Home boxing gym with motion trackers that compute punches and reps.

Sr. Engineering Manager (Backend)

$200k - $230k
Job Type
11+ years
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About the role

About FightCamp

FightCamp is a connected at-home boxing gym. With FightCamp, you get access to world-class boxing and kickboxing trainers, studio-quality equipment, and performance-tracking technology — all from the comfort of your home. The key to a FightCamp workout lies in our Punch Tracking technology — we allow you to measure every strike, deliver real-time stats and fuel your competitive side.

The FightCamp iOS app holds over 1000 workouts, drills and adds more than 12 new classes each week. Our customer base has grown to over 30,000 members throughout the US, with over 1.2 billion punches thrown, in just over two years.

We’ve quickly become one of the fastest-growing players in the ever-expanding in-home fitness market, with sales growing 30 times over the last two years. To date, we have raised over $90M in venture capital. We’re committed to shaping the future of at-home fitness and are well-positioned for substantial growth.

FightCamp (formerly known as Hykso) was launched out of Y-Combinator in March 2016.

What We Value

  • Collaborative team players with a growth mindset
  • High attention to detail with a focus on quality and user experience
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Proactive self-starters

About the Role of Sr. Software Engineer

As a Senior Backend Software Engineer at FightCamp, you will be responsible for improving our backend services. You will help process workouts and tasks through our app, automate communications with our customers, and grow our backend tools. Working on the engineering team, you will develop and expand the cloud features of our core API used by our mobile app and video production process.

In this role, you will collaborate closely with the CTO, Director of Engineering, Product Managers, and web team. You’ll have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies in a fast-paced environment.

What You Will Do

  • Work closely with the mobile team to develop API features
  • Lead technical decisions and work to define direction and architecture
  • Maintain and expand our backend infrastructure using Node.js
  • Ensure the availability and reliability of our services in production
  • Communicate design decisions and tradeoffs effectively
  • Take ownership of the architecture, development, deployment, and operations of the microservices that you create
  • Respond to production incidents as part of on-call rotationImprove overall team and engineering processes
  • Contribute to company vision and long-term strategy


  • 5+ years of experience
  • Write readable, robust, testable, performant, and reusable code
  • Strong knowledge of RESTful APIs, Node.js, MySQL and NoSQL
  • Experience with GraphQL APIs and serverless framework (Strongly preferred)
  • Is confident and self-sufficient with AWS
  • Has experience with Agile methodologies and fast development cycles
  • Can work cross-functionally to bring projects from idea to production
  • Container knowledge (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Familiarity with building CI/CD pipelines using tools like CircleCI, TravisCI
  • Technologies You’ll Be Exposed To
  • Node.Js backend and microservice architecture
  • AWS ecosystem
  • MySQL, PostgreSQL, and DynamoDB
  • Serverless technology based on AWS Lambda
  • Testing frameworks, i.e. Jest and Mocha
  • Git and Git Submodules
  • GraphQL

Perks & Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Competitive compensation package with stock options at a high-growth startup
  • Company-sponsored 401(k) plan
  • Paid holidays and sick days
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Free lunches and free snacks (even for remote work)
  • Fitness subsidies
  • One day, monthly, dedicated to continuous learning/fun projects
  • Childcare allowance

Come Work With Us

Want your work to have a significant impact on other people’s lives and well-being? At FightCamp, your work will not only shape who you will become professionally but personally. We’re funded, generating revenues, and one of the most dedicated teams you’ll find. Our mentality is simple. Work smart, play hard. We are a results-driven team that values autonomy and individual responsibility over hierarchy.

We are looking for other A+ players to join our team. Shape the future of at-home fitness with us.

Why you should join FightCamp

Connected at-home Boxing and Kickboxing workouts with motion trackers on your wrists that track every punch thrown. Members of FightCamp go through content journeys that teaches them how to box while they compete against each other on a leaderboard and try to exceed the prescribed punch goals.

Team Size:64
Location:Newport Beach, CA
Patrick Chandler
Patrick Chandler
Alexandre Marcotte
Alexandre Marcotte
Khalil Zahar
Khalil Zahar