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with Apollo

Join us and work with smart, kind people across the globe. We’re a distributed team building transformational technology that empowers some of the world’s largest companies.

The place where you can do your best work

As a globally distributed company, it’s so important we all have the same north stars and use the same language. One of the ways we accomplish this is through our four company values; they guide how we hire, how we support each other, and how we work together:

Empowering others

We set each other up to do our best work. Nothing gets us more excited than helping unlock our teammates’ full potential. That’s what we try to do for our customers, and we mirror that internally with a transparent, collaborative environment. Good ideas can come from anywhere, and we can’t wait for you to join us and we can learn from you too.

Stewardship

Time, talents, connections, and our custodianship of the graph itself – these are our resources and we want to put them to their highest and best use. We focus on what matters, balance the impact of our decisions in the short and long term, and use that to drive action.

Caring

Care for our well-being is evident in everything we do. It’s how we approach both building our product and showing up for each other. True caring requires empathy, listening, and understanding with context. We channel this with our customers, our performance program, professional development, and each other.

Growth mindset

We name and face problems so we can grow, both personally and as a company. We cultivate a growth mindset that’s focused on learning and improving – one day at a time. We’re curious, we clarify, and we seek out feedback. And when problems arise (like they eventually do!), we seek to understand, find a solution, and learn for the future.

Innovation on a global scale.

Companies of every scale from startups to Fortune 500 trust Apollo and the supergraph to operate and collaborate on their mission-critical APIs.

Joey Melcher

Austin, TX

Jen Tyrseck

Stamford, CN

Jesse Rosenberger

Helsinki, FIN

Chauntay Lawson

Washington, D.C.

Daljit Summan

Peterborough, ENG

Perks & Benefits

Globally distributed company

No return-to-office for us. We believe in the strengths that come with being a globally distributed company. Our 220+ Apollonauts located in 10 countries and 13 time zones thrive on working from home, learning from each other, and avoiding long commutes and traffic jams (although that hike to the kitchen for snacks between meetings can be a real journey).  

Unlimited PTO

Whether it’s planning a vacation or taking some time to focus on your well-being, one thing matters to us: you have time to focus on you. Rest up, and make sure you share those travel pics when you get back.

*For our UK and Canada teammates, we also offer “unlimited PTO in practice” which folds in your country-specific nuances so you may share the benefits of taking vacation that is restful, rejuvenating, and individualized for your needs.

Full benefits package

We provide a variety of meaningful and competitive benefits based on whether you’re located in UK, Canada, or USA. When you go through the recruitment process, we’ll walk you through your country-specific package. No matter what life throws at you, rest assured that you and your family will be covered.

Parental leave

Welcoming a new child is going to change your world, and we want to be here to support you when you need it. We offer leave for birthing and non-birthing parents, and a personal leave specialist to guide you through the process.

Streamlined collaboration

Virtual “coffee chats”, tools that help us work as a distributed company, and a culture of documentation and global inclusivity ensure we stay connected and collaborate throughout the week.

Company Kickoff

We believe in building meaningful connections with each and every Apollonaut. Once a year, we get the whole team together for our annual Company Kickoff where we learn, align, and most importantly, build relationships with each other. We can’t wait to see you at the next one!

Open Positions

Engineering

Senior Software Engineer, Foundation Team

Are you a talented and driven distributed systems engineer, with a proven track record, capable of leading cross-organizational features? Does tech debt quiver in its boots at the sound of your name? Do you butter your bread with evented systems? Have the letters C, Q, R, and S been ruined for you in an eventually consistent manner? Have we got news for you: you’re not alone!

In this role, you’ll be a key contributor to our Platform Engineering team. You'll get the chance to hone your skills alongside some of the best Platform Engineers (think SRE meets Ops with a heavy focus on automation of everything). Our team’s current focus is on Service Delivery (Kubernetes), Infrastructure Management (Terraform), CI/CD (Argo, Atlantis), and in general all things SLOs and Operational Excellence. Your teammates are talented folks who value code that is 80% of the value for 20% of the work, designs that are forward-thinking enough to be easily flexible for the next features, and leadership with a healthy dose of mindfulness and humility. 

Apollo is the worldwide leader of GraphQL innovation. Companies like Netflix, Walmart, Expedia, Peloton, DoorDash, The New York Times, and Zillow are just a small sample of Apollo's customers. Our open-source product has millions of downloads every week. Gartner estimates that by 2025, 50% of companies will be using GraphQL, and we're the clear market leader.

GraphQL is transforming the software development space by creating a brand new layer in companies' stacks called the supergraph that helps engineering teams ship faster and build richer experiences than ever before. Join us and build the future of Apollo’s internal Developer Platform!

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Engineering

Senior Software Engineer, Full Stack

Are you an experienced full-stack developer excited to work on the developer tools that help the biggest companies around the world scale in production with GraphQL? If you care deeply about end-user experience and want to contribute to building tools that you, as a developer, can have a voice in guiding the direction of, read on! 

Whether you binge-watch a series on Netflix, plan faraway vacations from your phone, or read international news online, you’ve likely used Apollo’s technology this week. Apollo supports some of the largest GraphQL platforms in the world. Join us and help shape the future of GraphOS!

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Engineering

Sr. Director of Engineering, Graph Data Plane

Whether you binge-watch a series on Netflix, plan faraway vacations from your phone, or read international news online, you’ve likely used Apollo’s technology this week. Apollo supports some of the largest GraphQL platforms in the world. 

We’re not looking to rest on our laurels though — we’re aiming to change how software is built. Apollo wants to empower every software team to build an amazing user experience across any number of clients, without dealing with a barrage of API endpoints. Are you with us?

ABOUT THE TEAM AND THE ROLE

Today, GraphQL is rapidly emerging as the next generation API technology of choice to unify data access across a wide range of data sources and deliver business value. Apollo’s GraphOS platform helps API platform developers around the world build and operate their data access layers, at scale. It is used in production by some of today's largest and most innovative companies including Netflix, Expedia, Peloton, DoorDash, The New York Times, Zillow, and many more. GraphOS fundamentally democratizes data and accelerates business transformation. Our Graph Data Plane organization owns the critical tier of GraphOS - Core Router and Apollo Federation - the underlying engine powering GraphOS, making it a highly performant, secure, governed, and reliable self-service GraphQL platform. We are looking for an experienced engineering leader who can lead this critical pillar of Apollo’s engineering team to help deliver a delightful GraphOS platform for our users. 

This is an opportunity to deeply partner with the Engineering leadership team to envision the strategy over the next 18-24 months, design and deliver against our roadmap and hone the craft of our Graph Data Plane engineering team through user impact and results.   

WHO YOU ARE

You care deeply about people. You’re fundamentally excited to be a part of building the infrastructure of the future. You have an insatiable curiosity, humility, and drive to hone your craft. You lead with a growth mindset – the work is never done and there’s something to learn from everyone.  You embody our leadership principles in all that you do: creating clarity, unlocking performance, and delivering results. We highly encourage you to apply if you meet the minimum requirements.

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Engineering

Staff Software Engineer, Rust

We’re helping organizations deploy supergraphs at scale using Apollo Federation. Are you passionate about language engineering and understand what it takes to write a compiler or a query planner? If so, we’d love to talk to you about joining us in building next-generation GraphQL infrastructure.

With more and more GraphQL APIs being deployed by product teams in organizations, building and organizing subgraphs into a supergraph is crucial in helping engineers quickly build new apps. In this role, you’ll critically impact architecting new query language features. You will lead initiatives and guide other developers, partnering with your engineering manager, product, design, and others to deliver best-in-class products that span our entire platform. You’ll work with talented folks who value code that is 80% of the value for 20% of the work, designs that are forward-thinking enough to be easily flexible for the next features and lead through ambiguity with a healthy dose of mindfulness and humility. You’ll help them grow and they’ll help you.

Apollo is the worldwide leader of GraphQL innovation. Companies like Netflix, Expedia, Peloton, DoorDash, The New York Times, and Zillow are just a small sample of Apollo's customers. Our open-source product has millions of downloads every week. Gartner estimates that by 2025, 50% of companies will be using GraphQL, and we're the clear market leader.

GraphQL is transforming the software development space by creating a brand new layer in companies' stacks called the supergraph that helps engineering teams ship faster and build richer experiences than ever before. Join us and build the future of Apollo’s Graph Management Plane!

Learn more