Lead Backend Engineer (Remote)


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At PixieBrix, we believe everyone should have the power to customize the web interfaces they use to create the perfect user experience. We're doing this by creating a new layer of the web application stack — a layer controlled by the end-user. Our first product is a Chrome browser extension to add custom actions, fields, and information panes to any web interface by combining sharable "bricks"

About PixieBrix

  • Mission-driven team. Read more about our
    Mission, Values, and Principles
  • Started by technical and go-to-market co-founders
  • Backed by New Enterprise Associates and strategic angel investors including Chris Stolte (co-founder of Tableau), Dan Wright (CEO of DataRobot), Jeff Immelt (former CEO of General Electric), and Charles Cohn (CEO of Nerdy)
  • Fully distributed team, within Âą3 hours of New York (noon-4pm ET overlap)
  • Our browser extension is open source (AGPLv3) and we support/contribute to the open source community
  • Competitive pay and benefits: medical / mental health insurance, team retreats, home office / co-working stipend, personal development stipend, and more

About the Role

  • Lead the backend for our registry of shareable bricks and blueprints
  • Lead development of our developer API
  • Lead our observability backend for monitoring brick telemetry
  • Individual contributor role reporting to technical co-founder. Opportunity to grow into staff engineer, tech lead, or engineering manager role as the team grows

About You

  • Ambitious, with the strong planning, conceptual thinking, and communication required to shape our platform
  • 5+ years experience building scalable backends and APIs. Experience building external-facing APIs a strong plus
  • Strong software engineering skills and understanding of backend frameworks such as Python, Django, Django Rest Framework (or similar frameworks)
  • Strong understanding of supporting technologies like PostgreSQL, Redis, OpenAPI/Swagger, task queues, event stream processing

Unfortunately, we're not able to sponsor United States work visas at this time.

PixieBrix is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees