Sr. Software Engineer (Backend)

| Greater Boston Area
Appcues is a SaaS business dedicated to helping our customers build products their users love. We offer a suite of products and services that let our customers design and publish user experiences, product tours, and flows to their sites with a simple, code-free interface.
Behind this product is a scalable platform for real-time, in-app user communication with single-digit latencies and four-nines reliability. Behind that platform is a team of dedicated, pragmatic, nuts-and-bolts engineers making the whole thing work.
We're looking for a few great platform engineers to help Appcues make 2019 another hockey-stick year, and beyond.

At Appcues, you'll have the chance to:

  • Design, implements and tests high-uptime distributed data services in Elixir, JavaScript, or whatever the task calls for.
  • Provision, tune, and maintain data persistence layers such as DynamoDB, Postgres, Redis, S3, Firebase DB, Redshift, etc.
  • Measure, monitor, and ensure the performance and availability of the Appcues platform.
  • Configure and automate system testing and deployment in the AWS and Google clouds.
  • Act as an architect, technical lead, mentor, and project manager as required.
  • Perform expert-level debugging of complex, multi-system issues.
  • Integrate dozens of external SaaS products into Appcues services.
  • Work with customers directly for integration, support, and occasional custom development, all while committing to the privacy and security of customers' and end users' data. 

You'll be a great fit if:

  • Have six or more years of professional software engineering experience, including at least three years focused on backend service development.
  • Demonstrate strong skills working with the Unix operating system.
  • Experience with Functional Programming a plus
  • Possess a solid understanding of the current landscape of data storage and processing technologies.
  • Are intimately familiar with current infrastructure/platform-as-a-service offerings.
  • Are comfortable and capable acting as architect and technical lead on large projects.
  • Prefer working in a highly collaborative environment at a small, customer-focused startup.

At Appcues, our mission is to help teams build products their users love. With Appcues, you can create in-product experiences (user onboarding, feature announcements, etc.) without writing any code. We believe it's the non-technical people who oftentimes have the best information about a user's needs and desires. And we give them the tools to act
We’re a dynamic group of talented teammates who challenge, trust, and care about each other, the work we do, and the success story we’re all helping to write. We live by our values, our benefits are real, and sometimes we have donuts!
Appcues is an equal opportunity employer. We believe a diverse team is a stronger team.

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Location

We're located in the heart of downtown Boston - situated between the North End/Faneuil Hall and North Station.

What are Appcues Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Company Outings
Pet Friendly
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