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Yahoo Mail Senior Backend Software Dev Engineer



Software Engineering
Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Yahoo Mail is the ultimate consumer inbox with over 220 million users. It’s the best way to access your email and stay organized from a computer, phone or tablet. With its beautiful design and lightning fast speed, Yahoo Mail makes reading, organizing, and sending emails easier than ever.

A little About Us:

The Xobni platform is the Contacts and Contact-based Relationship and Recommendation platform for Yahoo Mail. We are a large scale distributed platform that serves hundreds of millions of users serving billions of requests everyday with low latency and high reliability.

Our platform requires extreme reliability, resilience, and performance. We are tackling some of the toughest challenges in architecture design, algorithm development, and data engineering. There are innumerable opportunities to innovate in all these areas.

Yahoo Mail is the ultimate consumer inbox. It is the best way to access your email and stay organized from a computer, phone, or tablet. With its beautiful design and lightning-fast speed, Yahoo Mail makes reading, organizing, and sending emails easier than ever. Come join this amazing team of Engineers, Product Managers, and Designers to work on next-generation innovative experiences transforming how users connect with each other every day.

A Little About you:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field with a strong understanding of the fundamentals including Data Structures, Algorithms, OS, and Networking

  • 5+ years experience in software development with Java and/or C++

  • 3+ years experience in owning and designing components of large-scale systems

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and taking initiatives


  • Working on projects of diverse scope and complexity, design, build, implement, modify, test, debug and deploy software systems, large-scale infrastructure platforms and network services

  • Responsible for performance, reliability, availability, scalability and security.

  • Collect requirements for product features from product team. come up with design specifications for the features and conduct formal and informal design reviews with the team.

  • Implement final design with low latency and stand alone technologies including tests.

  • Launch it for bucket (A/Bl testing for small percentage of the users and once the experiment is successful launch it widely for all our users.


Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.

The compensation for this position ranges from $128,250.00 - $266,875.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.