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PubNub // infrastructure-as-a-service for messaging traffic
Engineering, Full Time    Katowice, Poland    Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019
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PubNub is a globally distributed "data stream" network, a cloud service that developers use to build & scale realtime applications. We power hundreds of millions of devices with billions of monthly realtime transactions in social apps, online auctions, multi-player games, financial services, telecom infrastructure, & e-commerce to name a few. PubNub is also used as the communication backbone of many Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for home automation, connected cars, retail, transportation, etc.

We are an all-star technical team comprising of folks who have been part of successful acquisitions in enterprise & consumer software companies. If you like hyper scale systems & engineering projects that redefine limits, PubNub is for you.PubNub is proud to be an EEO employer.


We are looking for exceptional developers to use creative thinking & some raw innovation to drive the development of multiple aspects of the PubNub platform & tools.

We have a number of server & front-end projects in real time messaging, application infrastructure, data analytics & more. Come talk to us & well tell you more.

You will:

  • Work collaboratively with product management & other stakeholders to drive the architecture & design of various next-gen features of PubNub.
  • Champion adherence to best-practice development methodologies across the entire team.
  • Facilitate automated testing so teams can innovate at a rapid pace while delivering extremely high quality.
  • Interview, mentor, listen-to, & collaborate with other engineers.


Our ideal person is someone who can jump easily from a modern JavaScript UI to the back-end server code that powers it. Someone that can build a clean interface that is quick & hides unnecessary complexity, but is equally comfortable building & scaling the server-side code to support it. They have strong opinions but are not tied to a specific framework or technology.

To be specific, a strong candidate would have:

  • Minimum 4 years experience in enterprise grade software.
  • Expertise in both web & server-side development.
  • Strong software design skills with deep knowledge of architecture & design patterns.
  • Expert knowledge of best practice software development methodologies & coding standards.
  • Strong understanding of data structures & algorithms.
  • Very comfortable building custom JavaScript solutions & familiar with one or more JS frameworks (Angular, Ember etc).
  • Knowledge of databases, particularly SQL databases like PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.
  • Working knowledge of networking concepts, protocols & security (TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, NTP, DNS, TLS etc).
  • Attention to detail & ability to work independently on complex problems.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Past experience in public cloud deployments (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, Rackspace, SoftLayer, etc.)
  • A familiarity with open source cloud computing platforms like OpenStack or CloudStack
  • Previous experience with Test Driven Development with heavy use of unit testing frameworks.
  • Fluency in Python
  • Previous start-up or small company experience

Why PubNub?

We work hard & have fun doing it! We believe that we are creating something that will truly transform how people interact with technology, & support that with an amazing culture & great benefits including a competitive salary & pre-IPO stock options. PubNub is based on a fun culture & team spirit & this role will be a key contributor to bringing that culture to one of the companys first offices outside of the US.

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