Backend Engineer

Industry: Business Services
Company size: 1-10

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Job description

A US-based health-tech startup is looking for a backend engineer. The selected candidate will collaborate with dedicated engineers, patients, caregivers, and scientists to deliver engaging products leveraging world-class technology. As an engineer, you’ll be responsible for developing and maintaining the backend systems and REST frameworks. The company is focused on advancing medicine through large-scale analysis of genomics and has raised a fund of over $5.8mn so far. This is a great opportunity for those who want to work with a tech-savvy and rapidly growing startup.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Create well-tested, fault-tolerant, and scalable REST-based services in Django Rest Framework (DRF)
  • Design and create background services that can reliably and efficiently respond to user actions
  • Design and implement thoughtful and extensible SQL/No-SQL models and schemas
  • Grow your skills and apply them to challenging and fun problems that contribute to the development of a platform that empowers users to unify and manage their health data and helps patients in need get access to cutting edge treatments
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with engineers who work closely with each other to tackle hard problems, share knowledge, and support each other
  • Collaborate with designers and implement amazing customer experiences

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • 3+ years of experience in software engineering
  • 2+ years of back-end experience with relational databases, schema design, SQL queries, migrations, and rollbacks 
  • Experience in PostgreSQL is a plus, but not required
  • Prior experience working with Django
  • Must have a solid understanding of object-oriented design, design patterns, RESTful APIs, agile software principles, and responsive web design
  • Nice to have some experience with cloud services (AWS, Azure, and/or GCP)
  • In-depth knowledge of CI/CD is preferred
  • Experience or exposure to NoSQL technologies and/or scalable search platforms is nice to have
  • Demonstrative skills with Machine Learning and/or data analytics
  • Experience with Docker is preferred

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