Staff Engineer

Chennai, IndiaFull Time Senior level

About Freshworks:-

Freshworks makes it fast and easy for businesses to delight their customers and employees. We do this by taking a fresh approach to building and delivering software that is affordable, quick to implement, and designed for the end user.  More than 50,000 companies -- from startups to public companies -- around the world use Freshworks software-as-a-service to enable a better customer experience ]CRM) and employee experience (ITSM, HRSM).

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Freshworks has a dedicated team operating from 13 global locations to serve 50,000+ customers including Bridgestone, Chargebee, DeliveryHero, ITV, Klarna, Multichoice, OfficeMax, TaylorMade and Vice Media. 


Freshworks transforms the way world-class organizations collaborate with customers and co-workers. The suite includes Freshdesk (omni-channel customer support), Freshsales (sales automation), Freshmarketer (marketing automation), Freshservice (IT service desk), Freshteam (HR management system).

Freshworks has received numerous accolades including 2019 Startup of the Year form Economic Times, #16 ranking on the Forbes’ Cloud 100 list and #22 on the Battery Ventures/Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2020. Our suite of products has also been recognized by analysts including the Gartner Magic Quadrants for CRM Customer Engagement, IT Service Management and Sales Force Automation.


While Freshworks has had incredible organic growth over the last few years, the company also has made targeted acquisitions that add critical capabilities to the portfolio including Natural Language Processing, Chatbots, Machine Learning, Social and Messaging Transformation. 


Freshworks has raised over $400 million in capital and is funded by Accel, CapitalG, Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global Management. More information is available at

At Freshworks, we are creating a global workplace that enables everyone to find their true potential, purpose and passion, irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity for all and believe that diversity in the workplace creates a more vibrant, richer work environment that advances the goals of our employees, our communities and our business.

Freshworks seeks a self-motivated senior engineer to work alongside multi-disciplinary teams that build and scale our products. As a Staff Software Engineer, you will establish and drive the engineering standards and benchmarks the teams you work with will live up to. You will own and elegantly solve the most challenging problems for your teams. You will lead by example and demonstrate with your work ethic and disciplines exactly how great engineers bring value every single day to a growing organization like ours. Young, enthusiastic engineers will look up to you for everyday guidance and mentorship and will find it a joy working alongside you.


As an engineering leader, understand, own and deliver the Engineering Roadmap for your teams

As a software architect, design, document, deliver the most elegant, practical solutions to challenging engineering problems

As an experienced engineer, identify and help prioritize the most critical technical debt alongside solutions and iterative plans to chip away at the debt

As a persistent student, stay abreast with the latest technological advancements and find opportunities to find timely alignments with our internal needs

As a senior programmer, establish a high bar for writing maintainable software through your own coding efforts, code reviews, and code sanity standards integrated into the CI pipelines.

As a mentor, provide timely assistance and guidance to our inspired, young engineers as they attempt to crack a variety of engineering problems.

As a visionary, aspire to achieve and define the next generation in technical and engineering standards

As a collaborator, work with cross-functional teams of your own and across teams and products for critical projects

As an ace troubleshooter, take on the most critical and challenging problems occuring in production and help analyze and solve them, while identifying preventive measures

As a customer champion, internalize the customer’s expectations and bring a customer focus to all engineering design and implementation you own

Experience/Desired Skills :

Education: Bachelor's Degree in technical field OR equivalent work experience

A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience

A minimum of 10 years of software development experience in an individual contributor role

Experience developing software in a commercial software product development environment

Experience working with cross-functional teams

A polyglot in programming languages with the ability to learn new technologies as the need arises

Experience building and maintaining software for scale

Clear spoken and written communication

Accomplished record of bringing significant value as an individual contributor

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