Senior Software Systems Engineer

Dallas, TX
Full Time

About StackPath

StackPath is a platform of secure Internet services built at the cloud's edge. StackPath services enable developers to build protection and performance into any cloud-based solution—from apps, to games, web sites, and beyond—without needing cloud security and delivery expertise of their own. More than 800,000 customers already use StackPath services, ranging from early-stage enterprises to Fortune 100 organizations. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, StackPath has offices across the U.S. and around the world. For more information, visit and follow StackPath at and

About the Role

We are seeking to hire a Senior Software Systems Engineer with solid understanding of networking concepts, Proxy server, Load Balancer and Cache servers. Your primary responsibility will be to design and develop software that powers several of our core services and to coordinate with other teams working on different layers of the infrastructure. This position requires an individual who is passionate about developing software solutions tuned for high performance.

This role will report to our: Director of Software Development

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Collaborate with agile teams to develop Edge applications by providing architecture guidance and hands-on technical coding/scripting support during all phases of agile SDLC.

  • Design and develop Proxy, Caching Server and Control Plane
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable C/C++ code
  • Build efficient Applications with optimal performance and elastic scalability
  • Analyze current performance bottlenecks and recommend or implement improvements

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong proficiency in C/C++, Go with fair knowledge of the language specification.
  • Thorough knowledge of the data structures, algorithms and modern C++
  • Good understanding of functional vs object-oriented programming
  • Knowledge of asynchronous programing and multi-threaded programming
  • Experience developing and debugging networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP1.x/2, TLS etc)
  • Experience with Linux development environment
  • Experience with eBPF technology.
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems.
  • Familiarity with debugging and performance analysis tools, such as GDB, Valgrind, Gperf, Address Sanitizer, etc
  • Implementation of automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient understanding of git versioning tools 
  • 3+ years of professional software development experience
  • Bachelor’s in computer science or related field


  •    Experience working with Envoy proxy is plus
  • Experience with gRPC, message streaming (Kafka, zeromQ) is big plus
  • Experience in building large-scale distributed systems such as DNS, CDN/Edge, Load Balancer is a big plus. 
  • Experience with modern build system like Bazel
  • Solid understanding in Kubernetes and Docker/OCI technology



This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.

StackPath is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/AA M/F/D/V


If your experience and qualifications match our current needs, a member of our human resources team will contact you. We look forward to hearing from you.

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