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Backend Engineer [Remote from EU]



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

About SylloTips

Imagine a workplace where every question, no matter how complex or niche, is met with an immediate, accountable and expert response. At SylloTips, we are building a unified human-in-the-loop conversational agent that can instantly connect employees with certified answers and expert colleagues, revolutionizing knowledge sharing in companies of any size.

We are a small and agile startup accelerated by Techstars, the most active pre-seed accelerator in the world (1% acceptance rate). We just closed a pre-seed funding round of 450k euros and we already serve more than 10 large customers.

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented engineer who appreciates challenges and is filled with curiosity. We hate hierarchies and value ownership, indulgence, and expertise. We let people contribute in their own style as long as they are actively pursuing SylloTips’ mission. Leadership is established solely on the base of technical and communication excellence.

Here you can watch our pitch at Techstars Demo Day: https://techstars.wistia.com/medias/nfrsldo9b0

Founding Team

  • Giorgio Barnabò (CEO/CSO): Ph.D. in AI, strong academic background in Statistics and Finance, former research scientist at Amazon Alexa.
  • Leonardo Martini (COO): Ph.D. in Data Science, solid academic background in Maths and Computer Science, former researcher at Harvard.
  • Tullio Persiani (CPO): 5+ years of design and marketing experience, former Design teacher at the Sapienza University of Rome.
  • Simone Silvestri (CTO): Full Stack Engineer with 5+ years of experience in microservices architecture development.
  • Songle Jin (Founding Engineer): M.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering with 5+ years of working experience, including The Fork.

Tech Stack

  • Typescript
  • NodeJS
  • NoSQL
  • Python
  • Docker
  • Google Cloud (optional)
  • Firebase (optional)
  • Elastic Search (optional)
  • Kubernetes (optional)


  • Design API routes and endpoints to ensure seamless data exchange between frontend and backend
  • Develop robust and scalable backend services using languages such as Node.js, Typescript, Python etc.
  • Participate in code reviews and contribute to the improvement of the overall codebase
  • Optimize application performance, scalability, and reliability using caching, load balancing, and other techniques

Required Experience

  • M.Sc. in computer engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics or related fields
  • 5+ years of working experience in building backend architectures (eg. APIs, databases…)
  • Experience in deploying and scaling microservice applications
  • Ability to collaborate with data scientists and AI engineers to understand model requirements and deploy AI solutions seamlessly within applications
  • Exceptional communication skills in English, both oral and written


  • Ph.D. in computer engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics or related fields.
  • Experience building and managing microservice architectures in kubernetes for serving AI models in production

Interview Process

  1. Evaluation of CV & Motivation Letter
  2. Preliminary Phone Screening
  3. Project Showcase: Presentation of Previous Projects
  4. Coding Interview: algorithms & data structure
  5. Coding Interview: code maintainability & operational excellence
  6. Behavioural Interview

What We Offer

  • Annual Salary Range: 40k - 60k EUR
  • SylloTips Stock Option Plan
  • 85% Remote Work (with ten three-day meetings at our offices in Rome per year)

Ps. Feel free to apply even if your rates are higher than that