Principal Software Engineer - Backend


Belfast, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/18/2021
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  • Company Address: 116 New Montgomery Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94105, US

About Harness

Harness is the industry’s first Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform designed to provide a simple, safe and secure way for engineering and DevOps teams to release applications into production. Harness uses machine learning to detect the quality of deployments and automatically roll back failed ones, saving time and reducing the need for custom scripting and manual oversight.

Job Description

Harness is a rapidly growing startup that is disrupting the software delivery market. We are building an intelligent software delivery platform that enables engineers to deliver software faster, with higher quality, and less effort. The Harness Software Delivery Platform includes Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Efficiency, Continuous Verification, and Continuous Features. The platform is designed to help companies accelerate their cloud initiatives as well as their adoption of containers and orchestration tools like Kubernetes and Amazon ECS. 
Harness has raised $115 million in financing, reaching a valuation of $1.7 billion in just three years after launching from stealth. Alkeon Capital led a $85 million Series C round, along with new investors Battery Ventures, Citi Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Sorenson Capital, and Thomvest Ventures. The total funding includes a $30 million Series B-1 funding round, led by existing investors Menlo Ventures, IVP, and Unusual Ventures. 
POSITION SUMMARY This is an amazing opportunity to be an engineer in a high-growth, high-potential startup and to work on Open Source full time. In this role, you will be responsible for building and maintaining a number of open source projects including Drone (a widely used, Open Source Continuous Integration platform with over 22,000 GitHub stars). As well as several proprietary harness products. You will be working with a team of dynamic engineers who take pride in solving complex problems.


    • A desire to build products that solve complex technical problems for end users
    • At least 5 years experience developing highly scalable, distributed applications, products and services in Go / Docker / KubernetesExperience developing Open Source software
    • Deep understanding of how distributed resilient software is built and deployed
    • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms and software design with strong analytical and debugging skills
    • Comfort in working in short, agile, iterative development cycles
    • Entrepreneurial spirit, priding yourself on getting things done with a high level of quality
    • Strong desire to work in an unstructured, fast moving startup environment
    • B Tech degree in CS or equivalent
    • #LI-Remote


    • Competitive salary and early-stage stock options
    • Comprehensive healthcare benefits
    • Flexible work schedule
    • Paid Time Off and Parental Leave
    • Monthly, quarterly, and annual social and team building events
    • TGIF-Off program
    • Remote office stipend
    • Monthly internet reimbursement
    • Monthly Food & Beverage Reimbursement Program
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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