Staff Software Engineer

Remote (US or Canada)

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
Nylas is a pioneer and leading provider of universal communications APIs that allow developers to quickly connect their applications to every email, calendar, or contacts provider in the world. Over 100,000 developers around the globe use the Nylas communications platform to process over 1.2 billion API requests and 15TB of data per day from providers such as Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, Outlook, Yahoo! and more. 
Who We AreNylas was founded in 2013 and has raised over $175M to date from Tiger Global, 8VC, Spark Capital, Slack, and more; as well as individual investors including Patrick Collison, Co-Founder and CEO of Stripe,  John Collison, President and Co-Founder of Stripe, Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO of Klarna, and Tony Fadell. Developers around the world use Nylas to quickly and securely build email, scheduling and work automation features into their applications. Nylas customers include Upwork, Wix, Freshworks, Lever, Dialpad, Ceridian, and
People FirstNylas is a BIG advocate for the well-being of its employees, which is why we have embraced a People First philosophy. It’s about giving more autonomy and flexibility to our employees. It’s not about when, where, or how the work is accomplished; it’s about adopting a mindset of velocity and trust when tackling the work. It’s about respecting individual working styles, disabilities, and personal schedules, but also ensuring everyone has a better work-life balance. The outcomes will always be more important than the physical location.
The RoleWe’re looking for an experienced software engineer with a history of architecting, developing, and continuously improving complex systems. Our team helps build the Nylas Cloud APIs that deal with scheduling and calendaring. If you’ve ever thought hard about the traveling salesperson problem, we make APIs to let people solve it with time instead of distance. You’ll be responsible for designing and authoring APIs in Golang and Python to support nuanced use-cases around scheduling events.
You should have a knack for explaining code in such a way that your team learns from you with ease. You should have a desire to mentor others and bring the overall ability of the team up. Over time, we expect you to be an expert on, and own responsibility for, major pieces of our codebase.


  • Fast, iterative feature prototyping
  • Developing on Python and Go codebases
  • Architecting and designing systems, in collaboration with others, that delight our users
  • Technical guidance: given company and customer objectives, help aim the direction of our codebase, including testing strategy, CI/CD decisions, and medium-term goal setting for your surrounding team
  • Reliability and Data: work within and improve protocols for uptime, service availability, and incident handling, both in a reactive and proactive way.
  • Working collaboratively with a team of developers, designers, and product owners to develop and evolve features
  • Working with cloud-based deployments and application environments


  • Intellectually curious, passionate, and inventive
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience, or a degree supplemented with relevant experience in the field
  • Advanced proficiency in Python and/or Go
  • Competency in at least one application framework (like Flask, FastAPI, or Gin or Echo)
  • Experience with modern database and storage (MySQL, NoSQL, and variations thereof)
  • Experience creating and developing on RESTful APIs
  • Proven ability to mentor others, via code review, pairing, and general technical guidance
  • Experience working at a start-up or a fast-paced environment
  • Experience leading technical projects from start to finish
  • Someone who wants to be a strong individual contributor and lead large scale technical projects


  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO): we take this very seriously as we care about the well-being of our employees
  • Healthcare: 90% premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision for you and your family
  • One Medical onsite and telehealth membership for you and dependents
  • Additional: Health and DC FSA, Life insurance, with options for STD, LTD
  • Retirement Plan: match up to 1% of annual salary for 401k or RRSP contributions
  • Education Stipend: $1k annual education & development benefit
  • Perk card: $150 per month towards health, wellness, and other perks via Assembly
  • Cell Phone: $50 per month stipend towards cell phone reimbursement
  • Fully Paid Parental Leave: 12 weeks parental leave (maternity & paternity)
Nylas is registered as an employer in many, but not all, states. If you are not located in or able to work from a state where Nylas is registered, you will not be eligible for employment. Visa sponsorship may not be available in certain remote locations.
Nylas is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also EEO is the Law.
Job region(s): North America
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