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Software Engineer, Kotlin Platform



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, May 13, 2023

About the Team

The Developer Platform org’s mission is to scale and empower DoorDash’s engineers by building a delightful and productive developer experience - empowering them to do their work quickly and confidently. Developer Platform solves DoorDash’s top engineering challenges across two pillars: Productivity and Platforms. With the toolset and infrastructure Developer Platform puts in place, every engineer will feel empowered rather than frustrated, boosting productivity to greater heights. They will feel like they can move at lightning speed through the codebase and deliver their features in record time. On Top of this, the platforms that engineers build on will be performant, reliable, modern and testable. They will have everything an engineer needs to be greater every day and be customer obsessed, leading Doordash to its full potential.

Our backend Kotlin engineers particularly need our help. As a member of the Kotlin Platform team, you will be focused on modernizing our tech stack, developing standard frameworks and providing novel ways to scale both the performance of our apps and productivity of our engineers. You will centrally solve cross-cutting problems for all DoorDash’s backends.

About the Role

This team takes on significant technical challenges that have a large impact at Doordash. Our work impacts every backend developer and service within Core Engineering. You will have the ability to help us shape and improve the Engineering culture in DoorDash as we create and implement industry best practices for backend development.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Building high-impact tech that shapes how we deliver our micro-service experience at DoorDash.
  • Focusing on reliability, performance and scale to enable Kotlin engineers to seamlessly deliver new customer experiences.
  • Establishing the Kotlin standards at Doordash including build system standards and common standard libraries for gRPC, HTTP, Kafka, data access and more.
  • Keeping connected to the Kotlin community both inside and outside of DoorDash.
  • Maintaining a positive and supportive work culture.

We’re excited about you because…

  • You have 2+ years of industry experience in Java/Kotlin engineering.
  • You have at least 1 year of experience with Maven or Gradle build systems.
  • You have seen scale and know how to operate in it.
  • You have great ideas about Kotlin/Java platforms that just haven’t found the right company to take a chance yet.
  • You have a product mindset and apply that to how you would build out platform services. .
  • You love systems and software and are competent in both.
  • You’re curious and dive deep into different system architectures.
  • You are a leader, coach and enjoy creating opportunities for others.
  • You are an organized and excellent written and cerebral communicator.

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to merchant partners to consumers. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods.

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.


The location-specific base salary range for this position is listed below. Compensation in other geographies may vary.

Actual compensation within the pay range will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior relevant experience, and specific work location. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, base salary is localized according to employee work location. Please discuss your intended work location with your recruiter for more information.

DoorDash cares about you and your overall well-being, and that’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package, for full-time employees, that includes healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan including an employer match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid time off, paid parental leave, and several paid holidays, among others.

In addition to base salary, the compensation package for this role also includes opportunities for equity grants.

California Pay Range:
$123,000$195,500 USD
Colorado Pay Range:
$123,000$176,000 USD
New Jersey Pay Range:
$123,000$195,500 USD
New York Pay Range:
$144,500$195,500 USD
Washington Pay Range:
$123,000$195,500 USD