Senior Backend Software Engineer

Full time Dan Kettle in Engineering
  • New York, New York, United States View on Map
  • Salary: £150,000.00 - £200,000.00 / Yearly
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  • Experience 6 Years

Job Description

Would you like to join an exciting tech start-up as a senior backend software engineer?

This company has received $12million in Series A funding…

Founded in 2016, this company is building tech that connects clients with subject matter experts across multiple industries. The core technology consists of a knowledge graph-based expert search engine, a global knowledge marketplace, an automated expert outreach platform, and a full-spectrum client support system.

The systems to support these platforms require very strong backend engineers to build sophisticated APIs, data processing pipelines, queuing and streaming systems, and more. This is a great opportunity for strong, inquisitive engineers with clever solutions, and a desire to join a small but fast-growing team (< 40) to get in early and influence the companies technology.

You will work in the core platform team (5/6 people) and report directly to the team lead.


  • Develop production-grade software that is modular, reusable, scalable, and highly functioning
  • Build software that scales horizontally involving topics such as RESTful APIs
  • Performant background jobs that consume queues
  • Collaborate with other technology team members on solution design and code review
  • Select new technologies/languages/tools/frameworks
  • Perform debugging, tech debt resolution, and continuous code quality improvement
  • Use test-driven development (TDD) and maintain test coverage
  • Introduce engineering process improvements and tools (depending on seniority level)
  • Mentoring/pair programming/leadership (depending on seniority level)
  • Strong ownership of projects from inception to production

Key Skills/ Technology

  • 6 years of software engineering minimum
  • Strong Java experience across multiple projects
  • Tech stack: Spring or Spring Boot + JPA/Hibernate
  • Have built several Web applications, especially REST APIs
  • Strong SQL experience with any common relational database
  • Experience implementing standard authentication systems (e.g. OAuth using Spring Security) and have a firm understanding of how authentication works in modern web applications
  • Experience working on Agile/Scrum teams
  • Regularly practice test-driven development (TDD) with unit and integration tests using frameworks like JUnit, Mockito, etc.
  • Be extremely comfortable working with version control and branching (e.g. Git)
  • Comfortable with systems that scale horizontally (e.g. Kubernetes, EKS, ECS, EC2 behind a load balancer)

Bonus Skills

  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Kubernetes
  • Spring Boot Security
  • Helm charts
  • Docker
  • SOLID Design Principles
  • RabbitMQ
  • Jenkins
  • Python

The company is offering a highly competitive salary, plus bonus and equity.

If you’re looking to take your career to the next level and join a startup that’s really going places, look no further.

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