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Senior Software Engineer (Backend Technical Lead)



Software Engineering, IT
San Francisco, CA, USA · Mexico
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2023

Job Description - Backend Technical Lead

​Swantide is a platform that takes the headache out of set up, integrations, and maintenance of go-to-market tools as sales teams scale. We are a fully-remote, woman-founded and woman-led venture-backed startup, and we believe that our people are our best asset and everyone should feel empowered to drive the company forward. We operate with transparency, accountability, and integrity towards our customers and each other.

We are hiring for a lead engineer who enjoys building cloud native applications and mentoring other engineers. We’re looking for someone who is an ambitious learner, excited to hit the keyboard, and can work both collaboratively and autonomously. We’ll expect you to wear a lot of hats and that you enjoy doing so.

You Will

  • Help build and execute on our roadmap to continuously improve our platform’s scalability
  • Lead technical decisions while building buy-in across the organization
  • Collaborate with the frontend lead engineer to come up with solutions that work for all slices of the stack
  • Write scalable software for large user bases with attention to latency
  • Focus on backend design and architecture in a hands-on capacity
  • Mentor and unblock other engineers

You Have

  • At least seven years of professional experience building production-grade software
  • Complex systems design experience including understanding trade-offs and modern methodologies
  • Experience mentoring engineers and leading large technical projects from end to end
  • Proven record of building cloud native large-scale and concurrent systems
  • Expertise in a strongly typed & compiled languages like Go, Rust, Java, or C++
  • Experience and/or desire to work at an early-stage startup

Our Stack

  • GCP
  • Mongo
  • Postgres
  • Go
  • Typescript
  • Python

Our Benefits

  • A leadership position with direct impact and influence to guide the company to the next level and a seat at the table for strategic decisions
  • Remote-friendly environment and ability to work anywhere within 3 hours of PST
  • Fully paid for off-sites at different locations each quarter. Some of our past off-sites were in Mexico, San Diego, Palm Springs, San Francisco, New York
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 100% covered health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Pre-Series A equity