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Senior Backend Engineer

New York, NY, US

22 November, 2021

Compensation

Competitive

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • Google Cloud
  • Django
  • PostgreSQL
  • RabbitMQ
  • Python
  • celery

Benefits & perks

  • Remote working
  • Health insurance
  • Paid sick days
  • 401k
  • Seamless stipend for dinner when working late
  • Flexible spending account
  • Parental leave
  • Laptop
  • Pto
Join our small team to help design and develop the backend systems and infrastructure that power our platform!

Role overview

NewtonX is building the world's first B2B Knowledge Access Platform. We connect our Fortune 500 clients to subject matter experts with highly specific and hard-to-find knowledge, across all industries. Our mission is to empower people to work smarter and make decisions with confidence, and we're leveraging automation and modern technologies to do it. Our core technologies include a global knowledge network with over 1.4 billion professionals, sophisticated automated outreach platforms, our AI-driven expert search engine, and a robust client support system.

We are seeking Senior Backend Engineers to join our team in designing and developing fault tolerant modular systems utilizing sophisticated APIs, large-scale queuing and streaming systems, data processing pipelines, and more. Our team is smart, visionary, supportive and, above all, excited by what we do! We are looking for strong, inquisitive engineers with clever solutions, with a desire to join a small but fast growing team (<50) to get in early and help shape the direction of our technology.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and develop modular, reusable, and highly functioning production-grade applications
  • Build horizontally scalable software, including RESTful APIs and performant background jobs that consume queues
  • Help select and influence new technologies/languages/tools/frameworks 
  • Collaborate with other technology team members on solution design and code review
  • Perform debugging, tech debt resolution, and continuous code quality improvement
  • Use test driven development (TDD) and maintain test coverage
  • Introduce engineering process improvements and tools (depending on seniority level)
  • Mentoring/pair programming/leadership (depending on seniority level)

REQUIRED

  • 4 years MIN experience as a software engineer
  • Strong Python experience across multiple projects (Tech stack: Python, Django, Django Rest Framework, Celery)
  • Hands-on experience developing several Web applications, including REST APIs  
  • Experience building asynchronous job processing applications involving RabbitMQ/Celery
  • Strong SQL experience with any common relational database
  • Experience implementing standard authentication systems (e.g. OAuth using OAuthLib or similar Python libraries), with a firm understanding of how authentication and authorization works in modern web applications
  • Experience working on Agile/Scrum teams
  • Regularly practice test driven development (TDD) with unit and integration tests using frameworks like Pytest, UnitTest, MagicMock, etc.
  • Be extremely comfortable working with version control and branching (e.g. Git)
  • Comfortable working with horizontally scalable systems (e.g. Kubernetes, EKS, ECS, EC2 behind a load balancer)
  • Comfortable working with load testing applications (e.g. K6, Jmeter, Artillery)
  • Bachelor's degree or greater in relevant field of study

BONUS SKILLS

  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Kubernetes/Helm
  • Docker
  • Redis
  • SOLID Design Principles
  • RabbitMQ or other major queueing systems (Kafka/PubSub/SQS)
  • Jenkins
  • Agile development using Jira

Location

New York is the most populous city in the US with more than 8 million inhabitants. A lot of immigrants from over 180 countries live in the City. Travelers are usually attracted to its cosmopolitanism and energy. New York consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island. New York is also well-known for its cultural heritage Empire State Building, Central Park and Statue of Liberty. The City is a center for fashion, media, culture, research and a booming tech scene.

The tech scene in New York has changed a lot in recent years. A lot of the initial excitement has worn off and settled into a stable trend of successful businesses. In both 2014 and 2015, a New York City tech company went public with a valuation of over $1 billion. It is now #2 startup ecosystem in the world, with startups raising $11.5 billion in venture capital in 2017. NYC is also the HQ of choice for Spotify, Consensys and WeWork.

Did you know...

  • New York City’s Federal Reserve Bank holds $90 billion in gold
  • 60M tourists visited NYC in 2016
  • More than 800 languages are spoken in New York City, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world; 4 in 10 households speak a language other than English
  • 50-249

NewtonX empowers companies to make smart decisions with confidence. To do this, we're building the world's first AI-driven B2B knowledge access platform to provide the expertise our clients need for critical decisions and large-scale projects. Leveraging ML and proprietary data models to build the most accurate expert knowledge profiles, and ensure high-value conversations between our experts and our clients.

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Engineers who find a new job through WorksHub average a 15% increase in salary.

Compensation

Competitive

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • Google Cloud
  • Django
  • PostgreSQL
  • RabbitMQ
  • Python
  • celery

Benefits & perks

  • Remote working
  • Health insurance
  • Paid sick days
  • 401k
  • Seamless stipend for dinner when working late
  • Flexible spending account
  • Parental leave
  • Laptop
  • Pto

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Senior Backend Engineer