Back-End Engineer

Industry: Technology
Company size: 11-50

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Job description

A US-based company that is building a cloud-based life science research and development platform to help corporate research departments become more productive, is looking for a Back-End Engineer. The developer will be responsible for solving problems, troubleshooting, and investigating back-end issues. The company's innovative platform is built on composable architectures to enable new workflows and develop integrated digital workspaces that are easily modified to meet the researcher's scientific expertise. The company has managed to raise more than $14mn in funding so far. This will be a full-time position that can lead to career-defining opportunities. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop JSON APIs with OpenAPI specs in collaboration with various tech specialists, scientists, and product owners
  • Collaborate with other application engineers to understand the product and business needs
  • Offer your expertise around the platform and AWS cloud service development
  • Act on systems utilizing distributed, on-demand processing for terabytes of data
  • Write code tests and fix all security issues discovered during daily scans
  • Contribute to the whiteboard design sessions and code reviews
  • Use a holistic approach to improve the cost and performance of back-end applications

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 3+ years of experience working as a back-end engineer
  • Solid expertise working with at least two back-end programming languages
  • Solid grasp of at least one of: Java or Python
  • Knowledge of React, Angular, or Vue.js to consume JSON APIs
  • Experienced in developing JSON APIs and familiarity with OpenAPI spec
  • Good understanding of both SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Be comfortable with Git version control
  • Proficient with AWS, containers, and serverless functions
  • Excellent understanding of issues and ways to deal with data consistency
  • Competency with fault-tolerant distributed-processing issues and strategies
  • In-depth knowledge of authentication and authorization concerns
  • Ability to read and refactor other people's code
  • Track record of working in a development team
  • Capacity to work actively with a Product Owner, UX designer, Requirements Analyst, etc.
  • Sound communication (written and verbal), time management, interpersonal and teamwork skills

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