Senior Backend Engineer

Senior Backend Engineer

Remote/Telecommute JobREMOTE / Remote, Ontario, Canada †-†Permanent
This job allows you to work remotely†

Job Description

Our client is a SaaS/fintech startup that ensures injury victims are awarded the full value of their claims, expanding the $100B+ in awards granted to injury victims every year. Every year, the legal system has made it difficult for millions of ordinary people to seek justice, especially for folks without means or who come from underrepresented backgrounds. Their vision is to help these injury victims get the justice they deserve, irrespective of their income, demographics, or the quality of their legal representation.

Their cases include police brutality cases, child abuse cases, California wildfire and motor vehicle accidents. For attorneys, they build ML-driven software that helps them put a dollar value on what their cases are worth, arming them with data to win larger settlements, faster. For personal injury victims, they provide funding for their cases, so they can pursue their cases without settling early. The more cases they evaluate and fund, the more proprietary data they collect, the more accurate their predictions, delivering greater value to both attorneys and victims.

As one of the fastest growing startups ($0 to ~$2M in ARR in ~1 year), they've raised $15M in investment from some of the best investors in the world (Signalfire, NFX, Tribe Capital, Greenoaks), seasoned tech executives (i.e. founder of Quora, SVP at Google, former CPO at Uber), and public figures that care about their social mission (Nas, Jared Leto, Byron Jones). Their team comes from top tech, legal, and investing backgrounds including Waymo, Google, Amazon, Uber, Quora, Vimeo, Blizzard, Norton Rose, Warburg Pincus, Bain, Oliver Wyman.

By joining their team, you will:

- Build impactful technology: You will build first-of-a-kind technology that will transform an analog industry to improve the lives of millions of injury victims that got their lives turned upside down at no fault of their own.
- Have an immediate impact on a small and tightly-knit team: Be a key part of building the foundational blocks of their software and the team culture. Start shipping production code in less than two weeks!
- Be a core part of their engineering team: Be a key part of building the foundational blocks of their software and the team culture. Build and deploy and work on their core software product, whereby youíll tackle hard problems, explore and deliver solutions while working with key people across the organization.
- Work with a world-class team: Their team has deep expertise in technology, machine learning, law, and finance, combining experiences from careers at Google, Uber, Waymo, Quora, Vimeo, Blizzard, and more.
- Learn new technologies from the best: Their team emphasizes a culture of continual learning and you will have opportunities to work on projects in machine learning, data engineering, back-end, front-end, and DevOps.
- Work with their tech stack: Python, Django, React, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Dagster, etc.

You may be a fit for this if you:

- 4+ years of Python experience.
- 4+ years of backend experience working with relational databases.
- 2+ years of working with APIs/web frameworks.
- GCP/Kubernetes experience is a plus!
- Understand the value of having a codebase that is well-tested, easy-to-extend, and maintain.
- Enjoy navigating technical challenges and delivering solutions that track to your estimates.
- Can communicate technical ideas or issues in easy-to-understand and actionable terms.
- Learn quickly and are seeking opportunities to work cross-functionally (including machine learning) and with a diverse group of people.

A successful first year may look like:

- 75% contributing code, starting with shipping code within 2 weeks!
- 25% collaborating with stakeholders and mentoring, lunch and learns, and more.
- Leverage a self-starter mindset by taking a product concept and building the feature end to end (whether itís a component of the system or a significant piece of functionality).
- Collaborate with the team to scale the tech stack based on our rapidly growing user base!

Benefits & Perks:

Our client seeks to empower all of their team members to fulfill their mission of making the world a more just place, regardless of their teamís function, geography or experience level. To that end, they offer:
- Fully remote setup - work from wherever you feel is best (Plus stipend to upgrade your home office!).
- Flexible working hours to match your style.
- Offsites - get to meet your coworkers on a fully-expensed trip every 6-12 months!
- Choice of great medical, dental, and vision insurance plan options.
- Flexible/unlimited paid time off.
- A variety of virtual team events such as musical performances, game nights & happy hours.


Starting: ASAP

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