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Senior Backend Engineer


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If you're driven to transform ideas from paper to reality, passionate about bleeding edge tech, and inspired to solve some of the worlds most exceptional challenges alongside a brilliant people, Authority may be just for you.

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  • 5+ years of experience in software development
  • Strong proficiency in languages such as Javascript, Java and C#
  • Strong knowledge of object oriented programming
  • Extensive experience in frameworks such as Spring, .Net, Nest.js
  • Significant experience in serverless workloads
  • Extensive experience architecting and deploying REST APIs
  • Track record in tuning performance of applications
  • Ability to create tests at unit and integration level
  • Ability to monitor applications in production and effectively troubleshoot
  • Extensive knowledge of relational databases and non-relational database engines
  • Ability to act as tech lead and team lead
  • Proven track record working distributed systems and especially cloud-native architectures

What You'll Do

  • Solve exceptional challenges with brilliant people
  • Touch various industries from edtech to fintech
  • Move ideas from paper to reality
  • Architect and implement custom software solutions
  • Coding approximately 80% of the time creating MVPs and proof of concepts
  • Building REST APIs for various applications
  • Migrating legacy applications into innovative microservice architectures
  • Implement best practices of continuous integration and deployment
  • Build scalable asynchronous and synchronous systems
  • Environment allowing for boundaries to constantly be tested
  • Agile methodology is fundamental
  • Role level is flexible, depending on experience the hire could be junior or specialist level

Perks & Benefits

Top of Market Compensation

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