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Location: Palo Alto, CA
Job Type: Remote, Contract to Hire
Job Code: JPC - 93

Job Description

Job Title: Back-End Engineer


  • Palo Alto, CA.
  • Remote options available.

Job Types: Full-time, CTH

What we are looking for:

We are looking for curious and passionate backend engineers who can self-direct, architect, and deliver cutting-edge solutions to problems in the education and health space.


  • Be comfortable working in a startup environment where moving fast and developing iteratively is standard.
  • Experience working with MERN stacks. In particular, nodeJS.
  • Strong systems thinking with a focus on high reliability and scalability
  • Good disciplines on test-driven development (mocha, jest)
  • Familiarity with AWS and MongoDB Atlas.
  • Experience working with CPaaS providers (Twilio) and telcos to handle SMS and Voice at scale.
  • Experience in Agile / Scrum Methodology
  • Large-scale production experience or comfort with microservices (Kubernetes, Docker, or other container deployment architecture).
  • Large-scale production experience or comfort with serverless-based architectures (e.g. OpenFaas, AWS Lambda, Serverless, etc.)
  • Understanding, designing, and architecting modern, scalable, fault tolerant services and frameworks.
  • Back end development focused on performance scalability and reliability cutting across on-premises and multi-cloud environments (AWS or DigitalOcean preferred)
  • Strong communication and time-management skills. Eager and ready to work with a distributed team across all US time zones.
    Hard skills: Javascript, Kubernetes, NodeJS, React, MongoDB or other NoSQL
    • Experience measuring and troubleshooting the performance of systems, as well as testing and automating deployment (CI/CD, Terraform)
    • Large-scale production experience or comfort with containerization & distributed cloud cloud compute architectures (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)


    • Palo Alto, CA.
    • Remote position, with availability to meet in-person at the office twice a week.
    • Fully remote options available.

    Job Types: Full-time, CTH

    Starting by January 31st, 2020.


    • 401(k)
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
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