Server Software Developer

Menlo Park, California, US

WhatsApp is the world’s fastest growing communication company with over 1 billion active users globally. We help bring friends, families, communities, soccer groups, doctors, storm chasers, and million others closer. We are just getting started. We are looking for the best individuals to grow and support this incredible community of users. WhatsApp has been ranked as one of the Top 25 Most downloaded apps in over 100 countries on the App Store and has received over 1 Billion installs on Google Play. Our spacious office is located in the heart of downtown Mountain View.

Join a world-class engineering-driven company, where you'll have instant impact from day one. WhatsApp has an open culture and flat organization. Every engineer is literally sitting a few steps away from the founders. As a member of our engineering team you will tackle challenging issues of scale, reliability and security while delivering a delightful, simple user experience to a global user base. If you love writing code, hate tons of meetings, then come talk to us.


  • Write clean, awesome and bug free Erlang, C or C++ server code
  • Work with multi-node cluster handling live traffic
  • Scale Erlang powered servers to handle millions of users
  • Develop system monitoring and instrumentation tools

Minimum Qualification

  • 4 + Years of Programming/Coding experience in one of the following Languages: Erlang, C, C++, Java, or Scala
  • Deep understanding of Unix internals (especially FreeBSD and Linux)
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, experience with network programming
  • Experience building and scaling distributed, highly available systems
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent. MS or PhD is a plus
  • Ability to work in a very small team