Senior Backend engineer

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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 remote position that requires at least 4 hours of overlap with our Kansas City team, based in US Central Time (CST/CDT). To interact with the team, you’ll need a webcam and a stable internet connection. International candidates are welcome 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

3+ years recent experience in:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • API design and implementation
  • MySQL or PostgreSQL hand coding and performance optimization
  • AWS (EC2, RDS, VPC, SQS, and ELB)
  • Design, coding and debugging

Desirable skills

  • 3+ years experience building and deploying robust, scalable backends
  • 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 Nginx and Passenger
  • Knowledge of JavaScript/jQuery, CSS
  • Front-end development experience

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