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Senior Backend Engineer

Location: San Francisco
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

As a Sr. Backend Software Engineer, you will be a critical part of our growing company, working on a cross-functional team to implement best practices in technology, architecture, and process. You'll have the chance to work in an open and collaborative environment, receive and give hands-on mentorship and have opportunities to grow and accelerate your career. You love both learning and teaching. In this role, you will be interfacing with design, front-end, analytics, as well as teams outside of Engineering. You enjoy working cross functionally to solve hard problems and make an impact. At Apollo, you strive for quality, and are obsessed with improving quality, automation, and squashing any bugs that sneak through. You have a drive to constantly investigate performance improvements and innovative ideas.

  • Frontend: React/Redux/Node.js
  • Backend: Ruby/Ruby on Rails/MongoDB/Redis/Elasticsearch
  • Infrastructure: Kubernetes/Docker/Ansible/Terraform in infrastructure


    • Design and implement highly scalable backend endpoints
    • Deliver features/systems to customers to improve customer metrics
    • Gather product requirements and write eng design docs to satisfy product needs
    • Drive/Lead full lifecycle of software development: product requirements, architecture, solution design, development, quality assurance, and maintenance
    • Deliver high quality implementations and promote engineering excellence within the team
    • Mentor others on best practices and effectively share knowledge
    • Ability to effectively communicate development progress to the product lead, engineering manager, and other stakeholders
    • Be comfortable introducing new technologies and new ideas as required
    • Work effectively as part of a large global team
    • Lead spring planning for your ownership areas and drive execution
    • Mentor junior engineers with feedback and technical guidance and respond to technical and behavioral feedback from managers and peers


      • Minimum 5 years of industry experience in backend development, at least 1-2 years in senior positions, developing large-scale applications
      • Experience developing distributed web applications
      • Your code is comprehensible, well-structured, highly performant
      • Experience with database modeling (SQL or NoSQL both OK)
      • Experience with using and designing RESTful services
      • Strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals, including data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented design



Keywords:, San Francisco , Senior Backend Engineer, Engineering , San Francisco, California

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