Senior Software Engineer, Backend

SurveyMonkey (NASDAQ: SVMK) is a leading global survey software company on a mission to power the curious. The company’s People Powered Data platform empowers over 17 million active users to measure and understand feedback from employees, customers, website and app users, and the market. SurveyMonkey’s products, enterprise solutions, and integrations enable 350,000+ organizations to solve daily challenges, from delivering better customer experiences to increase employee retention. With SurveyMonkey, organizations around the world can transform feedback into business intelligence that drives growth and innovation.

SurveyMonkey is a place where the curious come to grow. By embedding inclusion into our processes, policies, and culture, we are building a workplace for our 1,000+ employees across North America, Europe, and APAC where people of every background can thrive. We’ve won multiple awards and received recognition for our forward-looking policies, including extended parental and bereavement leave, vendor benefits standards, and Take 4 sabbaticals. SurveyMonkey was recognized by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE as a top workplace in 2018 and 2019, and the company has also won numerous awards as a leader in global survey software, including being named among CNBC’s Disruptor 50 and the Forbes Cloud 100.

Over the past two years, we’ve become a public company and expanded our platform with enterprise-grade features in privacy, security, and compliance, putting SurveyMonkey on the path to rapidly expand our presence within the Fortune 500. We have ambitious goals to grow our international footprint as well, and every member of our troop plays a critical role in driving this growth and transformation. It’s an incredible time to join the company and be a part of our next chapter!

The Role

We are looking for a Software Engineer for the Developer Platform team who has a real passion for solving complex and interesting problems. We help build and maintain the APIs that help grow our platform both internally and throughout our customer base, as well as provide strategic integrations and solutions to deliver value and get feedback where it’s needed most.

Some of the things you will do as a Software Engineer at SurveyMonkey include:

  • Architect, build and maintain high traffic services across multiple data regions
  • Top-to-bottom ownership of new features, including crafting technical specifications, writing readable and extensible code, and keeping tabs on post-release metrics
  • Design fault-tolerant systems that can scale, and allow us to move quickly without impacting customer access
  • Build observable systems that track important metrics and automatically notifies when something is off
  • Investigate and address issues with performance, scalability, and maintainability
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Promote and champion on best practices


  • Minimum of 8+ years experience in web application development mainly focused on the backend
  • Ability to work in agile environments with frequent deployments
  • Experience building and maintaining RESTful APIs that support tens of thousands of developers
  • Able to write efficient SQL queries and design schemas for relational databases (MSSQL and MySQL experience is a plus)
  • Culture of code reviews, writing technical specifications and collaborating closely with others (not a solo hacker)
  • Be self-motivated and have a strong work ethic; willing to go the extra mile when it’s crunch time
  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent
  • Experience building high-traffic APIs and websites
  • Experience with modern security and access control practices
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Linux configuration and administration
  • Experience with multi-region data center architecture

Technologies We Use

  • Python
  • SQL Server, MySQL, Memcached
  • React

Must be able to obtain and hold government security clearance at the Reliability level.

At SurveyMonkey, we offer competitive salaries, medical/dental benefits, PTO, RRSP matching, and equity compensation.

SurveyMonkey is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities.


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Technology we use