Technical Lead, (Backend) API Builder

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Postman is the world’s leading API platform. Postman's features simplify each step of building an API and streamline collaboration to help create better APIs—faster. More than 15 million developers and 500,000 organizations worldwide use Postman today.

Our customers are doing more and more astounding things with the Postman product every day, and as a result, we are growing rapidly.

About the Team

The API Builder team anchors product workflows for the Postman API Platform. We study how different teams (including Postman’s own product teams!) build and maintain APIs. The team builds solutions or integrates with the large and growing ecosystem of tools in various phases of the API lifecycle - including design, documentation, development, monitoring, and versioning. Our aim is to enable all API teams to be more productive while building higher-quality APIs.

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead technical strategy and implementation for various team initiatives.

  • Contribute to the development of APIs and products while working with a cross-functional team of Product Managers, Designers, Support and Product, Quality, Security, and Platform Engineers.

  • Own and improve the technical maturity (reliability, scalability, resilience, and quality) of systems and the product.

  • Design & build any additional internal tooling required to ease the development & maintenance of the product.

  • On-board, mentor, and off-board developers; play a key role in hiring and growing the team. Perform code reviews and play a part in guiding team members through their technical growth.

  • Identify areas for and champion initiatives around architectural improvement.

About You:

  • 5+ years of experience developing complex, distributed software applications at Postman’s scale

  • You have a product-oriented mindset and empathy for the users.

  • Proficient with Javascript, Node.js, React, and a strong understanding of web fundamentals.

  • Past experience working on API platforms and developer tools is a big plus.

  • Proven record of building & products from scratch.

  • You have a point of view and are comfortable collaborating and respectfully challenging other stakeholders in and outside the team.

  • You enjoy learning and sharing knowledge within and across teams.


We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. What you will also get to experience is a company that believes in autonomous small teams for maximum impact; that strives for organizational growth to align with that of the individual; that continuously and purposefully builds an inclusive culture where everyone is able to do and be the best version of themselves and where ideas are encouraged from anyone and everyone. We seek people who naturally demonstrate our values, who not only understand the challenge but can also solve this for the rest of the world.
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