San Diego, CA, United States

Role Type: Full time – 100% Remote

Location: Preferably in San Diego or southern California, however, we will consider all applicants in the Pacific Time Zone.

Job Summary:

The Sr. Backend Software Engineer will be responsible for maintaining and continuing to develop the custom platform and infrastructure used by Cars & Bids to host real-time auto auctions for thousands of concurrently live visitors every day.

Their duties include architecting, designing, developing, testing, and documenting software to both meet the needs of end-users and achieve Cars & Bids’ business goals. In this role, they will be working closely with a small and talented product development team to support Cars & Bids’ rapid growth while also continuing to innovate in the online auction space.

The Sr. Backend Software Engineer will:

  • Turn high-level product requirements into elegant and functional APIs and features through a collaborative process.
  • Design, develop, unit test, and debug the Cars & Bids software using Python and Django
  • Architect, implement, and maintain the AWS infrastructure used by Cars & Bids.
  • Manage the release process of the Cars & Bids software using CI/CD.
  • Recommend and use new technologies/tools for monitoring, debugging, and increasing productivity.
  • Investigate software-related complaints and make necessary adjustments to ensure optimal software performance.
  • Regularly attend team meetings to discuss projects, brainstorm ideas, and put forward solutions to any issues.

The Sr. Backend Software Engineer should have the following experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Excellent software development skills with the ability to write reliable and performant software with extensive unit tests.
  • Previous web development experience with a high-level language (Python preferred) and a web framework (Django preferred)
  • Previous experience with AWS services such as ElasticBeanstalk, RDS, Lambda, S3, CloudFront, and others.
  • Previous experience with infrastructure as code (Terraform preferred).
  • Proven experience building complex web systems.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Nice-to-have: experience building services and APIs used by high-traffic mobile apps.

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