Our client is a funded US-based early-stage startup. Their mission is to apply technology to help people improve themselves. They are building a mobile application and a platform around it that assists users in improving the quality of their lives in a very practical and data-driven way.
About the project
There are too many businesses that have developed smart techniques to capture people’s attention and sell it for ads. Our client wants to break the vicious cycle and create a product that helps people reclaim their time, break bad habits and develop good ones.
About the role
In this role, you will engineer and develop the backend that will serve 10s of millions of users. There is no legacy codebase which means you don’t need to suffer from old poor-written code, you need to write clean code from scratch.
As one of the first engineers in the company, you will be responsible for ensuring the code style is implemented consistently across the codebase right from the start. Keeping the code modular and easy to read is one of the top priorities.
At the same time, as a startup, we are moving at a fast pace, so you need to be agile and focus on delivering software that does the job first and then improve it step by step.
You will work directly with the founding team.
— Develop backend in Python (the first priority is a mobile app backend)
— Deliver efficient code that does the job first and iteratively improve it later
— Adhere to code guidelines and keep co-workers accountable for it as well
— Ship code that is easy to read, maintain and debug
— Be on top of all most recent code practices, libraries and frameworks and push the team to use better tools
— Conduct thoughtful code reviews for your team members
— 3+ years of Python experience, 5+ years of software engineering experience
— Proficiency in unit/integration testing
— Good understanding of how to implement useful logging
— Understanding of code complexity measurements (O(n)) and why it is important
— The skill of documenting your own code (writing useful comments)
— You iterate quickly with short feedback loops
— You’re comfortable with change and ambiguity and thrive working autonomously
— English level — Intermediate or higher
— Experienced using self-improvement apps (habit trackers, time management tools, fitness trackers, etc.)
— Preferred qualifications
— Previous experience working at high growth startups
— Previous experience working with distributed teams in different time zones
— Previous experience building backends to support millions of users
— An open, transparent and fun work culture
— Health insurance
— English lessons
— Career and professional growth
— Long-term employment with 20 working days paid vacation and other social benefits
— Modern and comfortable office facilities
— Possibility to work from home