Senior Backend Engineer

Posted: Aug 9, 2020

**Description** - Maintain updated knowledge of the development industry and any advancements in technology - Work with a certain degree of technological freedom - while we have our preferences (we love Python and PostgreSQL), we are always looking at new tech and are ready to adopt if it can improve the product or developer experience - Tackle high-level tasks and convert product requirements into clean and maintainable code - Identify and troubleshoot various website issues and coding problems - Meet tight deadlines as required - Collaborate with members of the product team, including CTO, product manager, front-end developers, and designers **Requirements** - 7+ years of back-end web development experience - 5+ years of Python, Django, and PostgreSQL - 2+ years of Golang / Erlang - Obsession with writing safe code - General CS knowledge, must understand different programming paradigms and when to use them effectively - Experience with AWS - Experience with Firebase (Realtime Database / Firestore) - Experience with real-time web - WebSockets / WebRTC - Experience with Automation Testing including Integration Testing - Experience with VCS, CI, CD - Must use macOS or Linux (sorry Windows fans) - Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with designers, developers, and other relevant staff members or clients - Willingness to troubleshoot and solve complex problems - Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines - Flexibility to adapt to changing instructions and requirements **Benefits** - Competitive salary - Top-notch health, dental and vision insurance - 401k matching - Generous vacation and holidays - All the equipment you need to get the job done - Opportunity to be a key player at a company that’s quickly redefining the boundaries of on-demand academic support We value diversity of all kinds, and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of all different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

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