Life360 is hiring a
Senior Software Engineer II in United States, Canada

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Senior Software Engineer II closed
🏢 Life360
💵 $124k-$220k
📍United States, Canada
📅 Posted on Jul 11, 2024


The job is for a Backend Engineer at Life360, a remote-first company that provides location sharing services. The role involves building new microservices, API gateways, and scaling the system to handle more events per day. The salary range is between 160,000 to 220,000 USD for US-based candidates and 170,000 to 215,000 CAD for Canadian-based candidates.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar quantitative field or the equivalent industry experience
  • 6+ years of prior professional experience working on backend and Cloud code
  • Diligent in implementing and supporting services that last outwards to a year
  • Proficient in microservices and horizontally scalable architectures
  • Adaptive to working on various aspects of our system for different teams
  • Communicate effectively with cross-platform teammates
  • Experience with high-scale, low-latency systems
  • Understand how to deploy and maintain systems, ideally with kubernetes


  • Create new Spring Java micro services to break down our existing PHP monolith or support new product features
  • Create new API gateways to enable external integration (eg.Tile and JioBit)
  • Horizontally scale our system to handle another 10+ billion events per day
  • Monitor health, suggest improvements for and deploy your own services
  • Example: Build the next generation of our event streaming architecture to handle billions of events per day storing up to trillions of events in cold storage
  • Example: Build a system to support a richer dialog when checking in to a place
  • Mentor other developers who are trying to grow
  • Build technical specs with Staff engineers
  • Handle on call rotation and address live incidents
  • Help Test Engineers automate validating our components

Preferred Qualifications

Bonus for experience working with Kafka Streams


  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance plans (100% paid for US employees). We offer supplemental plans for medical and dental for Canadian employees
  • 401(k) plan with company matching program in the US and RRSP with DPSP plan for Canadian employees
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for mental wellness
  • Flexible PTO and 12 company wide days off throughout the year
  • Learning & Development programs
  • Equipment, tools, and reimbursement support for a productive remote environment
  • Free Life360 Platinum Membership for your preferred circle
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