🔧Backend Engineer (Scala)



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Vienna, VA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Backend Engineer (Scala)

Candidates from all backgrounds should feel free to apply, even if their experience is not exactly what is stated in these job descriptions. To apply, simply email michael@headsup.ai with your LinkedIn (or resume), GitHub (or sample sources of work), and a quick note on why you think this is the role for you.
We are a remote-first team with team members in North America, Europe, and APAC.

🚀 About the role

We're looking for a seasoned Back-End engineer (senior-level and up) to join us to build the next-generation sales tool to serve product-led-growth companies like Notion, Figma and Amplitude.
It's an opportunity to shape culture and influence the product on the ground floor of a greenfield opportunity in a huge market.

👷🏼‍♀️ What you'll do

Robust Development: Help lead the development of our back-end services. Our back-end needs to be scalable, robust, and secure to handle large amounts of event data and analytical processing on the modern data stack (Snowflake/BigQuery/Redshift, Airflow etc.).
You'll need to design intuitive, durable, and extensible APIs that scale.
You'll need to build reliable services to ingest millions of events daily and process them into insights and alerts.
You'll help direct how data should be partitioned and how infrastructure should be set up, optimizing for security and latency.
You'll help design abstractions that empower others to ship quickly by having a thoughtful and generalizable interface.
Technical Culture: Help define our engineering culture and processes. Question and challenge everything and teach us anything we’ve missed.
Close Collaboration with Product: Work closely with the founders to deeply understand our buyer and user persona and help determine our roadmap.

🔍 What we're looking for

Experience building data-heavy back-end systems: Our backend is built with Scala (Zio)
Proficiency in at least one of the SQL languages (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SqlServer, Oracle)
Ability to see around corners and design both thoughtfully and quickly: While years of experience don't always correlate with this, we think you'll likely have at least 4 years of experience.
(Preferred) Experience with Data Engineering tools: We use Beam (Scio) on top of Dataflow and BigQuery. We work with data warehouses including BigQuery and others, as well as third-party event sources such as Segment.
(Preferred) Experience with workflow management tools (Airflow, Oozie, Prefect, Dagster).
(Preferred) Startup experience: Our ideal candidate has completed 2+ year-long tours at venture-backed startups such as Airtable, Notion, and Figma. Specifically, we look for the ability to move quickly, design for scale, and build with open-source software.

📈 Our benefits

Join a hungry, ambitious, and elite group working towards solving a large problem that improves the lives of salespeople and the users of SaaS products.
100% remote configuration—work from almost anywhere. Our team is currently based in North America, Europe and APAC.
Competitive salary and meaningful equity. We're well funded and care about treating everyone well when it comes to stock compensation.
Periodic off-sites in exciting locations like Miami, London, and Bali. Our first offsite was in Miami in spring 2022 🌴
Flexible time off with a required minimum of 2 weeks a year. Taking time off when you need it is critical.
Health insurance, parental leave, support for DEI initiatives, and an openness to add other desired benefits.
$500USD to improve your remote work setup and free meals when you need to focus on shipping.