Strava is hiring a

Software Engineer - Platform

San Francisco, United States

About Strava

Strava is composed of dedicated, fun-loving individuals, unified by our mission to build the most engaged community of athletes in the world. And it feels like we’re onto something big. Millions of athletes are already on Strava, with thousands more joining every day, and we’ve assembled an awesome team to keep us growing all around the world. Strava is the Swedish word for “strive,” which epitomizes our attitude and ambition: We’re a passionate community, committed to our athletes, each other, our business, and the deeply held belief that there’s always time for a run, ride, coffee or all three.

About the role

Strava is looking for an Software Engineer - Platform to help us deliver highly scalable and reliable distributed systems powering the experience of millions of Strava athletes. Strava is on a steep growth curve. As an Infrastructure Engineer you will help ensure that Strava remains fast, available, and scalable under ever-increasing load.

We lean heavily on AWS and are moving towards a service-oriented architecture with components written in Ruby, Scala, and Go. In addition to handling web, mobile, and API traffic, we perform background data processing on a variety of workloads, from just-in-time upload processing to building heat maps for the world. You’ll be part of a team responsible for the design, evolution, and maintenance of this platform. 


  • Work with our platform engineering team and site reliability engineers to design, build, and maintain production systems and services.
  • Proactively identify site scaling issues and help redesign systems to address them.
  • Continually improve our internal infrastructure and tools.
  • Provide technical feedback to other engineers through code reviews, engineering design reviews, and collaborative problem solving sessions.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation.


  • B.S. in computer science or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with large, reliable, and scalable distributed systems.
  • Experience with cloud-based services such as Amazon AWS.
  • Experience with a relational data store such as MySQL and ideally one or more NoSQL data stores (e.g. Redis, Cassandra).
  • Excellent programming skills with at least one language such as Ruby, Scala, or Go. 


  • Experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • Experience with open source technologies like Kafka, ZooKeeper, Finagle, Storm, Spark, Elasticsearch, Mesos, and Docker 

Backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, Strava is expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. By joining our team, you will help push Strava forward in fresh, innovative ways. You will engage in interesting and challenging work that will improve the lives of our athletes every day. And in the same way that Strava is deeply committed to unlocking the potential of our athletes, we are dedicated to providing a world-class workplace where our employees can grow and thrive. Join us!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer.  In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.