Senior Software Engineer - Erlang

Engineering (EN)

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Senior Software Engineer - Erlang

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  • Austin, Texas, United States
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  • Full time

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About Us

Zoomies help people stay connected so they can get more done together. We set out to build the best video product for the enterprise, and today help people communicate better with products like Zoom Contact Center, Zoom Phone, Zoom Events, Zoom Apps, Zoom Rooms, and Zoom Webinars.

We’re problem-solvers, working at a fast pace to design solutions with our customers and users in mind. Here, you’ll work across teams to deliver impactful projects that are changing the way people communicate and enjoy opportunities to advance your career in a diverse, inclusive environment.

Senior Software Engineer (Erlang)



About the Team

The Zoom chat server team builds the infrastructure and features that drive the Zoom Team Chat platform.

Our team is looking to bring on a Software Engineer who is passionate in the fields of distributed computing and soft real time communication at scale. In this role, you will utilize your knowledge of server side programming to build chat server features that can scale to millions of users.

We are looking for experienced engineers to be responsible for the development and maintenance of XMPP based IM platform. 

About the Role

  • Being able to contribute maintainable and well tested code to a large existing Erlang code base that serves the needs of millions of users worldwide

  • Engage with and support a healthy team environment through effective communication, respect, empathy, and a strong sense of personal responsibility

  • Knack for uncovering and sharing missed subtleties so shared understanding is achieved 

  • Aptitude for analyzing complex feature requirements, design and architecture

  • Be proactive, focussing on goals rather than actions

About You

  • Basic qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field

    • 3+ years of professional experience  

    • Proficiency with any of the following functional programming languages: Erlang (Preferred), Scala, Haskell etc.

    • Familiarity with network programming and distributed concurrent programming

  • Preferred qualifications

    • Proficiency with C/C++ 

    • Proficiency with Python 

    • Familiarity with XMPP or other soft real time communication protocols  

    • Familiarity with cloud services

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New York City Salary Range or On Target Earnings:


$97,920.00 USD

Maximum :

$181,170.00 USD

In addition to the base salary and/or OTE listed Zoom has a Total Direct Compensation philosophy that takes into consideration; base salary, bonus and equity value.


Information about Zoom’s benefits is on our careers page here

Note: Starting pay will be based on a number of factors and commensurate with qualifications & experience.

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