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Backend Developer

Do you love building products from a "behind the scenes" perspective? We're looking to expand our team with a full-time backend developer.

As a backend developer, you'll have the ability to work on large-scale systems that impacts people's day-to-day work.

Your job will be mainly focused on designing, implementing, and maintaining APIs. To us developing new features and debugging and fixing bugs are equally important, so every developer in our team participates in both types of jobs. You will work closely with frontend and Mac developers to guarantee maximum alignment for our products and smooth engineering processes.

Our backend is mostly built on Elixir, although we have some bits in NodeJS and Go. Our Elixir API implements GraphQL and we use MariaDB as our primary data store. Our backend also integrates with other minor services like Redis or SQS.

It's essential that you have broad experience developing with Elixir or other languages that may be considered similar to it like Ruby, Clojure, etc..

We don't expect you to have experience with all the technologies in our stack, but you are, definitely, not afraid of them. You are an experienced software engineer, and you have been part of medium/large web development teams. You care much for the details regarding security, code quality, scalability, performance, and simplicity. Above all, you seek operational excellence and push to apply the best engineering practices possible. Not everything that you or your team do can be perfect, but, at least, you make sure that you always know the trade-offs.

We back our decisions with arguments. You don't care for hype and always try to find the best solution and technology for the job and its context.

We value every year of experience in your field, but experience isn't the be-all and end-all. The ideal candidate has the passion and knowledge to build high-quality software. We'd love for you to learn from us, just like we'd love to be able to learn from you.

Our team works remotely and communicates mostly using text, so you need to have excellent communication skills and written English, be self-motivated, and comfortable working in a remote position.

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Even if you’re not able to tick all of these boxes, we would still love to hear from you.