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Senior Backend Software Engineer (Remote)
SnapTravelNew York, NY30+ days ago
About Us



Snapcommerce is a high-growth company that sits at the intersection of mobile commerce and fintech. Our flagship product, Snaptravel allows millions of users around the world to book their travel over messaging. We are currently in the scale-up phase of the company with plans to grow from ~150 employees to ~300+ employees as fast as possible while maintaining the advantages and culture of being a startup.



With a high-performing team of world-class leaders, Snapcommerce thrives on tackling intricate problems within AI, E-commerce, and Conversational Design to push the boundaries of the value we can add to our users’ lives!



At Snapcommerce, we pride ourselves on the performance-driven environment we’ve created for our team to prosper and excel. Our values are rooted in making data driven-decisions and risk-taking actions that add value to both the user and the company. Check out this article from our CEO, Hussein on Snapcommerce's Core Values to learn more!



About the Role




Our backend engineering team owns our search, booking, and fintech engines, tackling the most elaborate performance, scalability, and infrastructure challenges at the company. The search engine handles over 1000 requests/second, ingests over 1TB/day of data and processes over $1MM/day in sales, while maintaining a 99.9+% uptime. As a Senior Backend Engineer on the team you will:




  • Ship high-impact projects end-to-end in an ever-changing, iterative environment

  • Have the opportunity to very meaningfully propel the business forward, and see the impact of your work on the company’s business metrics and user experience

  • Own features, services, caches, and databases, including: deployment, monitoring, debugging, and testing

  • Uphold standards for quality by performing code reviews

  • Mentor junior developers

  • Participate in cross-functional team projects, work with external stakeholders, and help shape the roadmap for future team projects

  • Be data-driven, running experiments for nearly everything you launch



Our Tech




    • We use a state of the art architecture powered by micro-services, written primarily in Python (Flask and Quart Framework), Redis, and Postgres for storage with a focus on scalability and maintainability

    • We use Gitlab for version control, build CI/CD pipelines using docker with Kubernetes runners, and our infrastructure is hosted on AWS

    • We develop data pipelines (DAGs) and use Airflow to schedule and run them

    • We invest heavily in monitoring and automated alerting using Datadog, and integrate this data into creating self-healing systems

    • We log application-level information using a proprietary logging pipeline, and leverage data insights using Snowflake & Looker to facilitate data-driven decision making and experimentation





Opportunities You'll Take On




    • You will build scalable, fault-tolerant, and performant web services, caches, databases, and uphold standards for quality by performing code reviews and providing insightful feedback

    • You will be looked to as an owner for services and databases, including deployment, monitoring, debugging, testing, while working with others to develop new functionality, and tackling system design challenges

    • You will participate in cross-team projects, work with external stakeholders, and help shape the roadmap for future team projects

    • You will have the opportunity to mentor junior developers

    • You will tackle high-impact projects, with the opportunity to very meaningfully propel the business forward and see the impact of your work on the company’s business metrics





About You




    • You have 4+ years backend software development, and 2+ years of backend experience preferably in Python, Java, Node.js, or Go

    • You are interested in building products in a startup environment: being data-driven, wearing multiple hats, continuously learning

    • You are highly motivated, have a strong sense of ownership, and are able to drive projects end-to-end

    • You have experience working with microservices, caches, and databases, and are comfortable with system design

    • You enjoy working as part of an agile team, contributing to standups, sprint ceremonies, and quarterly project planning

    • You look forward to working on cross-team projects





Why work at Snapcommerce?




    • Work with a group of ultra-smart hard-working talent coming from companies such as Google, Uber, & Facebook

    • Join a results-driven organization where performance is measured by your output and not the number of hours you work

    • Be part of a 100% transparent culture where everyone has access to board decks, strategy, and financials

    • Work on projects that have instant impact, with most engineers advancing code to production within their first week

    • Every day you will be helping our customers save money, earn rewards, and experience more of what life has to offer, making this a very rewarding and meaningful career





Perks & Benefits




    • We are a Remote-first company, we offer flexible working hours with complete work-from-home freedom and a guilt-free unlimited vacation policy

    • Enjoy rewards, and travel discounts using SnapTravel

    • Competitive salaries, equity options, full benefits from day one, wellness budgets, and paid development - we’ve got you covered!

    • UberEats credits, meal budgets, special treats, and team lunches. When in the office, enjoy daily snack services and unlimited coffee, tea, and other drinks

    • Supporting continued growth with Learning & Development, Diversity & Inclusion events, TED talk Tuesdays, and Lunch & Learn opportunities

    • We welcome new additions with a generous EI top-up, parental leave, additional vacation, and a flexible return-to-work plan

    • Game nights, Happy Hours, internal hackathons, team building games, workouts, and more





We Believe in Equal Opportunity



We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



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