Senior Backend Engineer

  • Contract: Full-time

Job Description

We currently need the most help in migrating our existing monolithic codebase to a microservices architecture, but you will also likely be jumping in on crafting a backend roadmap, maintaining and enhancing our existing application, and offering opinions on infrastructure. You must be passionate about learning, and enjoy developing new features without regressions. We’re seeking someone with senior level experience who enjoys mentoring other engineers. You’ll have a lot of autonomy in how you work, and will be able to set backend development guidelines organization-wide.

This is a fully remote role and we are open to applications worldwide.

How You’ll Contribute:

  • Lead the development of backend features
  • Help create an improved backend architecture
  • Set backend development guidelines and code quality standards
  • Mentor other backend engineers
  • Collaborate with team leads to ensure site uptime and reliability
  • Collaborate with DevOps to ensure new features are deployed reliably

Skill Requirements


Must Have:

  • 5 + years of web development experience
  • 2 + years of Python and Django experience
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills -- we’re a 100% remote team
  • Agile/SCRUM experience
  • Experience measuring the effectiveness of the features you work on
  • Experience leading architectural discussions and creating roadmaps
  • Experience mentoring other engineers
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines

Nice To Have:

  • If a merge request deletes more code than it creates, you think it's a good day.
  • You aim to improve reliability and performance when you refactor.
  • You’re eager to ask questions if you don't understand something and initial research isn't helping.
  • If you're blocked on something, you instinctively find other things to contribute while you wait.
  • When you hear about a new technology, you wonder how it can improve your work rather than worrying about having to learn it.

About the Company

At Dataquest, we teach data science to a community of hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. We help students deeply learn concepts, build projects, work together, and gain the confidence they need to start new careers. Read more about our philosophy here, and read what students think here.

We want to eventually help tens of millions of students worldwide change their lives through data science education, and you’ll play a key role in helping us get there. We're looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to help support and evolve our learning platform.

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