Senior Backend Engineer


We're looking for a Senior Backend Engineer. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Right Balance provides top-tier technology talent for innovative companies in the US. We’re in the top 50 companies to watch in LA.

Engagement Details

Our client improves the commerce experience by connecting brands, retailers, and consumers through beautiful, smart software. We love a good challenge, and we have fun achieving our goals. As a Software Engineer, you'll work with business development, data, and product teams to solve tough problems and challenges through development and automation. Our team culture is a unique combination of structured vision and process maturity. In this role, you will be developing innovative cloud solutions and support current integrations, including deploying integration components in development/production environments. We use AWS Serverless, MongoDB, Angular on the frontend, transmitting 5TB of data per month between all Kiosk devices. Won't be boring :-)

What’s in it for you

  1. Learn and evolve your skills using the latest and greatest technology tools in a rapidly growing company.
  2. Learn from the best people around you. We constantly challenge the status quo and invent new ways of building a great product.
  3. Flexible hours. Join daily standups, sprint planning, and retrospective meetings. Other than that you’re in control of your own schedule.
  4. 100% remote. Work anywhere, whether it is remotely in the comfort of your home, in a shared co-working space, in an RV on the beach, or while being a nomad in another country.
  5. Work on challenging problems, innovate, and positively impact many people's lives while having fun doing it.

Required Qualifications

  • Upper-intermediate to fluent speaking and writing English. Able to have a real-time conversation.
  • 5+ years of full-time hands-on Software Development experience.
  • 4+ years of full-time hands-on experience with Node.js.
  • 4+ years of full-time hands-on experience with MongoDB.
  • 2+ years of full-time hands-on experience with AWS.
  • 2+ years of full-time hands-on experience with Serverless.
  • 1+ years of full-time hands-on experience with Typescript.
  • We're looking for "happy trio" qualifications: AWS (including Lambda, SNS, and SQS), MongoDB, and Node.js.
  • Ability to make changes outside of the current specialized role like front-end, QA, and everything else that's required for team to succeed.
  • Must be comfortable around both frontend & backend, development frameworks and 3rd party libraries.
  • Proven understanding of cloud design in the areas of global infrastructure, distributed systems, security, and load balancing.
  • Experience developing Cloud applications with API management and distributed microservices based architecture.
  • Experience with data modeling and patterns using NoSQL database.
  • Strong knowledge JavaScript, ES6+.
  • Ability to challenge and improve the underlying technology stack.
  • Ability to collaborate closely with Scrum and Product development teams.
  • Ability to embrace and institute best practices and coding standards within the team.
  • Ability to contribute to research technologies and fast prototyping.
  • Ability to compose detailed design specifications.
  • Willingness to actively participate in root cause analysis and design sessions

Nice to haves

  • Experience with Web application development using Angular.
  • Good knowledge of Docker and deployment life cycle.
  • Ability to drive performance tuning, automation, monitoring, and testability.
  • Frontend experience.
  • Terraform experience.
  • PHP experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your typical clients?

The majority of our clients are venture-backed startups at the growth stage. Usually, at this stage, the company already achieved a product-market fit and is looking to expand rapidly. That’s where we bring the best engineering practices, strong architecture, the latest technologies, and consistent processes to help companies scale.

What is the length of your engagements?

Most of our long-term full-time engagements last multiple years. It allows you to evolve your career with the client company taking on more responsibilities.

What’s your company size?

The Right Balance team is 60+ engineers going to 100+ by the end of the year. The current client size team is 25+ people. The timing is great to be a part of a rapidly growing team making meaningful contributions.

What happens if the engagement is completed?

Most of our engagements are long-term in nature. That said, if the current engagement is ramping down, we’ll present you with more long-term opportunities to transition into.

What are your core values?

Client First: we only win when our clients win. We treat client challenges as our own.

Ownership: we embrace responsibility, taking on challenges, getting them to completion, and enjoying getting things done.

Quality: we’re passionate about achieving quality outcomes by applying meticulous attention to detail.

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