(Remote) Jr. to Lead Backend Software Engineer - Productivity Startup

go, python, ruby on rails, node.js, java, c++, c#, distributed systems, gcp, grpbc, kubernetes
Full Time
$150,000 - $200,000
Work from home available Travel not required

Job Description

Skyrocket Ventures is a recruiting firm for hundreds of high growth technology companies that range from industry leaders to top-tier startups.  This opportunity is with one of our client companies for a full-time permanent hire.  Please only apply if you are authorized to work in the U.S.

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Matthew Strassberg
Recruiting Director
Skyrocket Ventures
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Jr. to Lead Backend Software Engineer - Productivity Startup

(Multiple openings)

Location: San Francisco, CA (or remote, even after the pandemic)

The company's product is in the realms of productivity, social, mobile, consumer.

The company's leadership previously founded 3 startups that were acquired, and held leadership positions at multiple top tech companies.

The company has raised series A funding and is rapidly growing.

The company will pay competitive salary plus equity (0.5-1%) which could be very lucrative.

Job Responsibilities:

- Primarily programming in Go, working with Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, and Docker.

- Designing and implementing backend infrastructure at scale, including data persistence, API design, and recommendation systems, and user management.

For Senior and Lead level candidates:

- Mentoring less experienced engineering team members.

- Architecting and prototyping the next generation features.

- Advocating for engineering best practices and helping to shape the company's engineering culture.


- Solid programming ability in at least one of: 1) Go, 2) Python, 3) Ruby on Rails or Node.js or 4) Java, 5) C++ or C#. Willing to learn (if necessary) and primarily use Go.

- Solid communication and collaboration skills.

- A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience. Solid understanding of computer science fundamentals.

For Senior and Lead level candidates:

- Solid experience with distributed systems or Go or Google Cloud Platform.

- At least 2 years of industry experience.

Nice to have:

- Experience with Go, Python.

- Experience with Google Cloud Platform, gRPC, Kubernetes.

- Understanding of microservice infrastructure.

- Cloud computing and data storage systems.

- Experience with machine learning including natural language processing.

- Experience scaling early stage startups.

- Experience with large scale distributed systems.

- Experience with NoSQL, Memcache, Redis.


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Position Id : 6640070
Originally Posted : 1 year ago
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