Senior Software Engineer, Fullstack - Insomnia - (Remote)



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024
Are you ready to power the World's connections?
About the role:
Insomnia is a popular API development platform that includes an API client, API designer, API testing and more, that millions of developers around the world use to build digital products across both Top Global 2000 organizations, and individual developers at smaller organizations.
Insomnia is a growing product and it is an important part of Kong’s strategy. Check out the repo here: Read more about Kong
As a Senior Full Stack Engineer, you will be responsible for building new features and tooling for Insomnia, the incredibly powerful and open-source API client, that touches the work of millions of developers across the world. This position is available to remote workers and at Kong Headquarters in San Francisco.

What you'll be doing:

  • Deliver high-quality code in a React.js presentation layer.
  • Build and use APIs to power innovative features into Insomnia.
  • Write automated tests to ensure the behavior of code and avoid regressions.
  • Work as an integral part of a small, geographically distributed agile software development team to build features end-to-end.

What you'll bring:

  • At least 3 years of Go experience.
  • At least 4 years of React.js experience.
  • Strong experience with RESTful and GraphQL APIs.
  • Strong experience with modern and scalable web development practices.
  • Strong experience writing beautiful and tested code.
  • Experience with data modeling in relational databases.
  • Extremely Comfortable with Git and Github workflows.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills -- engineers at Kong help write the documentation for their products with the Docs team.
Kong has different base pay ranges for different work locations globally, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. The compensation varies depending on a wide array of factors, including but not limited to specific candidate location, role, skill set, and level of experience. Certain roles are eligible for additional rewards including sales incentives depending on the terms of the applicable plan and role. Benefits may vary depending on location. US-based employees are typically offered access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan, short and long-term disability benefits, and basic life and AD&D insurance, among others. The typical base pay range for this role in USD. USD 152,000 - 175,460.
What is a Konger?
We are a group of makers, thinkers, and doers focused on helping today’s developers build tomorrow’s technology. Our teams work on the bleeding edge of API innovation to provide our users with a central nervous system for data and services.
We put design at the heart of everything we do, and we’re relentlessly focused on creating beautiful experiences for our customers. That’s why technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web applications.
We believe in the power of Open Source and everything it stands for. That’s why developers around the world enthusiastically contribute on top of our open-source platform.
We are passionate about solving challenges that will fundamentally shape the future of technology, and we’re looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you believe in taking ownership of your work, making an impact, and having fun along the way, we would love to talk to you.
Kong Core Values:
Be Inclusive. We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger.
Be Authentic. We are genuine, principled and confident without arrogance. Show respect and kindness, especially in tough moments.
Be Relentlessly Resourceful. We work with purpose, obsession and grit. It takes muscle to do hard things and doing hard things build muscle.
Be Customer Obsessed. We care. Customers are everything, we put them at the center of everything you do. We are all empowered to make an impact.
Be Curious. We value ideas over hierarchy. Never accept the status quo. We make bold bets, fail, and learn everyday. There is always a way.
Be an Owner. We are drivers not passengers and own the quality and outcomes of our work.
About Kong:
Kong is THE cloud native API platform with the fastest, most adopted API gateway in the world (over 300m downloads!). Loved by developers and trusted with enterprises’ most critical traffic volumes, Kong helps startups and Fortune 500 companies build with confidence – allowing them to bring solutions to market faster with API and service connectivity that scales easily and securely.
83% of web traffic today is API calls! APIs are the connective tissue of the cloud and the underlying technology that allows software to talk and interact with one another. Therefore, we believe that APIs act as the nervous system of the cloud. Our audacious mission is to build the nervous system that will safely and reliably connect all of humankind!
For more information about Kong, please visit or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.