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Senior Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Localize is seeking an energetic, growth-minded Senior Backend Engineer to join our US-based remote team.
As a Localize engineer, you’ll be responsible for the infrastructure, APIs, and databases that power Localize’s core product. You will lead the development of a scalable and performant back-end platform. We’re looking for a strong engineer with at least six years of experience who works well on a small team and is excited about impacting and improving customers' experiences.
What You’ll Do:
  • Optimize, design and maintain document (NoSQL) databases
  • Build and update APIs that power our front-end
  • Be actively involved in architecture decisions
  • Contribute code, both front-end and back-end, as needed to help deploy amazing features
  • Collaborate daily with other remote engineers, product and customer-facing teams
  • Participate in peer code reviews
  • Help keep our product running smoothly
  • Learn new technologies, architectures and methods
  • Suggest improvements for our product, processes and technology
  • Assist in maintaining scalable, performant infrastructure
Our Core Stack: Experience with these specific technologies a plus, but not strictly required
  • JavaScript: React/Redux on Front End, Node/Express (REST APIs) on the Back End plus vanilla JavaScript in our SDK
  • Datastores: MongoDB (Mongoose.js ODM), Redis, S3
  • Infrastructure: AWS: Elastic Beanstalk, EC2, Elasticache, Cloudfront, Cloudflare
  • Tooling: Github, Jira, CircleCI, Jest, and many more

Benefits & Perks:

You’ll be joining a close knit and talented team, with plenty of opportunity for professional growth. We offer compensation + benefits that are on par with large companies, while also placing a high value on maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

  • Competitive salary
  • 401(k) plan + 4% matching
  • 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance and AD&D insurance
  • Work anywhere in North America (we are 100% remote)
  • Shiny new Macbook Pro 16” (or computer of your choice)
  • Monthly stipend for home internet costs
  • Generous PTO package
About Localize:

The Localize platform is used by 700+ companies to automate the translation of their web and mobile applications and bring their products & services to new markets at record speed. We help companies like Ahrefs to translate their website, NYU Langone Health to translate their urgent care scheduling page, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney to translate their international admissions page. To see our product in action, click any of those links and use the website's language switcher to switch from English to another language.

Localize works by providing a code snippet (similar to the Google Analytics JavaScript snippet) that our customers add to their website/web app. The Localize snippet pulls in content from the page into the Localize dashboard where our customers log in to add translations and manage their content. Localize automatically deploys those translations to the customer's production site, reducing development costs and accelerating time to market.

We are a team of ~20 people working fully remote. We offer competitive pay, a full benefits package, and a culture with an emphasis on work + life balance.

This position is only open to applicants who reside in and are eligible to work in the US.

To apply:
Along with your resume, send us a cover letter that showcases your personality and tells us why we should hire you. Previous experience working in a remote position is a must.