Building the future of reading

Software Engineer, Backend

$160K - $200K / 1.00% - 2.00%
Remote (US)
Job Type
6+ years
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Ben Springwater
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About the role

You might be a fit if you:

  • Are an experienced generalist who writes high-quality code.
  • Can own large pieces of work and solve whatever problems come your way.
  • Have designed APIs and built backend services for complex, consumer-grade products.
  • Are comfortable with Python/Django/SQL/AWS. Languages can be learned, but because we're small and will be counting on you to make big contributions quickly, familiarity with our stack is helpful. ML experience a plus.
  • Operate well in an early-stage environment where there's more change and less structure compared to a more mature company.
  • Are highly collaborative and an excellent communicator.

Some tech you'll help build:

  • Article and PDF parsers that use a combination of techniques from heuristic frameworks to NLP to computer vision
  • Data ingestion pipelines that consolidate content from disparate sources, including RSS, save-extensions, newsletters, and Twitter
  • Scrapers that ingest content produced by specific individuals wherever it occurs on the internet
  • Data synchronization engine that powers offline interactivity across multiple clients

Our Stack

  • Django, Postgres, Redis, Celery in the backend
  • Swift iOS app with Realm for local datastore
  • React for internal tooling
  • Runs entirely on AWS
  • Comfortable dev environment using Git, Docker, automated tests, and continuous deployment
  • GitHub, Slack, Notion, Figma, Linear

About Matter

Matter is building the future of reading.

We're a small, productive team that obsesses about craft, speed, and pushing technical boundaries in service of building the best reading experience imaginable.

We've raised $9M while in private beta from GV, Y Combinator, and many stellar angels, and we just launched to public beta.

Team Size:7
Location:San Francisco
Robert Mackenzie
Robert Mackenzie
Ben Springwater
Ben Springwater