Senior Backend Engineer (Remote)

Salary: Competitive Salary
Job Type: Full time
Experience: Senior Level

Docker, Inc

Senior Backend Engineer (Remote)

Senior Backend Engineer | Docker, Inc | Portugal

Docker is a remote first company with employees across Europe, APAC and the Americas that simplifies the lives of developers who are making world-changing apps. We raised our Series C funding in March 2022 for $105M at a $2.1B valuation. We continued to see exponential revenue growth last year. Join us for a whale of a ride!

The Build team is responsible for Docker’s container image build toolchain. Docker Build is used by millions of developers in their local loop and on their CI to build container images. It is an important part of Docker Desktop, Docker’s Linux packages, and third-party products like GitHub Actions. The team has members from the US West Coast to Central Europe and its mission is to make performant, secure, predictable, and accessible build tooling.

The successful candidate is passionate about developer experience with an interest in low-level container workings. They have experience with developing, maintaining, monitoring, and scaling SaaS solutions. They are comfortable working with peers in Product and Design to solve user problems. Finally, they are passionate about how developers’ lives could be made easier, and excited to create world-class tools.


  • Develop, deploy, and monitor microservices in AWS
  • Contribute new Build features in collaboration with Design and Product peers
  • Interact with other teams within Docker, as well as with upstream open source communities and our users
  • Participate in paid on-call rotations: 12 hour daytime shifts, 7 days a week, once every other month


  • Extensive experience working with Golang, with a deep understanding of its ecosystem, best practices, and design patterns
  • 5+ years of experience building, deploying, and monitoring microservices on top of cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.)
  • Experience developing for Linux
  • Comfortable with a high degree of autonomy (self-motivated, organized) and the ability to work remotely across time zones

Expectations (30/90/1 year)

30 day

  • Meet the team
  • Understand the team mission
  • Start diving into a part of the code base
  • Ship a small change

90 day

  • Feel comfortable in a part of the code base
  • Meet people across the company
  • Ship a more major change
  • Have demoed something you worked on at the internal Product Development demos
  • Attended a customer call
  • Understanding of the Docker personas and how they apply to the registry

1 year

  • Have autonomy/ownership over an area (level dependent)
  • Helped shape the direction of Docker Hub and the registry (level dependent)
  • Have worked with other teams at Docker on delivering an end-to-end feature


  • Freedom & flexibility; fit your work around your life
  • Home office setup; we want you comfortable while you work
  • 16 weeks of paid Parental leave
  • Technology stipend equivalent to $100 net/month
  • PTO plan that encourages you to take time to do the things you enjoy
  • Quarterly, company-wide hackathons
  • Training stipend for conferences, courses and classes
  • Equity; we are a growing start-up and want all employees to have a share in the success of the company
  • Docker Swag
  • Medical benefits, retirement and holidays vary by country

Docker embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our company will be.

Due to the remote nature of this role, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship.

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