The all-in-one business phone for teams.

Sr. Backend Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA / Remote
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

As a Senior Backend Engineer at OpenPhone, you will spend the majority of your time coding, architecting, and owning moderate to complex components. Beyond your technical work, you may also lead a small team or lead a project. You might also spend time providing technical guidance, code reviews, design, and delivering on small/medium size projects end-to-end.

About the Role: The engineering team is made up of about 30 people, most of whom work in one of two small cross-functional teams with a third team emerging. These teams contain all the back-end and front-end talent to deliver exciting new capabilities. You will be collaborating with product managers, QA, front-end engineers, and back-end engineers.

Our engineering teams work in two-week cycles and are committed to remote, agile development. We have invested heavily in local Docker development and cloud-based continuous integration and delivery so you can get set up fast and your development branch can be easily tested on environments that closely match production.

You’ll work autonomously and we trust you to get work done when/where you can be productive. You are both comfortable working autonomously and collaborating with other team members. You will maintain and improve standards and best practices.

Our Tech Stack: Our backend is built on Node using Typescript. We use Kubernetes on AWS to orchestrate our infrastructure setup and deployment. The overall architecture is event-driven microservices with RabbitMQ at the center of it. We use a variety of databases for different purposes: Postgres, Mongo, Elastic, and Redis.Observability Tools: New Relic, Mezmo/LogDNA, Grafana Communication Tools: Linear and Slack

About You: Strong experience with Typescript, or experience with object-oriented languages such as Java or C# and Javascript/Node Strong experience with observability tools, including metrics, structured logging, and distributed tracing Experience with relational databases and non-relational databases. You take ownership of your work and understand the importance of communication. You are intentional about how your work impacts customers, the community, and each other. You practice empathy and generosity. You are curious. You support your teammates and customers through the continuous pursuit of knowledge. You’re a lifelong learner. Your code is a pleasure for your teammates to read and understand and you strive to ensure it is readable, testable, and maintainable... When working in the codebase, you leave things better than you found them.

There's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. We're looking for an optimist with grit and determination, who is excited to face the challenges of a growing startup. OpenPhone is the type of company where you can grow, and we encourage you to apply to us even if you don't 100% match the exact candidate description.

Why you should join OpenPhone

For millions of teams working in dozens of industries, day-to-day business gets done on the phone. So why—despite the huge leaps we've taken in design and usability—does most business phone software still look, feel, and act like it was born in the 90s?

OpenPhone is changing that. We're the modern, sophisticated answer to the clunky, outdated phone systems that have been slowing down businesses for years. And after earning 20,000 happy customers and $56 million in funding in just four years, it's safe to say we're onto something big.

Our team is curious, ambitious, and dedicated to their crafts. We're high trust with a strong bias for action. If you're looking for a place to do your life's work, get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.

Team Size:90
Location:San Francisco
Daryna Kulya
Daryna Kulya
Mahyar Raissi
Mahyar Raissi