Backend Engineer
Palo Alto and Bellevue

Want to build a billion-dollar company from ground up? Work with an extraordinary team ranging from new graduates to industry leaders? Want a result-oriented culture which values family, fun, diversity, and mutual respect as much as winning big and earning customer love?  If so, here is an opportunity tailored for you.

What will you do?

You will be responsible for all aspects of product development. This not only includes rapid prototyping of new ideas, and design and coding of new systems, but also defining the strategic direction for our broader system architecture. Our systems are being built from the ground up, so selecting the right technologies and design is part of the role, as is working with third party open-source or commercial technology and services. Our current tech stack is primarily Vue.js, Node.js, DynamoDB and AWS.

Finally, this is a new team. You’ll have lots of opportunities to help us build & grow via mentoring, hiring & training, and providing technical leadership and mentoring to other team members, while learning from other smart people on the team.

To succeed in this role, you will need an established background in system design and building highly scalable systems, excellent project management skills, strong interpersonal skills, and motivation to achieve results in a team that ships every week. You are somebody who is customer-centric, enjoys building complex system software that achieves operational goals. Experience in creating web-applications and/or backend services will be very applicable and helpful.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in building multi-tiered, distributed backend systems using SOA.

  • Outstanding coding skills in a high level programming language (e.g. Go, C++, Java, Node.js).

  • Familiarity with Javascript and willingness to become an expert in Node.js as part of your role.

  • Expertise in utilizing either SQL or NoSQL databases.

  • Experience with development using AWS.

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or a related field. Bonus: Advanced Degree (MS/PhD).

  • Bonus: Technical leadership experience in building complex software systems from scoping requirements to actual launch.

     

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and generous stock option plan.

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, 100% paid for you and your family!

  • 401K plan

  • Generous vacation time and sick time.

  • Catered lunches and open snack bar.

  • Impact-first work environment (no politics, no pandering).

  • Game-changing company vision (we need you to build the future, not just maintain the status quo).

  • Beautiful offices in downtown Palo Alto and downtown Bellevue

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