Senior Backend Developer (Engine team)


Dublin, IE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/18/2024
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  • Company Address: 215 Castro St, Suite 300, Mountain View, California 94041, US

About Workato

Workato® makes the creation and implementation of automations 10X faster than traditional platforms. As the leader in AI-powered enterprise automation, we enable enterprises to automate their business processes across the organization by integrating their applications, data, and experiences.

Job Description

About Workato

Workato is the only integration and automation platform that is as simple as it is powerful — and because it’s built to power the largest enterprises, it is quite powerful.

Simultaneously, it’s a low-code/no-code platform. This empowers any user (dev/non-dev) to painlessly automate workflows across any apps and databases.

We’re proud to be named a leader by both Forrester and Gartner and trusted by 7,000+ of the world's top brands such as Box, Grab, Slack, and more. But what is most exciting is that this is only the beginning.
Why join us?

Ultimately, Workato believes in fostering a flexible, trust-oriented culture that empowers everyone to take full ownership of their roles. We are driven by innovation and looking for team players who want to actively build our company.

But, we also believe in balancing productivity with self-care. That’s why we offer all of our employees a vibrant and dynamic work environment along with a multitude of benefits they can enjoy inside and outside of their work lives.

If this sounds right up your alley, please submit an application. We look forward to getting to know you!

Also, feel free to check out why:

    Business Insider named us an “enterprise startup to bet your career on”

    Forbes’ Cloud 100 recognized us as one of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world

    Deloitte Tech Fast 500 ranked us as the 17th fastest growing tech company in the Bay Area, and 96th in North America

    Quartz ranked us the #1 best company for remote workers


We are looking for an exceptional Senior Backend Developer, Ruby to join our growing Engine team. The Engine team develops and maintains most things related to Workato Recipe runtime. Everything related to recipe execution: DSL, pulling events, processing webhooks, executing jobs. There are various aspects to it: performance, scaling, storage, durability, atomicity, concurrency guarantees, data protection, and encryption.

In this role, you will be responsible to:

    Build/extend/troubleshoot/fix complex heterogeneous Ruby (Rails but not only) applications, as well as small self-contained microservices

    Improve execution engine of custom third-party code (Ruby DSL, isolation, performance, new features)

    Write well-designed, testable, efficient code in Ruby (and some GOlang)

    Integration of data storage solutions Postgres/Redis/S3/DynamoDB/Kafka/ClickHouse etc.

    Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle

    Provide code reviews to your teammates

    Evaluate and propose improvements to existing system

    Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems

    Help maintain code quality, organization and automatization

Qualifications / Experience / Technical Skills

    Strong experience developing, shipping and maintaining Ruby and Rails applications (7+ years)

    Vast knowledge of Ruby, experience with intensive backend applications not only MVC

    Excellent debugging, analytical, problem solving, and social skills

    Knowledge of basic data structures and algorithms and how they are used is a must

    Good understanding of all building blocks of large web applications: databases, load balancers, application servers, message brokers, caching, monitoring, etc.

    Good understanding of network protocols and stacks

    Good understanding of DB technologies: classic databases and modern no-SQL

    BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject

Soft Skills / Personal Characteristics

    Readiness to work remotely with teams distributed across the world and timezones

    Spoken English (at the level enough to pass technical interview and later work with colleagues)

Optional Requirements

    Experience of developing DSLs in Ruby

    Background in C/C++/Linux or other system programming


    Deep knowledge of physical DB design

    Experience of working with Docker and other isolation technologies

    Experience of working with public cloud infrastructure providers(AWS/Azure/Google Cloud)

    Experience in related fields (DevOps, ML, DBA, Enterprise applications, etc)

    Experience in building/deploying data processing pipelines is a plus

    Experience of working with third-party REST APIs at scale (request throttling, batch processing etc)

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