, Artifactory, etc).

  • You will have the opportunity to work with Ruby on Rails, Java and GoLang

  • Demonstrated architecture skills at a multi-system level and writing scalable, efficient, and clean code.

  • As excited to write tests and docs as you are to write readable and efficient code

  • Comfortable working with Product Managers, Designers, Data Scientists, and non-technical executive stakeholders

  • Flexible attitude and able to adapt to rapidly changing requirements and business needs

  • Eager to dive in and contribute to long-lived systems and improve them for the sake of our members and for your fellow engineers, without getting stuck on ensuring perfection

  • Enjoy working in an Agile development environment and taking initiatives in improving systems for the sake of your teammates and our users.

About WeWork
WeWork is the platform for creators, providing hundreds of thousands of members around the world with space, community, and services that enable them to do what they love and create their life’s work. Our mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living, and our own team members are central to that goal.
Our mission doesn’t end with the small businesses and entrepreneurs that call us home. We believe in empowering our team to create their own life’s work. We move fast and we challenge each other, but we look after each other and care about our culture, which makes working here extremely rewarding. There’s a lot of work left for us to do, and we couldn’t do it without a single member of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
WeWork will not cover the cost of relocation for this position. Should your application be successful, you would be responsible for your own relocation expenses.