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Sr. Software Engineer, Backend



Software Engineering
Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Respondology is seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer, Backend to join our growing team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a rapidly-scaling start-up that is making a difference in the world. This role will be responsible for building our core content moderation technology and will have a direct impact on making social postings positive for their users while lessening harmful content and negativity. Your work will be seen across major platforms and by well-known brands. You will be joining a talented team who likes to have fun but takes their engineering work seriously.

Respondology is a digital marketing AdTech company that is eradicating abuse, hate and spam from social media to reduce toxicity, improve sales, and protect brand equity for the world’s most well-known brands and organizations. At Respondology, we leverage Technology for Good…

Remote Role: We are open to 100% remote candidates in CO, NJ, NY, CA, IL, UT, FL, MT & MA. Must be willing to travel to Boulder, CO approximately twice per year for on-site work with your team--and fun!

A Day in the Life

  • Own the end-to-end delivery of large initiatives, partnering closely with Product and other stakeholders to effectively clear ambiguities and prioritize
  • Lead a small team of engineers to architect, build and deploy the backend systems and services that power our core products
  • Introduce new technologies that improve the performance, throughput, and latency of our comment moderation platform
  • Champion engineering quality within the team, implementing best practices, standards, and processes
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team of fullstack,backend, and machine learning engineers

Here’s what you need to get our attention:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related degree - or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 6 years of professional software engineering experience
  • Minimum 6 years experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a technical lead for a small team of engineers
  • Experience building, optimizing, and deploying large scale production systems (we process 100s of millions of comments per year)

Here’s what will make us call you for sure:

  • Experience with Postgres, or other relational databases
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with queue-based background job processing and message queuing technologies (we use Sidekiq)
  • Experience with APM technologies (we use DataDog)
  • Experience with Python microservices (we use FastAPI deployed on AWS ECS)
  • Ability to be flexible, learn new libraries, refactor existing code and dive into new areas of the codebase
  • Proven strong communicator and team collaborator
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of projects, prioritize tasks, work independently, and deliver high-quality results within tight deadlines
  • Motivated, resourceful and attentive; especially for remote work candidates

Not required, but will definitely give you an edge:

  • Familiarity or working knowledge with major social network API’s such as Facebook/ Instagram Graph API, YouTube API and/or TikTok Marketing API
  • Experience working at a rapidly-growing tech startup
  • Familiarity with modern machine learning architectures and MLOps
  • Familiarity with agile software development

Compensation DOE: $140,000-$165,000 plus equity

And if we haven't convinced you yet, here is why you'll want to be part of our team:

  • We have a values-led culture with team members who have your back.
  • We support 100% remote employment or you may come into our beautiful offices if you’re near Boulder, CO—dogs welcome.
  • We understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance through providing flexible work arrangements, as well as a Flex PTO plan with generous holidays including a reduced schedule between Christmas and New Year’s.
  • We offer comprehensive and competitive benefits to support employee and family well-being including generous family leave policies, life insurance and supplemental insurance options.
  • We provide matching traditional and Roth 401k, fully vested from day one.

COME AS YOU ARE: your gender, your gods, your sex life, your skin color or your big shot uncle don't make a difference here. Respondology is a progressive and open-minded meritocracy. If you're smart and good at what you do, come as you are.