Senior Backend Engineer

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Maintain updated knowledge of the development industry and any advancements in technology
Work with a certain degree of technological freedom – while we have our preferences (we love Python and PostgreSQL), we are always looking at new tech and are ready to adopt if it can improve the product or developer experience
Tackle high-level tasks and convert product requirements into clean and maintainable code
Identify and troubleshoot various website issues and coding problems
Meet tight deadlines as required
Collaborate with members of the product team, including CTO, product manager, front-end developers, and designers


7+ years of back-end web development experience
5+ years of Python, Django, and PostgreSQL
2+ years of Golang / Erlang
Obsession with writing safe code
General CS knowledge, must understand different programming paradigms and when to use them effectively
Experience with AWS
Experience with Firebase (Realtime Database / Firestore)
Experience with real-time web – WebSockets / WebRTC
Experience with Automation Testing including Integration Testing
Experience with VCS, CI, CD
Must use macOS or Linux (sorry Windows fans)
Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with designers, developers, and other relevant staff members or clients
Willingness to troubleshoot and solve complex problems
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
Flexibility to adapt to changing instructions and requirements


Competitive salary
Top-notch health, dental and vision insurance
401k matching
Generous vacation and holidays
All the equipment you need to get the job done
Opportunity to be a key player at a company that’s quickly redefining the boundaries of on-demand academic support

We value diversity of all kinds, and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of all different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

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