Accelerate the World's Innovation

Lead Backend Engineer

Remote within India
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

We are revolutionizing technical hiring by giving companies a skills-based hiring platform that enables our customers to assess technical skills effectively. We are growing fast and looking to add to our Engineering team. This position is full-time and remote within India.

As a Lead Backend Engineer, you will play a pivotal part in HackerRank’s mission to “Accelerate the World’s Innovation”. You are excited to make an impact over millions of fellow developers and enjoy building products with a large scale. We’re responsible for building the world’s leading technical interview platform. We believe in “Extreme ownership” and you’ll have immense ownership both in terms of product and engineering.

Your work will have a direct impact on the lives of millions of developers as you build the platform for them to showcase their skills and get hired. You will be responsible for building systems that back the projects product-line.. As part of this, you will need to build a platform to provide world-class developer experience (Coding editor, Autocomplete, Linting, Ability to run code easily, etc) on the cloud at scale. We periodically conduct hiring events across the entire country and you will be responsible to scale our platform to support that. Along with all of this, as a lead developer you will also be responsible for mentoring developers, setting the engineering standards across the org and leading some of our internal cross team tech initiatives.

You will be working on:

As a lead software engineer, you will be expected to execute and deliver even large and complex projects end-to-end, with or without the involvement of other team members. Be the go-to person for the team for guidance and troubleshooting. Proactively participate in code reviews and architecture and design discussions. Working with the product team in helping define the scope of solutions, and limitations to build around. Ensuring timely delivery of all product deliverables. Mentoring junior engineers and setting best practices for coding, code reviews, etc. Ensuring performance and scalability in all new product features being developed.

We are looking for:

Overall of 6+ years expertise in at least one dynamic programming language and one MVC web framework, preferably Ruby on Rails. Experience in building out large/key projects and products from scratch. Expertise in Database modelling, preferably relational DB, spotting DB bottlenecks and writing optimized DB queries. Expertise in all common AWS Cloud technologies, Knowledge of CI/CD tools and workflows. Proven track record in building highly-available and scalable distributed systems.

Nice to have:

Knowledge of the technical interview process, and how roles like backend/frontend/devops engineers are vetted. It is good to have knowledge of Kubernetes and Docker and related deployment technologies.

Benefits & Perks:

One-time home office set up stipend. Monthly Remote Work Enablement Stipend. Professional Development Reimbursement. Wellbeing Benefits (Headspace, Ginger, Carrot, Cleo, etc). Unlimited paid time off, paid leave for new parents, and flexible work hours. Insurance for all employees (term life, personal accident, medical) along with medical insurance for their dependents. COVID 19 insurance to employees and dependents. Employee stock options, flexible work hours, and time off.

About HackerRank:

HackerRank is a Y Combinator alumnus backed by tier-one Silicon Valley VCs with total funding of over $100 million. The HackerRank Developer Skills Platform is the standard for assessing developer skills for 2,800+ companies across industries and 18M+ developers around the world. Companies like LinkedIn, Stripe, and Peloton rely on HackerRank to objectively evaluate skills against millions of developers at every step of the hiring process, allowing teams to hire the best and reduce engineering time. Developers rely on HackerRank to turn their skills into great jobs. We’re data-driven givers who take full ownership of our work and love delighting our customers! HackerRank is a proud equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal opportunity to everyone for employment on the basis of individual performance and qualification. We never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Why you should join HackerRank

Team Size:300
Location:Mountain View
Vivek Ravisankar
Vivek Ravisankar