Position Details


Backend Engineers (Mid-Level to Lead)
Direct Hire
Salary is DOE; target is ~120-200k + stock options and potential bonus
Palo Alto, CA 94304

• Strong Server-side development experience
• NoSQL and SQL Database experience (Cassandra, Postgres, etc.)
• Strong Javascript
• Node.js and related technologies (Cassandra, Elasticsearch)
• Know-how dealing with building and maintaining complex event-driven systems
• Advanced knowledge of system architecture and database design
• Object Oriented Development and Computer Science principals
• Startup experience and/or interest

• Microservices
• Messaging (Kafka, RabbitMQ, etc.)
• Cassandra
• Postgres
• Java or C++ Server Side Development background (or similar)
• Continuous Integration
• Unit Testing / TDD
• BSCS, BSEE, or similar

Soft Skills
• Strong creative problem-solving
• Ability to quickly learn complex systems and new technologies
• Strong communication skills
• Drive / Motivation
• Commitment
• Grit
• Creativity
• Curiosity
• Collaboration

Summary / Responsibilities
A rare opportunity to build a solution that can improve millions/billions of lives. Can you succeed in a fast-paced environment that prizes (and requires) creative thinking? Your vison, motivation, and tech knowledge/skills must be world-class. We will hold you and your work to the highest standards. You’ll get to work on perhaps the most intricate Node.js system on the planet.

• Creating a Universal Communication Platform using AI and NLP. Works across multiple platforms including Android, iOS, Web, smart watches/devices. Focused on peer to peer communication and also communication with IOT, Uber, Nest, etc. Currently monetized via freemium model and paying for storage.
• ~30 people; looking to grow engineering
• In business ~5yr
• $15M in VC Funding
• Startup culture; work hard, play hard
• Target of full production launch next quarter

• Stock options
• Discretionary Bonuses
• Medical, Dental, Vision
• HSA contributions by the company (not deducted from paycheck) at each pay period, currently totaling $6,750 annually for family coverage and $3,400 for individual coverage
• Life & Disability Insurance
• Specialty education reimbursements
• Free office lunches, dinners, and snacks
• Team outings (movies, events…)
• Relocation reimbursements

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