Lead Engineer

Remote, USA

At Cypress.io, we're on a mission to make software testing delightful and effective and thus dramatically improve the efficiency and quality of modern software development. Today, Cypress provides better, faster, and more reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser. Hundreds of thousands of developers and QA professionals use Cypress to write better code faster and release with confidence.

Cypress is currently used in over 90 countries by hundreds of thousands of developers across more than 30,000 organizations. Cypress has over 3,500 customers in more than 74 countries across 65 industries and includes marquee names like Atlassian, Crunchbase, GitHub, PayPal, and Slack.

The company was founded in 2015 and has raised $55M in capital to date, including a $40M Series B financing in November 2020, led by OpenView Partners, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, and Stripes.co.

About Us

Cypress is ambitiously changing the status quo of testing on the web with our next-generation, open source App and a Cloud service that enables an unprecedented developer experience. Our mission is focused squarely on making testing faster, easier, more approachable and enjoyable than ever before.

The Cloud team builds Cypress’ commercial offering which provides engineering teams quick, high-fidelity feedback loops to continuously deliver high quality software with confidence. As a Lead Engineer focused on the platform elements of the Cloud product, you’ll be building the short and long-term data storage patterns, pipelines, warehouses, APIs, and developer ergonomics for user-facing feature development teams. Your work will directly impact the daily workflow of thousands of organizations around the world.

Our ideal candidate is data-informed, results-driven and able to drive highly technical product and platform improvements to fruition. They will draft tech briefs on why a problem should be solved, evaluate an array of potential solutions, articulate tradeoffs, make high-impact decisions and lead projects to effect time bound outcomes while measuring the success of solutions. If you are comfortable with owning and operating web-scale Node.js services, high-velocity data pipelines and scaling highly available cloud infrastructure, you’ll love this role and our team.


  • Look beyond symptoms to assess and comprehend the core problems of our customers and our solutions to them
  • Create technical design artifacts to help define, scope and prioritize high impact solutions
  • Balance short-term execution with longer-term concerns such as extensibility and reuse
  • Use data to understand the availability, reliability and sustainability of our infrastructure
  • Architect and implement secure, reliable systems to handle the scale of our increasing customer load
  • Operate as an initiative lead on some initiatives, and as a key contributor on others
  • Peer review others’ code and give actionable feedback
  • Demonstrate flexibility, engagement and efficiency working as part of distributed development teams


  • Experience scaling Node.js applications, comfort with TypeScript
  • Experience with various database and adjacent technologies like Postgres, Redis, and REST
  • Experience with distributed backend systems that leverage message queues, query engines and columnar data stores (such as Kafka, ClickHouse, Redshift, etc.)
  • Strong grasp of testing fundamentals and continuous delivery practices
  • Passionate about building applications and code that is tested, scalable, and performant
  • Being a self-starter with the ability to take on a high degree of individual ownership
  • Operational experience with scaling backend applications and infrastructure on public cloud platforms like AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, Heroku etc.
  • Good experience with holistic observability including aggregate loggers, system health monitors, and visualization/alerting tools
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Minimum 10 years of software engineering experience

Preferred Skills

  • Experience working with data-intensive applications that leverage graphQL as an interface
  • Experience extending applications housed in a monorepo, supporting both sync and async transactions

Although we list out what we generally look for, we are very likely missing other attributes and skills that you have that could make you a great fit, and are not currently listed. Research has shown this especially applies to women and other marginalized groups, who tend to apply if they check 100% of every box, versus men who apply if they hit roughly 60%. The point we’re getting at, it doesn’t hurt to take a chance and apply!

We are an inclusive employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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