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Senior Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Senior Backend Engineer

100% Remote
Time Zone
US Central Time

Your role at FitBark

Our engineering team is looking for a pet friendly, experienced, self-motivated senior engineer to help us architect and code to an efficient server backend for our next-generation pet health and GPS trackers. You will work with our team on new architecture that supports fun and insightful mobile and web apps with an emphasis on usability and performance.
This is a 100% remote position based in US Central Time (CST/CDT). International candidates are encouraged to apply.

How you'll improve the lives of pets and humans

Architect, develop and deploy our data processing and analytics platform, which serves key data to our mobile, smartwatch and web apps, as well as universities, research partners, pharmaceutical companies, pet insurance companies and other commercial partners
Collaborate with our engineering team to extend new functionality to our apps
Identify performance bottlenecks, defining and implementing solutions to address them
Drive continuous improvement in overall system architecture including quality, performance and effectiveness of the backend infrastructure
Create and maintain technical documentation of private and public API
Report directly to our CTO

Essential skills

5+ years of recent experience in Node.js or Ruby on Rails
Ability to build and deploy robust, scalable backends
Experience in API design and implementation
MySQL or PostgreSQL hand coding and performance optimization

Desirable skills

Working knowledge of DBMS including MySQL, Oracle or SQL Server
Previous work analyzing large amounts of data (intelligence, statistics, data mining)
Working knowledge of machine learning techniques
BA, BS or MS in related fields of application

Bonus points for

CI/CD experience
Working knowledge of React JS
Working knowledge of Nginx and Passenger
Knowledge of JavaScript/jQuery, CSS
Front-end development experience

Ready to join the pack?

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