Server Platform is at the core of Figma’s infrastructure foundation! This area owns the foundational layer of infrastructure that underpins all other infrastructure and application services at Figma. The Foundation team under Server Platform is Infrastructure's infrastructure. This team enables the efficient operation and rapid development of reliable infrastructure at Figma through opinionated platforms.  

We are building the V2 of Infrastructure and setting key initiatives that will set the tone for infrastructure for the next half decade. We’re looking for thoughtful and technical leaders with experience focused on designing the next generation edge and network to handle our growing customer traffic and services.

This is a full time role that can be held from one of our US hubs or remotely in the United States.

What you'll do at Figma:

  • Design, build and operate scalable distributed systems and services that power Figma’s innovative tools for design and collaboration
  • Develop and secure our internal and edge network running on AWS
  • Help design and deploy an internal service mesh network which can support Figma’s growing portfolio of services and features
  • Develop intelligent detection and auto-scaling countermeasures for DDoS threats
  • Help debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Have 4+ years of experience building infrastructure components / services at scale in a cloud setting
  • Experience with programming languages like TypeScript or Go
  • Experience building and scaling distributed and traffic systems as an individual contributor and/or Team Lead
  • Proven track record of building, scaling, and shipping high-quality products in high growth environments
  • Experience communicating and working across functions to drive solutions
  • Prior experience working on a team dealing with Network and Traffic related systems handling requests from millions of customers

While it’s not required, it’s an added plus if you also have:

  • Deep knowledge of DDoS attack mechanisms and mitigation solutions on AWS or Cloud environments
  • Significant background securing network infrastructure
  • Traffic analytics using VPC Flow Logs, Lambda, and other data sources
  • Experience with TCP, HTTP, DNS, and SSL protocols
  • Experience with network proxies like Envoy and Haproxy
  • Experience with service mesh technologies like Istio

At Figma, one of our values is Grow as you go. We believe in hiring smart, curious people who are excited to learn and develop their skills. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the points outlined in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.