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Nextdoor // social media platform for city n'hoods
Engineering, Full Time    Toronto, Canada    Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2021
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Nextdoor is where neighbors turn for trusted connections & the exchange of helpful information, goods, & services. Nextdoors purpose is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on.

Building connections in the real world is a universal human need. That truth, & the reality that neighborhoods are one of the most important & useful communities in our lives have been guiding principles for Nextdoor. Today, neighbors rely on Nextdoor in neighborhoods around the world in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Australia & Canada, with many more to come.

Meet your Future Neighbors

In conjunction with product management & design, the engineering team at Nextdoor is responsible for bringing to life our mission of being the neighborhood hub for trusted connections & the exchange of helpful information, goods, & services. Working in small cross-functional teams, youll work in an agile environment that values code quality, learning quickly, & personal growth through collaboration & challenge.

You will collaborate with front end, back end, data science, infrastructure, & machine learning engineers to collectively improve the state of engineering at Nextdoor. All engineers are invited to join co-ops to facilitate continuous modernization & knowledge sharing.

The Impact Youll Make

We believe in empowering our teams to own all aspects of bringing Nextdoor to life. As such, youll get the opportunity to make key contributions across our engineering stack - this includes developing & improving frameworks across our frontend & backend services, in addition to making direct contributions to your teams product area. 

Software Engineers at Nextdoor have a stake in all aspects of the product - from coming up with the next big ideas to build, to helping set expectations & plan roadmaps, to understanding the impact of new features through rigorous data analysis. As your career at Nextdoor develops, youll also get the chance to mentor new team members, & grow your role towards what youre most passionate about.  

What Youll Bring to The House

  • 4+ years of Software Development experience
  • Expertise in at least one server-side web application language. Python/Django, Go, or Java experience is a plus
  • Expertise in modern JavaScript/HTML/CSS. Experience with React is a huge plus
  • Experience within the AWS ecosystem preferred.
  • Ability to design & implement heavily used services & systems
  • Strong collaboration & communication skills, both verbal & written
  • Strong desire to learn new technologies
  • Ability to be flexible & adaptable in a dynamic startup environment
  • Ability to mentor junior engineers across teams

At Nextdoor, we empower our employees to build stronger local communities. To create a platform where all feel welcome, we want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the customers we seek to serve. We encourage everyone interested in our purpose to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or any other trait that unfairly targets a group of people. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we always consider qualified applicants with arrest & conviction records.

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