Senior Backend Engineer @ SearchStax, Inc. - El Segundo, CA

Senior Backend Engineer

SearchStax, Inc.El Segundo, CA
24 days ago

About us

SearchStax is a leading cloud-native search platform enabling web teams to deliver powerful search in an easy, fast, and cost-effective way. We are on a mission to make powerful search easy for enterprises across the globe. Our products are used by 600+ brand-name customers. The search market is growing fast, and we feel we are uniquely positioned to continue to lead the search market for many years to come.

Our team is composed of smart, driven subject matter experts who love to collaborate and solve problems in new / creative ways. We value the importance of bringing diverse backgrounds and interests to the collaboration process. We prioritize work-life balance and strive to promote an energizing and healthy environment.

Our Values

  • Ownership
  • Lead humbly
  • Results focused
  • Customer Obsession
  • Embrace and drive change
  • Innovation and continual Improvement

About the Role

We’ve got a lot of greenfield work ahead of us, so we’re hiring a senior backend engineer who is accustomed to building new features with very little oversight. We work on tight-knit teams and give our engineers lots of latitude to solve problems in new and interesting ways. Our team is filled with smart, collaborative, kind people who value collaboration, learning, and growth. We are flat by design. We avoid red-tape, move quickly and get things done. If this sounds like you, let’s talk!

What You Will Do

  • Develop features with exceptional quality
  • Implement end-to-end backend features without oversight
  • Collaborate with product owners, QA, co-developers, and help other members of the engineering team as needed
  • Understand features, tasks and provide details, assess and communicate risks
  • Sample projects:
    • Implement a backend crawler to automate the ingestion of content into search indices
    • Implement advanced search suggestion technologies
    • Implement AI-assisted search backends

What You Should Have

  • About 5-7+ years of experience developing commercial-grade applications (ideally, using Python, Django, and AWS)
  • Experience operating in a team environment, working with product managers and QA teams
  • Considerable expertise in Python, AWS, Mongo, MySQL, Python, Django
  • Experience determining root-cause solutions for production issues
  • Demonstrated technical leadership experience

Interview Process

Our interview processes may differ slightly from role-to-role; however, most of our interviews will follow a similar pattern:

  • Recruiter Interview
  • Hiring Manager Interview
  • Technical Interview
  • Executive Interview
  • Decision

We are an early-stage company and may change our interview process from time-to-time. We hope everyone who interviews with us has a positive experience, even if an offer isn’t presented.

What's In It For You

  • Awesome co-workers
  • 100% remote company
  • Competitive compensation
  • Opportunity to accelerate your career growth
  • Cutting-edge open source and cloud technology
  • Grow your career with a well-funded company without a lot of red-tape and overhead