On-demand access to English tutors over video chat.

Staff Platform Engineer - Hybrid 3 days in SF

$180K - $220K
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

About Cambly: Our mission is to bring high quality English education to every English learner in the world at the touch of a button. Think of us as the Airbnb that matches English students with English tutors and come help us build the world’s largest English learning marketplace and school.

We're currently looking for a talented Staff Platform Engineer who:

  • has strong conviction about how to build a world class platform for engineers to ship quickly and with confidence
  • has expertise in scaling production systems to millions of users with a fast growing engineering team
  • enjoys helping others be great
  • shares our passion for having an impact in the personal and professional lives of others.

If this sounds like you, here’s what you’ll do: As the first platform engineer at Cambly, you’ll be defining the discipline and influencing the entire engineering organization. You’ll determine when we should be building for scale and when we should keep things simple. You should be excited to dig in on the pain points and opportunities facing our engineering team to build a roadmap for improving Cambly’s platform. As our team and codebase scales, you’ll be responsible for making sure we’re making the right investments to keep shipping features that keep our students learning and our pagers quiet.

-You have 8 years or more experience working on backend infrastructure -You've been responsible for the uptime, scaling, and security of high availability production infrastructure -You have a track record of accelerating engineering productivity organization-wide through platform improvements and influencing best practices. -You've driven strategies around monitoring and logging and are able to make pragmatic decisions to ensure investment translates to impact. -Experience managing AWS infrastructure with Terraform (or similar) and an appetite for learning other cloud services like Google Cloud and Alicloud. -Experience owning and improving CI/CD pipelines. -Experience working with MongoDB (or other databases) in production. -A passion for learning. You fearlessly dive into new and unfamiliar technologies.

Life @Cambly includes... -60M VC backed and have most of the money in the bank -Hybrid First Company (M, T, Th) -Catered Lunches -100% of Medical, Dental, and Vision paid along with matching 401k -Maternity and Paternity Paid Leave -20 days of true, unbothered PTO -End-of-year shutdown -Family-friendly environment with amazing WLB and Culture -Helping others around the world unlock economic opportunities by learning English

This role is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the expected base salary range for this position is as shown below. The actual base pay is dependent upon a variety of job-related factors such as professional background, training, work experience, business needs and market demand. Therefore, in some circumstances, the actual salary could fall outside of this expected range. This pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. All full-time employees are also eligible for equity compensation and for benefits.

Compensation Package $180,000-$220,000 USD Base Salary + Pre-IPO Stock Options

Also: We are proud to be a highly inclusive company and an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We believe in order to thrive, businesses need a diverse team and leadership. We welcome every background, identity, abilities, and mindset to join us on our mission to make high-quality English education for all. Everyone is welcome here. To request reasonable accommodation, contact peopleteam (at) or leave a message at (415)549-0188.

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About Cambly

Change the future of education at Cambly.

English learners can now access seemingly unlimited free content and software for learning vocabulary and grammar. As with any subject, it’s also important to complement that learning with practice to exercise those new skills. For language education, that means having actual conversations with real English speakers.

At Cambly our mission is to provide students with an easy and affordable way to practice and improve their English skills. The Cambly app gives English learners instant 1-on-1 access to friendly native speakers over video chat 24/7. Cambly students speak over 30 languages and live in over 130 countries. English isn’t just a hobby for Cambly students. It’s a critical skill that can change their lives.

We have a small team running a large and rapidly growing business in our SF HQ. We look forward to hearing from you!

Team Size:200
Location:San Francisco
Kevin Law
Kevin Law
Sameer Shariff
Sameer Shariff