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Software Engineer, Product Backend



Software Engineering, Product
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024
About Glean

We’re on a mission to make knowledge work faster and more humane. We believe that AI will fundamentally transform how people work. In the future, everyone will work in tandem with expert AI assistants who find knowledge, create and synthesize information, and execute work. These assistants will free people up to focus on the higher-level, creative aspects of their work.

We’re building a system of intelligence for every company in the world. On the surface, you can think of it as Google + ChatGPT for the enterprise. Under the hood, our platform is the connective tissue between AI and knowledge. It brings all of a company’s knowledge together, understands it at a deep level, provides industry-leading search relevance over it, and connects it to generative AI agents and applications.

Glean was founded by a seasoned team of former Google search and Facebook engineers who saw a need in the enterprise space for their technical depth and passion for AI. We’re a diverse team of curious and creative people who want to help each other get big things done—so we can help other teams do the same.

We're backed by some of the Valley's leading venture capitalists—including Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, Lightspeed, and General Catalyst—and have assembled a world-class team with senior leadership experience at Google, Slack, Facebook, Dropbox, Rubrik, Uber, Intercom, Pinterest, Palantir, and others.


Glean is looking for creative engineers to own and launch delightful user facing features. In a rapidly growing startup, this entails developing ideas with product managers and designers to best balance engineering constraints with requirements.

What you will do and achieve

  • Oversee the entirety of your greenfield features from inception to implementation, experimentation, launch and beyond
  • Work with designers, product managers, data scientists, and other engineers to understand our problem space and create elegant solutions
  • Architect REST APIs that are backed by stable, scalable server side implementations and maximize web client flexibility for rapidly meeting evolving product requirements
  • Write robust code that’s efficient, easy to read, maintain and test
  • Mentor more junior engineers or learn from battle tested ones

Who you are

  • BA/BS in computer science, or related degree
  • Experience of building and shipping scalable features in the backend

Key knowledge and skills

  • Thrive in a customer-focused, tight-knit and cross-functional environment
  • A proactive and positive attitude to lead, learn, troubleshoot and take ownership of both small tasks and large features
  • A user-centric and empathetic mentality for building products
  • Experience in building scalable & maintainable backend systems
  • Love authoring easy-to-hold and future-proof REST APIs, OpenAPI is a plus
  • Experience building distributed CRUD level functionality, ideally both SQL and NoSQL
  • Comfortable in or desire to master Golang and Java


  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, Vision and Dental coverage
  • Flexible work environment and time-off policy
  • 401k
  • Company events
  • A home office improvement stipend when you first join
  • Annual education stipend
  • Wellness stipend
  • Healthy lunches and dinners provided daily

For California based applicants:

The standard base salary range for this position is $140,000 - $265,000 annually. Compensation offered will be determined by factors such as location, level, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Certain roles may be eligible for variable compensation, equity, and benefits.

We are a diverse bunch of people and we want to continue to attract and retain a diverse range of people into our organization. We're committed to an inclusive and diverse company. We do not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, civil or family status, age, disability, or race.