Software Engineer - Foundational Services

Qualtrics - Seattle, WA

Company Description

At Qualtrics, our mission is to close experience gaps—the costly differences between what customers and employees expect, and what they’re receiving.

9,000+ organizations worldwide and more than 80% of the Fortune 100 rely on the Qualtrics Experience Management Platform™ to collect, analyze, and act on feedback—more feedback than they ever thought possible. With Qualtrics XM, organizations can manage the four core experiences of business—customer, employee, product, and brand experience. Organizations can be at every meaningful touchpoint, for every experience, and predict what will resonate most with customers and employees.

The Challenge

Our engineering teams are building the next evolution of our Qualtrics Insights Platform which allows our clients to build better employee and customer experiences using data. Each team has freedom on choosing the stack on each project, allowing engineers to experiment and learn new, up and coming technologies like Go, Scala and Galera. Primarily, our stack includes angular, node.js, java, PHP, javascript, mongoDB, mysql, and cassandra.

As a Software Development Engineer on our core technology team, you will be applying your distributed systems knowledge, are familiar with databases and various storage engines, and have experience in web service design and implementation. You should have a sound understanding of Internet protocols (HTTP, DNS, TCP/IP) and experience implementing client/server architecture using Java in a Linux/Unix environment.

The Expectation for Success

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
  • 2-8+ years of meaningful experience (note - we are looking for phenomenal people at different levels from junior to principle)
  • Strong level of curiosity and interest to learn
  • Strong algorithms, data structures and coding background
  • Disciplined approach to testing and quality assurance
  • Experience with web infrastructure and distributed systems
  • Experience with software engineering standard methodologies (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design document

A Day in the Life

As a software engineer at Qualtrics, you should love building simple solutions to solve hard customer problems. Crafting systems in an agile environment to withstand hyper growth and owning quality from end to end is a rewarding challenge and one of the reasons Qualtrics is such an exciting place to work!

  • Develop scalable, fast, robust, and simple web-based solutions to solve complex business problems
  • Implement new features and optimize existing ones to drive maximum performance
  • Have worked on frontend development and have familiarity with backend services
  • Work closely with, and incorporate feedback from other specialists, tech-ops, and product managers
  • Attend daily stand-up meetings, collaborate with your peers, prioritize features, and work with a sense of urgency to deliver value to your customers

What differentiates us from other companies

  • Work life integration is deeply important to us - we have frequent office events, team outings, and happy hours.
  • We take pride in our offices design aiming at cultivating creativity from our rooftop views to an open and collaborative work space.
  • On top of standard benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, etc) we provide snacks, drinks, and free lunches in our office.
  • We believe in sharing Qualtrics success which is part of the compensation for all employees.


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