Software Engineer, Backend

Postmates - San Francisco, CA

Postmates is focused on providing a thriving marketplace allowing anyone to purchase anything from anywhere in their city or community and have it delivered in minutes.

We are a cross-functional team responsible for the end-to-end experiences on Android, iOS, and the web. We value and foster a collaborative environment where product, design, and engineering work together every day to build and design new features for our customers.

What will you do?

  • Build and launch consumer-facing features to millions of customers
  • Work closely with the web and mobile teams to develop new features
  • Optimize and tune existing systems for speed and performance
  • Build data pipelines and serving infrastructure required to efforts like search and recommendations
  • Work with the Infrastructure team to push our next-gen services

Technologies we use: 

  • Server: Go, Python, Elixir
  • Databases: PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch
  • Platform: AWS, Google

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience developing horizontally scalable and fault-tolerant systems in production
  • 2+ years of experience with Go and/or Python
  • A deep understanding of one or more SQL and/or NoSQL databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch)
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms and data structures
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) required

Bonus Points 

  • You’re a self-starter and strong finisher
  • You’ve worked at or started a small company where you had to wear many hats
  • You write well and communicate clearly
  • You prefer problems over tasks

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and generous stock option plan (stay aligned with the long-term value you create)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance and it’s 100% paid for by the company
  • Tasty, healthy lunches
  • Snack-filled kitchen (mostly healthy, but very tasty)
  • Impact-first work environment (no politics, no pandering)
  • Huge company vision (we need you to build the future, not just maintain the status quo)
  • Awesome office in San Francisco close to mass transit

 


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