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Backend Engineer Job Description 

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jobs@groundup.io.

We are seeking a skilled and motivated technical mind who loves writing thoughtful software, isn't afraid of a challenge and is ready to expand his or her skill set. As part of the team you will work directly with co-founders to architect, build, and deploy technology for our clients’ products in areas such as live video streaming, e-commerce and social influencer marketing.

The ideal candidate is a polyglot; someone who may favor certain tool sets but is always evaluating new tools and carefully considering what is right for the job.

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with engineering leads on backend related sprint tasks.

  • Lead development operations, production deployments, and maintenance tasks.

  • Work with team through product design, advising on technical considerations including level of effort and maintainability

  • Work with team through project management, advising on backlog, delivery schedules, and sprint planning.

Example technologies we use:

  • Ansible

  • Ruby/Rails/Sinatra/Node.js

  • Ember (ES6/ES7)

  • Postgres/Redis/Elasticsearch

  • Nginx

  • Amazon Web Services

Background:

  • Degree in CS or equivalent experience

  • 2+ years of experience developing production software

  • An excellent communicator and team collaborator

  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, Git preferred.

  • Experience with test driven development and agile methodologies

  • Production experience with Ansible, Chef, Salt, or equivalent configuration management tool

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with machine learning techniques and tools

  • Experience with C/C++, Python, Java, Go, or Lua

  • Heroku experience

  • Experience with third party API integrations

  • Understanding patterns in big data workflows